Apollonius Paradoxographus

Apollonius Paradoxographus was the otherwise unknown author of a paradoxographical work entitled Mirabilia or Historiae Mirabiles. This was compiled from the works of earlier writers around the 2nd century BC.[1]

Nothing is known about Apollonius. His one surviving work, the Mirabilia, is a collection of wonderful phenomena of nature, gathered from the works of Aristotle, Theophrastus, and others.[2] It was formerly published under the name of Apollonius Dyscolus who was known to have written a work called On Fabricated History,[3] but which was probably an exposition of certain errors or forgeries which had crept into history.[2]


  1. Craig A. Evans, (2005), Ancient texts for New Testament studies: a guide to the background literature, page 288. Hendrickson Publishers
  2. 1 2 Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Apollonius (16)", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, p. 239
  3. Suda, Apollonius α3422
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