Duris of Samos

Duris of Samos do͞oˈrĭs [key], fl. 3d cent. b.c., Greek historian. A descendent of Alcibiades, Duris was tyrant of Samos for a time. He wrote Samian Chronicle—a history of Samos—and a rambling history of Greece and Macedon covering most of the 4th cent. b.c. and the early years of the 3d cent. b.c. Only fragments of these works survive.

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