1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Conon (grammarian)

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CONON, grammarian and mythographer, flourished at Rome in the time of Caesar and Augustus. He was the author of a collection of myths and legends, relating chiefly to the foundation of colonies. The work, dedicated to Archelaus Philopator, king of Cappadocia, contained 50 Narratives (Διηγήματα, Narrationes); an epitome, accompanied by brief criticisms, has been preserved in Photius (cod. 186). The style is good, being founded on the best Attic models, and the whole is agreeable to read. Nicolaus of Damascus is said to have made considerable use of the work (edition by U. Höfer, 1890).