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10. Surnamed PERIEGETES, was probably a native of Athens, and wrote on topographical and geographical subjects. He lived at the time of and after Alexander the Great; for it is clear, from some fragments of his works, that he wrote at the time when Athens had only twelve phylae, that is, previous to B. C. 308; and Athenaeus (xiii. p. 521) states, that Diodorus was acquainted with the rhetorician Anaximenes.


We know only of two works of Diodorus Periegetes, viz.

1. Περὶ δήμων

This work is frequently quoted by Harpocration and Stephanus of Byzantium, and from which a considerable number of statements are preserved in consequence.

2. Περὶ μνημάτων, or on monuments

(Plut. Themist. 32, comp. Thes. 36, Cim. 16, Vit. X Orat. p. 849; Athen. 13.591.)

On Miletus(?)

It is not impossible that he may also be the author of a work on Miletus (περὶ Μιλήτον σύγγραμμα, Schol. ad Plut. Menex. p. 380; comp. Preller, Polemon. Fragm. p. 170, &c)

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