Duris of Samos

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Duris of Samos (dōō´rĬs), fl. 3d cent. BC, Greek historian. A descendent of Alcibiades, Duris was tyrant of Samos for a time. He wrote Samian Chronicle—a history of Samos—and a rambling history of Greece and Macedonia covering most of the 4th cent. BC and the early years of the 3d cent. BC Only fragments of these works survive.