Greek writers


Euhemeros was a Greek writer who was born in 340 BC (Messina) and died in 260 BC.

Euhemeros served at the court of King Cassander of Macedon and was considered a follower of the Cyrenaic school.

Only fragments of his work have survived. In them he was supposed to give a rational interpretation of Greek myths. This practice is called euhemerism after him.

One of his lost works is called Sacred Stories. It was supposed to be a utopian novel about a rational society on the fictional island of Panchaea. The locals interpreted familiar myths as historical events and explained their circumstances. Zeus, for example, was said to be a great conqueror who ruled Crete.