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A Greek geographer of Athens, whose time cannot be determined with certainty, but who probably belonged to the older period of Athenian literature. He was the author of a Periplus, which was divided into two parts—one on Asia and the other on Europe.


Of Tarentum, having been sent as ambassador to Rome, he persuaded his countrymen, who were there detained as hostages, to make their escape, which they effected by his aid; but, having been overtaken at Terracina, they were brought back to Rome, scourged, and thrown from the Tarpeian Rock.

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