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Alexander [4]

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Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and published on 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [4] | Ἀλέξανδρος Place of Origin: Paphos Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Alexander is known only from two citations preserved by Eustathius1 and derived from the collection of aitia and paradoxa of Ptolemy Chennos2. Because of the doubts raised by critics about the reliability of Ptolemy in mentioning his auctoritates, the figure of Alex…

Ptolemaeus [3] Aristonici pater (?)

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Author(s): Boatti, Anna
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Anna Boatti and first published on 23/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ptolemaeus [3] Aristonici pater (?) | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ τοῦ Ἀριστονίκου Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria-Rome Date: 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Ptolemy was (more probably) the father or the son of the more famous grammarian Aristonicus1, as we can gather from the apparently contradictory information we have rece…

Hephaestion

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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 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information that we have for the metrician1 Hephaestion is quite meager. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) thought that he was the son of Ptolemy Chennos2 and that his grandfather was th…

Alexander [1]

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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 06/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [1] | Ἀλέξανδρος Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Myndus Date: First half of the 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nothing at all is known about the life of Alexander of Myndus, who for a long time was identified with Alexander Polyhistor1. Freudenthal ( Alex. Pol., 1875, pp. 18, 204) first made the distinction betwee…

Aristonikos of Tarentum (57)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Aristonikos of Tarentum Jacoby number: 57 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 57 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History (Καινὴ Ἱστορία) Book 1, in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 147a18 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual bas…

Theodoros of Samothrace (62)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros of Samothrace Jacoby number: 62 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 62 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History (Καινὴ Ἱστορία) Book 7, in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 152b26 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Antipater of Akanthos (56)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Antipatros of Akanthos Jacoby number: 56 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 56 F 1a Source: Eustathius on Homer, Odyssey 11.521, 1697.53 Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Eustathius on Homer, Odyssey, 11.521, 16…

Tellis (61)

(842 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Tellis Jacoby number: 61 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 61 T 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History (Καινὴ Ἱστορία) Book 5, in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 151a6 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby P…

Botryas of Myndos (58)

(372 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Botryas of Myndos Jacoby number: 58 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 58 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History (Καινὴ Ἱστορία) Book 1, in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 147a21 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Antenor (the Cretan) (463)

(2,712 words)

Author(s): Sekunda, Nicholas
This entry was prepared by Nicholas Sekunda and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Antenor (the Cretan) Jacoby number: 463 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XXXVIII. Crete Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 463 T 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Bibliotheca 190 p. 151 b15 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress biography-to 500 - Library of Congress et…

Theodoros of Samothrace (62)

(2,074 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Theodoros of Samothrace Jacoby number: 62 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: Samothrace   BNJ 62 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History ( Καινὴ Ἱστορία), Book 7 in Photius, Bibliotheca 190, 152b26 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, ancient--History and criticism - …

Botryas of Myndos (58)

(549 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2017.About this Historian Historian: Botryas of Myndos Jacoby number:58Attested works:Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: Myndos BNJ 58 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History (Καινὴ Ἱστορία) Book 1, in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 147a21 Work mentioned:Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Encyclopedia Mythology - Library of Congress Historiography …

Tellis (61)

(1,722 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Tellis Jacoby number: 61 Attested works: Historian's date: 130 BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 61 T 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennus, Novel History ( Καινὴ Ἱστορία), Book 5 in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 151 a 6 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, Ancient--History and criticism - Library of Congress Biography--…

Demetrios of Ilion (59)

(1,737 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Ilion Jacoby number: 59 Attested works: Historian's date: late 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: Ilion   BNJ 59 F 1a Source: Eustathios of Thessalonica, Commentary on Homer, Odyssey 11.538, 1696.40 Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries, History and criticism Geography, Ancient - …

Antipater (56)

(5,238 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Antipater Jacoby number: 56 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature Place of origin: Akanthos   BNJ 56 F 1a Source: Eustathios of Thessalonica, Commentary on Homer, Odyssey 11.521, 1697.53 (1.432 Stallbaum) Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Commentaries--History and criticism - Library of Con…

Aristeas (35)

(35,675 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Aristeas Jacoby number: 35 Attested works: Arimaspeian Epic: T 1- T 2, T 7b, F 1a-F 9; Theogony: T 1 Historian's date: 610 - 600 BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature Place of origin: Prokonnesos   BNJ 35 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, s.v. Ἀριστέας, α 3900 Adler Work mentioned: Arimaspeian Epic; Theogony Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Lexicography - Library of Congress Frag…

Hypermenes (394)

(853 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Hypermenes Jacoby number: 394 Attested works: On Chios: F1, Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XV. Chios Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 394 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos (=Photius Bibliotheca [190] 152b20-5) Work mentioned: On Chios Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: law, ancient - Library of Congress music, greek and roman - …

Demetrios of Ilion (59)

(1,338 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Demetrios of Ilion Jacoby number: 59 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 59 F 1a Source: Eustathius, on Homer, Odyssey 11.538, 1696.40 Work mentioned: Source date: 12th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: mythology - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Eustathius, on Homer, Odyssey, 11.538, 1696…

Matris (39)

(2,579 words)

Author(s): Banchich, Thomas
This entry was prepared by Thomas Banchich and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Matris Jacoby number: 39 Attested works: Hymn to Herakles: T1a, Encomium of Herakles: F1, Encomium of Herakles: F2, Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 39 T 1a Source: Ptolemy Chennos (Ptolemaios Chennos apud Photios), Bibliotheke 190, 148a 38-148b 3 ed. R. Henry, Photius: Bibliothèque (Paris 1962), 3.57 Work menti…

Nikolaos of Damaskos (90)

(195,339 words)

Author(s): Favuzzi, Andrea | Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Andrea Favuzzi and Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2018. Andrea Favuzzi translated and commented on FF 19-20, 72-81, 83-84, 89-143, and also wrote the Biographical Essay; Annalisa Paradiso translated and commented on TT 1-15 and FF 1-18, 21-71, 82, 85-88. About this Historian Historian: Nikolaos of Damaskos Jacoby number: 90 Attested works: Universal History: F1-102; Life and Upbringing of Caesar: F 125-130; About his Own Life and Upbringing: F131-139 Historian's date: 1st century BC – 1st century AD Historical focus: II. Chronography (Polit…
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