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*Fere/nikos), of Heracleia, an epic poet of uncertain age, who treated of Metamorphoses and similar fabulous tales. Athenaeus (iii. p. 78b.) gives a statement from him respecting the origin of the fig-tree and other trees; and Tzetzes (Chil. 7.144) speaks of him as one of those who treated of the monstrous and fabulous forms of men, and quotes from him two lines respecting the Hyperborei (Comp. Schol. ad Pind. Ol. 3.28.)

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