author={P. J. Rhodes},
  journal={Bulletin of The Institute of Classical Studies},
  • P. Rhodes
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • Bulletin of The Institute of Classical Studies
concepts which spread from the late fifth century on throughout the Greek world. A stray remark (Schol. Ar. Peace 835, Suda s.v. Si0upa/x/3oSiSaaK-aAoi) that he also wrote comedies is of doubtful validity, and his work on the Foundation of Chios, which has been regarded as an epic by some scholars, is more likely to have been a prose work. Ion's most original prose work is at once his most interesting for the historian. His Epidemiai (Travels) constitutes the earliest collection of… 
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