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Dares Phrygius


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A Trojan priest mentioned by Homer (Iliad, 5. 9). He was supposed to have been the author of De Excidio Troiae, an account of the fall of Troy dating probably from the 5th cent. ad. This work, together with the complementary history of Dictys Cretensis, provided the only detailed account of the Trojan War available in the medieval West.

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