POLEMON (Polemon)( Greek periget)
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Biography POLEMON (Polemon)
Polemon; Polemon, from Ilion, ca. 220-160 years. BC. e., Greek periget (cm. Geographical literature) in 202-181 years. worked in Alexandria. While in full accordance with the spirit of the era P. interested in all sorts of curiosities (cm. Paradoksografy), as evidenced by his work on the things worthy of admiration (Peri thaumasion), he still stood out among his contemporaries truly scientific campaign to the investigated phenomena. During numerous trips to Greece, South Italy, Sicily and Asia Minor to make copies of its inscriptions have interested. He did well as notes on local customs. Gathered much material on the famous monuments, buildings and works of art. He was the author of numerous works perigeticheskogo nature, . example, . on the Acropolis in Athens, . the sacred road to Eleusis, . of sacrifices in Sparta, . of the treasures of Delphi, . wrote about the various notable places, . such as Ilion, . Dodona or the island of Samothrace,
. The other group consists of historical essays P., telling of the founding of towns near the Black Sea and the Greek West. He issued it is also collected in various parts of epigrams. Drawing particular attention to scientific integrity, P. not too worried about the beauty of style, but despite this became known, and his works have used Didymus Halkenter, Strabo, Plutarch, Athenaeum, Pausanias. From the work P. preserved only fragments (mostly from Ateneo).