Damastes of Sigeum (Ancient Greek: Δαμάστης) was a Greek geographer and historian in the 5th century BC from Sigeum.[1][2]

He was probably a pupil of Hellanicus of Lesbos. With the exception of a few fragments, his works do not survive.[3]

Suda wrote that he had many works including the:[4]

  • Events in Greece
  • On the Children and Ancestors of those who took part in the Expedition to Troy (also ascribed by some sources to Polus of Acragas)
  • Gazetteer of Peoples and Cities
  • On Poets and Sophists

He is mentioned in Dionysius of Halicarnassus work Roman Antiquities.[5]

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