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Agathias

Ἀγαθίας). A Greek poet and historian of Myrina, in Asia Minor, who was born about A.D. 530, and died about 582. By profession he was a jurist, but in his Κύκλος, a collection of his own and other contemporary poems in eight books, he made a beginning of the Greek Anthology, which still preserves 101 of his epigrams. He also wrote a history of Justinian in five books, in continuation of the work of Procopius (q.v.). See Anthology.

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