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Isagoras

(246 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἰσαγόρας; Isagóras). [German version] [1] Son of Teisander, Cleisthenes' competitor after the fall of the tyrants Son of Teisander, he fought  Cleisthenes for supreme power in Athens after the fall of the tyrants. The conflict was initially between their hetairiai ( Hetairia). It was only when I. was elected archon for the year 508/507 BC, that Cleisthenes was successful in winning the support of the dḗmos. I. too had to mobilize additional sources of power and in traditional aristocratic manner had his guest  Cleomenes I of Sparta intervene in Attica and e…

Artavasdes

(727 words)

Author(s): Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀρταουάσδης; Artaouásdēs). [German version] [1] I. King of Armenia between 160 and 120 BC King of Armenia between 160 and 120 BC. He was the son of Artaxias I and father (not brother) of Tigranes I. Toward the end of his rule, he was attacked by the Arsacid  Mithridates II (Just. Epit. 42,2,6), which led to the handing over of his grandson Tigranes II to the Parthians as a hostage. Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) [German version] [2] II. King of Armenia between (55-34 BC) (also called Artabazes, Ἀρταβάζης; Artabázēs) as son and successor to Tigranes II. Began his rule as king of Arm…

Democrates

(130 words)

Author(s): Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Δημοκράτης; Dēmokrátēs). [German version] [1] Attic orator of the 4th cent. BC from Aphidna Attic orator of the 4th cent. BC from Aphidna, probably an older contemporary of Demosthenes [2] (about 338 BC he is called γέρων ( gérōn; old man), cf. Stob. Floril. 3,22,43). As the descendant of  Harmodius or  Aristogeiton, he had a claim to free provisions in the Prytaneion (Hyp. 4,3). He belonged to the Pro-Macedonian party (Hyp. 4,2). He is also mentioned in Aeschin. Leg. 2,17 and Isaeus 6,22. Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) Bibliography Blass, 3,2. [German version] [2] Tragedian of Sic…

Aristocrates

(485 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
[German version] [1] Legendary king of the Arcadian Orchomenus (2nd half 7th cent. BC) Legendary king of the Arcadian Orchomenus (Apollod. FGrH 244 F 334; according to Paus. 4,17,2; 8,5,13 king of Trapezus) at the time of the Second Messenian War (2nd half of the 7th cent. BC); according to Diog. Laert. 1,94, he ruled, together with his son, over almost all of Arcadia. As leader of the Arcadians, on several occasions A. supposedly betrayed his Messenian allies under the leadership of  Aristomenes to Sparta (Paus. 4,17,2-8; 22,1-6), and he was finally stoned …

Evetes

(124 words)

Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen)
(Εὐέτης; Euétēs). [German version] [1] Tragedian Tragedian, whose plays were performed in Athens at the time of  Epicharmus (486/5 or 485/4 BC; cf. Suda ε 2766; see also [1.34]). A victory at the Dionysia soon after 484 is transmitted (DID A 3a, 12). Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) Bibliography 1 H. Hoffmann, Chronologie der att. Tragödie, 1951. TrGF 6. [German version] [2] Comedian Comic poet; his only transmitted play title Epíklēros (‘The Heiress’) can hardly be made to fit in chronologically with the observation in the Suda (ε 2766) that a playwright named E.…

Homerus

(4,933 words)

Author(s): Latacz, Joachim (Basle) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
[German version] [1] The poet Homer Homer (Ὅμηρος/ Hómēros, Lat. Homērus, French Homère, German Homer). Latacz, Joachim (Basle) [German version] I. Short definition Homer is the first poet of the European cultural area of whom works of a major scope are completely extant (around 28,000 hexametric lines in the Greek language), which have been received continuously in all parts of the world influenced by European culture since they were composed c. 2,700 years ago and which have exerted evident as well as covert influence on cultural development until the present time [11; 39; 17. 274]. La…

Aphareus

(338 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀφαρεύς; Aphareús). [German version] [1] Son of Perieres and Gorgophone Son of  Perieres and Gorgophone, daughter of Perseus. As king of the Messenians he founded Arene at Pylos, which he named after his wife, the daughter of Oebalus and his half-sister. He took in Neleus and gave him Pylos, and was initiated into the cult of the ‘Great Gods’ of Andania by Lycus, son of Pandium (Paus. 4,2,4-6); Athenian propaganda is reflected here. He also took in Tyndareos (Paus. 3,1,4). His sons Idas and Lynceus (Paus…

Hippothoon

(163 words)

Author(s): Schulte-Altedorneburg, Jörg (Marburg) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἱπποθόων; Hippothóōn). [German version] [1] King in Eleusis Second son of  Poseidon and  Alope (Hyg. Fab. 187; 252). As an infant abandoned by his grandfather  Cercyon and taken in by  Theseus; later king, probably in Eleusis (Hes. fr. 215 M-W; H. Hom. 2,153). This is further supported by the fact that H. was venerated there as a cult hero and phyle hero, as suggested by the Hippothoontion's location near Eleusis on the river Cephissus (Paus. 1,38,4). Schulte-Altedorneburg, Jörg (Marburg) Bibliography U. Kron, s.v. H., LIMC 5.1, 468-475. [German version] [2] Author of sententious …

Aristias

(150 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
[German version] [1] Sculptor from Aphrodisias, early 2nd cent. AD (Aristeas). Sculptor from  Aphrodisias [1], who worked in the early 2nd cent. AD. Together with Papias, he signed the dark marble statues of an old and of a young centaur, copies of Hellenistic bronze sculptures, from Hadrian's villa near Tivoli. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography H. von Steuben, in: Helbig II, no. 1398 J. Raeder, Die statuarische Ausstattung der Villa Hadriana bei Tivoli, 1983, 236-238 M. Squarciapino, La Scuola di Afrodisia, 1943, 32-34. [German version] [2] of Phlius Tragedian Tragic poet…

Dicaeogenes

(123 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Δικαιογένης; Dikaiogénēs). [German version] [1] Athenian, trierarch of the Paralos, feel in 412/11 BC Athenian from a wealthy and respected family (Davies, 145-149 pl. II). When trierarch of the state trireme Paralos he fell at Cnidus in 412/11 BC. An action was brought in 389 concerning the testamentary disposal of his wealth (Isaeus, Or. 5). Traill, PAA 324245. Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] of Athens Tragedian and dithyrambic poet (?), tragedian and dithyrambic poet. In the 4th cent. BC victor at the rural Dionysia in the deme of Acharnae i…

Aphareus

(333 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀφαρεύς). [English version] [1] Sohn des Perieres und der Gorgophone Sohn des Perieres und der Gorgophone, Tochter des Perseus. Als König der Messenier gründet er Arene bei Pylos, das er nach seiner Frau, der Tochter des Oibalos und seiner Halbschwester, nennt. Er nahm Neleus auf und gab ihm Pylos, wurde von Lykos, dem Sohn des Pandion, in den Kult der “Großen Götter” von Andania eingeweiht (Paus. 4,2,4-6); hier spiegelt sich athen. Propaganda. Er nahm auch Tyndareos bei sich auf (Paus. 3,1,4). Seine Söh…

Hippothoon

(146 words)

Author(s): Schulte-Altedorneburg, Jörg (Marburg) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἱπποθόων). [English version] [1] König in Eleusis Zweiter Sohn von Poseidon und Alope (Hyg. fab. 187; 252). Als Säugling von seinem Großvater Kerkyon ausgesetzt und von Theseus aufgenommen; später König, wahrscheinlich in Eleusis (Hes. fr. 215 M-W; Hom. h. 2,153). Dafür spricht auch, daß H. dort als Kult- und Phylenheros verehrt wurde, wie das bei Eleusis am Fluß Kephisos gelegene Hippothoontion nahelegt (Paus. 1,38,4). Schulte-Altedorneburg, Jörg (Marburg) Bibliography U. Kron, s.v. H., LIMC 5.1, 468-475. [English version] [2] Verf. sententiöser Trimeter H./Hippothoos (Ἱππ…

Homeros

(4,207 words)

Author(s): Latacz, Joachim (Basel) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
[English version] [1] der Dichter Homer (Ὅμηρος, lat. Homērus, frz. Homère, danach dt. Homér). Latacz, Joachim (Basel) [English version] I. Kurzdefinition Homer ist der erste Dichter des europ. Kulturkreises, von dem vollständige Werke größeren Umfangs (rund 28000 hexametrische Verse in griech. Sprache) stammen, die seit ihrer Entstehung vor ca. 2700 Jahren kontinuierlich in der gesamten europ. geprägten Welt rezipiert wurden und die Kulturentwicklung bis h. offen und latent beeinflußt haben [11; 39; 17. 274]. Latacz, Joachim (Basel) II. Person, Heimat, Zeit, Herkunftsm…

Dymas

(226 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Princeton) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Δύμας). [English version] [1] phryg. König, Vater der Hekabe Phrygischer König am Sangarios, Vater der Hekabe, der Gattin des Priamos, und des Asios (Hom. Il. 16,718; Apollod. 3,148; Hyg. fab. 91,1; Ov. met. 11,761). Bloch, René (Princeton) [English version] [2] Phaiake Ein Phaiake, dessen Tochter mit Nausikaa befreundet ist (Hom. Od. 6,22). Bloch, René (Princeton) [English version] [3] Troer in der Aeneis Ein Troer, der sich bei der Eroberung von Troia Aineias anschloß und fiel (Verg. Aen. 2,340; 428). Bloch, René (Princeton) Bibliography T. Gargiulo, s.v. Dimante, EV 2, 75. …

Dikaiogenes

(114 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Δικαιογένης). [English version] [1] Athener, Trierarch von Paralos, fiel 412 / 1 v. Chr. Athener aus reicher und angesehener Familie (Davies, 145-149 Taf. II). Als Trierarch der Staatstriere Paralos fiel er 412/11 v.Chr. bei Knidos. Um sein testamentarisch vermachtes Vermögen wurde 389 ein Rechtsstreit ausgetragen (Isaios, or. 5). Traill, PAA 324245. Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] aus Athen Tragödien- und Dithyrambendichter, 4. Jh. v. Chr. (?), Tragödien- und Dithyrambendichter. Im 4. Jh.v.Chr. Sieg an den ländlichen Dionysien im Demos Ac…

Choirilos

(1,128 words)

Author(s): Fantuzzi, Marco (Florenz) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Χοιρίλος). [English version] [1] Aus Samos Dichter, 5. Jh. v. Chr. Dichter des 5.Jh. v.Chr. Ältester uns bekannter Autor histor. aktueller Epik; gest. am Hofe des Archelaos (Suda: SH 315 = PEG I, T 1), des Makedonenkönigs 413-399 v.Chr. Noch für das Jahr 404 ist seine Teilnahme an einem Agon in enkomiastischer Dichtung zu Ehren des Lysander auf Samos bezeugt (Plut.: PEG I, T 3). Diese zwei zeitlichen Einordnungen stammen wohl von zwei voneinander unabhängigen Quellen. Die davon abweichenden Synchronismen …

Gorgippos

(109 words)

Author(s): von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Γόργιππος). [English version] [1] Sohn Satyros' I. Eponym von Gorgippia, Regent des sindischen Gebietes nach dem Maiotenkrieg seines Vaters Satyros I. (Polyain. 8,55). Hoher Regierungsbeamter z.Z. seines Onkels Pairisades. In Athen stellte man ihm eine Statue auf (Deinarch. in Demosthenem 43). Maiotai, Sindoi von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) Bibliography V.F. Gaidukevič, Das Bosporanische Reich, 1971, 72; 43; 232. [English version] [2] Satyrspieldichter, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des Pythippos, Satyrspieldichter. Ein Sieg bei den Soteria in Akraiphia im 1. …

Empedokles

(1,765 words)

Author(s): Bollack, Jean (Paris) | Primavesi, Oliver (München) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἐμπεδοκλῆς). [English version] [1] von Agrigent Vorsokratiker, ca. 490-430 v. Chr. Vorsokratischer Denker (ca. 490-430 v.Chr.). Seine wichtigsten Werke: das Naturgedicht ‘Über die Entstehung der Welt (sog. Περὶ φύσεως, Perí phýseōs) und die ‘Reinigungen (Καθαρμοί, Katharmoí), beide in ep. Hexametern. Die vorliegende Darstellung unterscheidet zw. den beiden Werken. Für die Einheit plädieren [1; 2]. Bollack, Jean (Paris) [English version] A. Quellen Ein großer Teil unserer Kenntnis von E. beruht auf den Zitaten und Ausführungen in den Moralia Plutarchs; seine Monographie…

Akestor

(254 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀκέστωρ), “Heiler”, lit. Epitheton Apollons (Eur. Androm. 900), aber auch Anthronym (unbekannter Athener: Aristoph. vesp. 1221). [English version] [1] Sohn des Ephippos von Tanagra Sohn des Ephippos von Tanagra, von Achilleus getötet (Plut. qu. Gr. 37, 299c, nach lokaler Epik). Graf, Fritz (Princeton) [English version] [2] Heros in der Genealogie der Philaiden Heros in der Genealogie der Philaiden, nämlich Urenkel des Philaios (Pherek. FGrH 3 F 2; Markell. v. Thuk. 3). Graf, Fritz (Princeton) [English version] [3] Athener Athener, angeblich Nachkomme von Aiakos und Phil…

Euphorion

(1,434 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Berne) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Fantuzzi, Marco (Florence)
(Εὐφορίων; Euphoríōn). [German version] [1] Winged son of Achilles and Helena A figure invented by Ptolemy Chennus (Phot. 149a): E., a winged son of Achilles and Helena, is killed on the island of Melos by a bolt of lightning from Zeus whose love he does not reciprocate. The nymphs who bury the corpse are changed into frogs by Zeus. In Goethe's Faust (2nd Part), E. appears as the son of Faust and Helena. Bloch, René (Berne) Bibliography K.-H. Tomberg, Die Kaine Historia des Ptolemaios Chennos, 1967, 108. [German version] [2] of Athens Tragedian Tragedian, son of Aeschylus. He won priz…
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