Dionysius of Halicarnassus
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b. ca. 60 BC in Halikarnassus;

active in Rome between 30 BC and 7 BC;

d. after 7 BC;

Greek literary critic, historian and rhetorician.


His work consists of the historical treatise Rhòmaikè` archaiología (Arch.), and several parallel compositions of a rhetorical-critical nature. Of Arch., only books 1–10 and 11 (with gaps) are pr…

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Pinkepank, Anne, “Dionysius of Halicarnassus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0078>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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