Philochorus fĭlŏkˈōrəs [key], fl. 3d cent. b.c., 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 b.c. In 250 b.c., Philochorus was murdered by political enemies.

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