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Caesar

(180 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Καῖσαρ/ Kaîsar). At first a   cognomen of the gens Iulia; after the adoption of Octavian ( Augustus) by  Caesar it became established, in the style of a gentilicium as a component -- from Claudius [III 1] (from the gens Claudia) onwards not inherited -- of the names of all Roman rulers, with the exception of Vitellius [II 2] ( recusatio, ‘repudiation’, of the C. name: Tac. Hist. 1,62,2; 2,62,2; 3,58,3; Suet. Vit. 8). The individual designated C., usually a son or adoptive son, was thereby named successor [1. 24]. Under the tetrarchy (  Tetrárchēs IV)…

Minucia

(34 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Vestal priestess (Vestals), who was convicted for incest after being denounced by a slave. She was buried alive at the Porta Colline in 337 BC (Liv. 8,15,7). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Cornelianus

(163 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Addressee of Pliny Ep. 6,31 Addressee of Pliny Ep. 6,31, cf. [1]. PIR2 C 1301. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 A. N. Sherwin-White, Comm. ad loc. [German version] [2] Ab epistulis Graecis under Marcus Aurelius and Commodus Ab epistulis Graecis in the imperial chancellery under Marcus Aurelius and Commodus. Phrynichus dedicated his eclogues to C., and acclaimed him as reviving classical rhetoric (pp. 55, 306, 474-75, 482, 492-93 Rutherford). He can probably not be identified with the C. named in Fronto (ad Am. 1,1; 1,2, cf. [1.…

Acestor

(266 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀκέστωρ; Akéstōr), ‘Healer’, literary epithet of Apollo (Eur. Androm. 900), but also anthronym (unknown Athenian: Aristoph. vesp. 1221). [German version] [1] Figure from Greek myth; Son of Ephippos of Tanagra Son of Ephippos of Tanagra, killed by Achilles (Plut. qu. Gr. 37, 299c, following a local epic). Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) [German version] [2] Hero in the genealogy of the Philaedians Hero in the genealogy of the Philaedians, namely great-grandson of  Philaeus (Pherec. FGrH 3 F 2; Markell. v. Thuc. 3). Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) [German version] [3] Athenian Athenian, alleg…

Eclectus

(133 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἔκλεκτος; Éklektos, also Electus, Eiectus). E. from Egypt, freedman of Verus, later lived in the palace of Marcus Aurelius (SHA Ver. 9,5f.) after whose death he became cubicularius of that emperor's nephew M. Ummidius Quadratus. When the latter was executed in AD 182, Commodus took on E. (Herodian. 1,16,5; Cass. Dio 72,4,6) with whom he appeared in gladiator games (SHA Comm. 15,2; Cass. Dio 72,19,4). In 193, together with the praetorian prefect Aemilius Laetus and Marcia, the concubina of Commodus, he instigated the murder of the Emperor (Hdn. 1,17,6; 2,1…

Duronius

(202 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Plebeian family name, from Durnius (Schulze, 160; ThlL Onom. s.v. D.). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [German version] [1] D., C. Friend of Annius Milo, 1st cent. BC Friend ( amicissimus) of Annius [I 14] Milo, whom he helped during or after his trial for the murder of  Clodius [I 4]. Cic. Att. 5,8,2f. Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) [German version] [2] D., L. Praetor in Apulia 181 BC 181 BC praetor in Apulia. When Tarentum and Brundisium complained about piracy, he received the praetorship of Istria additionally, and thus probably the task of protecting the Adriatic coast …

Hernac

(71 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἠρνᾶς; Ērnâs, Ἠρνάχ; Ērnách). Youngest son of Attila (Priscus fr. 8 = FHG 4, 93), after the defeat of the Huns in AD 455 settled with his retinue in the north of the province of Scythia (Iord. Get. 266). Because of a peace treaty, in 466/7 he and  Dengizich sent envoys to Leon I (Priscus fr. 36 = FHG 4, 107). PLRE 2, 400f. (Ernach). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Gundobad

(229 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Son of Gundiok, king of the Burgundians in AD 474-516, Arian. On the side of  Ricimer he, as magister utriusque militiae in 472, killed Anthemius [2] (Chron. min. 1,306 Mommsen), administered the western empire and in 473 elevated Glycerius to the status of Augustus (Chron. min. 1,664). In 474 he ─ in the meantime comes and patricius ─ returned to Gaul and succeeded Ricimer in Vienna. He defeated the Alemanni and around 490 invaded Liguria (Ennod. 80). In 496 he married his son Sigismundus to Areagni, a daughter of Theoderic. In 501 he defeated…

Lucilla

(172 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Annia Aurelia Galeria L., born on 7 March AD 148/9 (IGR 1, 1509), daughter of Marcus [2] Aurelius and Faustina [3] (SHA Aur. 7,7; 20,6f.; SHA Lucius Verus 2,4; 10,1), sister of Commodus. In 161 engaged to be married to L. Verus, marriage (SHA Lucius Verus 7,7) and elevation to the rank of Augusta in 164 (SHA Aur. 20,7); in 166 birth of a daughter. In 169, L. was married against her will to Ti. Claudius [II 54] (Cass. Dio 72,4,4) and in 170 or later she gave birth to a son Clau…

Cestius

(634 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Calboli, Gualtiero (Bologna)
Plebeian family name, attested since the 1st cent. BC; also occurred in Praeneste (ThlL, Onom. 354f); the family is politically insignificant [2]. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] C. Architect in the late republican period Architect of the pons Cestius between the right bank of the Tiber and Tiber Island, probably during the late republican period; otherwise unknown. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] C., C. Praetor (?) 44 BC Praetor (?) 44 BC; probably proscribed by Antonius in 43. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 3] C., L. Praetor and …

Conventus

(413 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Pl. -us; literally ‘get-together’; Greek διοίκησις/ dioíkēsis, αγορά/ agorá, σύνοδος/ sýnodos). In the Roman provinces conventus civium Romanorum describes both court districts with their respective main seats as well as the court assemblies that were held there on fixed days with the governor presiding ([1. 470; 12. 22227]; regarding conventus in general cf. Str. 13,628; regarding the conventus order in the Augustan period, Plin. HN 5,105-126; on the procedure of a conventus in Apameia [2] Dion. Chrys. 35,15; IGR 4,1287, cf. [2. 101]; on archivin…

Gastaldi

(91 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Administrators of goods and representatives of the king's interests in the Lombardic kingdom, first attested under Authari (AD 584-590). Since the 7th cent. they watched over the dukes (cf. Edictus Rothari 23); in the 8th cent. they could preside over courts of law. They were directly subject to the king in their non-inheritable office. In the Duchies of Spoleto and Benevent they administered the most important towns for the dukes. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography C. G. Mor, Lo stato longobardo nel VII secolo, 1969, 1, 271ff.

Gunthamundus

(60 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Son of Gentunis, king of the Vandals in AD 484-496 (Iord. Get. 170; Procop. Vand. 1,8,6f.), fought successfully against the Moors. In 491 his attempt to reconquer Sicily failed (Ennod. Panegyricus 70). He showed tolerance to the Catholics after initially persecuting them. PLRE 2, 525f. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography H.-J. Diesner, Das Vandalenreich, 1966, 84-88.

Leontium

(306 words)

Author(s): Lafond, Yves (Bochum) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Student of Epicurus, 342/1-270 BC This item can be found on the following maps: Achaeans, Achaea (Λεόντιον; Leóntion). City in the interior of Achaea on the Peloponnesus, controlled the passage between Olonus (Erymanthus) and the Kalliphoni mountains as well as the west-east road through the Peiros valley between the Achaean coast south of Patra and Kalavrita (ancient Cynaetha). Presumably not identifiable with Agios Andreas near Gurzumitsa (modern L.) [1], but with modern Kastritsi near Agios …

Gainas

(235 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Tervingian Goth of low birth, Arian. Recruited by Theodosius I in AD 378, he led eastern troops to support Arcadius in Constantinople as comes rei militaris (for his military career, see Socr. 6,6,2; Sozom. Hist. eccl. 8,4,1), at the order of  Stilicho, after Theodosius' victory over Eugenios in 394. As Stilicho's confidant, he was involved in the death of  Rufinus in 399 ([1. 107,99], Zos. 5,7,4; Philostorgius 11,3, Iohannes Antiochenus 190 FHG 4,610). In 399, he was elevated to magister utriusque militiae, and was sent by  Eutropius to Phrygia against the r…

Eudocia

(467 words)

Author(s): Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Εὐδοκία; Eudokía). [German version] [1] Aelia Eudocia. Original name Athenais. Came from a traditional background in Athens (her father was the rhetor Leontius) and had an excellent education. Allegedly at the instigation of  Pulcheria, she married  Theodosius II on 7 June 421; she was baptized for this purpose and given the name Aelia E. She was considered pious and increasingly exerted an influence on her husband, pushing aside Pulcheria. In 422 she gave birth to  Eudoxia [2] and before 431 to Flacc…

Terentia

(500 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Wife of Cicero Of a prominent family, she married M. Tullius Cicero between 80 and 77 BC. The union produced M. Tullius [I 10] Cicero and Tullia [2]. T. intervened in political life, e.g. in the trial of the supporters of Catilina in 63 BC (Cass. Dio 37,35,4; Plut. Cicero 20,2) and in the proceedings against Clodius [I 4] in 61 (Plut. Cicero 29,2), which brought her difficulties during her husband's exile (Cic. Fam. 14,2,2; Cic. Cael. 50). She lobbied for his return and acted independently as a wife sui iuris. Nor was her personal fortune confiscated as her husban…

Dagisthaeus

(121 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Δαγισθαῖος; Dagisthaîos). As a young Roman commander D., who probably was of Gothic origin, unsuccessfully besieged Persian-occupied Petra in the area of the Lazi in AD 548/9 (Procop. Pers. 2,29 especially 33-43). On account of this he was later taken to court under Justinian on the charge of pro-Persian sentiments and arrested by the emperor (Procop. Goth. 4,9,1-4). For the Narses campaign to Italy he was released from custody and took part in the decisive battle against Totila a…

Censorius Niger, C.

(101 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Perhaps from Solva in Noricum [1. 80]; after AD 132 procurator in Mauretania Tingitana [2. 49 n. 79, 80]; after 135 procurator in Noricum (CIL III 5174; 5181). He was a close friend of  Fronto (Fronto, Ad Ant. Pium 3, p. 157 van den Hout), and at first of the praef. praetorio Gavius Maximus, whom he then insulted in his will (Fronto, Ad Ant. Pium 4, p. 159). PIR2 C 658. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 G. Alföldy, Noricum, 1974 (sources for C. 244) 2 G. Winkler, Reichsbeamte von Noricum ..., 1969, no. 10. Pflaum 1, 226-229, no. 97 b, 201 Text 13.

Ereleuva

(111 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Erelieva, Hereleuva). Concubina of the Amal Thiudimer, mother of  Theoderic the Great (Iord. Get. 269); for the legal position of marriage [1. 262]; for her origins, Anon. Val. 58: Gothic lady; but differing [1. 263]: possibly of provincial Roman origin. E. accompanied her son on his military campaigns (Malchus fr. 18, FHG 4, 130) and was honoured for that by Ennodius (Ennod. MGH (AA) 7,208). At a Catholic baptism, she was given the name Eusebia (Anon. Val. 58) and maintained conta…

Gauda

(70 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Son of the Numidian king Mastanabal, grandson of Massinissa, brother of  Jugurtha, claimed rule despite his mental and physical debility during the war between Rome and Jugurtha. After the war in 105 BC he succeeded his uncle Micipsa with the support of Marius and obtained eastern Numidia (Sall. Iug. 65,1-4). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography CAH 9 21994, 30 V. Werner, Quantum bello optimus, tantum pace pessimus, 1995, 35.

Pater patriae

(527 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (‘Father of the Fatherland’). The title PP was officially conferred to Roman emperors from Augustus to Theodosius. The corresponding female title mater patriae is documented for Livia [2] (cf. [1. 98]) and Iulia [12] Domna [2. 67-70; 3]. The titles parens and pater were originally bestowed to equate the role of a benefactor with that of a father. Both M. Furius [I 13] Camillus (Liv. 5,49,7: parens patriae) and Fabius [I 30] Cunctator were referred to as parentes, because they  had liberated the patria from its enemies.  The title parens (or respectively pater) ob civ…

Gemellus

(150 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Friend of king Herod I, entrusted with political and diplomatic commisions Friend of King Herod I. Entrusted with political and diplomatic commissions and with the education of Alexander, the eldest son of the king of Mariamme, he accompanied him in 23 BC to Rome for five years. When in 14 BC Herod began to distrust his son, G. fell from grace (Jos. Ant. Iud. 16,241-243). Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] Accompanied his father Anatolius, the governor, AD 361 to Phoenicia Son of Anatolius, Cilician, brother of Apolinarius, with whom he …

Gundericus

(183 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Gunderic). In AD 406 G. was chosen as king of the Vandal Hasdingians after the death of his father  Godigiselus; he united his troops with the Alani under Respendial (Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,9), defeated the Franks and by the end of 406 crossed the Rhine. Without facing organized resistance, he plundered Gaul (Oros. 7,40,3; Chron. min. 1,299; 465 Mommsen; Zos. 6,3), crossed the Pyrenees in 409 (Chron. min. 2,17; Soz. 9,12; Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,2) and secured for himself the east of th…

Perioche

(57 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (περιοχή/ periochḗ, 'summary of contents'). Periochaí are - in contrast to the often editorially reworked and thematically arranged epitomḗ - summaries of the contents of historical prose works, for the purposes of rapid orientation. On the perioch to Livy's [Livius III 2] History, cf. [1. 190-193]. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. L. Schmidt, in: HLL 5, 1989.

Hermericus

(62 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] AD 419-438 king of the Suebi, who in 419 fought unsuccessfully against the Vandals in Spain (Hydatius Lemiensis 71). After pillaging Gallaecia in 430 and 433 (ibid. 91; 100), he made peace. In 438, already suffering from illness, he handed his throne to his son Rechila; he died in 441 (ibid. 114; 122). PLRE 2,546f. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Godomarus

(106 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Gundomarus, Gundomar). Son of  Gundobad, after the death of his brother Sigismundus (Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,6) in AD 524 he was elevated to the position of king of the Burgundians (Chron. min. 2,235 Mommsen). He defeated the Franks under Chlodomer at Vienne on 25 June 524, entered in 530 into an alliance with  Amalasuntha and bought the freedom of prisoners of war (CIL XII 2584). In 533 the Franks under Chlothachar and Childebert defeated G. at Autun and in 534 divided up the Burgundian kingdom amongst themselves (Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,11). PLRE 2, 517 G. (2). Meier, Mischa (Bie…

Helenus

(636 words)

Author(s): Bremmer, Jan N. (Groningen) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Ἕλενος; Hélenos). [German version] [1] One of the great early seers One of the great early seers, more important in the epic kyklos than in Homer; son of  Priamus and  Hecabe (Hom. Il. 6,76; 7,44; Soph. Phil. 605f.; Apollod. 3,151; P Oxy. 56,3829), twin brother of  Cassandra (Anticlides FGrH 140 F 17; P Oxy. 56,3830). According to a probably archaic tradition, H. received his gift of prophecy when he was still a child in the temple of Apollo Thymbraeus, where he and Cassandra had fallen asleep. When their parents re…

Dynasteia

(593 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (δυναστεία; dynasteía, cf. also δυνάστης; dynástēs, ‘Ruler’). Derived from δύνασθαι; dýnasthai, ‘to be capable’, ‘to be able’; ‘to have influence’, ‘to be wealthy’ [1. 116]. Dynasteia was primarily the rule ( rulership) of a small, influential group, within which high offices were inherited. Two basic levels of meaning are to be distinguished for dynasteia: in the first of them, its character as the term for a group of rulers or an individual ruler expresses more the original sense of the word; in the second the inheritance of lea…

Tanusia

(47 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Daughter of the equestrian L. Tanusius, well acquainted with Octavia [2], the sister of Augustus. She and the freed slave Philopoemen rescued her proscribed husband T. Vinius in 43 BC (Suet. Aug. 27,2; Cass. Dio 47,7,4 f.; App. B Civ. 4,44). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Gannascus

(97 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] A Canninefate, who deserted from Roman service and together with the Chauci laid waste to Lower Germania and the Gallic bank of the Rhine after the death of  Sanquinius Maximus, the governor of Lower Germania, in AD 47. The new governor  Domitius [II 11] Corbulo drove G. away and restored order. When he had G. murdered by a ruse, unrest again broke out among the Chauci, causing Claudius to pull the advance troops back to the west bank of the Rhine (Tac. Ann. 11,18f.). PIR2 G 73. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Dengizich

(96 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Dintzic, Greek Δεγγιζίχ, Δινζίριχος; Dengizích, Dinzírichos). Son of Attila, king of the Huns; after the latter's death D. assembled an army from the elements of the Hun empire that were still under his control, to fight the Goths. He was, however, defeated at Bassianae (Pannonia) by the Goths (probably after AD 456/57, Iord. Get. 272f.). He later conducted several wars against the Romans but was killed in 469 by the mag. mil. per Thracias Anagestes (Prisc. fr. 36 [FHG 4,107f.]; Chron. pasch. 323d Dindorf). PLRE 354f. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Boch…

Komanos

(512 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Κομανός). [English version] [1] griech. Grammatiker aus Naukratis, 2. Jh. v. Chr. K. aus Naukratis. Griech. Grammatiker aus dem 2. Jh.v.Chr., verfaßte ein exegetisches Werk über Homer (ein Hypómnēma?; polemisch dagegen Aristarchos [4] von Samothrake ‘Gegen K./Πρὸς Κομανόν, schol. Hom. Il. 1,97-99; 2,798a; 24,110b). Die Gleichsetzung mit dem homonymen alexandrinischen Politiker K. [2] ist problematisch, auch wenn der Grammatiker in schol. Hes. erg. 97 “Hauptmundschenk des Königs” genannt wird. Die etwa 20 Fr. lassen eine …

Gundobad

(206 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Sohn des Gundiok, Burgundenkönig 474-516 n.Chr., Arianer. Auf der Seite des Ricimer tötete er als magister utriusque militiae 472 Anthemios [2] (Chron. min. 1,306 Mommsen), verwaltete das Westreich und erhob 473 Glycerius zum Augustus (Chron. min. 1,664). 474 kehrte er, inzwischen comes und patricius, nach Gallien zurück und trat in Vienna die Nachfolge Ricimers an. Er besiegte die Alamannen und fiel um 490 in Ligurien ein (Ennod. 80). Den Sohn Sigismundus verheiratete er 496 mit Areagni, einer Tochter Theoderichs. Seinen…

Epikteta

(347 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἐπικτήτα). Witwe des Aristokraten Phoinix aus Thera. Sie vollendete den Bau eines Museions, das Phoinix zum Gedenken an ihren Sohn Kratesilochos zwar begonnen hatte, aber nicht mehr ausführen konnte, gemäß den Weisungen ihres Sohnes Andragoras, der zwei Jahre nach dem Vater starb. Die Sorge um das Museion übertrug E. in ihrem Testament (Anf. 2.Jh. v.Chr., inschr. erh.: IG XII 3,330, Z. 1-108) ihrer Erbtochter ( epíklēros ) Epiteleia. Darin verfügte sie die Einrichtung einer Gemeinschaft der männlichen Verwandten (κοινὸν τοῦ …

Paulina

(57 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Vornehmer Herkunft, Isis-Anhängerin, Frau des Sentius Saturninus, wurde von Decius [II 3] Mundus begehrt, der sie 19 n.Chr. nur mit Hilfe der Isis-Priester als vermeintlicher Gott Anubis verführen konnte. Ihr Mann zeigte den Betrug bei Kaiser Tiberius an, der die Beteiligten hart bestrafen ließ (Ios. ant. Iud. 18,66-77). PIR2 P 168. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Ervig, Ervigius

(78 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] König der Westgoten 680-687 n.Chr. Als comes am Hof Wambas an dessen Absetzung nicht unbeteiligt, ließ E. sich ohne Wahl zum König salben. 681 ließ er eine Neufassung des Westgotengesetzes herausgeben. Seine auf Stärkung des Königtums gerichtete Politik scheiterte 683, als er auf dem 13. Konzil von Toledo zu Zugeständnissen gegenüber dem Adel gezwungen wurde. Schwer erkrankt, designierte er 687 seinen erbitterten Gegner Egica zu seinem Nachfolger. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Daochos

(150 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Δάοχος). [English version] [1] D.I. Vorsteher des thessalischen Koinon 431-404 v.Chr. aus Pharsalos, Sohn des Agias, stand als Tagos 27 Jahre lang dem thessalischen Koinon vor (ca. 431-404 v.Chr.?); seine Tageia galt als Phase des Friedens und Wohlstandes (Syll.3 273) [1. 110f.]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [English version] [2] D. II. Thessaler, Gesandter Philipps II. 338 v.Chr. vornehmer Thessaler, Enkel von D. [1]. Philipp II. sandte ihn 338 v.Chr. zusammen mit anderen zu den Thebanern, um Unterstützung gegen Athen zu erwi…

Lutatia

(53 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Tochter des Q. Lutatius [3] Catulus ( cos. 102 v.Chr.) und der Servilia, Schwester des Q. Lutatius [4] Catulus ( cos. 78), war die erste Frau des Redners Q. Hortensius [7] Hortalus, mit dem sie bis zu ihrem Tode ca. 55 v.Chr. verheiratet war (Cic. de orat. 3,228f.). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Licinia

(499 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Von vornehmer Herkunft, Gattin des M. Porcius Cato [1] Frau vornehmer Herkunft; durch die Ehe mit ihr 192 oder 191 v.Chr. stieg M. Porcius Cato [1] in die Aristokratie auf [1. 54] (Plut. Cato 20,1). Ihr Sohn war M. Porcius Cato Licinianus. Sie starb wahrscheinlich 155. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 A. Astin, Cato the Censor, 1978, 67; 105; 263. [English version] [2] 153 v. Chr. des Giftmordes an ihrem Ehemann angeklagt 153 v.Chr. ([1. 12]: 154 v.Chr.) zusammen mit einer Publicia des Giftmordes an ihren Ehemännern angeklagt, nach E…

Fravitta

(123 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Fravitus). Terwingischer Heerführer in röm. Dienst, mit einer Römerin verheiratet. Als Verfechter der Einhaltung des röm. Bündnisses mit den Goten von 382 n.Chr. tötete er 391 am Hof des Theodosius I. Eriulf (Zos. 4,56,1-3; Eunapios fr. 60 FHG 4,41). Um 400 verhinderte er als magister militum im Auftrag des Arcadius den Übergang des Gainas über den Hellespont (Zos. 5,20-21; Soz. 8,4,19-21) und wurde dafür 401 mit dem Consulat belohnt (Eunapios fr. 82 FHG 4,50). Um 403/4 jedoch angeklagt, er habe Gainas entkommen lassen, wu…

Gildilas

(51 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Ostgote, comes Syracusanae civitatis im J. 526/7 n.Chr., Befehlshaber über die Provinz Sicilia, bekannt aus zwei Briefen des Athalaricus (Cassiod. var. 9,11; 14), der dort dem comes Gotharum G. aufgrund von Mißständen in der Steuererhebung und in Rechtsentscheidungen mit Amtsenthebung drohte. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Helvia

(182 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
[English version] [1] Mutter Ciceros Mutter Ciceros, von ihm selbst nirgends ewähnt, von seinem Bruder als penible Hausfrau bezeichnet (Cic. fam. 16,26,2), führte ein tadelloses Leben (Plut. Cicero 1,1). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [English version] [2] Frau Senecas d.Ä., 1. Jh. n. Chr. Frau Senecas d.Ä., den sie 40 n.Chr. verlor (Sen. dial. 12,2,4; 19,4). Seneca d. J., einer ihrer drei Söhne, schrieb im Exil für sie die Trostschrift Ad Helviam. PIR2 H 78. Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [English version] [3] Schwägerin Senecas d.Ä., 1. Jh. n. Chr. Ältere Schwester von H. [2]. Ihr Ehe…

Eraricus, Erarich

(80 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Ἐράριχος). Rugier, 541 n.Chr. König der Ostgoten als Nachfolger des Ildibad. E. verhandelte offiziell mit Iustinian über einen Abzug der Goten in das Gebiet nördl. des Po, bot aber insgeheim die Aufgabe ganz Italiens für eine hohe Geldsumme und die patricius-Würde an. Noch während der Verhandlungen seiner Gesandten wurde E. nach nur fünfmonatiger Regierung beseitigt; sein Nachfolger wurde Totila (Prok. BG 3,2; Iord. Rom. 378f.; Chron. min. 2,106f. Mommsen). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Fredericus

(211 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Friderich). [English version] [1] Sohn des Westgotenkönigs Theoderich I., Mitherrscher des Theoderich II. um 450 n. Chr. Sohn des Westgotenkönigs Theoderich I., Bruder und Mitherrscher des Theoderich II., dem er 453 n.Chr. nach der Ermordung des ältesten Bruders Thorismud zum Thron verhalf (Chron. min. 1,483; 2,27 Mommsen; Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,7); nach erfolgreichen Kämpfen gegen spanische Bagauden (wohl als magister militum, vgl. Chron. min. 2,27; dazu [1. 690f.]) war er 455 an der Erhebung des Avitus [1] zum Kaiser beteiligt (Sidon. carm. 7,391ff.; 435…

Diophantos

(1,043 words)

Author(s): Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Folkerts, Menso (München)
(Διοφαντός). [English version] [1] Komödiendichter Komödiendichter unbekannter Zeit; ein Fragment und ein Stücktitel (Μετοικιζόμενος) sind erhalten. Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 PCG V, 42. [English version] [2] Feldherr des Mithridates VI. Eupator aus Sinope, Sohn des Asklepiodotos, Feldherr Mithridates VI. Eupator. 110 v.Chr. unterstützte er die Bewohner der Stadt Chersonesos mit mil. und diplomatischem Geschick erfolgreich gegen die Skythen (Strab. 7,3,17). Dafür erhielt er eine Ehreninschr. (SIG3 709; SEG 30, 963, dazu [1]). Er erobe…

Isidoros

(2,344 words)

Author(s): Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Oelsner, Joachim (Leipzig) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Rist, Josef (Würzburg) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Et al.
(Ἰσίδωρος). [English version] [1] Piratenkapitän, 72 v. Chr. von Lucullus bei Tenedos geschlagen Piratenkapitän, organisierte die kilikischen Seeräuber im Raum um Kreta, wurde 78 v.Chr. von P. Servilius Isauricus besiegt (Flor. 1,41,3), trat später in den Dienst des Mithradates und wurde 72 in der Seeschlacht von Tenedos (am Eingang der Dardanellen) von Lucullus geschlagen (App. Mithr. 77, Memnon 42,2 = FHG 3,548) und getötet (Plut. Lucullus 12.2). Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [English version] [2] I. aus Charax Geograph, E. 1. Jh. v. Chr. Geograph, wohl der augusteischen Zeit…

Friedensordnung

(29 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Ein einheitliches, dem heutigen Friedensbegriff vergleichbares Konzept der F. war in der Ant. nicht bekannt. Eirene; Koine Eirene; Pax. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Gastalden

(77 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Verwalter der Güter und Vertreter der Interessen des Königs im Langobardenreich, erstmals unter Authari (584-590 n.Chr.) belegt. Seit dem 7. Jh. kontrollierten sie die Herzöge (vgl. Edictus Rothari 23); im 8. Jh. konnten sie Gerichtsversammlungen vorstehen. Sie unterstanden direkt dem König in nicht-erblicher Stellung. In den Dukaten Spoleto und Benevent verwalteten sie die wichtigsten Städte für die Herzöge. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography C.G. Mor, Lo stato longobardo nel VII secolo, 1969, 1, 271ff.

Euagon

(102 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Εὐάγων, in den Hss. auch Εὐγαίων, Εὐγέων). Aus Samos, von Dionysios v. Halikarnassos zu den frühesten griech. Geschichtsschreibern gezählt (de Thucydide 5) und der älteste samische Historiker (letztes Drittel 5. Jh. v.Chr.), verfaßte Hōroi Samíōn, auf die offenbar noch Aristoteles zurückgegriffen hat; auch Thukydides hat ihn benutzt. Im 2. Jh. v.Chr. beriefen sich die Samier in einem Gebietsstreit mit Priene auf eine alte Grenzziehung (frühes 7. Jh.), die E. erwähnt; er gehört somit zu den frühesten Lokalhistor…
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