Antigonus of Carystus

Antigonus of Carystus (/ænˈtɪɡənəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀντίγονος ὁ Καρύστιος; Latin: Antigonus Carystius), Greek writer on various subjects, flourished in the 3rd century BCE. After some time spent at Athens and in travelling, he was summoned to the court of Attalus I (241 BCE–197 BCE) of Pergamum. His chief work is the Successions of Philosophers drawn from personal knowledge, with considerable fragments preserved in Athenaeus and Diogenes Laërtius. His work Ἱστοριῶν παραδόξων συναγωγή (Historiae Mirabiles, "Collection of Wonderful Tales"), a paradoxographical work chiefly extracted from the Περὶ θαυμασίων ἀκουσμάτων (On Marvellous Things Heard) attributed to Aristotle and the Θαυμάσια ("Thaumasia") of Callimachus, survived to modernity. It is doubtful whether he is identical with the sculptor who, according to Pliny (Nat. Hist. xxxiv. 19), wrote books on his art.[1]


  1. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Antigonus of Carystus". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 125–126.
  • Text in Otto Keller, Rerum Naturalium Scriptores Graeci Minores, I. (1877).
  • Reinhold Köpke, De Antigono Carystio (1862).
  • Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, "A. von Karystos," in Philologische Untersuchungen, IV. (1881).
  • Kai Brodersen, Antigonos von Karystos. Sammlung sonderbarer Geschichten (Greek and German), Speyer 2023, ISBN 978-3-939526-57-5.