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I. Greek

(Μάξιμος; Máximos)

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[I 1] Maximus of Tyre Author of lectures mainly on ethics and theology, 2nd cent. AD, [1] Maximus of Tyrus

AD 2nd cent.; author of 41 short dialéxeis (lectures), according to the most important MS (Cod. Parisinus graecus 1962) delivered in Rome (the Suda dates a visit to the reign of Commodus, AD 180-191). His concepts are simple yet rhetorically sophisticated (frequent use of comparisons, quotations from poetry, mythological and historical examples); his main topic is ethics, but he …

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Trapp, Michael (London), Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster), Brisson, Luc (Paris), Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), Gatti, Paolo (Trento) and Markschies, Christoph (Berlin), “Maximus”, 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 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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