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Phanias

Φανίας) or Phaenias (Φαινίας). A native of Eresus in Lesbos, a pupil of Aristotle, and a countryman and friend of Theophrastus. He flourished about B.C. 336. He was a very prolific writer on philosophy, physics, and history. Only fragments of these works remain. He was also the author of a chronicle of his native city, entitled Πρυτάνεις Ἐρέσιοι. This is supposed to have been one of the principal authorities followed in the so-called Parian Chronicle (q.v.).

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