Xenagoras (historian)

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Xenagoras (Ancient Greek: Ξεναγόρας) was a Greek historian quoted by Dionysius of Halicarnassus,[1] from whom we learn that Xenagoras wrote that Odysseus and Circe had three sons, Rhomos, Anteias, and Ardeas, who founded the three cities which were called by their names. He wrote a work titled Chronicle (Χρόνοι),[2][3] and another on islands (Περὶ νήσων).[4][5][6][7][8][9] The 5th century writer Macrobius also refers to the third book of the history of Xenagoras.[10]

This Xenagoras was possibly the same Xenagoras as father of the historian Nymphis.


  1. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, i. 72
  2. ^ Scholiast on Apollonius of Rhodes iv. 262, 264
  3. ^ Harpocration s.v. Κραυαλλίδαι
  4. ^ Etymol. s.v. Σφήκεια
  5. ^ John Tzetzes, On Lycophron 447
  6. ^ Harpocration s.v. Χύτροι
  7. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Χύτροι
  8. ^ Gerardus Vossius, de Historicis Graecis p. 508, ed. Westermann
  9. ^ Henry Fynes Clinton, Fasti Hellenici vol. iii. p. 566
  10. ^ Macrobius, v. 19

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Xenagoras". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 3. p. 183.