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

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Poseidonius
(376 words)

b. ca. 135 BC in Apamea (Syria);

d. ca. 51 BC in Rhodes;

Greek Stoic philosopher, historian and geographer.

Works

Only fragments are extant of his extensive and varied work. A central position is occupied by the philosophical writings, which deal with questions of physics, logic, and ethics. They are joined by the geographical work On the Ocean, the Histories (a continuation of Polybius’ [2] historical work), and a small number of mathem…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Poseidonius”, 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 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0183>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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