Pherecydes of Leros

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Pherecydes of Leros was, according to the Suda, an ancient Greek historian from the island of Leros, who lived "before the seventy-fifth Olympiad" (480–477 BC), and wrote three works: On Leros (Περὶ Λέρου), On Iphigenia (Περὶ Ἰφιγενείας), and On the Festivals of Dionysus (Περὶ τῶν Διονύσου ἑορτῶν).[1] Although, the Suda considers them separately, he is possibly the same person as Pherecydes of Athens.[2]


  1. ^ Fowler, p. 1 n. 3; Suda Φ 217.
  2. ^ Sweeney, pp. 47–48; Suda Φ 216.


  • Fowler, Robert L., "The Authors named Pherecydes", Mnemosyne, Fourth Series, Vol. 52, Fasc. 1 (Feb., 1999), pp. 1-15. JSTOR 4432925.
  • Mac Sweeney, Naoise, Community Identity and Archaeology: Dynamic Communities at Aphrodisias and Beycesultan, University of Michigan Press, 2011. ISBN 9780472117864.