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Agatharcides of Cnidus
(3rd century BCE – fl. 2nd century BCE)
(Greek: Ἀγαθαρχίδης, Agatharkhídēs), also known as Agatharchus (Ἀγάθαρχος, Agátharkhos). A servant and secretary in Ptolemaic Egypt.


  • Affairs in Asia (Ta kata ten Asian) in ten books, mostly lost
  • Affairs in Europe (Ta kata ten Europen) in 49 books, mostly lost
  • On the Erythraean Sea (De Mari Erythraeo; Περι της Ερυθρας Θαλασσης, Peri tēs Erythras Thalassēs) in 5 books, mostly lost