Procrustes

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Related to Damastes: Procrustean bed, Procrustes, Prokrustes
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(Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer

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Or it is possible that Ephorus has taken his account from some now lost fifth- or fourth-century prose author other than Ctesias, such as Charon of Lampsacus or Damastes of Sigeum.(23)
470-400 B.C.) and those who preceded him.(8) Dionysius is the only ancient writer who gives dates for some of the writers that he lists, but his chronology for Hecataeus, Acusilaus, and Charon (who flourished prior to Thucydides) and Hellanicus, Damastes, and Xanthus (who were Thucydides' contemporaries) is in agreement with other ancient testimony.