Hypsicrates of Amisus°

views updated


HYPSICRATES OF AMISUS ° (in Pontos; first century b.c.e.), historian. He is often cited by *Strabo and is probably his source for Bosphoran affairs. Hypsicrates' works seem to have dealt with the history and ethnography of the Near East and Africa and touched on Jewish affairs. He is quoted by Josephus (Ant., 14:138–9) from Strabo as the source of information about the help given by *Antipater ii and Hyrcanus iii to *Julius Caesar.