Amelesagoras / Melesagoras

Amelesagoras (Αμελησαγορας) or Melesagoras (Μελησαγορας), as he is called by others, of Chalcedon, was an early Greek historian.

Gorgias and Eudemus of Naxos borrowed from him. (Clem. Alex. Strom. vi. p. 629, a; Schol. ad Eurip. Alcest. 2; Apollod. iii. 10. § 3, where Heyne has substituted Μελησαγορας for Μνησαγορας).

Maximus Tyrius (Serm. 38. § 3) speaks of a Melesagoras, a native of Eleusis, and Antigonus of Carystus (Hist. Mirab. c. 12) of an Amelesagoras of Athens, the latter of whom wrote an account of Attica; these persons are probably the same, and perhaps also the same as Amelesa­goras of Chalcedon. (Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 22, ed. Westermann.)


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1867).

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