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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

Pseudo-Skymnos (2048)

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Author(s): Korenjak, Martin
This entry was written by Martin Korenjak and published on 1 July 2011. Einleitung zum Kommentar Was sich von den Jamben des Ps.-S. erhalten hat, ist in zwei (sich etwas überschneidenden) Teilen überliefert: Codex unicus für 1-743 ist die aus dem 13.Jh. stammende geographische Sammelhandschrift Parisinus Gr. Suppl. 443 (D).1 722-1026 lassen sich aus der anonymen frühbyzantinischen Kompilation Periplus Ponti Euxini gewinnen, die ihrerseits ganz oder teilweise in vier wichtigen Handschriften (ABVW) erhalten ist.2 Die sonstige Nebenüberlieferung besteht nur aus den zwei…
Date: 2019-01-01

Krates of Mallos (2113)

(36,223 words)

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)

(1,485 words)

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)

(1,397 words)

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)

(622 words)

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…

Philo of Byblos (1060)

(12,530 words)

Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= 790] First published online in August 2011.Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Philo of Byblus: On the Rule of Hadrian. About Cities and their Famous Citizens (1060)." 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 Philo of Byblus1 can be dated fairly securely to the time of the 1st–2nd century a.d. He was a client or perhaps even a free…

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

Istros (1768)

(4,360 words)

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 Die spärlichen Angaben zu Leben und Werk des Istros sind bereits an anderer Stelle ausführlich zusammengestellt und kommentiert worden1; es sei hier nur daran erinnert, daß Istros – sein Herkunftsort ist unsicher, wenn auch einmal in einem Fragment des Hermippos von Berytos die Stadt Paphos genannt wird2 – in…

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

Nikanor of Kyrene (1784)

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Author(s): Grigolin, Chiara
This entry was prepared by Chiara Grigolin (Durham). First published online in April 2019. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. 2. Antiquities, fascicle 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. About this Historian Historian: Nikanor of Kyrene Jacoby number: 1784 Attested works: Μετονομασίαι / Changes of Names Historian's date: 3rd-2nd century BC? Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography | E. Paradoxography and Antiquities | 2. Antiquities Place of origin: Kyre…

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 …

Philippos of Opus (1011)

(6,901 words)

Author(s): Theys, Els
Originally published as: Theys, Els. “Philippos of Opus (1011)." 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: Philippos of Opus Jacoby number: 1011 Attested works: Epinomis : T 1a On Plato : T 2, F Historian's date: 5th century BC, end 5th (?)-4th century BC 4th century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 1. …

Anonymous, On Isokrates (P. Cairo Masp. II 67175) (1124)

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Author(s): Brusuelas, J.H. | Fleischer,
This entry was prepared by J.H. Brusuelas and Fleischer. First published online in September 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 Isokrates Jacoby number: 1124 Attested works: Life of Isokrates Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: IV A Biography | 8. Biography (anonymous papyri) Place of origin: unkno…

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…

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…
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