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People - Ancient Greece: Antigonus of Carystus
Ancient Greek writer.

Antigonus of Carystus in Wikipedia Antigonus of Carystus (in Euboea; in Greek Ἀντίγονος ὁ Καρύστιος; in Latin Antigonus Carystius), Greek writer on various subjects, flourished in the 3rd century BC. After some time spent at Athens and in travelling, he was summoned to the court of Attalus I (241 BC-197 BC) of Pergamum. His chief work is the Successions of Philosophers drawn from personal knowledge, with considerable fragments preserved in Athenaeus and Diogenes Laertius. We still possess his Collection of Wonderful Tales, a paradoxographical work chiefly extracted from the Θαυμασια Ακουσματα attributed to Aristotle and the Θαυμασια of Callimachus. It is doubtful whether he is identical with the sculptor who, according to Pliny (Nat. Hist. xxxiv. 19), wrote books on his art.

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