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Anaximenes von Milet (2104)

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Author(s): Panchenko, Dmitri
This entry was written by Dmitri Panchenko and published on 1 May 2013 About This Historian Historian: Anaximenes von Milet Jacoby number: 2104 Attested works: Historian's date: 6th century BCE Historical focus: V. Geography | B. Mathematical Geography Place of origin: Miletos   FGrHist 2104 T 1 Source: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 2, 3, 13 ; A 1 DK Work mentioned: Source date: Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Textual base: Diogenes Laertios, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers 2, 3, 13Ἀναξιμένης Εὐρυστράτου Μιλήσιος ἤκουσεν Ἀναξι…
Date: 2017-10-19

Aristodemus [1]

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Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Novembri and first published on 17/12/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aristodemus [1] | Ἀριστόδημος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria? Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: According to Athenaeus1, Aristodemus was the author of a commentary on Pindar2 in at least three books (Ath. 11, 495f: ἐν τρίτῳ Περὶ Πινδάρου); numerous fragments of it survive. The name of Aristodemus appears thi…

Telephus

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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 29/03/2006 – 16/09/09. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Telephus | Τήλεφος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Pergamum Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Telephus was a native of Pergamum and lived in the course of the 2nd c. CE reaching almost the age of 100 years, as is stated by Galen1, who speaks of the grammarian’s well-regulated life (6, pp. 333-334. pp. 379-380 [Kü…

Nicias

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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 16/06/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicias | Νικίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Nicias was a Homeric1 commentator, but we know neither when he lived nor his city of origin. However, we ought to seriously consider the proposal to identify him as the grammarian Curtius Nicias2, a native of Cos (he could have been the tyrant3 of the …

Aretades

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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 30/01/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aretades | Ἀρητάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Cnidus? Date: 3rd-1st c. BCE ? ↓ To Source List Biography: There is no biographical information available about the grammarian Aretades. It is possible that he was a native of Cnidus, if he is in fact the same man as Aretades Κνίδιος who is mentioned in two passages of Ps.-Plutarch1 as th…

Glaucus [1]

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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: Glaucus [1] | Γλαῦκος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Rhegium Date: 5th-4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: We have little certain information about the life of Glaucus of Rhegium, or simply “of Italy.” It is not easy to determine his date, which scholars currently base on two pieces of information: a) he was a contemporary of Democrit…

Dionysius [12] Musicus

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Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Eleonora Rocconi and first published on 04/10/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [12] Musicus | Διονύσιος ὁ Μουσικός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Halicarnassus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a native of Halicarnassus and lived during the reign of Hadrian1. He earned the nickname ὁ μουσικός, as the Suda2 lexicon affirms, because he produced mostly musical works; these h…

Kleitophon von Rhodos (1781)

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Author(s): Engels, David
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 Kleitophon von Rhodos ist uns wesentlich aus der ps.-plutarchischen Schrift De fluviis bekannt. Die zahlreichen mit diesem Traktat verbundenen Probleme können hier nicht ausführlich besprochen werden. Es sei nur daran erinnert, daß die Zuschreibung an Plutarch pseudepig…

Derkyllos (1754)

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Author(s): Buelens, Marie-Astrid
[see BNJ 288] This entry was prepared by Marie-Astrid Buelens and published 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 Derkyllos is one of the many fragmentary authors whose hometown and lifetime are unknown to us. Most of his fragments appear in Ps.-Plutarch’s Parallela minora ( FGrHist 288 F 2 and 3/ BNJ 288 F 2 and 3) and in the equally ps.-Plutarchean On Rivers ( FGrHist 288 F …

Anonymous, Aitia (1787)

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Author(s): Van der Aa, Carmen
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. About This Historian Historian: Anonymous, Aitia Jacoby number: 1787 Attested works: Historian's date: unknown date Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | E. Paradoxography | 2. Late Hellenistic Period Place of origin: unknown   FGrHist 1787 F 1 Source: Pseudo-Plutarch, Parallela Minora , 39.1 Work mentioned: Source d…

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

Trisimachos (1780)

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Author(s): Engels, David
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 Es muß hier nicht eigens ausgeführt werden, daß die historische Existenz des Trisimachos und seiner Schrift Ktiseis in Anbetracht der generellen Fragwürdigkeit der in den ps.-plutarchischen Parallela Minora überlieferten Anekdoten alles andere als gesichert ist1, zumal allein schon der Name des Au…

Aretades of Knidos (1759)

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Author(s): Chrubasik, Boris
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 story stems, so Ps.-Plutarch writes, from the second book of the Nesiotika of Aretades of Knidos, which suggests an œuvre of at least two volumes. The best discussion on Aretades is that of Ceccarelli to which hardly anything can be added here1; her main positions will be sketched briefly. The name A…

Anaximandros of Miletos (2103)

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Contributor(s): Panchenko, Dmitri
This entry was written by Dmitri Panchenko and published on 1 November 2013. About This Historian see below Historian: Anaximandros of Miletos Jacoby number: 2103 Attested works: Περὶ φύσεως / On Nature: T 7 Γῆς περίοδος/ Tour of the Earth: T 7 Περὶ τῶν ἀπλανῶν / O…
Date: 2018-11-01

Anonymous, On Lydia (768)

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Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Lydia Jacoby number: 768 Attested works: Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 768 F 1 Source: unknown, Excerpts on Virtues and Vices, 1, p. 343, 6 (T 45 Pedley) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: luxury - Library of Congress poetry, ancient - …

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…

Dorotheos of Athens (145)

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Author(s): Sheridan, Brian
This entry was prepared by Brian Sheridan and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Dorotheos of Athens Jacoby number: 145 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 145 T 1 Source: Pliny, Natural History 1.12-13 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Science Library of Congress - Library of Congress natural history - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Melisseus (402)

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Author(s): Rzepka, Jacek
This entry was prepared by Jacek Rzepka and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Melisseus Jacoby number: 402 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVII. Delphi Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 402 F 1 Source: Scholia on Hesiod, Works and Days 1 (ed. Gaisford 2 p. 32.17) ( Ioannes Tzetzes Chiliades 6.931 ) Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: geography, ancient - Library of Congress Textual…

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 - …
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