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Diogenianos (2015a)

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Author(s): Orth, Christian
This entry was written by Christian Orth and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Diogenianos Jacoby number: 2015a Attested works: Historian's date: 2th century AD Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   FGrHist 2015a T 1 Source: Suda s.v. Διογενειανός, δ 1139, 1140 Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Biography - Library of Congress Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Suda s.v. Διογενειανός, δ 1139, 1140 (1139) Διογενειανός, Ἡρακλείας Πόντου, γραμματικός1, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Ἀδριανοῦ βασιλ…

Eudoxos von Kyzikos (2206)

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Author(s): Albaladejo Vivero, Manuel
This entry was written by Manuel Albaladejo Vivero and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Eudoxos von Kyzikos Jacoby number: 2206 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | C. Explorations Place of origin: Kyzikos   FGrHist 2206 T 1 Source: Strabo, Geography 2, 3, 4-5 C 98-102 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC, 64/63 BC - c. 24 AD 1st century AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Travel, Ancient - Library of Congress Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Strabo, Geography
Date: 2017-10-19

Nikagoras von Kypros (2032)

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Author(s): Cappelletto, Pietro
This entry was written by Pietro Capelletto and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Nikagoras von Kypros Jacoby number: 2032 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: Cyprus   FGrHist 2032 T 1a Source: Arnobius 4, 29 (236, 1 Marchesi2) Work mentioned: Source date: 4th century AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Textual base: Arnobius, 4, 29 (236, 1 Marchesi2) et possumus quidem hoc in loco omnis istos, nobis quos inducitis atque appellati…
Date: 2017-10-19

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

Lysimachus

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Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°/2° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Pochi e incerti sono i dati che possediamo su Lisimaco. Non conosciamo la sua patria d’origine: alcune fonti lo definiscono alessandrino (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 e Sch. Soph. OC. 91), ma ciò è probabilmente da intendersi in relazione alla sua attività di eru…

Lysimachus

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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 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The information we have about Lysimachus is meager and uncertain. We do not know his city of origin: some sources call him an Alexandrian (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 and Sch. Soph. OC. 91), but this should probab…

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…

Christodoros of Koptos (1084)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 283] First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Christodorus of Coptus: On the Disciples of the Great Proclus (1084)." 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 Christodorus of Coptus, epic poet in the style of Nonnus1, dates to the reign of Anastasius (a.d. 491-518), whose capture of Isauria he also…

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

Damas (1101)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Damas: Life of Eudemus (1101)." 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 Damas remains unknown. The form of his name has been variously altered to Δάμασος or Δαμάσκιος, but since Damas is a common Greek name, there is no need to change the text as we have it1. Since he is said to have written a biography of the Peripa…

Theseus (1078)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 453] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Theseus: Lives of Famous Men (1078)." 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 Theseus remains obscure1. Regarding his name, he probably came from Athens and lived in the period of the 2nd - 3rd century a.d. The first dated instance of his name belongs to the 2nd century. There are als…

Xenokrates of Chalkedon (1010)

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Author(s): Theys, Els
Originally published as: Theys, Els. “Xenokrates of Chalkedon (1010)." 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: Xenokrates of Chalkedon Jacoby number: 1010 Attested works: On the Life of Plato : T 2, F 1a, F 1b, F 1c Historian's date: 4th century BC, 396/395-314/313 BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 1. …
Date: 2018-11-01

Herakleides (1108)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Heraclides: Life of Archimedes (1108)." 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 Heraclides, author of a Life of Archimedes, may be identical with the H. whom Archimedes used as a courier to carry some of his books to Dositheus1. In this case he should be dated to the end of the 3rd century b.c. The idea that H. was a pupil…

Xenagoras (1757)

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Author(s): Meeus, Alexander
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 ancient tradition attributes two works now lost, a Chronicle and a book On Islands (Περὶ νήσων), to Xenagoras without any further identification: it is generally accepted that both works stem from one and the same Xenagoras1, though there is no evidence either for or against this view. Fragments from the Chro…

Hermodoros of Syracuse (1008)

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Author(s): Bollansée, Jan
Originally published as: Bollansée, Jan. “Hermodoros of Syracuse (1008)." 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 H. of Syracuse, said to have been a pupil of Plato (T 1-3), presumably got in touch with his master in the course of one of the latter’s sojourns in the Sicilian metropolis. If he left Sicily at…
Date: 2018-11-01

Eubulides the Pythagorean (1106)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Eubulides the Pythagorean: On Pythagoras (?) (1106)." 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 Eubulides is quoted as an early authority on Pythagoras’ life1. He is called Πυθαγορικός, a name that is usually applied to the generation of Pythagoras’ pupils, and precedes Aristoxenus in what seems to …

Anonymous, On Alkibiades (P. Oxy. 411) (1120)

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Author(s): Chepel, Elena
This entry was prepared by Elena Chepel. First published online in February 2018. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV. Biography and Antiquarian Literature. IV A. Biography. Fasc. 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri, ed. by James H. Brusuelas, Dirk Obbink and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Alkibiades Jacoby number: 1120 Attested works: Historian's date: mid 2nd-mid 4th century Historical focus: IV. Biography | A. Biography | 8. Anonymous Biographical Papyri Place of origin: Introduc…

Kallinikos of Petra (1090)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 281] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Callinicus of Petra: Address to Gallienus. Great Basilikos (1090)." 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 Callinicus1 seems to have flourished in the seventies of the 3rd century a.d., since he wrote a speech on the emperor Gallienus (a.d. 260-268) and dedicated works both to Virius Lupus, the Roman…

Onetor (1113)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Onetor: On Stilpon (?) (1113)." 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 Onetor, who is quoted for some biographical data on Plato and Stilpon, remains an obscure figure1. His literary profile may suggest that he should be dated to the 1st-2nd century a.d. The attribution of the fragments causes so…

Cassius Longinus (1091)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Cassius Longinus: Odaenathus (1091)." 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 Cassius Longinus, Neo-Platonic philosopher, antiquarian and rhetor, lived from about a.d. 213 to 273 (T l)1. His family originally came from Emesa (T 2). As he himself tells us, he travelled extensively w…
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