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

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Paradoxographoi (Paradoxographers)
(1,727 words)

This modern collective term is used to describe a group of ancient authors and works on unusual or miraculous phenomena (Greek parádoxa or thaumásia, Latin mirabilia) in nature and in the human world, sometimes with mythological echoes: collections of rare or miraculous objects, creatures, events, customs (in geograph…

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OB, “Paradoxographoi (Paradoxographers)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0162>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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