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Baton

Βάτων), of Sinope, a Greek rhetorician and historian, who lived subsequently to Aratus of Sicyon. (Plut. Agis 15.) The following works of his are mentioned by the ancient writers: -- 1. Commentaries on Persian affairs. (Περσικά, Strab. xii. p.546.) 2. On the tyrants of Ephesus. (Athen. 7.289c.; comp. Suidas, s.v. Πυθαγόρας Ἐφέσιος.) 3. On Thessaly and Haemonia. (Athen, xiv. p. 639d.e.) 4. On the tyranny of Hieronymus. (Athen. 6.251e.) 5. On the poet Ion. (Athen. 10.436f) 6. A history of Attica. (Schol. ad Pind. Isth. 4.104, where Biickh reads Βάτων instead of Βάτος.)

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