Acestodorus (Ακεστόδωρος), Greek historian who mentions the reviews which Xerxes made of his forces before the battle of Salamis
The time at which he lived is unknown.
As soon as it was day, Xerxes placed himself high up, to view his fleet, and how it was set in order. Phanodemus says, he sat upon a promontory above the temple of Hercules, where the coast of Attica is separated from the island by a narrow channel; but Acestodorus writes, that it was in the confines of Megara, upon those hills which are called the Horns, where he sat in a chair of gold, with many secretaries about him to write down all that was done in the fight.
Stephanus (s. v. Megale polis) speaks of an Acestodorus who wrote on cities (peri poleon), but whether this is the same as the above mentiuoned is not clear.
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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