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Callimachus [1]

(17,168 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callimachus [1] | Καλλίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: ca. 303 – ca. 240 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Callimachus was a poet and grammarian1 who was born around 303 BCE and who lived until around 240 BCE (cf. the mention of the Laodicean War2 in 246/245 BCE in fr. 110a Harder3). His career was centered for the most part in Alexandria in the court of Ptolemy II Philadelphus4 and Ptolemy III Euergetes5; the Museum6 allowed him to carry on his philological studies, in collaboration with other poet-philologists of the calibre of Eratosthenes7, as Tzetzes8 says (test. 14 a-c Pfeiffer9). Except for the Scholium Plautinum (test. 14d Pf. - Vat. Lat. 11469, f. 181r), a humanistic note derived from Tzetzes and considered untrustworthy by nearly all scholars, n…

Callimachus [1]

(17,043 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Callimachus [1] | Καλλίμαχος Identità: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Cirene Data: 303 ca. – 240 ca. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Poeta e grammatico, nacque intorno al 303 a.C. e visse all’incirca fino al 240 (cfr. la menzione della guerra Laodicea del 246/245 nel fr. 110 Harder). La sua carriera si svolse per lo più ad Alessandria alla …

Balagros (773)

(1,723 words)

Author(s): Sprawski, Sławomir
This entry was prepared by Sławomir Sprawski and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Balagros Jacoby number: 773 Attested works: uncertain: T1; On Macedonia: F1, F2, F3 Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography a…

Soterichos of Oasis (641)

(768 words)

Author(s): Schubert, Paul
This entry was prepared by Paul Schubert and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Soterichos of Oasis Jacoby number: 641 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 641 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Σωτήριχος ᾽Οασίτης Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Σωτήριχος ᾽Οασίτηςἐποποιός, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Διοκλητιανοῦ. ᾽Εγκώμι…

Androtion of Athens (324)

(59,698 words)

Author(s): Jones, Nicholas F.
This entry was prepared by Nicholas F. Jones and published on 1 October 2015. About this Historian Historian: Androtion of Athens Jacoby number: 324 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place o…

Philon (790)

(39,517 words)

Author(s): Kaldellis, Anthony | López Ruiz, Carolina
This entry was prepared by Anthony Kaldellis and Carolina López-Ruiz and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Philon Jacoby number: 790 Attested works: On the Acquisition and Selection of Books: T1, F52a - F54; On the Cities and the Famous Men Each of Th…

Anonymous, On Alexander’s History (153)

(14,378 words)

Author(s): Bearzot, Cinzia
This entry was prepared by Cinzia Bearzot and published on 1 April 2017. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Alexander’s History Jacoby number: 153 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin:   BNJ 153 T 1 Source: Cicero (Tullius), Pro Licinio Archia, 24 Work mentioned: Source date: 62 BC Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Biography--To 500 - Library of Congress genre, epic Textual base: Jacoby Cicero (Tullius), Pro Licinio Archia, 24quam multos scriptores rerum suarum magnus ille Alexander secum habuisse dicitur. atque is tamen, cum in Sigeo ad Achillis tumulum astitisset ‘o fortunate’ inquit ‘adulescens, qui tuae virtutis Homerum praeconem inveneris’.How many historians of his own deeds Alexander the Great is said to have had with him; and nonetheless, when he stopped on Cape Sigeum in front of Achilles’ tumulus, he said—‘O happy youth, you who found Homer as an eulogist of your virtue!’ Commentary Cicero refers to the the first generation of historians of Alexander and includes people collaborating with Alexander in various capacities: soldiers, bureaucrats, official historians, technicians (see E. J. Baynham, ‘The Ancien…

Polycharmos (770)

(5,185 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Polycharmos Jacoby number: 770 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXI. Lycia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 770 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 8.8.333d-f Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: oracles - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, Deipnosophists, 8.8.333d-fοὐ κατασιωπήσομαι δὲ οὐδὲ τοὺς ἐν Λυκίαι ἰχθυομάντεις ἄνδρας, περὶ ὧν ἱστορεῖ Πολύχαρμος ἐν δευτέρωι Λυκιακῶν, γράφων οὕτως· «ὅταν γὰρ διέλθωσι πρὸς τὴν Θάλασσαν, οὗ τὸ ἄλσος ἐστὶ πρὸς τῶι αἰγιαλῶι τοῦ ᾽Απόλλωνος, ἐν ὧι ἐστιν ἡ δῖνα ἐπὶ τῆς ἀμάθου, παραγίνονται ἔχοντες οἱ μαντευόμενοι ὀβελίσκους δύο ξυλίνους, ἔχοντας ἐφ᾽ ἑκατέρωι σάρκας ὀπτὰς ἀριθμῶι δέκα· καὶ ὁ μὲν ἱερεὺς κάθηται πρὸς τῶι ἄλσει σιωπῆι, ὁ δὲ μαντευόμενος ἐμβάλλει τοὺς ὀβελίσκους εἰς τὴν δῖναν, καὶ ἀποθεωρεῖ τὸ γ…

Metrophanes (796)

(776 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 October 2009. About this Historian Historian: Metrophanes Jacoby number: 796 Attested works: On Phrygia: T1, On Types of Style: T1, On Issues: T1, Commentary on Hermogenes’ Art: T1, Commentary on Aristides: T1, On Phrygia: F1, Historian's date: 3rd century AD, 3rd century– 4th century AD 4th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horogr…

Damastes of Sigeion (5)

(16,946 words)

Author(s): Costa, Virgilio
This entry was prepared by Virgilio Costa and published on 1 April 2017. About this Historian Historian: Damastes of Sigeion Jacoby number: 5 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | A. Old Genealogy (5th-4th c. BC) Place of origin:   BNJ 5 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexicon, - Δαμάστης Work mentioned: Source date: Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Biography--To 500 - Library of Congress Religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexicon, - Δαμάστης· Σιγειεύς1, ἀπὸ Σιγείου τῆς Τρωάδος, Διωξίππου υἱός, γεγονὼς2 πρὸ τῶν Πελοποννησιακῶν, σύγχρονος Ἡροδότῳ, τῶν πλουσιωτάτων, ἱστορικός. γέγραφε Περὶ τῶν ἐν Ἑλλάδι γενομένων, Περὶ3 γονέων καὶ προγόνων τῶν εἰς Ἴλιον στρατευσαμένων βιβλία β΄, Ἐθνῶν …

Timokrates from Adramyttion (672)

(278 words)

Author(s): Burstein, Stanley
This entry was prepared by Stanley Burstein and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Timokrates from Adramyttion Jacoby number: 672 Attested works: Historian's date: before 6th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | II. Ethiopia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 672 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium , Ethnica, s.v. Βέρεξ Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Stephanos of Byzantium , Ethnica, s…

Timagenes of Alexandria (88)

(16,915 words)

Author(s): McInerney, Jeremy | Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Jeremy McInerney and Duane W. Roller and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Timagenes of Alexandria Jacoby number: 88 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focu…

Kapiton (750)

(2,566 words)

Author(s): Kaldellis, Anthony
This entry was prepared by Anthony Kaldellis and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Kapiton Jacoby number: 750 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century AD 6th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVII. Cilicia (and Isauria) Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 750 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Καπίτων Λύκιος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Καπίτ…

Anonymous, On Karia (De Caria) (742)

(9,758 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Karia (De Caria) Jacoby number: 742 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 742 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium , Ethnica, -῾Αλικαρνασσός (α 206 Billerbeck = 74, 6 Meineke) Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek…

Skylax of Karyanda (709)

(12,238 words)

Author(s): Kaplan, Philip
This entry was prepared by Philip Kaplan and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Skylax of Karyanda Jacoby number: 709 Attested works: Circumnavigation of Lands Beyond the Pillars of Herakles or Circuit of the Earth: T1- T6, F1- F13, Historian's date: 6th century BC 5th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XI. India Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 709 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Σκύλαξ Work mentioned: Circumnavigation of Lands Beyond the Pillars of Herakles or Circuit of the Earth Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - …

Asklepiades of Myrlea (697)

(5,036 words)

Author(s): Trachsel, Alexandra
This entry was prepared by Alexandra Trachsel and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Asklepiades of Myrlea Jacoby number: 697 Attested works: On the Grammarians: F9, F11 Historian's date: 2nd-1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | VI. Bythinia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 697 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. ᾽Ασκληπιάδης Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Biography-to 5…

Zenodotos of Troizen (821)

(2,141 words)

Author(s): Horster, Marietta
This entry was prepared by Marietta Horster and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Zenodotos of Troizen Jacoby number: 821 Attested works: Historian's date: before 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 821 F 1a Source: Solinus, Gaius Julius, Collection of Curiosities (ed. Mommsen), 2, 9 Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century AD 4th century AD Source language: eng Fragment subject: mythology Textual base: Jacoby Solin…

Theopompos of Chios (115)

(196,910 words)

Author(s): Morison, William S.
This entry was prepared by William S. Morison and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Theopompos of Chios Jacoby number: 115 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | b. Philippika Place of origin: unknown The Greek text of the fragments follows the most recent published edition, noted by editor, place of publication, and date. In the cases where the printed text differs, a footnote with the variant reading has …

Horapollo Nilous (630)

(2,525 words)

Author(s): Jenkins, Fred W.
This entry was prepared by Fred Jenkins and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Horapollo Nilous Jacoby number: 630 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 630 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, ῾Ωραπόλλων Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ῾Ωραπόλλων῾Ωραπόλλων· Φενεβύθεως, κώμ…

Demetrios (son of Antigonos) (852)

(3,761 words)

Author(s): Wheatley, Pat | Collins, Andrew
This entry was prepared by Pat Wheatley and Andrew Collins and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios (son of Antigonos) Jacoby number: 852 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXXII. Syria Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 852 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium , Ethnica, Κύρρος Work mentioned: no title 6th century AD Source date: uncertain Source language: Greek Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Stephanos of Byza…
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