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Conon

literary.

1. A grammarian of the age of Augustus.


Work


Διηγήσεις

the author of a work entitled Διηγήσεις, addressed to Archelaus Philopator, king of Cappadocia.

It was a collection of fifty narratives relating to the mythical and heroic period, and especially the foundation of colonies.

Editions

An epitome of the work has been preserved in the Bibliotheca of Photius (Phot. Bibl. 186), who speaks in terms of commendation of his Attic style, and remarks (Cod. 189), that Nicolaus Damascenus borrowed much from him.

There are separate editions of this abstract in Gale's Histor. Poet. Script. p. 241, &c., Paris, 1675; by Teucher, Lips. 1794 and 1802; and Kanne, Götting, 1798.


Another Rhetorician named Conon

Dion Chrysostom (Or. xviii. tom. i. p. 480) mentions a rhetorician of this name, who may possibly be identical with the last.

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