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Dryton
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Born before 192 BC, died 126/123, from Crete, citizen of Ptolemais, active at various locations as a soldier and hipparch (Archive with documents from 174-99). On 4.3.150 he wed Apollonia, in his second marriage, and thus set an example, promoting Graeco-Egyptian society as the blend of the two cultures.

Bibliography

N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 88ff.

R. Scholl, D.s Tod, in: CE 63, 1988, 141-144.

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Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Dryton”, 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 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e324760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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