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Himerios

(757 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] A. Leben Aus seinen eigenen Reden und anderen Quellen (Lib., Eun. vit. soph. 14 (494), Suda) ergibt sich: Griech. Rhetor aus Prusias/Bithynien, ca. 320 bis nach 383 n.Chr., Sohn des Rhetors Ameinias. Nach seinem bis Anf. der 340er Jahre währenden Studium in Athen war H. zunächst als Lehrer der Rhet. in Konstantinopel tätig (343-352). Von mehreren in dieser Zeit unternommenen Reisen führte ihn eine nach Nikomedeia (um 350), wo er in einem Redewettstreit gegen Libanios unterlag (Lib.…

Charisios

(72 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] (Χαρίσιος). Att. Redner Ende 4.Jh. v.Chr., Zeitgenosse des Demetrios von Phaleron, des Demochares und des Menandros. Er betätigte sich als Logograph und ahmte Lysias nach (Cic. Brut. 286). Reden von ihm waren noch zur Zeit Quintilians vorhanden und wurden damals von manchen dem Menandros zugeschrieben (Quint. inst. 10,1,70). Erh. sind nur drei Stellen in lat. Übers. bei Rutilius Lupus (1,10; 2,6; 2,16). Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography Blass, 3,2, 351f.

Empylos

(65 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] (Ἔμπυλος). Rhetor des 1. Jh.v.Chr. aus Rhodos; er lebte in Rom im Hause des M.Iunius Brutus und verfaßte eine kleine Schrift über Caesars Ermordung, in der er für seinen Freund Brutus Partei ergriff. Plut. Brut. 2,4 hat die Schrift benutzt und positiv beurteilt. Quint. inst. 10,6,4 erwähnt E. lobend wegen seines außerordentlichen Gedächtnisses. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography Ed.: FGrH 2 B 191.

Hybreas

(195 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] (Ὑβρέας). Griech. Redner und Politiker des 1. Jh. v.Chr. aus Mylasa in Karien. Er kam aus einfachsten Verhältnissen (Strab. 14,2,24 = 659), genoß aber in Antiocheia Unterricht bei dem Rhetor Diotrephes. In seine Heimatstadt zurückgekehrt, kam er zu Einfluß und Vermögen und wurde nach dem Tod seines Rivalen Euthydemos zum mächtigsten Mann in Mylasa; er hatte u.a. das Amt des Agoranomos inne (ebd.). In den Auseinandersetzungen nach Caesars Ermordung stand H. auf seiten der Triumvir…

Demades

(318 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] (Δημάδης). Redner aus Athen, * um 380 v. Chr., Sohn des Demeas (Demos Paiania), † 319. Neben Erwähnungen bei zeitgenössischen Rednern und epigraphischen Zeugnissen (gesammelt bei [6]) informiert über ihn ein Suda-Artikel. Wie sein Vater war D. zunächst Seemann, wandte sich dann zu einem nicht sicher bestimmbaren Zeitpunkt der Politik zu, zunächst und auch später noch (vgl. [4]) oft im Einvernehmen mit Demosthenes. Nach 338 wurde D. zu einem der Führer der promaked. Partei, erreic…

Menecleidas

(126 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Μενεκλείδας/ Menekleídas). Theban orator and politician of the 4th century BC. The main source (Plut. Pelopidas 25, 290f-291d) does describe him as a man powerful in speech, but also as a man of intrigue, who forced Epameinondas out of the boeotarchy, and who tried to disparage Pelopidas by playing off Charon against him. In a paranomy lawsuit (accusation of proposing an illegal resolution), a large fine was imposed on Menecleidas, but this did not prevent him from further agitati…

Micines

(51 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Μικίνης; Mikínēs). An Athenian, whose name is known only because he was murdered in the streets of Athens one night between 403 and 380 BC. Lysias wrote a speech for the ensuing trial, which subsequently became famous (Fragment 90 Thalheim, hypothesis of Antiphon 2a). Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)

Hybreas

(223 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Ὑβρέας; Hybréas). Greek orator and politician of the 1st cent. BC from Mylasa in Caria. He came from a simple background (Str. 14,2,24 = 659) but was fortunate enough to be taught by the rhetor Diotrephes in Antioch. After returning to his hometown, he acquired influence and wealth, becoming the most powerful man in Mylasa following the death of his rival Euthydemus. He occupied the office of   agoranomos among others (ibid.). In the disputes following the murder of Caesar, H. was on the side of the Triumviri, but, in 41, rejec…

Demades

(344 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Δημάδης; Dēmádēs). Orator from Athens, * around 380 BC, son of Demeas (deme of Paeania), † 319. Along with references by contemporary orators and epigraphical evidence (collected in [6]), we have information about him from an article in the Suda. Like his father, D. was initially a sailor and then, at a point in time that has not been authoritatively established, he turned to politics, initially and even later (cf. [4]) often in concert with Demosthenes. After 338 D. became one of…

Hypereides

(1,056 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Ὑπερείδης; Hypereídēs). Attic orator, son of Glaucippus, from the deme Collytus, born 390/89 BC (since he was diaitetes in 330/29 and thus 60 years old, IG II 941), died in 322 BC. [German version] A. Life Of the rich biographical tradition of antiquity (Hermippus, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Caicilius) all that has been preserved are the Vita in Ps.-Plutarch (Mor. 848d-850b) and short notes in Athenaeus, Photius (495b-496a) and in the Suda; in addition there is usable biographical information in H.' extant speeches and epigraphical testimonies. H. came from a wealthy family (h…

Cleochares

(130 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Κλεοχάρης; Kleochárēs). Greek rhetor from Myrlea/Bithynia (Str. 12,4,9 = 566). According to Diog. Laert. 4,41 a lover of Arcesilaus, Demochares and Pythocles living therefore in the 3rd cent. BC, probably mostly in Athens. Apart from speeches, he wrote treatises in literary criticism; three works have been transmitted: in a comparison of Isocrates and Demosthenes he used the famous image of an athlete's body for the style of the former and of a soldier's for that of the latter (Ph…

Amphicrates

(107 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] Rhetorician from Athens; when the Romans conquered Athens in 86 BC, A. fled to Seleuceia first and later stayed at Tigranes' court with Tigranes' wife Cleopatra, daughter of Mithridates. He soon fell from favour there and voluntarily chose death by starvation, but still received an honourable funeral (Plut. Luc. 22). A. was an Asianist; Ps.-Longinus (De subl. 3,2) places him on a par with  Hegesias and Matris, regarding him as representative of the movement that runs counter to th…

Himerius

(810 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] A. Life From his own speeches and other sources (Lib., Eun. Vit. Soph. 14 (494), Suda) the following emerges: Greek rhetor from Prusias in Bithynia, c. AD 320 until after 383, son of the rhetor Aminias. After studying in Athens until the beginning of the 340s, H. first worked as a teacher of rhetoric in Constantinople (343-352). One of several journeys undertaken at this time took him to Nicomedia (around 350), where he lost to  Libanius in an oratory competition (Lib. Ep. 742,1F = 654W; Libanius' speech …

Genethlius

(162 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Γενέθλιος; Genéthlios). Greek rhetor from Petra, a pupil of Minocianus and Agapetus, 2nd half of the 3rd cent. AD. He taught in Athens in rivalry to Callinicus, and died there aged 28. He wrote epideictic orations and was praised for his talent and his astounding memory (Suda s.v.). The fact that he is mentioned four times in the Schol. Demosth. (18,8; 52; 19,148; 22,3) supports the assumption that G. had written a commentary on that rhetor. Two treatises on the classification of …

Cocondrius

(99 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Κοκόνδριος; Kokóndrios). Greek rhetor of undetermined date (probably Byzantine); a slim treatise on tropes ( trópoi) is extant. These are at the beginning systematically divided into three groups ( génē), namely trópoi referring to an individual word (e.g. onomatopoeia), to the whole sentence (e.g. allegory), or to both (e.g. hyperbaton). In elaboration C. does not adhere strictly to this system but deals with other types as well. For example, poets are quoted exclusively: Homer, as well as Alcaeus, the tragedians, and Theoc.  Style, figures of style;  trope Weißen…

Anonymus Seguerianus

(127 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] Designation for the author of a rhetorical treatise from the 5th cent., publicized in 1840 by Séguier de St.-Brisson. For a time, the treatise had been falsely attributed to L. Annaeus Cornutus. This work is the epitome of a school book from the 2nd cent. AD (definitely prior to Hermogenes), which is predominantly based upon  Alexander [II 25],  Neocles and ( Valerius) Harpocration. The subject matter is the 4  partes orationis and also the 4   officia oratoris . It is an important source for the controversy between Theodoreans ( Theodor…

Alciphron

(225 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Ἀλκίφρων; Alkíphrōn). Atticist author, probably from the 2nd or the early 3rd cent. AD [5], mentioned only by Aristaen. 1,5. 25 and Eust. 762,62. Preserved under A.'s name is a collection of 122 fictitious letters (only partial fragments), organized into letters by: 1. fishermen, 2. peasants, 3. parasites, 4. love letters. All letters are set in a timeless and idealized 4th-cent. Attica, perhaps modelled after the New Comedy [10], possibly but not clearly an imitation of Lucian [8…

Aristaenetus

(235 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Ἀρισταίνετος; Aristaínetos). Accepted name for the author of a collection of love letters in two books, probably from the 1st quarter of the 6th cent. AD. In reality, A. is the sender of the first extant letter, but in the beginning of the MS at least one folio is missing and so is the name of the real author. A.'s models are mainly Plato, Menander, Lucian, Alciphron, Philostratus, and the authors of the novels and love elegies by  Callimachus (Aristain. 1,10. 15), whose content c…

Lycoleon

(113 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] Attic orator of the 4th cent. BC, known only because of a mention in Aristot. Rh. 1411b 6f.: a speech of L. for the defence of the strategos Chabrias is cited in which a statue erected in honour of the latter is metaphorically called hiketēría (olive branch wound around with wool as a symbol of one beseeching protection). (On the shape of this statue and the reasons for its erection, cf. Nep. Chabrias 1-3 and Diod. Sic. 15,33,4). The trial (it concerned treason in connection with battles for the Attic-Boeotian border fortre…

Rhetorica ad Alexandrum

(419 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] Greek rhetoric textbook, amounting to some 100 pages of modern print, recorded in the MSS (none earlier than the 14th cent.) as a work of Aristotle (Aristoteles [6]), but not appearing in the ancient title lists of the Corpus Aristotelicum (e.g. in Diog. Laert. 5,22-27). The earliest surviving attribution to Aristotle is by Syrianus (In Hermog. comm. 2, p. 11,17-21 Rabe). According to Quint. Inst. 3,4,9, Anaximenes [2] of Lampsacus (2nd half 4th cent. BC) distinguished types of speech (εἴδη/ eídē) in his rhetorical textbook ( téchnē); the same distinction occurs at…

Menesaechmus

(142 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Μενέσαιχμος; Menésaichmos). Attic rhetorician of the 4th cent. BC. Lycurgus [9] (Ps.-Plut. Mor. 843d) succesfully charged him with neglecting his obligations as leader of the festival legation to Delos (Fr. in [1. 115-118]). M. succeeded Lycurgus as leader of the financial administration of Athens (Dion. Hal. de Dinarcho 11) and accused him shortly before his death (ibid. 842f) and afterwards his sons, who were temporarily arrested (ibid. 842e). M. was one of the accusers of Demos…

Theodectes

(976 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Θεοδέκτης/ Theodéktēs). Rhetor and tragedian of the 4th cent. BC, active in Athens, extant only in fragments, b. in Phaselis (Lycia), son of an Aristander. Only the Suda (s. v. Θ.) mentions a like-named son of T., who was also active in literature (historiographic and ethnographic works, text for rhetorical instruction in 7 books, encomium of Alexander [6]); no other source differentiates between the two T., so that in some cases it is difficult to assign a work. This information …

Potamon

(195 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Ποτάμων/ Potámōn). Rhetor from Mytilene in Lesbos, son of the philosopher Lesbonax, known from the Suda (s. v. Π., Lesbonax and Theodorus of Gadara), mentioned in Seneca (Suas. 2,15 f.), Strabo (13,2,3), Lucian (Macr. 23) and several inscriptions  (cf. [1]). His life-span (90 years according to Lucian l. c.) reached probably from the 70s BC into the early reign of Tiberius. Three times he led a legation from his home city, twice to Caesar (in 47 and 45 BC), once to Augustus (in 27…

Craton

(75 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Κράτων). Greek rhetor, roughly a contemporary of the older Seneca, known as a bitter enemy of the dominant style of  Atticism during his time. Seneca the Older recorded a few utterances that attest to C.'s honest humour in the face of Emperor Augustus (contr. 10,5,21f.). Considering this fact, as well as his openly stated animosity towards the imperial confidant Timagenes, C. must have belonged to Augustus' inner circle. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)

Libanius

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Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] A. Life L. from Antioch/Syria, AD 314-393, is the most outstanding Greek rhetor of the late Imperial period. The most useful biographical data are contained in L.'s work itself, especially in his letters, but also in his speeches with autobiographical topics, esp. or. 1 and 2. Furthermore, there are references in contemporary writings (among others by Iulianus [11] and Iohannes [4] Chrysostomos), a Vita by Eunapius and the Byzantine tradition, probably largely based on the latter (Zosimus, Zonaras, Suda et al.). L. was born in 314 as the son of a highly respec…

Empylus

(69 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Ἔμπυλος; Émpylos). Rhetor of the 1st cent. BC from Rhodes; he lived in Rome in the house of M. Iunius Brutus and composed a small work on Caesar's assassination, taking the side of his friend Brutus. Plut. Brut. 2,4 used the work and passed a positive judgement on it. Quint. Inst. 10,6,4 mentioned E., praising his extraordinary memory. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography Edition: FGrH 2 B 191.

Tyrannus

(106 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Τύραννος/ Týrannos). Greek rhetor of the 4th or 5th cent. AD (definitely before Georgius Monos, who wrote around 500 and used T.); fragments survive from two of his works, five from Περὶ στάσεων ( Perì stáseōn, ‘Case Categories’, a systematic work on stasis theory; cf. status [1]) and seven from Περὶ διαιρέσεως λόγου ( Perì dihairéseōs lógou), a work which, similarly to the Dihaíresis zētēmátōn of Sopater [1], provides guidelines and examples for the preparation of speeches using fictitious cases organized by category. T. generally followed …

Menesaichmos

(130 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] (Μενέσαιχμος). Att. Redner des 4. Jh. v.Chr., wurde von Lykurgos [9] erfolgreich verklagt (Ps.-Plut. mor. 843d) wegen Verletzung seiner Pflichten als Führer der Festgesandtschaft nach Delos (Fr. in [1. 115-118]), trat die Nachfolge des Lykurgos als Leiter der Finanzverwaltung Athens an (Dion. Hal. de Dinarcho 11), verklagte diesen erfolglos kurz vor seinem Tod (ebd. 842f) und nachher dessen Söhne, die vorübergehend inhaftiert wurden (ebd. 842e). M. gehörte auch zu den Anklägern d…

Minucianus

(350 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Μινουκιανός; Minoukianόs). [German version] [1] 2nd cent. AD Athenian rhetor, rhetoric teacher and author of rhetoric textbooks Second-cent. AD Athenian rhetor, rhetoric teacher and author of rhetoric textbooks. According to a genealogy in [1] combined primarily from Himerius 7,4 (ed. Colonna p. 64) and Apuleius (Met. 1,2; 2,2f.), in about 130 he married Salvia, the daughter of the Stoic Sextus from Chaeronea, the teacher of Marcus [2] Aurelius and a nephew of Plutarch. According to the Suda (where the biograph…

Isocrates

(2,269 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
Logographer, teacher of rhetoric and publicist from Athens, Erchia deme, son of Theodoros and Hedyto, 436-338 BC. [German version] A. Biography The biographical tradition concerning I., which goes back to Hermippus, is essentially documented in Dion. Hal. De Isocrate 1, Ps.-Plut. Mor. 836e-839d, an anonymous Life in a few MSS, Phot. 486b-488a and a Suda article s.v. I. In addition, there are biographical details in I.'s own works, particularly in Or. 15. As the son of a wealthy flute maker, I. received an education …

Hermagoras

(760 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Ἑρμαγόρας; Hermagóras). [German version] [1] From Temnos, Greek orator, 2nd cent. BC Greek orator from Temnus (Str. 13,3,5 = 621; Suda, s.v. H.), probably active in the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC (earlier than Molon, cf. Quint. Inst. 3,1,16). Except for his main work, texts written by him were already lost in antiquity (ibid. 3,5,14). His main work was probably titled Téchnai rhētorikaí, comprising 6 bks. (according to the Suda). Its content can be partially reconstructed from Cic. Inv., Quint. Inst. (esp. bk. 5) and Aug. De rhetorica. H. exerted an autho…

Isaeus

(786 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Ἰσαῖος; Isaîos). [German version] [1] Attic orator, 4th cent. BC Attic logographer from about the 1st half of the 4th cent. BC, son of Diagoras. Scant information about his life is offered in vitae in the MSS, Ps.-Plutarch (Mor. 839e-f), Harpocration, Suda and Photius (490a), all of which however depend on Dion. Hal. De Isaeo and Caecilius. The precise dates of his life are unknown; among the datable surviving speeches the earliest can be dated to about 389 and the latest to perhaps 344/3. Athens and Chalcis in Euboea are named as his birthplace.…

Aphthonius

(218 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[German version] (Ἀφθόνιος; Aphthónios). Rhetorician of the 4th and the 5th cent. AD, from Antiochia, student of  Libanius and friend of  Eutropius. Of his writings, the practice speeches mentioned in Phot. library 133 are lost; still extant are 40 fables, some of which he had adopted from  Babrius, others he had newly created. Also still extant are the so-called   progymnasmata , which contain 14 definitions of basic rhetorical concepts used as introductory material for the discipline of rhetoric (e.g. fable μῦθος, narration διήγημα, p…

Akakios

(575 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Markschies, Christoph (Heidelberg)
(Ἀκάκιος). [English version] [1] aus Caesarea, Rhetor und Dichter, Zeitgenosse des Libanios Rhetor und Dichter aus Caesarea, Zeitgenosse des Libanios, aus zahlreichen Erwähnungen in dessen Briefen sowie durch Eunapios (Vitae Sophist. 497) bekannt (vgl. PLRE s. v. Acacius 6-8). Nach einem Studium in Athen lehrte er in Antiocheia [1] und soll in Konkurrenz zu Libanios diesem durch sein Naturtalent überlegen gewesen sein. A. ist vielleicht Verf. der unter Lukians Namen erh. Trag.-Parodie Ὠκύπους (Lib. epist. 1…

Basilikos

(146 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Bloch, René (Princeton)
(Βασιλικός). [English version] [1] Rhetor, 2. Jh. in Bithynien Rhetor des 2.Jh. n.Chr., der bis nach 200 lebte. Er lehrte in Nikomedeia in Bithynien (Suda s.v. Apsines). Sein Schüler Apsines nennt ihn neben Aristeides als einzige Quelle für seine Rhetorik. Neben einem Demosthenes-Komm. soll B. mehrere rhet. Werke verfaßt haben (περὶ τῶν διὰ λέξεως σχημάτων, περὶ ῥητορικῆς παρασκευῆς ἤτοι περὶ ἀσκήσεως, περὶ μεταποιήσεως), von denen sich geringe Reste in den Hermogenes-Scholien erh. haben. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) [English version] [2] Gnostischer Theologe um 180…

Demokrates

(127 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Δημοκράτης). [English version] [1] aus Aphidnai, att. Redner, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Att. Redner des 4. Jh.v.Chr. aus Aphidnai, wohl älterer Zeitgenosse des Demosthenes [2] (um 338 v. Chr. wird er als γέρων bezeichnet, vgl. Stob. floril. 3,22,43). Als Nachkomme des Harmodios oder Aristogeiton hatte er Anspruch auf kostenlose Verpflegung im Prytaneion (Hyp. 4,3). Er gehörte der promaked. Partei an (Hyp. 4,2). Erwähnt wird er noch bei Aischin. leg. 2,17 und Isaios 6,22. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography Blass, 3,2. [English version] [2] aus Sikyon, Tragiker, E. 3. Jh. v. Chr. a…

Lachares

(422 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Λαχάρης). [English version] [1] Athener, Demagoge und Vertrauensmann des Kassandros Athener, Demagoge und Vertrauensmann des Kassandros. Mit einer Söldnertruppe konnte L. wohl von Frühj. 300 v.Chr. bis Frühj. 295 (Olympiadenchronik FGrH 257a F 1-4; Plut. Demetrios 33; IG II2 646 deutet aber auf 294 v.Chr.) eine Herrschaft in Athen errichten, die in ant. Quellen als Tyrannis bezeichnet wird, obwohl fundamentale Organe der Demokratie weiter arbeiteten. Nach dem Tode des Kassandros (297) konnte L. sich zwar noch halten, mußte aber sei…

Demokles

(122 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Δημοκλῆς). [English version] [1] Athener, flüchtete vor Demetrios Poliorketes Der Athener D. rettete sich als “unreifer Knabe” (παῖς ἄνηβος) beim Bade vor erotischen Nachstellungen des Demetrios [2] Poliorketes, indem er in einen Kessel mit kochendem Wasser sprang, dabei aber zu Tode kam (Plut. Demetr. 24,2-6). D. ist nicht identisch mit dem Verteidiger der Söhne des Lykurgos gegen Anklagen des Moirokles und Menesaichmos (Ps.-Plut. mor. 842E). Athenai Engels, Johannes (Köln) [English version] [2] att. Redner aus der Schule des Theophrast Att. Redner aus der Schule des The…

Anaximenes

(591 words)

Author(s): Bodnár, István (Budapest) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] [1] Natur-Philosoph, 6. Jh. v. Chr. Naturphilosoph des 6. Jh. v. Chr., letzter Vertreter der milesischen Schule. Obwohl die archḗ (ἀρχή) bei A. wie bei Anaximandros unbegrenzt ist, wird sie als Luft spezifiziert. Luft umgibt die Welt, und ein Teil davon ist Bestandteil der Welt. A. entwickelte die erste, noch rudimentäre Theorie des Wandels: In Verdichtungs(πύκνωσις) und Verdünnungsprozessen (μάνωσις oder ἀραίωσις) verwandeln sich Luft und die verschiedenen Stoffe ineinander, in der Abfolge: Feuer - [Luft] - Wind - Wolke - Wasser - Erde - Steine (13 A 5 und A 7 DK). In …

Aischylos

(3,387 words)

Author(s): Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
[English version] [1] aus Athen att. Tragiker, 5. Jh. v. Chr. der Tragiker. Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) [English version] A. Biographie Wichtigste Zeugnisse zur Biographie (zit. nach TrGF III) sind die Vita, das Marmor Parium und die Suda (s. v. Αἰσχύλος, αι 357 Adler): Geb. 525/4 v. Chr. in Eleusis (T 1,1; 8; 98,3), Sohn eines Euphorion (T 1,1 f.; 2,1; 162,1), aus dem Adelsgeschlecht der Eupatriden. An den Perserkriegen nahm er 490 bei Marathon (T 16) und 480 bei Salamis (T 14) teil. Auf Einladung des Tyrannen Hieron inszenierte er die 472 aufgeführten Persai nochmals in Syrakus (T…

Molon

(400 words)

Author(s): Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Μόλων). [English version] [1] Satrap von Medien und Generalstatthalter der Oberen Satrapien 222 v.Chr. M. empörte sich als Satrap von Medien und Generalstatthalter der Oberen Satrapien 222 v.Chr. zusammen mit seinen Brüdern Alexandros und Neolaos gegen den jungen Antiochos [5] III. und beanspruchte königliche Würde (Mz. βασιλέως Μόλωνος). M. warf die Feldherren des Antiochos zurück, besetzte die Apolloniatis (linke Tigrisseite nördl. von Babylon), vernichtete 221 ein von Xenoitas geführtes Heer und unterwarf…

Hegesias

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Author(s): Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Ἡγησίας). [English version] [1] Kyrenaïker, um 300 v. Chr. Kyrenaïker, lebte in den Jahrzehnten vor und nach 300 v.Chr. Wegen der Modifikationen, die er (vermutlich in Auseinandersetzung mit Epikuros) an der urspr. kyrenaïschen Lustlehre vornahm, ließen manche ant. Philosophiehistoriker mit ihm eine neue Phase in der Gesch. der Kyrenaïker beginnen. H. schätzte die Aussicht, daß es einem gelinge, sich Lust zu verschaffen und Schmerz zu meiden, erheblich pessimistischer ein als die u…

Neanthes

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Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Hidber, Thomas (Bern)
(Νεάνθης). [English version] [1] von Kyzikos, griech. Schriftsteller unsicherer Datierung N. von Kyzikos. Unter diesem Namen sind Testimonien zu und z.T. Fr. aus folgenden Werken überl. (FGrH 84): einer griech. Gesch. (Ἑλληνικά, Hellēniká), einer Gesch. des Attalos [4] I. von Pergamon (Περὶ Ἄτταλον ἱστορίαι, Perí Áttalon historíai), Schriften über Mythen bzw. Gesch. der Stadt Kyzikos (Τὰ κατὰ πόλιν μυθικά, Ὧροι Κυζικηνῶν, Ta katá pólin mythiká, Hṓroi Kyzikēnṓn), einem biographischen Sammelwerk ‘Über berühmte Männer (Περὶ ἐνδόξων ἀνδρῶν, Perí endóxōn andrṓn), einer Schrift…

Deinarchos

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Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Engels, Johannes (Köln)
(Δείναρχος). [English version] A. Leben Attischer Redner, geb. um 361 v.Chr. in Korinth, Sohn des Sostratos, gest. nach 292. Quelle für seine Lebensdaten ist die (unvollständig überlieferte) Schrift De Dinarcho des Dionysios von Halikarnassos, der sich vor allem auf eine verlorene Rede des D. (‘Gegen Proxenos) stützte; die übrigen Viten (Ps.-Plut., Photios, Suda) hängen von Dionysios ab. D. siedelte in jungen Jahren (ca. 340/38) nach Athen über, lebte dort als Metoike und hatte Verbindung zur peripatetischen Schule. Etwa seit 336/5 betätigte er sich als Logograph. D. wurde trot…

Naukrates

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Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale)
(Ναυκράτης). [English version] [1] aus Erythrai, Rhetor, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Rhetor des 4. Jh.v.Chr. aus Erythrai [2] in Ionien, bekannt fast nur aufgrund der Tatsache, daß er Schüler des Isokrates war. Er scheint sich nicht nur sprachlich und stilistisch eng an seinen Lehrer angelehnt zu haben (Cic. de orat. 2,94), sondern auch wie dieser vornehmlich auf dem Gebiet der polit. Publizistik tätig gewesen zu sein (erwähnt werden ein epitáphios [2] - wohl eine Muster-Grabrede ohne konkreten Anlaß: Dion. Hal. rhet. 6,1 - sowie eine anläßlich eines Agons zur Leichenfeier d…

Niketes

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Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford)
(Νικέτης). [English version] [1] griech. Rhetor in Rom, augusteische Zeit Griech., in Rom tätiger Rhetor augusteischer Zeit, bekannt allein durch mehrere Erwähnungen bei Seneca d.Ä. Diese überliefern in der Mehrzahl kurze Beurteilungen und pointierte Aussprüche zu fiktiven Streitfällen (Sen. contr. 1,4,12; 1,5,9; 1,7,18; 1,8,13; 9,2,29; 9,6,18; 10,5,23); andere heben die Besonderheit seiner Lehrmethode hervor (ebd. 9,2,23: N. beschränkte sich darauf, selbst zu deklamieren, hörte nicht Übungsreden von Schü…

Antyllos

(390 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἄντυλλος). [English version] [1] Grammatiker und Rhetor Grammatiker und Rhetor unbekannter Zeit (Suda). Er verfaßte eine Biographie des Thukydides, die in der Thukydides-Vita des Markellinos (22, 36, 55), und einen Komm. zu Thukydides, der in einigen Scholien benutzt und zitiert wird (zu 1,2,3; 3,95,1; 4,19,1 und 28,2). Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography F. Goslings, Observationes ad Sch. in Thuc., 1874, 54 ff.  R. Tosi, Scolifantasma tucididei, 1983. [English version] [2] griech. Arzt und Chirurg der Kaiserzeit Griech. Arzt und Chirurg, der zwischen A…

Basilicus

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Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Bloch, René (Berne)
(Βασιλικός; Basilikós). [German version] [1] Rhetor in the 2nd cent. AD Rhetor in the 2nd cent. AD who lived past the year 200. He taught in Nicomedia in Bithynia (Suda s.v. Apsines). His student  Apsines refers to him and Aristides as the only sources for his study of rhetoric. In addition to a commentary on Demosthenes, B. is attributed with the authorship of several rhetorical works (περὶ τῶν διὰ λέξεως σχημάτων, περὶ ῥητορικῆς παρασκευῆς ἤτοι περὶ ἀσκήσεως, περὶ μεταποιήσεως). Only few remnants of these works are preserved in the Hermogenes scholia. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswa…

Antyllus

(426 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἄντυλλος; Ántyllos). [German version] [1] Grammarian and rhetor of unknown time Grammarian and rhetorician of unknown time (Suda). He authored a biography of Thucydides, which was used by Marcellinus in his Thucydides-Vita (22, 36, 55), and a commentary to Thucydides, which was used and quoted in a number of scholia (to 1,2,3; 3,95,1; 4,19,1 and 28,2). Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography F. Goslings, Observationes ad Sch. in Thuc., 1874, 54 ff. R. Tosi, Scolifantasma tucididei, 1983. [German version] [2] Greek physician and surgeon of the imperial period Greek p…

Lachares

(480 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Λαχάρης; Lacháres). [German version] [1] Athenian demagogue and confidant of Cassander Athenian, demagogue and confidant of Cassander. L. succeeded, with a mercenary force, in establishing a rulership in Athens, probably from early in 300 BC to early in 295 (Olympiad Chronicle FGrH 257a F 1-4; Plut. Demetrius 33; however, IG II2 646 indicates 294 BC), which is described in ancient sources as a tyrannis, although fundamental organs of democracy continued to operate. Following the death of Cassander (297), L. managed to hold out, but was forced …
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