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Aelius Serenus (1082)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Aelius Serenus: Epitome of Philo (1082)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The antiquarian Aelius Serenus lived at the earliest in the 2nd century a.d. 1 A certain terminus post quem is provided by Philo (1060), whose books he epitomized, a terminus ante quem by Orus, who seems to have used S.s epitomes2. If he is i…

Amyntianos (1072)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= FGrHist 150] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Amyntianus: Parallel Lives. On Alexander. On Olympias (1072)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Amyntianus can securely be dated to the times of the Antonine Emperors. He wrote a book On Alexander, which was either a biography, monograph or an encomium1, and dedicated it to the Emperor Marcu…

Helladios of Alexandria (1092)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Helladius of Alexandria: Praise of Theodosius the Emperor (1092)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Helladius of Alexandria1, grammarian and priest of Zeus, took part in the bloody encounters between pagans and Christians, when Theophilus, bishop of Alexandria, closed the pagan sanctuaries in a.d. 391. Kill…

Artemon of Magnesia (1099)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Artemon of Magnesia: Stories of Virtuous Exploits of Women (1099)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. About This Historian Historian: Artemon of Magnesia Jacoby number: 1099 Attested works: Stories of Virtuous Exploits of Women Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 7. …

Arrian (1069)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 156] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Arrian: About Dion. About Timoleon. Life of Tilloborus. Life of Epictetus (?) (1069)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay In contrast to Arrian’s major historical works, his biographies (or monographs) were no longer extant in Byzantine times. We therefore have lit…

Marinos (1083)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Marinus: Life of Proclus (1083)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 7. Imperial and Undated Authors. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The Neo-Platonic philosopher Marinus1 was born about a.d. 440 in Neapolis in Palestine. Originally of Samaritan faith, he abandoned his beliefs at some stage and became a pagan. He seems to have moved…