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Title: Pseudo-Skylax and the Natural Philosophers
Authors: Shipley, D. Graham J.
First Published: 6-Sep-2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press for the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Citation: The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 2012, 132, pp. 121-138
Abstract: This paper seeks to establish an intellectual context for the periplous of Pseudo-Skylax (probably written in or near Athens in 338 to ca. 337 BC). The unknown author is aware of the work of contemporary natural philosophers, including those in the post-Platonic Academy and those who were to form the Peripatos, especially Aristotle, Theophrastos and Dikaiarchos. Among known writers, Dikaiarchos is most likely to have written the periplous; but the case remains unproven. Doubts are also raised as to the validity of the so-called periplographic genre.
DOI Link: 10.1017/S0075426912000092
ISSN: 0075-4269
eISSN: 2041-4099
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2012, Cambridge University Press. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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