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Филист, Гелорис и возникновение союза италиотов в начале IV в. до н. э.

Бубнов Д. В.

The author examines evidences of Diodorus’ «Library of History» concerning the political situation in South Italy in the early IV century B. C. One of the most important persons in this narrative is Heloris, who was the adoptive father of Dionysios the Elder. The main source for activity of the person seems to be Philistus’ book «Peri Dionysiou». The historian tried to represent Heloris as the enemy of the Syracusan tyrant and the creator of the Italiote League. It seems that Philistus, describing the character of the league from the military point of view only, missed the other features of the Italiote political unity.