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Dicaearchus

(911 words)

Author(s): Sharples, Robert (London)
(Δικαίαρχος; Dikaíarchos) from Messene (in Sicily [1. 43]), student of  Aristotle. [German version] A. Life D. (born c. 375 BC?) spent a part of his life in the Peloponnese (Cic. Att. 6,2,3; fragments and testimonials in [1]; list of writings in [2]). As with other early Peripatetics, the breadth of D.'s interests is remarkable; Varro (Rust. 1,2,6) and Pliny (HN 2,162) describe him as ‘highly learned’, Cicero (Att. 6,2,3) as ‘very well instructed’ (ἱστορικώτατος). Sharples, Robert (London) [German version] B. Works A work on the history of culture entitled ‘The life of Gre…

Dikaiarchos

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Author(s): Sharples, Robert (London)
von Messene (in Sizilien [1. 43]), Schüler des Aristoteles. [English version] A. Leben D. (* ca. 375. v.Chr.?) verbrachte einen Teil seines Lebens auf der Peloponnes (Cic. Att. 6,2,3; Fragmente und Zeugnisse bei [1]; Aufzählung der Schriften bei [2]). Wie bei anderen frühen Peripatetikern ist die Breite von D.' Interesse bemerkenswert; er wird von Varro (rust. 1,2,6Varro rust. 1,2,6) und von Plinius (nat. 2,162Plin. nat. 2,162) als ‘höchst gelehrt’ beschrieben, von Cicero (Att. 6,2,3Cic. Att. 6,2,3) als ‘sehr gut unterrichtet’ (ἱστορικώτατος). Sharples, Robert (London) …

Sotion

(838 words)

Author(s): Sharples, Robert (London) | Runia, David T. (Leiden)
(Σωτίων; Sōtíōn). [German version] [1] Several individuals of the same name It is uncertain to how many individuals, an…

Critolaus

(280 words)

Author(s): Sharples, Robert (London) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich)
(Κριτόλαος). [German version] [1] Of Phaselis, peripatetic head of school of Phaselis, peripatetic head of a school in the 1st half of the 3rd cent. BC [1; 2] and one of the most important peripatetic philosophers of the period between  Straton and  Andronicus [4] (Testimonies in [3]). He accompanied  Carneades and  Diogenes [15] of Babylon in 156/5 BC in the philosphers' delegation to Rome. C. defended the Aristotelian theories of the eternity of the World and the fifth element (of which he assumed the s…

Kritolaos

(279 words)

Author(s): Sharples, Robert (London) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München)
(Κριτόλαος). [English version] [1] von Phaselis, peripat. Schuloberhaupt, 3. Jh. v. Chr. von Phaselis, peripatetisches Schuloberhaupt 1. H. 3. Jh.v.Chr. [1; 2] und der bede…

Aspasius

(588 words)

Author(s): Sharples, Robert (London) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Michel, Simone (Hamburg)
[German version] [1] Commentator on Aristotle Commentator on Aristotle, 1st half of the 2nd cent. AD; teacher of  Herminus. His works were read in the school of Plotinus (Porph. Vita Plotini 14). A.' commentary on the ‘Nicomachean Ethics [1] is the earliest surviving extended commentary on an Aristotelian text, and influenced the treatment of the ‘common books’ 5-7 as Nicomachean; although the theory in [2. 29-36] that he was responsible for the inclusion of these books has been questioned by the ‘Eudemian Ethics. A. ascribed only instrumental value to physical, external goods, and rejected the Stoic tendency to …

Ariston

(821 words)

Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Sharples, Robert (London) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Hülser, Karl-Heinz (Constance) | Ego, Beate (Osnabrück)
(Ἀρίστων; Arístōn). [German version] [1] of Athens Tragedian Son of Menealaus (possibly identical with TrGF 2-4, 1977-85, 137), father of the comic poet Alexander (FdD III 2, 48 l. 3 and 15; 49), author of Satyr plays and tragedies; in an inscription on the southern wall of the …

Lykon

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Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Blume, Horst-Dieter (Münster) | Sharples, Robert (London) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Λύκων). [English version] [1] Athener Ende 5. Jh. v. Chr. Athener, unterstützte um 420 v.Chr. den Aufstand des Pissuthnes gegen den Großkönig. Von Tissaphernes bestochen, fiel L. von Pissuthnes ab und erhielt zur Belohnung einige St…

Ariston

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Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Sharples, Robert (London) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Hülser, Karl-Heinz (Konstanz) | Ego, Beate (Osnabrück)
(Ἀρίστων). [English version] [1] aus Athen Tragiker Sohn des Menelaos (vielleicht identisch mit TrGF 137), Vater des Komikers Alexandros (FdD III 2, 48 Z. 3 und 15; 49), Dichter von Satyrspielen und Tragödien, nach einer Inschr. an der Südwand des Schatzhauses der Athener (FdD III 2, 48 17, Z. 30 und 35, Syll.3 711 L) als att. Teilnehmer an der III. Pythaïs der Techniten des Dionysos in Delphi wohl im Jahre 106/5 (oder 97 laut TrGF app. crit. 145- 151) geehrt. Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) Bibliography Mette, 72  TrGF 146. [English version] [2] aus Alexandreia Peripatetiker, M. 1. Jh. v. Chr. …

Alexander

(7,586 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Et al.
(Ἀλέξαδρος; Aléxandros). Famous personalities:  Alexander the Great [4] (III.); the Philosopher Alexander [26] of Aphrodisias. I. Myth [German version] [1] see Paris see  Paris. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) II. Associated Hellenistic ruling families [German version] [2] A. I. Macedonian king, 1st half of the 5th cent. BC Son of  Amyntas [1] and his negotiator with  Darius. As Macedonian king he supported  Xerxes' invasion of Greece, but pretended to be a friend of the Greeks (later called ‘Philhellen’). Herodotus has subtly shown his ambiguity. He was able to expand his kingdom with the help of the Persians and also after they retreated. Its boundaries are unknown, but it did include the mining regions at the  Strymon, which enabled him t…

Alexandros

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Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Et al.
Bekannte Persönlichkeiten: Alexander [4] d. Gr. (III.); der Philosoph A. [26] aus Aphrodisias. I. Mythos [English version] [1] anderer Name des Paris s. Paris. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) II. Angehörige hellenistischer Herrscherfamilien [English version] [2] A. I. Makedon. König (1. H. 5. Jh. v. Chr.) Sohn von Amyntas [1] und sein Unterhändler mit Dareios. Als maked. König unterstützte er Xerxes' Invasion in Griechenland, gab aber vor, ein Freund der Griechen zu sein (später “Philhellen” genannt). Herodot hat seine Zweideutigkeit subtil …