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Krates of Mallos (2113)

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Author(s): Broggiato, Maria
This entry was written by Maria Broggiato and published on 1 May 2013 About This Historian Historian: Krates of Mallos Jacoby number: 2113 Attested works: Ὁμηρικά / Homeric Questions ∆ιορθωτικά / Critical Commentary Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | B. Mathematical Geography Place of origin: Mallos   FGrHist 2113 T 1 Source: Suda κ 2342 Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: lexicography - Library of Congress Textual base: Suda κ 2342Κράτης, Τιμοκράτους, Μαλλώτης, φιλόσοφος Στωϊκός· ὃς ἐπεκλήθη Ὁ…
Date: 2018-11-01

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…

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…

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. …

Hellanikos of Lesbos (1782)

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Author(s): Ottone, Gabriella | Filoni, Andrea
This entry was prepared by Gabriella Ottone and Andrea Filoni. [Introduction and F 3, 6, 7 and 8 by Andrea Filoni; F 1, 2, 4 and 5 by Gabriella Ottone] First published online in October 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 David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. See also BNJ 4. About this Historian Historian: Hellanikos of Lesbos Jacoby number: 1782 Attested works: Foundations of Peoples and Cities : F 1, F 3, F 5 On Peoples/Denominations of Peoples: F 2, F 4 Foun…

Dikaiarchos (1400)

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This entry was prepared by Gertjan Verhasselt and published on 1 April 2018. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1. Life 2. Dates 3. Famous Homonyms 4. Works 4.1. Life of Greece 4.2. On the destruction of men 4.3. On the Sacrifice in Ilion 4.4. Descent into the Sanctuary of Trophonios 4.5. Olympikos and Panathenaïkos 4.6. On Musical Contests and On Dionysiac Contests 4.7. On Alkaios 4.8. Works on Homer and Euripides? 4.9. On Lives and the fragments on philosophers 4.10. Tripolitikos 4.11. Constitutions 4.12. Letter to Aristoxenos 4.13. A work on proverbs? 4.14. Geographical works 4.15. Works …
Date: 2018-11-01

Andron of Ephesos (1005)

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Author(s): Bollansée, Jan
Originally published as: Bollansée, Jan. “Andron of Ephesos (1005)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 1. The Pre-Hellenistic period. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1998. Writers on the Seven Sages (General introduction to 1005-1007) About This Historian Historian: Andron of Ephesos Jacoby number: 1005 Attested works: Tripod : T 2, T 2a, T 2b, T 2c, T 2d, F 1, F 2, F 3, F 5 Historian's date: 4th century BC, first half 4th century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquari…

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…

Hermippos of Smyrna (1026)

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Author(s): Bollansée, Jan
Originally published as: Bollansée, Jan. “Hermippos of Smyrna (1026)." Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A Biography. Fascicle 3. Section Editor: G. Schepens. Editor in Chief: G. Schepens. Brill, 1999. About This Historian Historian: Hermippos of Smyrna Jacoby number: 1026 Attested works: On Lawgivers : T 7; F 1-F 8; F 70? On the Seven Sages : T 8; F 9-F 20; F 65? On Pythagoras : T 9; F 21-F 26; F 27? On Aristotle : T 10; F 28-F 33; F 73? F 89? On Theophrastos : T 11, T 20; F 34-F 38 On Those who Converted from Philosophy to [...…
Date: 2018-11-01

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…

Dionysios von Chalkis (1773)

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Author(s): Engels, David
This entry was prepared by David Engels and first published online in October 2015.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 David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Einleitung/Biografischer Essay Angaben zum Leben des Dionysios von Chalkis sind nur indirekt zu erschließen. Herkunftsort war zweifellos das euboische Chalkis, wie einige Fragmente explizit angeben (T 3) und andere indirekt nahelegen (F 17). …
Date: 2018-11-01

Protagoras (2044)

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Author(s): Dueck, Daniela
This entry was written by Daniela Dueck and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Protagoras Jacoby number: 2044 Attested works: γεωμετρία τῆς οἰκουμένης / Geometry of the Inhabited World γεωγραφία / Geography Historian's date: 2nd-3rd century AD Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: unknown Commentary Protagoras was a geographer active probably in the second or third century CE, certainly after Claudius Ptolemy. He followed Ptolemy’s approach to geography and was one of the main sources of Markianos of Herakleia (see FGrHist
Date: 2017-10-19

Alexandros Polyhistor (273)

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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 …

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 - …

Dei(l)ochos (471)

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Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Dei(l)ochos Jacoby number: 471 Attested works: On Kyzikos: F 1-F 10b; On Samothrace(?): F 11 Historian's date: TAQ 431 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLII. Kyzikos Place of origin: Kyzikos or Prokonessos   BNJ 471 T 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, On Thucydides 5 (L. Radermacher and H. Usener (eds.), Dionysii Halicarnasei quae exstant 5 (Leipzig 1899)) Works mentioned: On Kyzikos S…

Dares (51)

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Author(s): Erdas, Donatella
This entry was prepared by Donatella Erdas and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Dares the Phrygian Jacoby number: 51 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 51 T 1 Source: Dares the Phrygian (Latin) (Dares Phrygius Latinus), On the Fall of Troy (De excidio Troiae historia) epistula dedicatoria; p. 1 (ed. F. Meister) Work mentioned: Source date: 5th century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: rel…

Dionysios of Miletos (687)

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Author(s): Almagor, Eran
This entry was prepared by Eran Almagor and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Dionysios of Miletos Jacoby number: 687 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | V. Babylonia, Assyria, Media, Persia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 687 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Διονύσιος Μιλήσιος Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress ethnology - …

Demades of Athens (227)

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Author(s): Dmitriev, Sviatoslav
This entry was prepared by Sviatoslav Dmitriev and published on 1 April 2015. About this Historian Historian: Demades of Athens Jacoby number: 227 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | C. Autobiographies, Memoirs and Memorabilia | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 227 T 1 Source: unknown, IG II2.2, 1623 B, vv. 160-199 (no. 962 B, vv. 160-200) Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century BC Source language: Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress politics and government - …

Hegesinos (331)

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Author(s): Jones, Nicholas F.
This entry was prepared by Nicholas F. Jones and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Hegesinos Jacoby number: 331 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 331 T 1 Source: Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.29.2 Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress poetry, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby P…
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