List of Greek Historiographers

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The characters below and the dates in which they lived are based upon the popular academic opinions.

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Logographers

8 total

6th century BC – Acusilaus of Argos

c. 550 BC – Cadmus of Miletus

c. 550-476 BC – Hecataeus of Miletus

5th c. BC – Hellanicus of Lesbos

5th c. BC – Xanthus of Lydia

c. 470-420 BC – Stesimbrotos of Thasos

c. 450s BC – Pherecydes of Leros

???? BC – Amelesagoras of Chalcedon

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Classical Greece

14 total

5th c. BC – Ctesias of Cnidus

c. 460-400 BC – Thucydides – “The Father of Scientific History”

c. 484-425 BC – Herodotus – “The Father of History”

c. 432-356 BC – Philistus

c. 431-354 – Xenophon of Athens

c. 420 BC – Antiochus of Syracuse

c. 400-330 BC – Ephors of Cyme

c. 380-315 BC – Theopompus

c. 375 BC – Cratippus of Athens

c. 370-300 BC – Eudemus of Rhodes

c. 360-340 BC – Dinon of Colophon

c. 360-327 BC – Callisthenes of Olynthus

c. 350-after 281 BC – Duris of Samos

c. 350 BC – Heracleides of Cyme

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Hellenistic Greece

45 total

4th c. BC – Cleitarchus

4th c. BC – Hecataeus of Abdera

4th c. BC – Leon of Pella

4th c. BC – Palaephatus

4th-3rd cc.???? – Diyllus

c. 400-319 BC – Antipater

c. 380-315 BC – Theopompus

c. 356-294 BC – Marsyas of Pella

c. 350-281 BC – Duris of Samos

c. 345-250 BC – Timaeus

c. 340-261 BC – Philochorus of Athens

321-263 BC – Craterus

3rd c. BC – Agathocles

3rd c. BC – Berossus

3rd c. BC – Deinias of Argos

3rd c. BC – Demetrius the Chronographer

3rd c. BC – Manetho

3rd c. BC – Marsyas of Philippi

3rd c. BC – Phylarchus

3rd c. BC – Philostephanus of Cyrene

3rd c. BC – Philinus of Agrigentum

3rd c. or 2nd c. BC – Artapanus of Alexandria

c. 300 BC – Heresies of Magnesia

c. 271-213 BC – Aratus

c. 208-125 BC – Polybius

c. 200 BC – Antisthenes of Rhodes

c. 200 BC – Hippobotus

2nd c. BC – Agartharchides of Cnidus

2nd c. BC – Menander of Ephesus

2nd c. BC – Nicander of Colophon

2nd c. BC ???? – Satyrus the Peripatetic

c. 180 BC – Sosicrates of Rhodes

c. 135-51 BC – Posidonius of Apameia

c. 100 BC – Jason of Cyrene

1st c. BC – Alexander Polyhistor

???? – Abydenus

???? – Aesopus

???? – Anticlines of Athens

???? – Callixenus of Rhodes

???? – Ctesicles

???? – Eupolemus

???? – Euphantus

???? – Hegesander

???? – Paeon of Amathus

???? – Neanthes of Cyzicus

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Roman Greece

36 total

4th-3rd cc. BC – Diocese of Peparethus

c. 208-125 BC – Polybius

c. 200 BC – Lucius Cincius Alimentus

2nd c. BC – Castor of Rhodes

2nd c. BC – Criton of Heraclea

2nd c. BC – Criton of Pieria

c. 155 BC – Gaius Acilius

c. 135-51 BC – Posidonius of Rhodes

1st c. BC – Diodorus Siculus

1st c. BC – Hypsicrates

1st c. BC – Nicolaus of Damascus

1st c. BC – Zarmanochegas

1st c. BC – Theophanies of Mytilene

1st c. BC or AD – Nicias of Nicaea

64 BC-c. 24 AD – Strabo

c. 60-7 BC – Dionysius of Halicarnassus

c. 37-100 AD – Titus Flavius Josephus

c. 40-115 AD – Dio Chrysostom

c. 46-120 AD – Plutarch

c. 64-141 AD – Philo of Byblos

c. 86-160 AD – Arrian of Nicomedia

c. 95-165 AD – Appian of Alexandria

1st c. AD – Pamphile of Epidaurus

1st c. AD – Memnon of Heraclea

c. 155-235 AD – Cassius Dio

c. 160-240 AD – Sextus Julius Africanus

c. 170-240 – Herodian of Antioch

2nd c. AD – Polyaenus

c. 210-273 AD – Dexippus

c. 248 AD – Gaius Asinius Quadratus

3rd c. AD – Callinicus of Petra

3rd c. AD – Ephorus the Younger

???? – Acesander

???? – Alexander Lychnus

???? – Caecilius of Calacte

???? – Thallus

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Byzantine Empire

4 total

4th c. AD – Eusebius’ Chronicon

4th c. AD – Jerome’s Chronicon

6th c. AD – Agathias of Myrina

6th c. AD – Procopius of Caesarea

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References;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_historiographers

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