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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 126 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTIGONUS OF CARYSTUS (in Euboea), Greek writer on various subjects, flourished in the 3rd century B.C. After some time spent at Athens and in travelling, he was summoned to the court of Attalus I. (241–197) of Pergamum. His chief work was the Lives of Philosophers drawn from personal knowledge, of which considerable fragments are preserved in Athenaeus and Diogenes Laertius. We still possess his Collection of W enderful Tales, chiefly extracted from the eauµaaia 'Axco(r ara attributed to Aristotle and the eavµaaua 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. Text in Keller, Rerum Naturalium Scriplores Graeci Minorcan i. (1877); see Kopke, De Antigono Carystio (1862) ; Wilamowitz-Mi llendorff, " A. von Karystos," in Philologische Untersuchungen, iv. (1881).
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