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Χάραξ), of Pergamus, an historian and priest.


Ἑλληνικά and Χρονικά

Charax wrote two large works, the one, in forty books, called Ἑλληνικά, the other named Χρονικά, of which the sixteenth book is quoted by Stephanus Byzantinus (s. v. Ὠρεός). In the former he mentions Augustus Caesar and Nero, which is our only authority for his date.


Suidas quotes an epigram, beginning
εἰμὶ Χάραξ ἱερεὺς γεραρῆς ἀπὸ Περγαμοῦ ἀκρῆς
, which gives his country and profession.


He is frequently referred to by Stephanus Byzantinus. He is mentioned by Euagrius (Hist. Eccl. v. extr.) among those historians who mixed fable with history, and this is confirmed by the anonymous writer of the " De Rebus Incredibilibus" (cc. 15, 16).

Further Information

Comp. Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 414, ed. Westermann.


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