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Apellicon
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(Ἀπελλικῶν; Apellikôn) from Teos; Athenian mint master probably in 89/8 BC. Later, he joined Athenion the tyrant. A. was famous for his book collection, which among other things contained Aristotelian MSS. The story that he had bought Aristotle's unpublished works from  Neleus' heirs in Scepsis is most certainly fictitious. A.'s edition of Aristotle's works proved to be faulty. After A.'s death and the conquest of Athens by Sulla (86 BC), the latter confiscated A.'s library and brought it to Rome. In Rome, the grammarian…

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Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds), “Apellicon”, 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 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e126990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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