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Aristeides, On the Foundation of Knidos (1770)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani. First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. See also FGrHist 444 / BNJ 444. Introduction/ Biographical Essay Jacoby was uncertain about the identity of this Aristeides1. He was convinced, however, that the author of the Περὶ Κνίδου κτίσεως was different from the Aristeides to whom a monograph on proverbs, Περὶ παροιμιῶν, is attributed, and…
Date: 2018-02-01

Charon of Lampsakos (1762)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
[see BNJ 262] This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani and published in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. About This Historian Historian: Charon of Lampsakos Jacoby number: 1762 Attested works: The History of Ethiopia : 1 The History of Persia : T 1 The History of Greece : T 1 On Lampsakos : T 1 History of Libya : T 1 Annals of the Lampsakenes : T 1 Of Spartans : T 1 Prytaneis : T 1 The History of Crete : T 1 Foundations…

Aristias/Ariston of Chios (1771)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. About This Historian Historian: Aristias/Ariston of Chios Jacoby number: 1771 Attested works: Foundations : F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC, 3rd-1st century BC 2nd century BC 1st century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | E. Paradoxography | 2. Late Hellenistic Period Place of origin: Chios   FGrHist 1771 F 1 Sou…

Diokles of Peparethos (1767)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The name “Peparethos” designates both the Aegean island1 and one of its three poleis 2. The island is acknowledged for some military deeds on the side of the Athenians in the 5th century BC. Its fleet seemed so important that, at the beginning of the second Macedonian War, Philip V devastat…

Apollonios of Rhodes (1766)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani.First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction (also commentary on T 1-3) Apollonios is consistently presented by ancient sources as a younger contemporary of Kallimachos, so probably his activity as a poet and philologist stretched from the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphos (283-246 BC), to that of Ptolemy III Euergetes I (246-221 B…

Ariston (1772)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
This entry was prepared by Silvia Barbantani. First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. See also BNJ 337. About This Historian Historian: Ariston Jacoby number: 1772 Attested works: The Colony of the Athenians : F 1 Historian's date: 3rd century BC, 3rd-1st century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography ( ) | E. Paradoxography | 2. Late Hellenistic Period Place of or…

Demosthenes of Bithynia (1769)

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Author(s): Barbantani, Silvia
First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay No biographical data are known about Demosthenes of Bithynia. In FGrHist 699 F 17/ BNJ 699 F 17, he is considered as a source for Alexander Polyhistor (2nd-1st cent. BC) and a target of Polybios’ criticism, but in this passage the reading “Demosthenes” may be a corruption for Timosthenes or Kallisthenes1. Most s…