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Paion (757)

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Author(s): Ruiz, Angel
This entry was prepared by Angel Ruiz and published on 1 October 2016. About this Historian Historian: Paion Jacoby number: 757 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century AD, 115 AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XVIII. Cyprus Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 757 F 1 Source: Hesychios, s.v. Aphroditos (᾽Αφρόδιτος ) Work mentioned: Source date: 5th century AD, 6th century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Fragment subject: mythology, greek - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Hesychios, s.v. Aphroditos᾽Αφρόδιτος· Θεόφραστος μὲν τὸν ῾Ερμαφρόδιτόν φησιν, ὁ δὲ τὰ περὶ ᾽Αμαθοῦντα γεγραφὼς Παίων εἰς ἄνδρα τὴν θεὸν ἐσχηματίσθαι ἐν Κύπρωι λέγει. Aphroditos: Theophrastos affirms that he is Hermaphroditos, and Paion, who wrote a book On Amathus, says that the goddess had the appearance of a man in Cyprus. Commentary The first mention of Aphroditos is in Aristophanes (R. Kassell and C. Austin, Poetae Comici Graeci 7 (Berlin 1989), F325), via a text of Macrobius (3.8.2). Photios, Lexikon, s.v. Aphroditos , identifies Aphroditos with Hermaphroditos and refers to other gods (Orthanes, Priapus, Aeacus, Genetyllis, Tychon, Gigon, Konisalos, Cynneius) ‘and others which Aristophanes recalls in the Heroes’. This suggests that Aristophanes included the name in a list of …