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Aretades of Cnidus

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Aretades of Cnidus (Greek: Ἀρητάδης ὁ Κνίδιος) was an ancient Greek historian from the city of Cnidus. He wrote a work on the history of Macedon (Greek: Μακεδονικά) in three books at least, and another on the history of various Greek islands (Greek: Νησιωτικά) in two books at least.[1] It is uncertain whether the particular Aretades referred to by Porphyry as the author of a work Peri Sumptoseos (Greek: Περί συμπτώσεως), is the same as Aretades of Cnidus or not.[2]


  1. ^ Plutarch, Moralia, Books 11, 27
  2. ^ Eusebius, Praeparatio evangelica, Book X, Chapter III

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Aretades". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 277.