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Die Berichte der unbekannteren Indienfahrer (2219)

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This entry was prepared by Stefan Faller and published on 1 May 2019. Kommentar Im Anhang 721 der FGrHist III C hat Jacoby nach eigenem Bekunden die Fragmente der „späteren Indienfahrer“ gesammelt. Eine Durchsicht der Texte zeigt allerdings, dass die zeitliche Komponente dabei nicht der Hauptgrund für die Auswahl war: Zwar bezieht sich die überwiegende Menge des Materials auf Notizen aus den Jahrhunderten nach Skylax oder Ktesias, aber einerseits nicht ausschließlich und andererseits war für die Aufnahme der …

Praxiphanes

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Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Michele Corradi and first published on 15/01/2007 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Praxiphanes | Πραξιφάνης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Mitylene Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Praxiphanes was a Peripatetic1 philosopher and grammarian; he was the son of Dionysiphanes (IG 11, 4, 613) or Dionysophanes (Clem. Str. 1, 16, 79, 3); according to some sources (Clem. ibid.; V. Arati 3, p. 16, 11-16 Martin) …

Polemon [1]

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Author(s): Regali, Mario
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Mario Regali and first published on 14/01/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Polemon [1] | Πολέμων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Ilium Date: 3th/2th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Polemon was a native of Ilium in the kingdom of the Attalids. A letter πρὸς Ἄτταλον (fr. 80, 82 Preller), perhaps addressed to Attalus I1, shows his relationship with the Pergamene rulers. The Delphic inscription ( Syll.³, 2, 585, 2662) th…

Stephanus

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Author(s): Billerbeck, Margarethe | Clerc, Didier
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Margarethe Billerbeck and Didier Clerc and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Stephanus | Στέφανος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Byzantium Date: 6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Life and Works We have no detailed information about the life and activity of Stephanus of Byzantium, whom the Suda1 mentions only in the entry Ἑρμόλαος (ε 3048 = T 8). Our knowledge of the lexicographer2…

Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion

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Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 28/08/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion | Διονύσιος ὁ Σκυτοβραχίων Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Mitylene? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It is not clear what the reason was for the nickname Scytobrachion, “Leather-arm”, which is attested in the Suda1, by Athenaeus2, and by Suetonius3 for the mythographer Dionysius, wh…

Genethlius

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Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 20/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Genethlius | Γενέθλιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Petra Date: second half of the 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The meagre biographical information that we have about the rhetorician Genethlius comes solely from the Suda1 lexicon (γ 132). He was the son of a man also named Genethlius and a native of the Palestinian cit…

Demetrius [2]

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and first published on 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [2] | Δημήτριος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Scepsis Date: born ca. 205 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was a scholar and antiquarian from Scepsis in the Troad, and he had a wealthy and noble background, as Diogenes Laertius1, who calls him a φιλόλογος (5, 84) among other things, informs us. Strabo2 calls him a contemporary of Cra…

Dionysius [10] Cyclographus

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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: Dionysius [10] Cyclographus | Διονύσιος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNJ Place of Origin: Rhodes or Samos Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We know from the Suda (δ 1881, FGrHist 15 T 1) that Dionysius was the son of Musonius, that he was from Rhodes or Samos, that he was a priest of the temple of Helios1, and that he was the author of Local …

Dionysius [8]

(448 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and first published on 13/06/2013. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [8] | Διονύσιος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A D scholion on the Iliad (II 308) mentions a Dionysius as the author of Ἄπορα in at least five books. The title of the work leads us to place it in the tradition of zetemata that were dedicated to identifying problems in the text of Homer and proposing solutions to them (K. Lehrs, De …

Zopyrus

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Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 10/10/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zopyrus | Ζώπυρος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Magnesia Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A person named Zopyrus called the Magnesian (ὁ Μάγνης), who claimed to have read (ἀναγινώσκεσθαι) Homer1 in a version in the Aeolic dialect, is cited next to Dicaearchus2 in a passage of the Anecdoton3 edited by Osann. If the cit…

Hesychius

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Author(s): Valente, Stefano
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Stefano Valente and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hesychius | Ἡσύχιος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 5th-6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Hesychius of Alexandria was probably active around the year 500 CE. The sole information that we have about his life and work comes from the prefatory letter to his lexicon (pp. 1–2 Latte). It is dedicated to a certain Eulogi…

Ion von Chios (1764)

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Author(s): Assenmaker, Pierre
[see BNJ 392] This entry was prepared by Pierre Assenmaker and published in May 2017. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Einleitung Die Biographie Ions von Chios lässt sich ziemlich gut rekonstruieren1. Auf Chios geboren, vermutlich in einer wohlhabenden aristokratischen Familie2, kam er um 466 v.Chr. nach Athen, wo er Kimon kennenlernte. Da er damals noch „ganz jung“ war3, kann sein Geburtsdatum auf 484/481 v.Chr. festgel…

Demetrio di Skepsis (2013)

(36,618 words)

Author(s): Biraschi, Anna Maria
This entry was written by Anna Maria Biraschi and published on 1 July 2011. About This Historian Historian: Demetrios of Skepsis Jacoby number: 2013 Attested works: Τρωικὸς διάκοσμος / Trojan catalogue : T 1, T 4, T 11, F 1 Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: Skepsis (Asia Minor)   FGrHist 2013 T 1 Source: Strabo, Geography 13.1.55 C609 Work mentioned: Τρωικὸς διάκοσμος / Trojan catalogue Source date: 1st century BC-1st century AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Biography - Library of…

Autokrates (297)

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Author(s): Ceccarelli, Paola
This entry was prepared by Paola Ceccarelli and published on 1 October 2007. About this Historian Historian: Autokrates Jacoby number: 297 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | I. Achaia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 297 F 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 11.2 (460d) Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Religion Textual base: Jacoby Athenaios, 11.2 (460d)τιμᾶται δὲ καὶ ἐν Ἀχαίαι Δημήτηρ ποτ…

Alexandros Polyhistor (273)

(117,475 words)

Author(s): Blakely, Sandra
This entry was prepared by Sandra Blakely and published on 1 April 2015. About this Historian Historian: Alexandros Polyhistor (L. Cornelius Alexander) Jacoby number: 273 Attested works: Aigyptiaka: F1-F11; On Bithynia: F12-13; On the Euxine Sea: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 273 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. ᾽Αλέξανδρος ὁ Μιλήσιος Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: slavery …

Anonymous on Pausanias, On Argolika (Anonymi apud Pausaniam de Argo) (314)

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Author(s): Millis, B.W.
This entry was prepared by Benjamin W. Millis and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous on Pausanias, On Argolika (Anonymi apud Pausaniam de Argo) Jacoby number: 314 Attested works: unknown: F1 - F12 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 314 F 1 Source: Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.12.6 Work mentioned: unknown Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: genealogy - Library of Congress mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.12…

Deinias of Argos (306)

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Author(s): Tell, Håkan
This entry was prepared by Håkan Tell and published on 1 October 2013. About this Historian Historian: Deinias of Argos Jacoby number: 306 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | IX. Argos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 306 T 1 Source: Plutarch, Life of Aratos 3.4 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: despotism - Library of Congress revolutions - Library of Congress law, ancient - …

Lysandros (583)

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Author(s): Powell, Anton
This entry was prepared by Anton Powell and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Lysandros Jacoby number: 583 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXXI. Sparta Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 583 T 1a Source: Diodoros of Sicily, Historical Library 14.13.2-8 (K.T. Fischer (post I. Bekker & L. Dindorf) and F. Vogel (edd.), Diodori Bibliotheca historica3 (Leipzig 1888-1906)) Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source lan…

Alkimos (560)

(12,102 words)

Author(s): Smith, David G.
This entry was prepared by David G. Smith and published on 1 October 2013. About this Historian Historian: Alkimos Jacoby number: 560 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIX. Sicilia and Magna Graecia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 560 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 2.114 (M. Marcovich (ed.), Diogenis Laertii Vitae Philosophorum 1 (Stuttgart 1999)) Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century …

Dioxippos of Corinth (454)

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Author(s): Millis, B.W.
This entry was prepared by Benjamin W. Millis and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Dioxippos of Corinth Jacoby number: 454 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXV. Corinth Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 454 F 1 Source: Natalis Comes, Mythologies 9, 4 p. 950 (ed. Genev) Work mentioned: Source date: 16th century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Natalis Comes …
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