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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Chariton of Aphrodisias (Caria)

(329 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
between the middle of the 1st cent. BC and the middle of the 1st cent. AD; author of a Greek romance novel. Works Novel in 8 books. papyri Four papyrus fragments are preserved, with a better text than the only complete manuscript. Manuscripts Preserved in a single manuscript. Works Greek Title Latin Title English Title Dating Brief Description 1 Χαιρέας καὶ Καλλιρρόη / Chairéas kaì Kallirrhóē Chaereas et Callirrhoe Chaereas and Callirhoe betw. 50 BC and AD 50 (?) Novel about the separation and reuninion of Chaereas and Callirhoe Papyri Name / Number Dating Selection Content / Notable Feat…

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

(9,406 words)

Author(s): Binder, Vera
b. 3 January 106 BC in Arpinum; murdered near Formiae on 7 December 43 BC; distinguished Roman orator, politician and writer. Works The large œuvre comprises letters ( epistulae), orations ( orationes; of ca. 100 attested speeches 58 are still extant; some only in fragments), as well as philosophical and rhetorical writings ( philosophica and rhetorica); remnants of poetry ( poetica) are also preserved. Manuscripts Epistulae: Relatively few manuscripts transmit Cicero’s letters; the tradition consists mainly of three corpora. Two corpora transmit the correspo…

Claudianus, Claudius

(2,103 words)

Author(s): Tschäpe, Elsa-Maria
b. ca. AD 375, probably in Alexandria [1]; d. after 404; left Egypt and arrived in Rome around the year 394; Graeco-Roman poet. Works Of his Greek poems, presumably composed in Alexandria, only a few remnants have been preserved, including: the beginning of a Gigantomachía, and four epigrams (these in the Anthologia Palatina). His Latin œuvre consists of works on contemporary themes (panegyrics, invectives, wedding poems, war accounts), mainly glorifying the statesmen Honorius [3] and Stilicho, mythological epics, and smaller compositions of vari…

Clemens, Titus Flavius (Clement of Alexandria)

(721 words)

Author(s): Landfester, Manfred
b. ca. AD 140/150, possibly in Athens; d. ca. AD 220; distinguished Greek Christian philosopher and theologian. Works Many of Clemens’ numerous writings have been lost. An incomplete list of his works can be found in the Church History of Eusebius [7] (6,13). Apart from a homily ( Tís ho sōzómenos ploúsios), a group of three thematically and functionally related texts is preserved intact, which, in their examination of pagan scholarship and theology, develop elements of Christian ethics and theology ( Paidagōgós; Protreptikòs pròs Héllēnas; Strōmateîs). Works Greek Title Latin Title E…