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The Collection of Wonderful Tales composed by Antigonus of Carystus, 3rd century BC, partly on the basis of a paradoxographical work of Callimachus
It is believed that the pseudo-Aristotelian On Marvellous Things Heard (De mirabilibus uscultationibus) "contains a core of early material from the Hellenistic period which was then added to over time, including some material that was added in the 2nd century C.E. or even late
Phlegon of Tralles's Book of Marvels, which dates from the 2nd century AD is perhaps the most famous example of the genre, including in the main, stories of human abnormalities. Phlegon's brief accounts of prodigies and wonders include ghost stories, accounts of monstrous births, strange animals like centaurs, hermaphrodites, giant skeletons and prophesying heads. Phlegon's writing is characterised by brief and forthright description, as well as by a tongue-in-cheek insistence on the veracity of his claims.