Summary Pherecydes of Athens (fl. c. 465 BC), described as an historian and genealogist, wrote an ancient work in ten books, now lost, variously titled "Historiai" (  Ἱστορίαι) or "Genealogicai" ( Γενελογίαι). He is one of the authors (=  3) whose fragments were collected in FGrHist Felix Jacoby's .
Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker
He is generally thought to be different from the sixth-century
Pre-Socratic philosopher Pherecydes of Syros, who was sometimes mentioned as one of the Seven Sages of Greece and was reputed to have been the teacher of Pythagoras. Although the  considers them separately, he is possibly the same person as Suda Pherecydes of Leros.
^ Fowler 2013, p. 708; Gantz, p. xv; Huxley 1973.
^ Huxley, p. 137; Jacoby, p. 15;
Φ 216. For a description of his work see Fowler 2013, pp. 706–710, for his collected fragments see Fowler 2000, pp. 272–364. Suda
^ Hawes, p. 250; Purves, p. 100 n. 11; Bollansée, p. 227 n. 262; Fowler 1999; Gantz, p. xv; Jacoby 1947.
^ Sweeney, pp. 47–48;
Φ 217. Suda
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