Hellanicus of Lesbos

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Hellanicus of Lesbos
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Hel·lànic, de Mitilene
Hellanikos, of Lesbos
Hellanicus, of Mytilene
Hellanicos, de Mytilène
Hellanicos, de Lesbos
Hellanikos, von Lesbos
Ellanico, di Lesbo
Ellanico, di Mitilene
Helânico, de Lesbos
Helánico, de Lesbos
Hellanicus, Historicus
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Pearson, L. Early Ionian historians, 1939
Ambaglio, D. L'opera storiografica di Ellanico di Lesbo, 1980 (subj.) t.p. (Ellanico di Lesbo) p. 13 (Ellanico di Mitilene) p. 170 (Hellanicos de Lesbos)
TLG Canon of Greek Authors and Works, Third Edition,
Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Vol , 1867, p. 1:
Brill's New Pauly: "H. of Mytilene Greek historian, end of 5th cent. BC, Contrary to ancient tradition, which sometimes puts his birth date towards the end of the 6th cent. (T 4), sometimes at the beginning of the 5th cent. (T 3) and sometimes in the year 480/479 BC (T 1 and 6), younger rather than older contemporary of Herodotus. At any rate the datable works belong to the last third of the 5th cent....H. analyzed the Herodotean collection of topics into individual components by a series of monographs and, reverting to Hecataeus [3], even added new themes. This gave rise to writings on mythography, ethnography and chronology, based less on independent research than on earlier authors, e.g. Hecataeus, Acusilaus of Argus (T 18), Herodotus (F 72) and Damastes of Sigeum (F 72), which were quite frequently of a compilatory nature. H. is the first prolific writer of Greek literature. The titles of 23 works have been handed down, though all have been lost apart from c. 200 fragments..." Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
Montanari, Franco (Pisa). "Hellanicus." Brill's New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and
Helmuth Schneider . Brill, 2011. Brill Online. Tufts University Library. 26 September 2011
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