Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Subject: Classical Studies

Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Hecataeus of Miletus

(201 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
ca. 560–480 BC; early Greek geographer and historiographer. Works Apart from his critique of the map of the world by Anaximander, two further works are known through fragments: Periḗgēsis gēs (‘World Survey’, or ‘Journey Round the World’) and Genealogíai (‘Genealogies’). Hecataeus’ rationalism, and his empirical approach, exerted a crucial influence on the history of geography and historiography. Even though there are a considerable number of fragments (ca. 350), they are mostly very short. Translation / Commentaries English translation of the FGrH with updated commenta…

Heliodorus of Emesa

(300 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
3rd/4th cent. AD; author of a Greek novel in ten books. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Αἰθιοπικά / Aithiopiká Aethiopica An Ethiopian Romance (or: Story) 3rd/4th cent. AD Novel about the separation and reunion of Theagenes and Charicleia Manuscripts Name / Number Dating Selection Content / Notable Features 1 Vaticanus gr. 1390 13th/14th cent. Better than the oldest MS, Vaticanus 157 from the 11th cent. Early editions Editor Selection / Vols. Place / Series Year Content / Notable Features 1 V. Opsopoeus Basel 1534 Ed. princ. 2 H. Commelinus Heidelber…

Hellenica Oxyrhynchia

(250 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
Anonymous Greek historical fragment from the 4th cent. BC Works The work continues the account of Thucydides [2], which breaks off in 411 BC, for the time from 411 to at least 395 BC; it comprises ca. 20 pages (with gaps). papyri The work became known through two papyrus finds. Translation / Commentaries English translation of the FGrH with updated commentary in the online edition of Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), 2006ff. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Ἑλληνικὰ Ὀξυρύνχια / Hellēnikà Oxyrhýnchia Hellenica Oxyrhynchia ( Hell.) Greek History from Oxyrhy…

Herodianus (Herodian)

(429 words)

Author(s): Kuhn-Chen, Barbara
b. ca. AD 180 in the east of the Roman Empire; d. after AD 238; Greek historian. Works Herodian composed a history of Rome from the death of Marcus [2] Aurelius (AD 180) to AD 238. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Τῆς µετὰ Μάρκον βασιλείας ἱστορίαι/Tês metà Márkon basileías historíai Ab excessu divi Marci History of the Empire after Marcus [2] Aurelius after AD 238 Contemporary history in 8 bks. Manuscripts Name / Number Dating Selection Content / Notable Features 1 Monacensis gr. 157 early 15th cent. Also contains the historian Polybius [2] (bk. 5)…

Herodotus

(373 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. ca. 485 BC in Halicarnassus (Asia Minor); d. ca. 424 BC; first Greek historiographer. Works Historical work in nine books, with numerous ethnographical digressions, possibly incomplete. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Ἱστορίης ἀπόδεξις / Historíēs apódexis Historiae Histories (‘Account of the Inquiries’) History of the conflict betw. ‘barbarians’ (i.e. mostly Persians) and Greeks, esp. of the period 560–479 BC Manuscripts Name / Number Dating Selection Content / Notable Features 1 Laurentianus 70,3 10th cent. Primary representative o…

Hero of Alexandria

(546 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
first half of the 1st cent. BC; Greek mathematician and engineer. Works Numerous works on mechanics, pneumatics, geodesy and the construction of technical apparatus; some of the writings are lost, others are only preserved in Arabic translations. In the Early Modern period, the Pneumatica, the Belopoeica, and On Automata-making were especially popular, albeit in Latin translations. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Βελοποιικά/Belopoiiká ( Belop.) De machinis bellicis Belopoeica/On the Construction of War Catapults Manual for the constru…

Hesiodus (Hesiod)

(1,477 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
lived in Ascra (Boeotia) around 700 BC; roughly one generation younger than Homerus; one of the earliest Greek poets. Works A large number of works were ascribed to Hesiod in Antiquity; three compositions are preserved in their entirety, namely: Theogony, Works and Days, and The Shield. Of these, only the first two are considered to be genuine. The Catalogue of Women became known chiefly through extensive papyri, but it is generally not accepted as Hesiodic. Other works, such as the Greater Ehoiai, only survive in small fragments. papyri Numerous papyri from the Imperial period tha…