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Sosibius
(613 words)

(Σωσίβιος/Sōsíbios).

[German version]

[1] Egyptian statesman, 3rd cent. BC

Son of Dioscurides, father of Ptolemaeus [32], Sosibius [2] and Arsinoe [II 5]; from Alexandria; still under Ptolemaeus [6] III he won victories in the diaulos at the Ptolemaia, in the agéneioi ('beardless') wrestling at the Panathenaea and in chariot racing at the Isthmia and Nemea (Callim. fr. 384 Pfeiffer; [1. 144-149; 2. 79-81…

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Ameling, Walter (Jena), Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Sosibius”, 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 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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