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II. Ägpyten

(6,746 words)

Author(s): Quack, Joachim Friedrich | Eder, Walter | Onasch, Hans-Ulrich
II. 1. Ägyptische Herrscher bis zu Alexander d.Gr. Die ägyptische Chronologie ruht auf mehreren Säulen. Einerseits gibt es innerägyptische Herrscherlisten sowie die griechischsprachige Umsetzung dieser Tradition durch Manethon [1]; allerdings sind erstere nur sehr fragmentarisch erhalten, letzterer nur in textkritisch problematischen Exzerpten überliefert. Für manche Epochen dichter Bezeugung können auch die Daten administrativer Texte gute Aufschlüsse über die Länge von Regierungszeiten geben. Daneben …

Einleitung der Herausgeber

(5,629 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter | Renger, Johannes
1. Ziele des Bandes Lange Reihen von Jahreszahlen und endlose Listen von Namen gehören gewiß nicht zu der Lektüre, die besondere Spannung oder gar Begeisterung erzeugt: Kaiser, Könige, Fürsten, Amts- und Würdenträger folgen einander, säulenartig angeordnet und begleitet von Zahlensäulen mit den Daten ihrer Lebens- und Wirkungszeit, eine »versäulte« Geschichte der Antike, auf den ersten Blick so leblos wie der Marmor antiker Säulen. Aber schon der zweite Blick zeigt, daß in diesen Säulen auch komprim…

XI. Spätantike Germanenreiche

(9,059 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin | Eder, Walter
Im folgenden Abschnitt sind die Herrschaftsbildungen einiger germanischer Völker zusammengefaßt, die seit dem frühen 5. Jh. n. Chr. auf dem Boden des spätröm. Reiches und an seinen Grenzen entstanden. Die Hunnen (Hunni) waren freilich keine Germanen (Germani), gehören aber zweifellos in den vorliegenden Zusammenhang: Ihre plötzliche Expansion löste die sog. »germanische Völkerwanderung« aus. Ebenso führte der baldige Zusammenbruch der Hunnenherrschaft nach dem Tod Attilas nur im Osten zu einem W…

I. Mesopotamien und benachbarte Gebiete

(5,987 words)

Author(s): Oelsner, Joachim | van Soldt, Wilfred H. | Eder, Walter
I. 1. Mesopotamien und benachbarte Gebiete im 3./2. Jahrtausend v. Chr. Nach der Erfindung der Schrift im ausgehenden 4. Jt. v. Chr. (um 3200 v. Chr.; vgl. Mesopotamien II.D., Keilschrift, Schrift II.B.) vergingen einige Jahrhunderte, bis ab etwa 2700/2600 v. Chr. Herrscher in der zeitgenössischen Überl. bezeugt sind. In der späteren chronographischen (vgl. u. a. Sumerische Königsliste; Chronik B.) und in der epischen Literatur (Epos I.) finden sich darüber hinaus zahlreiche weitere Herrschernamen, die sic…

V. Kleinasien im I. Jahrtausend v. Chr.

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Author(s): Haider, Peter W. | Eder, Walter
V. 1. Phrygien Die griech.-röm. Historiographie und Dichtung kennt nur drei Herrscher der Phryger (Phryges, Phrygia), nämlich einen König Midas sowie dessen Vater und Sohn, die beide den eponymen Namen Gordios [1] tragen (vgl. epṓnymos), der allerdings auch für histor. Personen bezeugt ist [13. 29f.]. Ein Sohn des jüngeren Gordios namens Adrastos erscheint bei Herodot (Herodotos [1]) als Zeitgenosse des Lyderkönigs Kroisos (Lydia), wodurch sich als chronologischer Anhaltspunkt für diesen angeblichen Enkel des Midas die Zeit um 5…

X. Griechenland und Rom

(35,165 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm | Meier, Mischa | Eder, Walter | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig
X. 1. Archonten von Athen Laut Aristoteles (Ath. Pol. 3) wurden in Athen die Könige durch Archonten ersetzt ( árchontes [I]), die ihr Amt zunächst auf Lebenszeit, dann auf zehn Jahre und schließlich für ein Jahr ausgeübt haben sollen. Es handelt sich hierbei freilich um bloße Kombinationen der atthidographischen Tradition (vgl. AtthísA). Allerdings kann die Einführung des Archontats sowie die Fixierung der hiermit verbundenen Kompetenzen ebenso wie die Regelungen zur Einsetzung der Amtsträger in einem längeren Prozeß erfolgt sein (vgl. [1]). Das…

V. Asia Minor in the first millennium BC

(4,142 words)

Author(s): Haider, Peter W. | Eder, Walter
V. 1. Phrygia In Graeco-Roman historiography and poetry only three rulers of the Phrygians (Phryges, Phrygia) are attested. These are king Midas, his father and his son. The latter two both have the eponym Gordius [1] (cf. Eponymus), which, however, is also attested for historical individuals (Laminger-Pascher 1989: 29f.). A son of the younger Gordius, Adrastus, is mentioned by Herodotus [1] as a contemporary of the Lydian king Croesus (Lydia), which would place Midas’ purported grandson in ca. 550 BC (Hdt. I.35-45). Yet, the dates given by Apollodorus [7], Sextus [2] Iu…

I. Mesopotamia and neighbouring region

(6,761 words)

Author(s): Oelsner, Joachim | van Soldt, Wilfred M. | Tavernier, Jan | Eder, Walter
I. 1. Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions in the third and second millennium BC Notwithstanding the invention of Writing by the end of the fourth millennium ( ca. 3200 BC; cf. Mesopotamia II.D, Cuneiform script, Writing II.B), several centuries intervene until, in ca. 2700/2600 BC, the first rulers are attested in contemporary traditions. Later chronographic (cf., among others, the Sumerian Kings’ lists; Chronicles B) and epic (Epic I) literature mentions numerous additional royal names, which are, however, otherwise unattested (such …

XI. Late-antique Germanic Kingdoms

(10,179 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin | Eder, Walter
This section includes the states of a number of Germanic peoples that emerged from the early fifth century AD onwards on the territory of the late Roman Empire and on its borders. The Huns (Hunni) were admittedly not a Germanic nation (Germani), but they certainly belong in the survey below as their sudden expansion triggered the so-called migrations of the Germanic peoples. Moreover, the rapid collapse of Hunnish rule after the death of Attila led to a recovery of imperial power only in the Eas…

Editors’ preface

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Author(s): Eder, Walter | Renger, Johannes
1. Aims of the present volume Long lists of dates and endless series of names hardly make for reading that is especially exciting or even interesting: emperors, kings, princes and holders of various offices follow one another, arranged in columns and accompanied by more columns with the dates of their lives and terms in office. The result: a ‘columned’ or compartmentalised history of antiquity that, at first sight, is just as lifeless as the marble of ancient columns. A second look, however, shows tha…

X. Greece and Rome

(36,238 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm | Meier, Mischa | Eder, Walter | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig
X. 1. Archons of Athens According to Aristotle ( Ath. Pol. 3), the kings of Athens were replaced by archons (Archontes [I]), who were first elected for life, then for ten years and in the end for one year only. This statement is clearly based on nothing more than the conjectures of the Atthidographic tradition (cf. Atthis). Still, the introduction of the archonship, the establishment of the powers associated with the office and the regulations regarding the installation of magistrates may have been the re…

II. Egypt

(7,523 words)

Author(s): Quack, Joachim Friedrich | Eder, Walter | Onasch, Hans-Ulrich
II. 1. Egyptian rulers until Alexander the Great Egyptian chronology rests on several supports. First there is a native tradition of kinglists as well as the Greek reworking of this tradition by Manetho [1]. These kinglists, however, are quite fragmentary, and the work of Manetho is only transmitted in excerpts replete with textual problems. For periods from which richer textual evidence survives, the dates of administrative texts can also provide good information on the length of reigns. Furthermore, t…

Epilycus [2]

(212 words)

Author(s): Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Eder, Walter (Berlin)
(Ἐπίλυκος; Epílykos). [German version] Epilycus Writer of comedies Comedy writer, whose surviving work consists of the title of one play (Κωραλίσκος; Kōralískos, The little lad from Crete? cf. Phot. p. 198,15) and of nine fragments; fr. 3 (remnants of catalectic anapaestic tetrameters) and fr. 4 (catalectic anapaestic dimeter in Doric dialect) show that he belonged to the Old Comedy (late 5th, early 4th cent. BC). Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 PCG V, 1986, 170-173. [German version] [2] Nephew of Andocides [1], 2nd half of the 5th cent. BC The son of Teisander…

Sacramentum

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Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Mali, Franz (Fribourg)
[German version] I. General remarks In contrast to ius iurandum , which in Latin generally refers to the oath itself and the act of swearing an oath, the sacramentum ('oath') has to do with the obligations an individual assumes vis-à-vis the god who is invoked (usually Iuppiter (I. B) in his function as Dius Fidius or 'all gods'). The sacramentum threatens that one may become sacer , in thrall to a god and consequently outlawed, by taking an oath affirming a false statement or failing to keep a promise made under oath (assertive or promissory oath) [1. 76-84]. Eder, Walter (Berlin) …

Capitolium

(1,021 words)

Author(s): Förtsch, Reinhard (Cologne) | Eder, Walter (Berlin)
[German version] I. Capitol Hill in Rome, consisting of a summit called C. in the south (46 m) and the Arx in the north (49 m), linked by the depression of the asylum. Until Trajan's forum was built, the C. was the south-western spur of the Quirinal and linked with it by a bridge. From archaic times, buildings on the C. had to have very deep foundations because of unfavourable geological conditions; in addition, since ancient times, there have been landslides, terracing (in the 15th and 16th cents.), as well as other substa…

Tirocinium fori

(151 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin)
[German version] ('period of recruitment for the forum', in distinction to a military one; Tiro [2]) describes both the public presentation in the forum of a young man from the upper classes after his donning the toga virilis ( deductio in forum: Suet. Aug. 26,2; Suet. Tib. 54,1; Suet. Nero 7,2) and the ensuing approximately one year period of education for famous politicians, orators and lawyers (Cic. Lael. 1,1: cf. Cic. Brut. 89,306). The instruction did not happen systematically, but rather by constant accompaniment and observation …

Political administration

(4,328 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Renger, Johannes (Berlin) | Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
[German version] I. General The states of antiquity had no executive PA independent of government and legislature in the sense of the modern separation of powers. The triple division of constitutions, indicated in Aristot. Pol. 1297b 35-1301a 15 ( tría mória, 1297b 37), into a decision-making, legislating organ ( tò bouleuómenon), an executive element ('on the offices': tò perì tàs archás) and judicature ( tò dikázon) owes more to the schematically working mind of the author than to a political concept as such, especially since the fields defined show conside…

Xiphares

(121 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin)
[German version] (Ξιφάρης/ Xiphárēs). Son of Mithridates [6] VI and Stratonice [7], who was killed by his father in 64 BC in revenge for the betrayal of his mother (App. Mithr. 502-505). In 64 Stratonice - without knowing that X. was with his father - had handed over a fortress (Sinoria?) which had been entrusted to her by Mithridates after losing a battle against Pompeius [I 3] in 66 ( Mithridatic Wars C), together with all its treasures to Pompeius [III 1] who promised in return to spare X. if he should fall into Roman hands (Plut. Pompeius 36,6; Cass. Dio 37,7,5). Eder, Walter (Berlin) Biblio…

Timaeus

(1,738 words)

Author(s): Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) | Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne)
(Τίμαιος; Tímaios). [German version] [1] Main speaker in Plato's [1] Timaeus T. of Locri [2] Epizephyrii in southern Italy (Τίμαιος Λοκρός/ Tímaios Lokrós), the main speaker in Plato's [1] Timaeus, was in Antiquity regarded as a Pythagorean [1.83-85]. The Suda s.v. T. (IV p. 553,26f. Adler) and the scholia to Pl. Tim. 20 A Greene report that he wrote on mathematical problems, on nature and on the life of Pythagoras [2] (μαθηματικά, περὶ φύσεως, περὶ τοῦ Πυθαγόρου βίου/ M athēmatiká, Perì phýseōs, Perì toû Pythagórou bíou) [1.85]. One treatise, in the Doric dialect [2.11-19], ent…

Pons

(1,427 words)

Author(s): Eder, Walter (Berlin) | Todd, Malcolm (Exeter) | Waldherr, Gerhard H. (Regensburg) | Burian, Jan (Prague) | Graßl, Herbert (Salzburg) | Et al.
[German version] [1] Roads and bridges, construction of see Roads and bridges, construction of Eder, Walter (Berlin) [German version] [2] Voting bridge The term pons (generally in the plural form of pontes) was also used for the narrow 'voting bridges' in Rome which members of the comitia had to cross on the way to cast their votes. It is argued that the saying Sexagenarios de ponte (deicere) with its incitement to throw sixty-year olds from the bridge (Cic. Rosc. Am. 100; Fest. 452; Macrob. Sat. 1,5,10) stemmed from the demand by younger voters to bar older o…
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