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Διογένης), literary.



A Greek Romance

With the praenomen ANTONIUS, the author of a Greek romance, whom some critics have placed soon after the time of Alexander, while others, and with more probability, have placed him in the second or third century after Christ. His age was unknown even to Photius, who has preserved (Cod. 166) an outline of his romance. It consisted of twenty-four books, was written in the form of a dialogue about travels, and bore the title of Τὰ ὑπὲρ Θούλην ά̀πιστα. (Comp. Porphyr. Vit. Pythag. 10.) It is highly praised by Photius for the clearness and gracefulness of its descriptions.


The epitome preserved by Photius is printed also in the " Corpus Eroticorum Graecorum," vol. i. edited by Passow.

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