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Headword: Χάρων
Adler number: chi,136
Translated headword: Charon, Kharon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Lampsakos;[1] son of Pythokles; lived during the reign of the first [King] Dareios, in the 79th Olympiad; but rather in the time of the Persian Wars, the 75th Olympiad.[2] A historian, he wrote Ethiopian Histories; Persian Histories in 2 books; Greek Histories in 4 books; Concerning Lampsakos in 2; Libyan Histories; Chronicles of the Lampsakenes in 4 books; Prytaneis or Archons of the Lakedaimonians - these are annals; Foundations of Cities in 2 books; Cretan Histories in 3 books - including the laws laid down by Minos; [and] Voyage past the Pillars of Herakles
Greek Original:
Χάρων, Λαμψακηνός, υἱὸς Πυθοκλέους, γενόμενος κατὰ τὸν πρῶτον Δαρεῖον, οθ# ὀλυμπιάδι: μᾶλλον δὲ ἦν ἐπὶ τῶν Περσικῶν, κατὰ τὴν οε# ὀλυμπιάδα: ἱστορικός. ἔγραψεν Αἰθιοπικά, Περσικὰ ἐν βιβλίοις β#, Ἑλληνικὰ ἐν βιβλίοις δ#, Περὶ Λαμψάκου β#, Λιβυκά, Ὥρους Λαμψακηνῶν ἐν βιβλίοις δ#, Πρυτάνεις ἢ ἄρχοντας τοὺς τῶν Λακεδαιμονίων: ἔστι δὲ χρονικά: Κτίσεις πόλεων ἐν βιβλίοις β#, Κρητικὰ ἐν βιβλίοις γ#: λέγει δὲ καὶ τοὺς ὑπὸ Μίνωος τεθέντας νόμους: Περίπλουν τῶν ἐκτὸς τῶν Ἡρακλέους στηλῶν.
Notes:
C5 BCE, either early (as claimed here) or late (as argued by some modern scholars). See generally OCD(4) p.307, under Charon [Author, Myth](2); FGrH 262 + 687b; Drews 24-27.
[1] In the Troad, at the northern mouth of the Hellespont straits.
[2] These dates are 464-1 and 480-477 respectively.
Reference:
Drews, Robert. The Greek Accounts of Eastern History. Washington, DC: 1973.
Keywords: biography; chronology; constitution; geography; historiography; history; law; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@03:04:48.
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David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@06:04:13.
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