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Hanno von Karthago (2208)

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Author(s): González Ponce, Francisco J.
This entry was written by Francisco J. González Ponce and published on 1 July 2011 Aus dem spanischen übersetzt von Marianne Ewert und Sabine Panzram About This Historian Historian: Hanno von Karthago Jacoby number: 2208 Attested works: Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: V. Geography | C. Explorations Place of origin: Carthage   FGrHist 2208 T 1a Source: Pliny (G. Plinius Secundus), Natural History 6, 200 (= Solinus 56, 12) Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD, 23 AD - August 25, 79 AD Source origin: unknown Source language: Latin Fragment subject: Natural Histor…
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

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

Hypotyposis (2021)

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Author(s): Mittenhuber, Florian
This entry was written by Florian Mittenhuber and published on 1 July 2011 About This Historian Historian: Hypotyposis Jacoby number: 2021 Attested works: Historian's date: 9th - 14th century AD Historical focus: V. Geography | A. Descriptive Geography Place of origin: unknown Einführung Die Hypotyposis ist eine von zwei anonymen Abhandlungen,1 welche bis in die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts zu Unrecht dem Agathemeros ( FGrHist 2102) zugesprochen wurden. Der Irrtum war entstanden, weil die anonyme Hypotyposis den Anfang eines Corpus vornehmlich geographischer Schriften (der sog. Ge…
Date: 2017-10-19

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…

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…

Marinos (1083)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Marinus: Life of Proclus (1083)." 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 Neo-Platonic philosopher Marinus1 was born about a.d. 440 in Neapolis in Palestine. Originally of Samaritan faith, he abandoned his beliefs at some stage and became a pagan. He seems to have moved…

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…

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…

Artemon of Magnesia (1099)

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Author(s): Radicke, Jan
Originally published as: Radicke, Jan. “Artemon of Magnesia: Stories of Virtuous Exploits of Women (1099)." 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. About This Historian Historian: Artemon of Magnesia Jacoby number: 1099 Attested works: Stories of Virtuous Exploits of Women Historian's date: not_specified Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | A. Biography | 7. …

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…

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…

Dikaiarchos (1400)

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This entry was prepared by Gertjan Verhasselt and published on 1 April 2018. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 1. Life 2. Dates 3. Famous Homonyms 4. Works 4.1. Life of Greece 4.2. On the destruction of men 4.3. On the Sacrifice in Ilion 4.4. Descent into the Sanctuary of Trophonios 4.5. Olympikos and Panathenaïkos 4.6. On Musical Contests and On Dionysiac Contests 4.7. On Alkaios 4.8. Works on Homer and Euripides? 4.9. On Lives and the fragments on philosophers 4.10. Tripolitikos 4.11. Constitutions 4.12. Letter to Aristoxenos 4.13. A work on proverbs? 4.14. Geographical works 4.15. Works …
Date: 2018-11-01

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…
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