Aristeas of Proconnesus
Author(s) : Dan Anca (12/3/2008)
For citation: Dan Anca, "Aristeas of Proconnesus", 2008,Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10756>
The poet and philosopher Aristeas was born in Proconnesus. The chronology of his life is uncertain. He probably lived in the 6th c. BC as the Suda lexicon informs us. The only poem associated with Aristeas is Arimaspea, divided into three books.
Date and Place of Death
Proconnesus (Propontis/Sea of Marmara ), 6th c. BC
Date and Place of Birth
Proconnesus (Propontis/Sea of Marmara), 6th c. BC
1. Life, chronology and identification
3.1. The religious view
3.2. The historical view
3.3. The literary view
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