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Hecate (Hekataios)

( Greek philosopher and historian)

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Hecataeus of Abdera; Hekataios, of Abdera or from Teos, IV / III in. BC. e., Greek philosopher and historian. Student Pyrrho of Elis, it is also its relationship with Democritus. G. lived in Egypt for Ptolemy I (323-282 gg.). Among the written works: On the poetry of Homer and Hesiod (Peri tes poieseos Homeru kai Hesiodu), . where he, . presumably, . deduced the wisdom of the great Greek poets of Egypt; About Hyperboreans (Peri Hyperboreon) - philosophical and ethnographic utopia, . apparently, . in the form of the novel GUIDE, . became a model for Evfemera, and on Egypt (Aigyptiaka) - essay, . in which the drawn image of the ideal of the Egyptian state, . interpreted as a source of culture and civilization (especially Greek), . but in this work, he relies on personal observations (excerpts from Diodorus of Sicily),
. It is likely that the Egyptian theology, represented by Mr.. (heavenly gods and the gods were once human beings), influenced Evfemera. G. was also the first Greek, specifically written about the Jews. Diodorus is based on this (in the excerpt from the book. XL, preserved by Photius) entry to the description of Pompey's war with the Jews. There is, . however, . true (so-called pseudo-Hecataeus) treatise on the Jews (PeriIudaion), . owned agitational direction in Jewish literature, . authors who willingly concealed under the names of pagan writers (excerpts from Josephus),
. It was established, probably in the second half of II in. BC. e. (divergence dating: III in. BC. e. - I. n. e.


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