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Dionysodo'rus

*Dionuso/dwros).

1. A Boeotian, who is mentioned by Diodorus Siculus (15.95) as the author of a history of Greece, which came down as far as the reign of Philip of Macedonia, the father of Alexander the Great. It is usually supposed that he is the same person as the Dionysodorus in Diogenes Laertius (2.42), who denied that the paean which went by the name of Socrates, was the production of the philosopher. (Comp. Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. 1.917.) It is uncertain also whether he is the auther of a work on rivers (περὶ ποταμῶν, Schol. ad Eurip. Hippol. 122), and of another entitled τὰ ταρὰ τοῖς τραγῳδοῖς ἡμαρτημένα, which is quoted by a Scholiast. (Ad Eurip. Rhes. 504.)

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