GELLANIK (Hellanikos)( The Greek historian)
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Biography GELLANIK (Hellanikos)
Gellanik; Hellanikos, of Mytilene on Lesbos, ca. 485-OK. 400 years. BC. e., the Greek historian. The first Greek author who wrote numerous works on various topics, probably the first writer who has worked with sources in the library, rather than writing about what he saw and heard. G. considered the last Ionian logograph, . based on the genealogy of predecessors, . He tried to create a universal scheme, . which should reflect the myths of the Greek world, . aligned in a single Chronographia, . excluding all previous chronological inaccuracies,
He wrote in Ionian dialect. Among the works of Mr.. we distinguish between: 1) Mythical stories - some kind of monographic Myth Greek regions, . or rather, . genera, . which were originated from these areas, . like Forain (history kind Foreneev), . Aconitum (history of the genus Aconitum), . Atlanta (history of the genus Atlas), . Deucalion (history of the genus Deucalion), 2) to the genre of chronicles reckon so-called attidy: Attica (Attica news) in 3 books (Fr.), . first local news Attic, . which described the history of Athens from the mythical times to the end of the Peloponnesian War, . included lists of kings and archons, . served as the basis of chronology; Atiku G,
. take for example all subsequent attidografy.
The writing of a similar nature have been priestesses of Argos in 3 books (Fr.), in which Mr.. made in chronological order, lists priestesses of the temple of Hera at Argos, it was more news than the history of Greece from the mythical times to the era of Mr.. A special group of products G. were stories about other peoples: Peach (History of Persia), Egiptika (History of Egypt), Lydia and others about (Fr.), these works were based on the geographical composition Hecataeus and other Persian stories logograph. Of the numerous works of Mr.. abundant scooped material later historians, Thucydides, at first, then Ctesias, Eforie, Teopomp, Diodorus, Plutarch and others