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Antigonus of Carystus (in Euboea), Greek writer on various subjects, flourished in the 3rd century BC. After some time spent at Athens and in travelling, he was summoned to the court of Attalus I (241 BC-197 BC) of Pergamum. His chief work is the Lives of Philosophers drawn from personal knowledge, with considerable fragments preserved in Athenaeus and Diogenes Laertius. We still possess his Collection of Wonderful Tales, chiefly extracted from the Θαυμασια Ακουσματα attributed to Aristotle and the Θαυμασια of Callimachus. It is doubtful whether he is identical with the sculptor who, according to Pliny (Nat. Hist. xxxiv. 19), wrote books on his art.

References

  • Text in Keller, Rerum Naturalium Scriptores Graeci Minores, i. (1877)
  • Kopke, De Antigono Carystio (1862)
  • Wilamowitz-Mollendorff, "A. von Karystos," in Philologische Untersuchungen, iv. (1881).
  • This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain.

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