Philochorus fĭlŏk´ōrəs [key], fl. 3d cent. BC, Greek historian. He wrote extensively on Greek religious customs. Philochorus is probably the best known of the many chroniclers of events in Athens and surrounding Attica. His Atthis is a 17-volume history of the region from mythological times to 260 BC In 250 BC, Philochorus was murdered by political enemies.
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