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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

Antisthenes of Athens (1004)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Antisthenes of Athens (1004)." 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. Introduction/ Biographical Essay In spite of his prominent role as a famous intellectual of the late 5th and first half of the 4th centuries b.c., as a radical disciple of Sokrates and a prolific writer, we do not know either the exact year of birth or of death …
Date: 2018-11-01

Ariston (1772)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani. First published online in April 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. See also BNJ 337. About This Historian Historian: Ariston Jacoby number: 1772 Attested works: The Colony of the Athenians : F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC, 3rd-1st century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | E. Paradoxography | 2. Late Hellenistic Period Place of or…

Stesimbrotos of Thasos (1002)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Stesimbrotos of Thasos (1002)." 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. Introduction and commentary on T1-5 In volume II Β of FGrHist Jacoby collected the fragments of S.’s of Thasos work which has come down to us under the title On Themistokles, Thukydides and Perikles 1. But Jacoby did not print exactly the same text as the …

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…

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

Potamon of Mytilene (1085)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 147] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Potamon of Mytilene: Encomium on Caesar. Encomium on Brutus (1085)." 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 orator Potamon of Mytilene1, son of Lesbonax, enters into history shortly after the Battle of Pharsalus (48 b.c.) when he undertook an embassy, together with the famous Lesbian poet Crina…

Diokles of Peparethos (1767)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
First published online in April 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. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The name “Peparethos” designates both the Aegean island1 and one of its three poleis 2. The island is acknowledged for some military deeds on the side of the Athenians in the 5th century BC. Its fleet seemed so important that, at the beginning of the second Macedonian War, Philip V devastat…

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

Apollodoros the Mathematician (1097)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Apollodorus: On Pythagoras (?) (1097)." 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 Apollodorus the mathematician has been identified with the equally obscure A. of Cyzicus, who is quoted by Diogenes on the friendship of the Pythagorean Philolaus and Democritus1, on the basis that Cyzicus was associated with …

Butas (1785)

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Author(s): Manuwald, Bernd | Manuwald, Gesine
First published online in April 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 Butas ist durch Plutarch (in der Romulus-Vita) und durch Arnobius als ein Autor bezeugt, der auf Griechisch über legendarische Ursprünge von römischem religiösen Brauchtum (αἰτίαι, causalia) elegische Distichen verfasste, vermutlich (trotz Plutarchs αἰτίαι) unter dem üblichen Titel Αἴτια. Der einzige…

Phainias of Eresos (1012)

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Author(s): Engels, Johannes
Originally published as: Engels, Johannes. “Phainias of Eresos (1012)." 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. About This Historian Historian: Phainias of Eresos Jacoby number: 1012 Attested works: On the Tyrants of Sicily : F 1; F 2? Tyrants Killed in Revenge : F 3, F 4; F 5, F 6? The Prytaneis of Eresos : F 7; F 8 F 9, F 10? On the Socratics : F 11; F 12? On Poets : F 13 Historian's date: 4th century BC; floruit…
Date: 2018-11-01

Moiragenes (1067)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Moeragenes: Memoirs of Apollonius (1067)." 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 Moeragenes, author of a biography of Apollonius in four books (T 1), remains an obscure figure. He can be dated roughly to the 1st — 2nd century a.d. He is possibly to be identified with M. of Athens, who is mentioned by Plutarch in his Quaestio…

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

Dionysios von Korinth (1786)

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Author(s): Manuwald, Bernd | Manuwald, Gesine
First published online in April 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 Über Dionysios von Korinth ist nur bekannt, was der Suda-Artikel an Informationen bietet. Wenn Dionysios tatsächlich sowohl Dichter als auch Hesiod-Kommentator war, verweist diese Kombination auf eine Tradition von Dichter-Philologen wie Philitas von Kos und damit auf einen terminus post quem von ca. 30…

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 - …

Artavasdes of Armenia (678)

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Author(s): Tuplin, Christopher
This entry was prepared by Christopher Tuplin and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Artavasdes of Armenia Jacoby number: 678 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | IV. Armenia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 678 T 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), Crassus, 33, 1-2 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, before 50 – after 120 AD 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: politics and government - Library of Congress Tex…

Agathokles of Samos (799)

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Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Agathokles of Samos Jacoby number: 799 Attested works: Constitution of the Pessinountioi: F1, Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXVII. Phrygia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 799 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), Lexikon, 9.1 = Moralia 1155b-d Work mentioned: Constitution of the Pessinountioi Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: myt…

Polycharmos (770)

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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 κατασιωπήσο…

Agathon of Samos (843)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Agathon of Samos Jacoby number: 843 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC, 1st century BC–1st century AD 1st century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXX. Scythia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 843 F 1 Source: Plutarch (Ploutarchos), On Rivers, 14.4-5 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: religion - Library of Congress mythology, greek - …
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