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EUDOXUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 882 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EUDOXUS, of Cyzicus, Greek navigator, flourished about 130 B.C. He was employed by Ptolemy Euergetes, who sent out a fleet under him to explore the Arabian Sea. After two successful voyages, Eudoxus left the Egyptian service, and proceeded to Cadiz with the object of fitting out an expedition for the purpose of African discovery; and we learn from Strabo, who utilized the results of his observations, that the veteran explorer made at least two voyages southward along the coast of Africa. There is a good account of Eudoxus in E. H. Bunbury, History of Ancient Geography, ii. (1879) ; see also P. Gaffarel, Eudoxe de Cyzique (1873).
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