Simmias (explorer)

Simmias was a Greek officer in the service of Ptolemy III Euergetes, king of Egypt, who was sent by him to explore the shores of the Red Sea and the coasts of Ethiopia. Much of the information recorded by the geographer Agatharchides was derived from his authority.[1]

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  1. ^ Burstein (translator/editor) (1989). Agatharchides of Cnidus, On the Erythraean Sea. Hakluyt Society. {{cite book}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  • (Diod. iii. 18.)

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBunbury, Edward Herbert (1870). "Simmias". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.