Onesicritus

Philosopher, Deceased Person

2022 – 1969

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Who was Onesicritus?

Onesicritus, a Greek historical writer, who accompanied Alexander on his campaigns in Asia. He claimed to have been the commander of Alexander's fleet but was actually only a helmsman; Arrian and Nearchus often criticize him for this. When he returned home, he wrote a history of Alexander's campaigns. He is frequently cited by later authors, who also criticize him for his inaccuracies.

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Jun 27, 2022
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Dec 31, 1969

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on July 23, 2013

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