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Adranodorus

(116 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Ἀδρανόδωρος; Adranódōros). Son-in-law of Hieron II of Syracuse. In 215 BC (with others) made guardian of Hieronymus, the 15-year-old grandson and successor of Hieron II, he was responsible for the radical turning of Syracusian politics to the Carthaginians. After the death of Hieronymus in 214, he secured Ortygia and received the office of   strategos . His plan to attain leadership of Syracuse, which was supported by his wife Demarete, led in the same year to his murder in the city hall of Syracuse (Pol. 7,2,1; 5,4 f.; Liv. 24,4,3 f.). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliogra…

Dieuchidas

(93 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Διευχίδας; Dieuchídas). Son of Praxion of Megara, 4th cent. BC. Author of the Megariká in at least five vols. with broad treatment of the early period. The terminal date is uncertain, as is the chronological relationship with  Ephorus. In accounts of the temple of Delphi, a D. appears in the college of the naopoioí (‘temple builders’) in 338-329 (Syll.3 241 C 141; 250 I 21). He is usually identified with this D. contrary to [1. 13ff.]. Only 11 fragments preserved. FGrH 485 (with commentary). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography 1 L. Piccirilli, Megarika, 1975.

Aristomache

(62 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Ἀριστομάχη; Aristomáchē). Older sister of Dion, after 397 BC a spouse of  Dionysius I (Diod. Sic. 14,44,8). Arete, a daughter from this marriage, later married Dionysius. After his assassination in 354, A. and Arete were imprisoned. They were freed in the following year, but died on the sea voyage to the Peloponnese (Plut. Dion 57 f.). Meister, Klaus (Berlin)

Leandr(i)us

(62 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Λεάνδρ(ι)ος; Leándr(i)os). L. of Miletus, author of Milesiaká in at least 2 books that were repeatedly used by Callimachus [3]. Often, the name Leandr(i)us is considered a corruption and equated to Maeandrius of Miletus (also attested in inscriptions: Syll.3 599 and IPriene 37ff.), the author of the Historíai. Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography Editions: FGrH 491 and 492 with commentary

Philistus

(658 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Φίλιστος; Phílistos). [German version] A. Life P. of Syracuse, c. 430-356 BC, confidant, advisor, officer and historian of Dionysius I and II. P. helped Dionysius [1] I seize power in 406/5 (FGrH 556 T 3), commanded the tyrant's fortress on Ortygia for many years (T 5 c) and was entrusted with building the Adriatic colonial empire (T 5 a). Around 386, he was banished for personal reasons, probably only returning under Dionysius [2] II, whereupon he became the latter's most trusted advisor. P. was a stau…

Callixeinus

(115 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Καλλίξεινος; Kallíxeinos) of Rhodes, probably 2nd cent. BC. Wrote ‘On Alexandria’ in at least four bks. Two longer quotes are preserved in Athenaeus (5,196a-206c): F 2 on a splendid procession ( pompḗ) of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (279/78? BC), the other F 1 on the grand shipbuilding of Ptolemy IV Philopator (221-204). The work was neither a local history nor a perihegesis ( Periegetes) of Alexandria, but rather a collection of reports on special events ordered according to content. FGrH 627. Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography G. Grimm, Alexandreia. Die erste K…

Acestorides

(51 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Ἀκεστορίδης; Akestorídēs). From Corinth. Chosen as stratēgos c. 323/2 BC by the Syracusians. In order to reconcile oligarchs and (moderate) democrats with one another, he supposedly tried to remove  Agathocles [2] who was suspected of tyranny (Diod. Sic. 19,5,1). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography K. Meister, CAH 7.1, 21984, 387 f.

Archonides

(99 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Ἀρχωνίδης; Archōnídēs). [German version] [1] King of Herbita on Sicily (2nd half 5th cent. BC) King of Herbita and other Sicilian communities. Participated in the founding of  Cale Acte by Ducetius about 446/5 BC (Diod. Sic. 12,8,2) and died around 414 as a friend of the Athenians (Thuc. 7,1,4). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [German version] [2] King of Herbita on Sicily (End of 5th cent. BC) King of Herbita and a friend of the Athenians (IG II2 32). Concluded in 403/2 a peace with  Dionysius I and founded the town Halaesa Archonideius (Diod. Sic. 14,16). Meister, Klaus (Berlin)

Ducetius

(344 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] One of the few Sicels known by name, mentioned only by Diodorus (11,76-12,30, drawing on Timaeus) in an overly dramatic account (see [1. 50ff.] and [2. 99ff.]). In 466-461 BC, supported by the Sicels, D. attempted to use the chaotic conditions after the fall of the tyrants to establish a power base in Sicily (cf. Diod. Sic. 11,72,3-73; 76,4-6; 86,2-87). In 461/0 he moved with Syracuse against  Aitne [2] and expelled the mercenaries of the tyrant Hieron. Two years later he founded …

Damarete

(218 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δαμαρέτη; Damarétē). [German version] [1] Wife of Gelon of Syracuse Daughter of Theron of Acragas and wife of Gelon of Syracuse, after his death wife of Polyzalus. Diod. Sic. (11,26,3) and the schol. 15 (29) to Pindar (Ol. 2) report that after the battle of Himera in 480 BC, D. spoke out in favour of making peace with the Carthaginians and treating them humanely. From the proceeds of the golden wreath weighing 100 talents which she received from them for her actions, she had so-called damareteia minted ─ commemorative coins ─ that each had a value of 10 Attic drachmas or 50 litrai (17 specimens…

Theotimus

(55 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Θεότιμος; Theótimos). Greek historian of the Hellenistic period. Author of various works of local history: On Cyrene (FGrH 470 F 1 and 2), Italiká (FGrH 834 F 1), Against Aeelurus (FGrH 470 F 3-5), a Rhodean specialist author of unknown period (Aieluros FGrH 528). FGrH 470 and 834. Meister, Klaus (Berlin)

Marmor Parium

(369 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] Hellenistic chronicle on marble from Paros; two extensive parts have survived: In the year 1627, fragment A (lines 1-93) from Smyrna came into the possession of Earl Thomas Howard of Arundel, but lines 1-45 were lost during the turmoil under Charles I. and are only known from the editio princeps by J. Selden [1]. Lines 46-93 have been in Oxford since 1667. In 1897, fragment B (lines 101-132, FHG 1, 542-555) was discovered on Paros; today, it is kept at the local museum there. The Marmor Parium represents a Greek universal chronicle with the purpose of educating a…

Xenetus

(63 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] (Ξένετος; Xénetos). Prominent citizen of Locri [2] in Lower Italy. In a double wedding in 398 BC Dionysius [1] I of Syracuse married both X.' daughter Doris and the Syracusan Aristomache, bestowing his favour on both women equally. Later he held X.' wife responsible for Aristomache's infertility and had her killed (Diod. 14,44,6-45,1; Plut. Dion 3,3-6). Meister, Klaus (Berlin)

Phoinikussa, Phoinikodes

(92 words)

Author(s): Falco, Giulia (Athen) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[English version] (Φοινικοῦσσα, Φοινικώδης, lat. Phoenicusa). Die sechste der Aeoli Insulae bei Plin. nat. 3,94, h. Filicudi zw. den Inseln Aliculi im Westen und Salina im Osten. Die “Dattelpalmeninsel” (φοῖνιξ, Aristot. mir. 132; Strab. 6,2,11) diente als Weideland, war aber zeitweise besiedelt: Auf dem Capo Graziano im Osten von Ph. wurde eine vorgesch. Siedlung entdeckt, ferner zahlreiche Gräber hell.-röm. Zeit. Unter dem Meeresspiegel sind bauliche Überreste verschiedener Epochen erh. Falco, Giulia (Athen) Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography BTCGI 7, 456-463  E. Manni,…

Polyzelos

(158 words)

Author(s): Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Πολύζηλος). [English version] [1] Komödiendichter, um 400 v. Chr. Komödiendichter vom E. des 5./Anf. des 4. Jh. v. Chr.; errang vier Lenäensiege [1. test. 2]. Erh. sind 13 Fr. und fünf Stücktitel, davon vier myth. (Ἀφροδίτης γοναί/‘Die Geburt der Aphrodite, Δημοτυνδάρεως/ ‘Demotyndareos, Διονύσου γοναί/‘Die Geburt des Dionysos, Μουσῶν γοναί/‘Die Geburt der Musen); der Dichter bevorzugte offenbar komische Darstellungen von Göttergeburten, eine Sonderspielart myth. Stücke, die um die Wende 5./4. Jh. oder …

Menemachos

(163 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Μενέμαχος). [English version] [1] Pontischer Feldherr, 71 v.Chr. Pontischer Feldherr. Als sich 71 v.Chr. Mithradates [6] VI. und Licinius [I 26] Lucullus am Lykos in Nordbithynien gegenüberstanden, ließ Mithradates eine röm. Proviantkolonne unter M. Fabius Hadrianus durch eine Abteilung unter M. und Myron angreifen. Seine schwere Niederlage (die beiden Anführer und fast alle ihre Leute fielen in dem Gefecht) suchte der König mit der mangelnden Erfahrung der Feldherrn zu erklären (Plut. Lucullus 17; Sall. fr. IV 8 M.). Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) [English version] [2] Reiter…

Antandros

(270 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster)
(Ἄντανδρος). [English version] [1] aus Syrakus Bruder des Agathokles [2], Historiker, E. 4. Jh. v. Chr. Bruder des Agathokles [2]. Zu Beginn des Afrikafeldzuges 310 v. Chr. von diesem zum ›Aufseher über Syrakus‹ bestellt (Diod. 20,4,1), schrieb er später dessen Geschichte (Diod. 21,16,5). Nach Jacoby handelte es sich bloß um einen Nachruf. A. wird verschiedentlich, z. B. von Manni, als Autor des P Oxy. 2399 betrachtet (FGrH 565 mit Komm.). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography E. Manni, Note siceliote, I: un frammento di Antandro?, in: Kokalos 12, 1966, 163-171  K. Meister, Die griec…

Andriskos

(164 words)

Author(s): Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[English version] [1] (Pseudophilippos) Makedon. König Philipp VI. (149-148 v. Chr.) (Pseudophilippos) aus Adramyttion, erregte 153 v. Chr. in Syrien Aufruhr als vorgeblicher Sohn des Perseus und wurde von Demetrios I. an die Römer ausgeliefert, floh aber und kam 151 nach Pergamon, wo er auf ominöse Weise in den Besitz eines Diadems kam, bevor er von Thrakien aus mithilfe seines “Verwandten” Teres den Antigonidenthron zu restaurieren suchte; 149 in Pella zum König ernannt (Philipp VI.) besiegte er 148 in T…

Anaxilaos

(303 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Graf, Fritz (Princeton)
(Ἀναξίλαος). [English version] [1] aus Rhegion Tyrann von Rhegion (494-476 v. Chr.) Gehörte einer Familie an, die nach dem 2. Messenischen Krieg Ende des 7. Jhs. v. Chr. von Messene nach Rhegion ausgewandert war. 494 v. Chr. stürzte A. in Rhegion die Oligarchie der 1 000 reichsten Bürger (Aristot. fr. 611,55; Pol. 6,1316 a 38) und errichtete dort eine persönliche Herrschaft. Kurze Zeit später überredete er Samier und Milesier, die auf ihrer Flucht vor den Persern von den Zanklaiern zur Besiedlung von Kale A…

Archagathos

(342 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἀρχάγαθος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Agathokles [2] (Ende 4. Jh. v. Chr.) Vor seiner Rückkehr nach Sizilien 308/7 v. Chr. übergab Agathokles [2] das afrikan. Kommando seinem ältesten Sohn A. trotz dessen geringer mil. Begabung. Da dieser die Invasionsarmee zersplitterte, errangen die Karthager bald bedeutende Erfolge und schlossen A. in Tunes ein (Diod. 20,57-61). Auch Agathokles konnte nach seiner Rückkehr die Lage in Afrika nicht mehr wenden und floh unter Preisgabe des Heeres nach Sizilien. Infolgedessen erschlugen die erbitterten Soldaten A. (Diod. 20,68). Meister, K…

Gelon

(506 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen)
(Γέλων). [English version] [1] Größter sizilischer Tyrann vor Dionysios I., um 491-478 v. Chr. Sohn des Deinomenes aus Gela, größter sizilischer Tyrann vor Dionysios I., Regierungszeit ca. 491-478 v.Chr. Zuerst Leibwächter, später Reiteroberst des Hippokrates von Gela, usurpierte er nach dessen Tod 491 die Tyrannis über Gela und brachte die ostsizilische archḗ seines Vorgängers, die Gela, Kamarina, Kallipolis, Leontinoi, Katane, Naxos und zahlreiche Sikelergemeinden umfaßte, in seine Gewalt (Hdt. 7,154). Um 485 von den nach Kasmenai vertriebenen…

Hermaios

(147 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Ἑρμαῖος). [English version] [1] H. Soter Indogriech. König 1. Jh. v. Chr. (mittelind. Heramaya). Der letzte indogriech. König in Paropamisadai (h. Südosten Afghanistans) im 1. Jh. v.Chr., vielleicht Sohn des Amyntas [8]. Wie so viele indogriech. Könige ist er nur durch seine Münzen belegt, darunter eine große Menge postumer Ausgaben, geprägt von Indoskythen aus Baktrien, die ihn beseitigt hatten (nach [1] nach 30, nach [2] um 50, nach [3] um 70 v.Chr.). Seine Gemahlin war Kalliope. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography 1 W.W. Tarn, The Greeks in Bactria and India, 1951 2 A.K. Na…

Deinomenes

(336 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
(Δεινομένης). [English version] [1] Dynastiegründer aus Gela D. aus Gela, Begründer der Dynastie der Deinomeniden, Vater der Tyrannen Gelon, Hieron, Polyzalos und Thrasybulos (vgl. Simonides, fr. 141 Bergk = PLG 3,1166; Pind. P. 1,79; 2,18; Hdt. 7,145; Timaios FGrH 566 F 97; Diod. 11,67,2; Paus. 6,12,1ff.; 8,42,8). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [English version] [2] Sohn des Tyrannen Hieron, 5. Jh.v.Chr. Sohn des Tyrannen Hieron aus erster Ehe mit der Tochter des Syrakusiers Nikokles (Timaios FGrH 566 F 97) und als Knabe unter der Vormundschaft von Hierons Sc…

Maiandrios

(155 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Μαιάνδριος). [English version] [1] M. aus Samos Tyrann von Samos, 6. Jh. v.Chr. Vertrauter des Tyrannen Polykrates, führte für diesen Verhandlungen mit dem persischen Satrapen Oroites (Hdt. 3,123; vgl. Lukian. Charidemos 14). Nach dem Tod des Polykrates erlangte M. um das J. 521 v.Chr. selbst die Tyrannis, mußte aber bald dem von den Persern eingesetzten Syloson weichen (Hdt. 3,142-6). Er floh nach Sparta, wurde aber von den Ephoren aufgrund seines Reichtums des Landes verwiesen (Hdt. 3,148; Plut. mor. 224a-b). Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography J. Roisman, M. of Samos, in: Histor…

Lanassa

(156 words)

Author(s): Harder, Ruth Elisabeth (Zürich) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Λάνασσα). [English version] [1] Vorfahrin des moloss. Königshauses Tochter des Kleodaios, Enkelin des Hyllos, Urenkelin des Herakles [1], Ahnfrau des molossischen Königshauses von Epeiros (Plut. Pyrrhos 1,2; Lysimachos, FGrH 382 F 10). Neoptolemos raubt sie aus dem Zeustempel von Dodona, nimmt sie zur Frau und hat mit ihr acht Kinder, darunter Pyrrhos (Iust. 17,3,4). Harder, Ruth Elisabeth (Zürich) Bibliography P. Levêque, Pyrrhos, 1957, 643  M. Schmidt, s.v. L., RE 12, 617. [English version] [2] Frau von Pyrrhos und Demetrios Poliorketes, 3. Jh. v. Chr. Tochter des Agathokles…

Daphnaios

(100 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Bloch, René (Princeton)
(Δαφναῖος). [English version] [1] Stratege in Syrakus, 406 v.Chr. Stratege in Syrakus, sollte 406 v.Chr. das von Karthagern belagerte Akragas entsetzen, was aber fehlschlug, angeblich wegen seiner Korruptheit (Diod. 13,86,4ff.). Dieser Mißerfolg führte zur Absetzung des Feldherrenkollegiums, der Ernennung des Dionysios [1] zum bevollmächtigten Strategen und damit zu dessen Tyrannis. 405 brachte Dionysios den D. um (Diod. 13,96,3). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [English version] [2] Beiname Apollons Epiklese Apollons (Anth. Pal. 9,477; Nonn. Dion. 13,82). Wichtig ist…

Agesias

(139 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln)
(Ἀγησίας). [English version] [1] Seher und Feldherr Hierons I. von Syrakus (5. Jh. v. Chr.) Sohn des Sostratos, einem von Stymphalos (in Arkadien) nach Syrakus ausgewanderten Zweig der Jamiden entstammend, die in Olympia als Priester des Zeus fungierten. Als Seher und Feldherr im Dienste Hierons I. von Syrakus tätig, wurde er nach dessen Tod 467 v. Chr. vom Volk umgebracht (schol. Pind. O. 6,165). Der von Pindar O. 6 besungene Sieg des A. mit dem Maultiergespann fand wohl während der Olympischen Spiele des Jahres 468 statt. Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [English version] [2] Athener (Anf. 5…

Hiketas

(507 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἱκέτας). [English version] [1] Syrakusischer Adeliger, Tyrann über Leontinoi, um 350 v. Chr. Syrakusischer Adeliger, Freund des Dion [I 1]. In den Wirren nach dessen Tod 353 v.Chr. gewann er die Tyrannis über Leontinoi. Er unterstützte zunächst die Syrakusier im Kampf gegen Dionysios [2] II. Bei seinem Zug gegen Syrakus 346 verständigte er sich jedoch wegen der anrückenden Karthager mit Dionysios und unterstützte dessen Hilferuf an die Korinther. Die Übermacht der Karthager bewog ihn dann zu einem neuen Fro…

Damophilos

(172 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δαμόφιλος). [English version] [1] Koroplast und Maler, um 493 v. Chr. Koroplast und Maler, vermutlich aus der Magna Graecia. Gemeinsam mit Gorgasos schmückte er den Ceres-Tempel in Rom (493 v.Chr.) mit Wandmalerei und Giebelfiguren aus Terrakotta aus und fügte Künstlerepigramme hinzu. Bei einer späteren Erneuerung sei beides aufbewahrt worden. Neudecker, Richard (Rom) Bibliography Fuchs/Floren, 427, 440  Overbeck, Nr. 616, 1647 (Quellen)  I. Scheibler, Griech. Malerei der Ant., 1994. [English version] [2] Reicher Gutsbesitzer aus Enna, 136 v.Chr. Reicher Gutsbesitzer a…

Pherekydes

(645 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Φερεκύδης). [English version] [1] Ph. von Syros Mythograph und Kosmologe, 6. Jh. v. Chr. Griech. Mythograph und Kosmologe, 6. Jh.v.Chr.; nach einer älteren Trad. war er Zeitgenosse des Alyattes (ca. 605-560 v.Chr.; Pherekydes 7 A 2 DK; Akusilaos 9 A 1 DK), nach einer anderen fiel sein schriftstellerischer Höhepunkt in die 59. Olympiade (544-541 v.Chr., somit wäre er Zeitgenosse des Kyros [2]; Diog. Laert. 1,118 und 121; vgl. Pherekydes 7 A 1 DK). Nach Diog. Laert. 1,116 war sein Buch noch im 3. Jh.n.Chr. erh.; sein Titel lautete wohl Heptámychos, ‘Mit sieben Schlupfwinkeln (Suda …

Demon

(217 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δήμων). [English version] [1] Onkel des Demosthenes Onkel des Demosthenes, für seine Amtsführung als Priester 386/5 v.Chr. geehrt (IG II2 1140); möglicherweise Trierarch 373/2 (IG II2 1607, 26; erneut später IG II2 1609,13; [1. 115] unter Demosthenes 3597 II). Engels, Johannes (Köln) [English version] [2] Neffe des Demosthenes, athenischer Priester Sohn des Demomeles aus dem Demos Paiania, Neffe des Demosthenes, Priester des städtischen Asklepioskultes (IG II2 4969), wohl identisch mit dem Rhetor, dessen Auslieferung Alexandros [4] der Gr. 335 v.Chr. forder…

Kratippos

(300 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
(Κράτιππος). [English version] [1] aus Athen, Zeitgenosse und Fortsetzer des Thukydides aus Athen. Nach Dionysios von Halikarnassos (De Thucydide 16) ungefährer Zeitgenosse und Fortsetzer des Thukydides. Die Inhaltsangabe seines Geschichtswerkes, das mindestens bis 394 v.Chr. reichte, ist bei Plutarch überliefert (mor. 345c-e). Nach einigen Forschern (z.B. [1; 2; 4; 5; 6]) war K. ein bedeutender Historiker des 4. Jh.v.Chr. und Verf. der Hellēniká Oxyrhýnchia , nach anderen (z.B. Ed. Schwarz, Ed. Meyer, F. Jacoby) ein “später Schwindela…

Hicetas

(519 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich)
(Ἱκέτας; Hikétas). [German version] [1] Syracusan nobleman, tyrant of Leontini, around 350 BC Syracusan nobleman, friend of  Dion [I 1]. In the troubles after Dion's death in 353 BC he won the tyranny of Leontini. He initially supported the Syracusans in their struggle against  Dionysius [2] II. However, during his campaign against Syracuse in 346 he reached an understanding with Dionysius because of the approaching Carthaginians and supported his plea to the Corinthians for help. The superiority of the Cart…

Phoenicussa, Phoenicodes

(107 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Falco, Giulia (Athens)
[German version] (Φοινικοῦσσα/ Phoinikoûssa, Φοινικώδης/ Phoinikṓdēs, Latin Phoenicusa). The sixth of the Aeoliae Insulae in Plin. HN 3,94, modern Filicudi, between the islands of Aliculi in the west and Salina in the east. The date-palm island (φοῖνιξ/ phoînix, Aristot. Mir. 132; Str. 6,2,11) was used for pasture, but at times was settled: a prehistorical settlement has been discovered on Cape Graziano in the east of P., and also numerous graves of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Below sea-level there are remains of buildings surviving from various eras. Meister, Klaus (Berlin) F…

Maeandrius

(177 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Μαιάνδριος; Maiándrios). [German version] [1] M. of Samos Tyrant of Samos, 6th cent. BC Confidant of the tyrant Polycrates, conducted negotiations with the Persian satrap Oroetes (Hdt. 3,123; cf. Lucian. Charidemus 14) for him. After the death of Polycrates, M. himself managed to become tyrant in about 521 BC but soon had to give way to Syloson, who was appointed by the Persians (Hdt. 3,142-6). He fled to Sparta but was expelled from the country by the ephors because of his wealth (Hdt. 3,148; Plut. Mor. 224a-b). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography J. Roisman, M. of Samos, in: Historia …

Sosistratus

(321 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg)
(Σωσίστρατος/ Sōsístratos). [German version] [1] Oligarch in Syracuse, second half of the 4th cent. BC From c. 330 BC leader with Heraclides of the Oligarchy of the Six Hundred in Syracusae. Although he was suspected by Agathocles [2] of aspirations to tyranny, his successes in the war of Croton with the Bruttii confirmed his position in Syracuse (Diod. 19,3,3-5). After a military failure against Rhegium he was banished from Syracuse c. 322 (Diod. 19,4,3), but he and his followers were able to return under Acestoridas; after Agathocles seized power in 316/5, howe…

Timagenes

(304 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
(Τιμαγένης/ Timagénēs). [German version] [1] T. of Alexandria Greek rhetor and historian, 1st cent. BC The Greek rhetor and historian T. arrived in Rome in 55 BC as a prisoner of war of A. Gabinius [I 2] and was ransomed by Sulla's son Cornelius [I 87] Faustus (FGrH 88 T 1). He worked there as a respected rhetor, mentioned in the same breath as Caecilius [III 5] of Cale Acte and Craton (T 1 and 2). Initially, he was in great favour with Augustus, but later fell into disgrace with the emperor because of his all…

Hellanicus

(786 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
(Ἑλλάνικος; Hellánikos). [German version] [1] H. of Mytilene Greek historian, end of 5th cent. BC (T 1). Contrary to ancient tradition, which sometimes puts his birth date towards the end of the 6th cent. (T 4), sometimes at the beginning of the 5th cent. (T 3) and sometimes in the year 480/479 BC (T 1 and 6), younger rather than older contemporary of  Herodotus. At any rate the datable works belong to the last third of the 5th cent. H. analyzed the Herodotean collection of topics into individual components by a series of monographs and, reverting to  Hecataeus [3], even…

Damophilus

(178 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δαμόφιλος; Damóphilos). [German version] [1] Coroplast and painter, c. 493 BC Coroplast and painter, probably from Magna Graecia. Together with Gorgasos he decorated the Temple of Ceres in Rome (493 BC) with murals and terracotta pediment figures and added artist's epigrams. Later renovations preserved both of these. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Fuchs/Floren, 427, 440 Overbeck, no. 616, 1647 (sources) I. Scheibler, Griech. Malerei der Ant., 1994. [German version] [2] Rich property owner from Enna 136 BC Rich property owner from Enna, who treated the slaves i…

Ister, Istrus

(810 words)

Author(s): Cabanes, Pierre (Clermont-Ferrand) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Modern Danube (ὁ Ἴστρος/ ho Ístros; Hister, Danuvius, Danubius, Δάνυβις; Dánybis, the modern Danube). According to Apoll. Rhod. 4, the  Argonautae (with map of the journey of the Argonauts) must have returned from the Black Sea by way of the I. and its tributaries, in order to reach the mare Adriaticum. Hdt. 4,33 is probably describing the same route that the  Hyperborei took from Scythia to Dodona. The Greeks long knew primarily the lower reaches of the I. Hdt. 4,48f. describes the I. as the most important of the rivers known…

Deinomenes

(391 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Δεινομένης; Deinoménēs). [German version] [1] Founder of a dynasty from Gela D. from Gela, founder of the Deinomenid dynasty; father of the tyrants Gelon, Hieron, Polyzalus and Thrasybulus (cf. Simonides, fr. 141 Bergk = PLG 3,1166; Pind. Pyth. 1,79; 2,18; Hdt. 7,145; Timaeus FGrH 566 F 97; Diod. Sic. 11,67,2; Paus. 6,12,1ff.; 8,42,8). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [German version] [2] Son of Hieron the tyrant, 5th cent. BC Son of Hieron by his first marriage with the daughter of the Syracusan Nicocles (Timaeus FGrH 566 F 97); as a boy he was installed under the gua…

Thermae

(4,525 words)

Author(s): Nielsen, Inge (Hamburg) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
[1] Baths [German version] I. Etymology and definition Thermae (fem. pl.) is a Latinization and substantivization of the Greek adjective θερμός/ thermós, 'warm'. The word was used in its Latinized form to describe a bathing establishment, and subsequently passed back into the Greek language in this sense. As in Classical Antiquity, modern scholarship has no precise definition of 'thermal baths' (TB), although it has for the smaller baths ( balnea). TB are normally defined as large, public bathing establishments with a multitude of additional functions. Apart from…

Hermaeus

(162 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Ἑρμαῖος; Hermaîos). [German version] [1] H. Soter Indo-Greek king, 1st cent. BC (Middle Indian Heramaya). The last of the Indo-Greek kings in Paropamisadai (modern south-east Afghanistan) in the 1st cent. BC, perhaps a son of Amyntas [8]. Like so many of the Indo-Greek kings, he is only known through his coins, a large amount of which were issued postumously by Indo-Scythians from Bactria, who had removed him (according to [1] after 30, according to [2] around 50, according to [3] around 70 BC). He was married to  Calliope. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography 1 W. W. Tarn, The Gr…

Polyzelus

(180 words)

Author(s): Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Πολύζηλος/ Polýzēlos). [German version] [1] Comic poet, c. 400 BC Comic poet of the late 5th and early 4th cent. BC; won four victories at the Lenaea [1. test. 2]. 13 frr. and five titles survive. Four of them are mythological (Ἀφροδίτης γοναί/ Aphrodítēs gonaí, 'The Birth of Aphrodite'; Δημοτυνδάρεως/ Dēmotyndáreōs, Διονύσου γοναί/ Dionýsou gonaí, 'The Birth of Dionysus'; Μουσῶν γοναί/ Mousôn gonaí, 'The Birth of the Muses'); he evidently favoured comedic presentations of the births of gods, a special variety of mythological play in vogue at the turn of …

Agesias

(150 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne)
(Ἀγησίας; Agēsías). [German version] [1] Seer and captain in the service of Hieron I of Syracuse (5th cent. BC) Son of Sostratus, stemming from one of the branches of the Jamides, who had migrated from Stymphalus (in Arcadia) to Syracuse and functioned in Olympia as priests of Zeus. Active as a seer and captain in the service of  Hieron I of Syracuse, A. was killed by the people after Hieron's death in 467 BC (schol. Pind. Ol. 6,165). Pindar's sixth ode celebrates A.'s victory with the mule team, which probably occurred during the Olympic games in 468. Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [German version] [2…

Daphnaeus

(121 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Bloch, René (Berne)
(Δαφναῖος; Daphnaîos). [German version] [1] Strategos in Syracus 406 BC Strategos in Syracuse, was supposed to relieve Acragas in 406 BC when it was besieged by the Carthaginians, but this went wrong, apparently because of his corruption (Diod. Sic. 13,86,4ff.). This failure led to the removal from office of the group of commanders, the appointment of  Dionysius [1] as an authorized strategos and thereby to the latter's tyrannis. Dionysius killed D. in 405 (Diod. Sic. 13,96,3). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [German version] [2] Epiclesis of Apollo Epiclesis of Apollo (Anth. Pal. 9,477…

Menemachus

(174 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Μενέμαχος/ Menémachos). [German version] [1] Pontic general, 71 BC Pontic general. When Mithradates [6] VI and Licinius [I 26] Lucullus faced one another at the Lycus in northern Bithynia in 71 BC, Mithradates had a unit under M. and Myron attack a Roman supply column under M. Fabius Hadrianus. The king tried to explain its heavy defeat (the two leaders and almost all the men fell) by the lack of experience of the generals (Plut. Lucullus 17; Sall. fr. IV 8 M.). Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) [German version] [2] Cavalry leader of Tigranes II of Armenia, 67 BC Cavalry leader of Tigranes II …

Gelon

(562 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen)
(Γέλων; Gélōn). [German version] [1] Greatest Sicilian tyrant prior to Dionysius I, about 491-479 BC Son of Deinomenes from Gela, greatest Sicilian tyrant prior to Dionysius I, period of reign c. 491-478 BC. Firstly bodyguard, later master-of-horse of Hippocrates of Gela, after whose death in 491 he usurped the tyrannis over Gela and brought the east Sicilian archḗ of his predecessor, comprising Gela, Camarina, Callipolis, Leontini, Catana, Naxos and numerous Sicilian communities, into his power (Hdt. 7,154). Called to help around 485 by the Syracusan gamoroi (land owners), who …

Andriscus

(174 words)

Author(s): Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Ἀνδρίσκος; Andrískos). [German version] [1] (Pseudophilippos) the Macedonian; king Philippus VI (149-148 BC) (Pseudo-Philippus) from Adramyttium, incited 153 BC a rebellion in Syria as alleged son of  Perseus and was handed over by  Demetrius I to the Romans, but he fled and 151 arrived at Pergamum, where he came into possession of a diadem, in an ominous way, before he sought restoration of the Antigonid throne from Thrace with the help of his ‘relative’ Teres; 149 in Pella he was named king (Philip VI), 1…

Demarchus

(98 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δήμαρχος; Dḗmarchos). [German version] [1] Lycian, honoured in Samos Son of Taron, Lycian, rewarded with citizenship and privileges of honour for his services to the Samians (at the time of their banning) and to  Phila on Samos (Syll.3 333). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [2] Syracusan strategos c. 400 BC Syracusan strategos, who in 411 BC, as one of the followers of the exiled Hermocrates, commanded the Syracusan fleet in the Aegean (Thuc. 8,85,3; Xen. Hell. 1,1,29) and was removed in 405/4 by Dionysius I as a political rival (Diod. Sic. 13,96,3). Meister, Klaus (Berli…
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