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1. Of Barce in Cyrene, is mentioned by Athenaeus (iv. p. 184) simply as an historian, and is perhaps the same as the one whose work in another passage (ix. p. 390) he mentions under the title of συναγωγή.


An Historical Work on Athens (περὶ Ἀθηνῶν

There also existed an historical work on Athens (περὶ Ἀθηνῶν), the authorship of which was doubtful, even in antiquity, some attributing it to Menecles, and others to Callistratus (Harpocrat. s. vv. Κεραμεικός, εκατόμπεδον; Etym. Magn. s. v. Αἰολεῖς; Harpocrat., Phot., Suid. s. v. Ἑρμαῖ). But it is scarcely probable that this historian of Athens should be the same as Menecles of Barce.

It is more likely that the Barcaean is identical with the author of a work on the history of Libya, who is mentioned in an anonymous treatise, De Mulieribus Bello claris, § 10, which is printed in the Bibliothek der Alt. Lit. und Kunst, vi. p. 21.

Lost work on Battus of Cyrene

It is highly probable that the Menecles of Barce was also the author of a work from which a fragment concerning Battus of Cyrene, is still extant.

Further Information

Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. 4.10; Tzetz. ad Lyc. 886; Schol. Hom. Il. 5.640.

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