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Polyaenus
(604 words)

(Πολύαινος/Polýainos).

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[1] Epicurean, c. 300 BC

One of the four 'masters' (καθηγεμόνες; kathēgemónes) of the Epicurean School (with Epicurus, Metrodorus and Hermarchus). B. at Lampsacus (year unknown), d. at Athens in 278/7 BC. Epicurus inaugurated an annual festival in his honour in the month of Metageitnion. P. came into contact with Epicurus during the latter's sojourn at Lampsacus (311/10-307…

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Dorandi, Tiziano (Paris), Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Polyaenus”, 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 08 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1000850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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