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Greek historian -Diocles of Peparethus

Flourished during late 4th – early 3rd century BC, Diocles of Peparethus a historian from the Greek island of Peparethus.

He wrote about the foundation of Rome, and whom Q. Fabius Pictor is said to have followed in a great many points.

It is the generally accepted view that Fabius Pictor found the narrative structure of this foundation story in the work of Diocles of Peparethus. Regarding th mythical founder Romulus, Diocles relied heavily on local Italic folk tales and the concept of an original single founder, a storyline habitual in the histories of the Wetsern Greek writers of his time.

Diocles of Peparethus appears to have been a figure of note, well-travelled, and abstemious; Athenaeus cites Demetrius of Scepsis to attest that Diocles "drank cold water to the day of his death".
Greek historian -Diocles of Peparethus

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