Dares Phrygius (dâr´ēz frĬj´ēəs), supposed author of a history of the Trojan War. Dares of Phrygia is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as a priest of Troy. During the Middle Ages he was widely regarded as the author of De excidio Troiae historia [history of the destruction of Troy], which reputedly had been translated into Latin in the 5th cent. AD This work and the supposed diary of Dictys Cretensis became, through Benoît de Sainte-More's Roman de Troie, the most popular sources for medieval stories of the Trojan War.
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