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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Λαυρέας; Lauréas). Epigrammatist, probably identifiable with Cicero's freedman M. Tullius L., author of five elegant distichs in Latin about a Cymaean mineral spring (FPL 80). The Anthologia Palatina ascribes three poems to him: the funerary epigrams 7,17 (fictitiously to Sappho) and 7,294 (to a fisherman, in the style of Leonidas) which are preceded by the gentilicium Týllios, and the paederastic epigram 12,24, whose authenticity, however, is doubtful (cf. Anth. Pal. 12,25-27 of Statilius Flaccus [1] whose gentilicium Statýllios may have caused attributi…


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Γαυράδας). Author of an ingenious epigram in iambic trimeters in the form of a dialogue between Echo and her lover (Anth. Pal. 16,152). The popular theme (cf. also Archias, Anth. Pal. 9,27; Evodus, ibid. 16,155; Satyrus, ibid. 16,153; Anon., ibid. 16,156) is developed in an original fashion; dating the poet, whose obviously barbarous name is unique, is impossible. Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography FGE 111f.


(138 words)

Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Τύμνης; Týmnēs). Epigrammatist with a Carian name from the 'Garland' of Meleager [8] (Anth. Pal. 4,1,19), perhaps 3rd or 2nd cent. BC. Seven poems survive, each consisting of two couplets, with the exception of an epideictic six-line poem Anth. Pal. 7,433 on the 'Spartan mother' (imitated by Erycius, Anth. Pal. 7,230 and Antipater [9], Anth. Pal. 7,531). Two of the four epitaphs are considered to be on animals, cf. Anyte (Anth. Pal. 7,199,211). The Priapic poem Anth. Pal. 16,237 i…


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Ἥδυλος; Hḗdylos). Epigrammatist of the Garland of Meleager (Anth. Pal. 4,1,45), son of the female elegiac poet  Hedyle, lived on Samos and under Ptolemy II in Alexandria (283/282-243 BC). Of his poems (dedicatory, funerary, epideictic, sympotic and derisive epigrams) eight are passed down in Athenaeus and five in the Anthologia Palatina (Anth. Pal. 11,123 and 414 are probably not authentic; 5,161 is perhaps from  Asclepiades [1]; cf. Ath. 7,297a; Str. 14,683; EM 72,16 for other possible works in verse and prose). These few epigr…


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Πίνυτος/ Pínytos). Author of a conventional, one-distich funerary epigram on Sappho (Anth. Pal. 7,16; inclusion in the Garland of Philippus [32] highly doubtful). The rarity of the name suggests identification with the grammarian P. of Bithynium, freedman of Epaphroditus and secretary to Nero (Steph. Byz. s.v. Βιθύνιον). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography GA II 1, 438f.; II 2, 464f.  M. Lausberg, Das Einzeldistichon. Studien zum antiken Epigramm, 1982, 261, 265.

Irenaeus Referendarius

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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] 6th-cent. AD poet of epigrams, author of three erotic epigrams that originate in the Cycle of Agathias: Anth. Pal. 5,249 (love with the haughty Rhodope is represented as the merging of soul and body); 5,251 (about an unnamed woman whose pride is not even broken by the evanescence of her beauty) and 253 (appeal to the coy Chrysilla to submit to Cypris' wishes). This last poem was imitated by Niketas Eugenianos. Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography Al. and Av. Cameron, The ‘Cycle of Agathias, in: JHS 86, 1966, 8.


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Φάεννος; Pháennos). Epigrammatic poet of the 'Garland' of Meleager [8] (Anth. Pal. 4,1,29f.), probably 3rd cent. BC. Preserved are one funerary epigram for the Spartan Leonidas [1] who fell at Thermopylae (Anth. Pal. 7,437; belongs to the Laconophile school of Hellenistic epigrammatic poetry, cf. Epigram I E ), and another for a cricket buried by its owner (7,197); although the subject is a topos (cf. 7,189; 190; 192; 198; 364), this poem seems to depend on Mnasalces (Anth. Pal. 7,194). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography GA I 1, 159; 2, 457f.  G. Herrlinger, T…


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Καπίτων; Kapítōn). Otherwise unknown epigrammatist, of whom a witty distichon has survived: beauty without grace is compared with a ‘bait without rod’ (Anth. Pal. 5,67,2). C. (Capito) is quite a widespread Roman cognomen: the assumption that he might be identical with the epic poet from Alexandria, mentioned in Ath. 10,425, is thus without foundation; equally, it hardly is likely that he is identical with Pompeius C., who demonstrates his mastery in every metre and rhythm (TrGF 186). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography FGE 34.


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Καλλέας; Kalléas) of Argos. Otherwise unknown composer of a sympotic epigram (Anth. Pal. 11,232) based on the saying: ‘wine reveals one's character’, a version of the old saying in vino veritas (cf. Alcaeus fr. 333 Voigt; Thgn. 500; Aesch. fr. 393 Radt etc.). The very rare compound λυσσομανής (‘raging’, v. 2) was probably adopted from  Antipater [8] of Sidon (Anth. Pal. 6,219,2). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography V. Longo, L'epigramma scoptico greco, 1967, 106 H. Beckby, Anthologia Graeca, III-IV, 21967.

Mundus Munatius

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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] Greek epigrammatist whose inclusion in the 'Garland' of Philippus of Thessalonica has not been proved conclusively (for one thing, the combination of the nomen Munatius, [widespread in the Late Republican period], with the cognomen Mundus, [rare in Philip’s time, i.e. first half of 1st cent. AD]), is not verified). Only one formal poem about the ruins of Mycenae is preserved (Anth. Pal. 9,103; cf. e.g. Alpheus[3] of Mytilene, ibid. 9,101 and 104). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography GA II.1, 436-439; 2, 463f.


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Καλλικτήρ; Kalliktḗr) of Manesium. Writer of epigrams, possibly from the 1st or 2nd cent. AD, to whom are ascribed the satirical two-line epigrams from the Anth. Pal. 11,2; 5; 6 and, according to Planudes, 333. The epigrams against doctors, 11,118-122, are probably his also; Planudes however assigns them to Nicarchus. The erotic poems Anth. Pal. 5,29 and 45 are attributed to the name Cillactor; the rarity of both names, not attested elsewhere and still of uncertain form, argues in favour of identification with C. Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography FGE 114f. V…


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Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Μυρῖνος; Myrȋnos). Elegant epigrammatic poet in the ‘Garland’ of Philippus. Four poems are extant, showing him as a skillful imitator of Leonidas [3] of Tarentum; however, he also displayed an independent creativity, in a satirical setting (Anth. Pal. 6,254: a dedication to Priapus by a hermaphrodite frail with age; 11,67: against an old woman behaving like a child) as well as in an idyllic-pastoral one (ibd. 6,108 and 7,703; the latter poem is erroneously placed amongst the epitaphs). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography GA II.1, 286-289; 2, 319-322.


(91 words)

Author(s): Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
[German version] (Θύιλλος; Thýillos). Epigrammatist in Cicero's circle (Cic. Att. 1,9,2; 1,16,15: 67 and 61 BC, cf. [1; 3]). Three poems survive: a description of a spring (Anth. Pal. 6,170), an epitaph (perhaps for an inscription) for a Cybele priestess (Anth. Pal. 7,223 = GVI 707,  cf. Philod. ibid. 7,222), a variation on the return of spring (ibid. 10,5, cf. Leonidas [3], ibid. 10,1 etc.). Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) Bibliography 1 J. Geffcken, s. v. T., RE 6 A, 692 2 FGE, 95-99 3 O. Masson, À propos du dernier livre de D. L. Page, FGE, in: RPh 58, 1984, 98 f.


(266 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Ornella (Bologna) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ἡγέμων). [English version] [1] von Thasos, Komödiendichter, erster professioneller Parodist, 5. Jh. v. Chr. von Thasos. Dichter der Alten Komödie (erh. ein Fragment der Philínna, vgl. PCG V 547) und erster professioneller Parodist (παρῳδός, Aristot. poet. 1448a 12f.). Mit ihm wurde die parodisierende Dichtung zur lit. Gattung, zum lustigen Anhang bei den Rhapsodenwettkämpfen, ebenso wie das Satyrspiel bei den Tragödienagonen (vgl. [1]). Im einzigen erh. Fragment ruft H., bekannt unter dem Spottnamen “Linse” (φακῆ), hu…


(288 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Ornella (Bologna) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ἡγέμων; Hēgémōn). [German version] [1] Of Thasos, poet of Comedies, first professional parodist, 5th cent. BC of Thasos. Poet of the Old Comedy (preserved is a fragment of the Philínna, cf. PCG V 547) and first professional parodist (παρῳδός/ parōidós, Aristot. Poet. 1448a 12f.). Parodizing literature became a literary genre through him, a funny appendix at the rhapsode games, similar to the satyr play at the tragedy agons (cf. [1]). In the only preserved fragment, H., known by the nickname ‘Lentil’ (φακῆ; phakê), recalls with humour the difficult beginnings of his own caree…


(289 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Φάλαικος). [English version] [1] Phokischer Militär, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des Onomarchos. Ph. wurde im J. 352 v.Chr. als Minderjähriger von seinem Onkel Phayllos [1] als vierter stratēgós autokrátōr (Stratege mit Sondervollmachten) der Phoker im 3. Heiligen Krieg eingesetzt. Als Vormund wurde Mnaseas [1] bestellt, der aber bereits 351 starb (Diod. 16,38,6f.). Nach wechselnden Kämpfen gegen Theben wurde Ph. 347 abgesetzt, offenbar weil er sich den Friedensbemühungen der Phoker widersetzte (als offizieller Grund wurde die Ver…


(868 words)

Author(s): Vassis, Ioannis (Athen) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(s. auch Constantinus). [English version] [1] K. VII. Porphyrogennetos byz. Kaiser 905-959 (byz. Kaiser 905-959 n.Chr.; Alleinherscher 945-959). Sohn des byz. Kaisers Leon VI. (886-912) und der Zoe Karbonopsina; zu K. als Politiker Constantinus [9]. Seine lit. Tätigkeit war auf die Erhaltung und Kodifizierung des Wissens auf verschiedenen Gebieten für praktische Zwecke ausgerichtet. So sind die Excerpta [1], eine von ihm angeregte histor. und moralische Enzyklopädie, ein riesiges, in 53 B. thematisch gegliedertes Sammelwerk, das aus Partien mehrere…


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Author(s): Zingg, Reto (Basel) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ἱπποδάμας). [English version] [1] Bruder des Orestes Sohn des Flußgottes Acheloos [2] und der Perimede, Vater von Euryte, Bruder des Orestes (Apollod. 1,52). In anderer Überl. Vater der Naiade Perimele, der Geliebten von Acheloos, die, von H. ins Meer gestoßen, von Poseidon in eine der Echinadeninseln (an der W.-Küste Akarnaniens) verwandelt wird (Ov. met. 8,573ff.). Zingg, Reto (Basel) [English version] [2] Name von Troianern Name von Troianern: der eine H. wird von Achilleus (Hom. Il. 20,401), der andere von Agamemnon (Hyg. fab. 113) getötet; der dritte i…


(431 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ἑλλάδιος). [English version] [1] aus Antinoupolis/Ägypten, Grammatiker, 4. Jh. H. aus Antinupolis in Ägypten. Grammatiker des 4. Jh. n.Chr., Verf. einer Chrēstomatheía (“Wissenswerte Dinge”) in iambischen Trimetern. Photios, die einzige biographische Quelle, exzerpierte sie (cod. 279, 529b 25-536a 22), kannte aber auch eine Prosaepitome (vgl. [4. 99; 6. 16]). Das enzyklopädische Werk bietet gramm., etym., histor., myth. usw. Informationen; zur lit. Gattung vgl. [6. 24-26]. Weder Anordnungskriterium noch Vorlage de…


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Author(s): Folkerts, Menso (München) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Γέμινος). [English version] [1] Astronom und Mathematiker, um 70 v. Chr. Astronom und Mathematiker aus der Schule des Poseidonios. Über sein Leben ist fast nichts bekannt. Die Blütezeit seines Schaffens war um 70 v.Chr. Allg. wird angenommen, daß er auf Rhodos lebte. Die einzige vollständig erh. Schrift des G. ist die ‘Einführung in die Astronomie (Εἰσαγωγὴ εἰς τὰ φαινόμενα). Sie steht in der Trad. des Eudoxos und des Aratos [4]. Ähnlich wie die spätere Schrift des Kleomedes ist sie ein elementares astron…
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