Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Edited by: Manfred Landfester
The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.

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Macrobius, Ambrosius Theodosius

(441 words)

Author(s): Horstmann, Henning
the early 5th cent. AD; Roman grammarian and philosopher. Works His main work, Saturnalia, is extant in fragments. Completely extant are his Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis, and, in excerpts, his grammatical treatise De differentiis et societatibus Graeci Latinique verbi ( De diff. et sot.). Manuscripts Rich transmissi…

Manetho of Sebennytus

(300 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
3rd cent. BC; Egyptian author writing in Greek. Works His History of Egypt is only extant in fragments…


(738 words)

Author(s): Tschäpe, Elsa-Maria
1st cent. AD.; Roman didactic poet; his works were addressed to Augustus (books1 and 2, terminus post quem AD 9) and Tiberius [1] (book 4). Works The Astronomica is a textbook of astronomy and astrology, written in hexameters. Even though there is manuscript reference to a sixth book, and book 5 is assumed to c…

Marcus Aurelius

(384 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. 26 April AD 121 in Rome; d. 17 March AD 180 in Sirmium (Pannonia); Roman emperor (161–180) with an interest in philosophy (Stoa). Works A philosophical work in 12 books, written in Greek, and entitled Meditations, is extant. Neither the title nor the division into books are original. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Τῶν εἰς ἑαυτὸν βίβλια/Tôn eis heautòn bíblia Ad se ipsum libri Meditations probably begun in AD 170 Anthology of autobiographical philos. aphorisms in the spirit of the Stoa Manuscripts Name / Number Dating Selection Content / Notable …

Martialis, Marcus Valerius (Martial)

(559 words)

Author(s): Rühl, Meike
b. ca. AD 40 in Bilbilis (Spain); d. ca. AD 104 in Spain; Roman epigrammatic poet. Works Epigrams ( Epi…

Martianus Capella

(381 words)

Author(s): Horstmann, Henning
ca. AD 400; from Carthage; Jurist and author of a Latin encyclopaedia. Works Extant is an allegorical encyclopaedia in nine books. Manuscripts The work is transmitted in more than 240 manuscripts, based on a single archetype; it was one of the most widely read books in the Middle Ages.…

Mela, Pomponius

(608 words)

Author(s): Pausch, Dennis
1st cent. AD; Roman geographer from Tingentera (Southern Spain). Works Geographical description of the Mediterranean world. Manuscripts The transmission is based on a codex copied in the 9th cent. in the vicinity of Lupus of Ferrières and Heiric of Aux…

Menander of Athens

(1,372 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. 342/1 BC in Athens; d. 291/0 BC in Athens; most important poet of Attic New Comedy. Works Menander allegedly wrote more than 100 comedies, but only gained eight victories at the ag…