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Aelius Serenus (1082)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Aelius Serenus: Epitome of Philo (1082)." 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 antiquarian Aelius Serenus lived at the earliest in the 2nd century a.d. 1 A certain terminus post quem is provided by Philo (1060), whose books he epitomized, a terminus ante quem by Orus, who seems to have used S.s epitomes2. If he is i…

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

Oinomaos of Gadara (1070)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Oenomaus of Gadara: On Crates and Diogenes (?) (1070)." 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 Oenomaus of Gadara is one of the main exponents of Cynicism in Imperial times1. The dating of his life causes some difficulties, since he is variously said to have lived either in the 2nd (T 1) or the 3rd cent. a.d. …

Amyntianos (1072)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
[= FGrHist 150] Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Amyntianus: Parallel Lives. On Alexander. On Olympias (1072)." 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 Amyntianus can securely be dated to the times of the Antonine Emperors. He wrote a book On Alexander, which was either a biography, monograph or an encomium1, and dedicated it to the Emperor Marcu…

Helladios of Alexandria (1092)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Helladius of Alexandria: Praise of Theodosius the Emperor (1092)." 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 Helladius of Alexandria1, grammarian and priest of Zeus, took part in the bloody encounters between pagans and Christians, when Theophilus, bishop of Alexandria, closed the pagan sanctuaries in a.d. 391. Kill…

Philo of Byblos (1060)

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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…

Andron of Ephesos (1005)

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Author(s): Bollansée, Jan
Originally published as: Bollansée, Jan. “Andron of Ephesos (1005)." 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. Writers on the Seven Sages (General introduction to 1005-1007) About This Historian Historian: Andron of Ephesos Jacoby number: 1005 Attested works: Tripod : T 2, T 2a, T 2b, T 2c, T 2d, F 1, F 2, F 3, F 5 Historian's date: 4th century BC, first half 4th century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquari…

Apollonios, Amazing Stories (1672)

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Author(s): Spittler, Janet
This entry was prepared by Janet Spittler. First published online in April 2016. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 1. Paradoxography, ed. by Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay On Cod. Pal. gr. 398 Apollonios’ Amazing Stories is extant in only one manuscript, Cod. Pal. gr. 3981, dated to the third quarter of the ninth century and identified as one of 18 manuscripts belonging to the so-called “philosophical collection.”2 These manuscripts, which include the…

Praxagoras of Athens

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Author(s): Schepens, G.
Source: , , Historian's work: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Epitome - Library of Congress Politics and government - Library of Congress Christianity - Library of Congress Textual base: Cf. BNJ 219 Schepens, G.

Hermippos of Berytos (1061)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Hermippus of Berytus: On Slaves Prominent in Learning (1061)." 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 Hermippus of Berytus flourished during the reign of the emperor Hadrian. He was born in a village near Berytus, and was a pupil of Philo of Byblus (1060), who acquainted him with his patron Herennius Severus1. H. was pr…

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

Periplus maris Erythraei (2036)

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Author(s): Belfiore, Stefano
This entry was written by Stefano Belfiore and published on 1 May 2013. Introduzione Il Periplus maris Erythraei (Περίπλους τῆς Ἐρυθρᾶς θαλάσσης) ci è trasmesso dal Codex Palatinus Graecus 398 (fol. 40v-54v = A Diller), scritto a Costantinopoli nel IX sec. e oggi appartenente alla Universitätsbibliothek di Heidelberg. Il testo è conservato anche in un manoscritto del British Museum del XIV sec. ( B.M. Add. 19391, fol. 9r-12r = parte di B Diller), che è tuttavia solo una copia del primo, realizzata probabilmente a Costantinopoli stessa1. Nella parte in cui conserva il Periplus, il codic…
Date: 2017-10-19

Aristonikos of Tarentum (57)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Aristonikos of Tarentum Jacoby number: 57 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: Tarentum   BNJ 57 F 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History ( Καινὴ Ἱστορία), Book 1 in Photius, Bibliotheca 190, 147a18-21 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literature, ancient--History…

Demetrios of Ilion (59)

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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 - …

Abas (46)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Abas Jacoby number: 46 Attested works: Historian's date: early 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | . Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 46 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Abas; α 20 Adler Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Encyclopedia, ancient Biography--to 500 - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Rhetoric, ancient - Library of Congress Commenta…

Simonides (8)

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Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2017.About this Historian Historian: Simonides (ὁ γενεαλόγος) Jacoby number:8Attested works: Genealogy: T 1, F 1, F 2, F 5a, F 5b, F 5c; Inventions: T 1; Miscellanies: F 3 Historian's date: 5th century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | A. Old Genealogy (5th-4th c. BC) | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 8 T 1 Source: Suda σ 442 (4.362.18 Adler) = T 1 Fowler = T 44b Poltera Work mentioned: Genealogy; Inventions Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Literatur…

Theodoros of Samothrace (62)

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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 - …

Antipater (56)

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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…

Aristonikos of Alexandria (53)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Aristonikos of Alexandria Jacoby number: 53 Attested works: On the Wanderings of Menelaus (?): F1; On the Mouseion in Alexandria: F2 Historian's date: 1st century AD Historical focus: I. Mythological History (Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature Place of origin: Alexandria   BNJ 53 F 1 Source: Strabo, Geography 1.2.31 Work mentioned: On the Wanderings of Menelaus (?) Source date: 1st century BC - 1st century AD Source language: Greek Source genr…
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