Eudoxus of Cyzicus


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Eudoxus of Cyzicus

(yo͞odŏk`səs, sĭz`ĭkəs), fl. 130 B.C., Greek navigator in the service of the Ptolemies. He explored the Arabian Sea for Ptolemy VIIIPtolemy VIII
(Ptolemy Physcon) , d. 116 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (145–116 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, brother of Ptolemy VI. He is also called Ptolemy Euergetes II. He was coruler with his brother and his brother's wife from 170–164 B.C.
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. After being blown from his course to the east coast of Africa, he decided that Africa could be circumnavigated. Setting out from Gades (Cádiz), he was driven ashore at Morocco on a first voyage. He undertook a second voyage down the west coast of Africa and was never heard from again.