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Theosebeia
(91 words)

[German version]

(Θεοσέβεια; Theosébeia). Poet, of whose work only one epigram is recorded (Anth. Pal. 7,559): Acestoria (personification of medicine) mourns the death of the physician Ablabius (presumably aptonym: ἀ-βλάβη/a-blábē, 'preventer of harm'). Her identification with the alchemist Zosimus' sister of the same name (3rd cent. AD, cf. [2]) is chronologically hard to reconcile with her membership of the kýklos of Agathias [1].

Bibliography

1 Av. and A. Cameron, The Cycle of Agathias, in: JHS 86, 1966, 8

2 R. C. McCail, The 'Cycle' of Ag…

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Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Theosebeia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1210040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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