From Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (London, 1880)
ACESTO'RIDES ('Akestorides), a Corinthian, was made supreme commander by the Syracusans in B. C. 317, and banished Agathocles from the city. (Diod. xix. 5.)
ACESTO'RIDES wrote four books of mythical stories relating to every city (ton kata polin muthikon). ln these he gave many real historical accounts, as well as those which were merely mythical, but he entitled them muthika to avoid calumny and to indicate the pleasant nature of the work. It was compiled from Conon, Apollodorns, Protagorsa and others. (Phot. Bibl. cod. 189; Tzetz. Chil. vii. 144.)
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