Duris of Samos

Duris of Samos (Greek Δοῦρις); c. 350 BC – after 281 BC) was a Greek historian and was at some period tyrant of Samos.

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Duris Of Samos - Writings - Later Opinions
... Of those later authors who knew Duris's work, few praise it ... By contrast with recent predecessors such as Ephorus, Duris served as the exemplar of a new fashion for "tragic history" which gave entertainment and excitement greater importance than factual ... In Plutarch's "Life of Pericles" a telling example is Duris's elaborate (and, according to Plutarch, exaggerated) description of cruelty and extensive destruction at Samos when Athenian forces, led by ...