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Φλέγων). A Greek writer, of Tralles in Caria, freedman of the emperor Hadrian. He wrote in the first half of the second century A.D. a work entitled Περὶ Θαυμασίων (“On Wonderful Events”). It is a tasteless composition, but instructive as to the superstitions of antiquity. Also a dry catalogue of persons who attained a great age (Περὶ Μακροβίων). Of his great chronological work, a catalogue of victors at the Olympian games in 229 Olympiads (B.C. 776 to A.D. 137) in 17 books, only fragments remain. There is an edition of Phlegon by Westermann in his Paradoxographi (Brunswick, 1839), and Keller (1877).

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