Fictional Character
Hellenic Traders
Set in OTL
Appearance(s): Over the Wine-Dark Sea
Owls to Athens
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Phoenicia
Date of Birth: 4th century BC
Occupation: Merchant

Himilkon was a Phoenician merchant who maintained a warehouse in Rhodes. He was a shrewd operator, and often procured exotic items for sale. Menedemos and Sostratos and their respective families frequently did business with Himilkon.

In 310 BC, just prior to their first solo trading voyage, Menedemos and Sostratos purchased peafowl from Himilkon, after Himilkon first displayed his only peacock, and let it run wild.[1]


  1. Over the Wine-Dark Sea, ch 1., ebook.