Silenus
(365 words)

(Σιληνός; Silēnós).

[German version]

[1] S. from Caleacte Greek historian, 2nd cent. BC

Greek historian, like Sosylus in the retinue of Hannibal [4], 'as long as fate allowed it' (FGrH 175 T 2 in Nep. Hann. 13,3). Author of an 'official' history of Hannibal (F 1-2) and of Sikeliká in 4 books (F 3-9). S. was used by Coelius [I 1] Antipater (F 2); perhaps Polybius's criticism (3,47,6-48,12) of 'a number of'…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin), Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf) and Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Silenus”, 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 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1112830>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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