4th century bc, Greek navigator. He was the first Greek to visit and describe the coasts of Spain, France, and the British Isles and may have reached Iceland
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How to use Pytheas in a sentence
Pytheas is the source of some scanty information respecting Ierne and Thule.
To this Demosthenes made the bitter retort, “My lamp, Pytheas, sees very different work from yours.”Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV | Aubrey Stewart
Many of the other orators ridiculed him for this, and Pytheas in derision said that his arguments smelt of the lamp.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV | Aubrey Stewart
I find no mention whatever of the sculptor Pytheas of Argos.Troy and its Remains | Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
And Pytheas detected the smell of the midnight oil in the very perfection of the speeches.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4 | Lucian of Samosata