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Anacreon

(1,328 words)

Author(s): Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina)
[German version] [1] The Elder Lyric poet, 6th cent. BC (Ἀνακρέων [ Anakréōn], or for metrical reasons also Ἀνακρείων [ Anakreíōn]). Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) [German version] A. Life Writer of monodic lyrics and one of the nine authors who belong to the Alexandrian canon of the nine lyrical poets. A. was born in the town of Teos in Ionia; the details about the name of his father vary (Suda). The chronology of his life is also uncertain and is based on the assumption that he was a contemporary of Polycrates of Samos; for the akme of A. the date Olympiad 62/2 (531 BC) given by Eusebius is…

Timon

(945 words)

Author(s): D.RO. | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina)
(Τίμων/ Tímōn). [German version] [1] T. of Athens Epitome of the misanthropist. Son of a certain Echecratidas, from the demos of Collytus, 5th cent. BC. T., whose historicity is uncertain, withdrew from society, probably after suffering disappointments, and died because he did not want to see a doctor. His tomb, which lay on a shore ledge, is said to have been washed off by the sea (Phrynichus, Monótropos, fr. 18 CAF; Aristoph. Av. 1549; Aristoph. Lys. 805-815; Neanthes FGrH 84 F 35; among others: [1]). Legendary interpretations of his figure and confusion with…

Hermeias

(144 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina))
(Ἑρμείας) s.a. Hermias. [English version] [1] von Methymna, Verf. von Sikelika, wohl 4. Jh. v. Chr. von Methymna. Wohl 4. Jh. v.Chr. Erster “ausländischer” Verf. von Sikeliká, die 10 oder 12 B. umfaßten und bis 376/5 reichten (Diod. 15,37,3). Da nur ein einziges Fr. erh. ist, scheint er die Überl. kaum beeinflußt zu haben. Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography Fr.: FGrH 558. Lit.: K. Meister, Die griech. Geschichtsschreibung, 1990, 69. [English version] [2] aus Kurion, Iambendichter, hell. Zeit aus Kurion, Iambendichter aus hell. Zeit. Von ihm überliefert Athen. 13,563d-…

Anakreon

(1,226 words)

Author(s): Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina))
[English version] [1] der Ältere Lyriker, 6. Jh. v. Chr. (Ἀνακρέων, oder aus metr. Gründen auch Ἀνακρείων). Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) [English version] A. Leben Verf. monodischer Lyrik und einer der neun Autoren, die zum alexandrinischen Kanon der 9 lyrischen Dichter gehören. A. ist in der Stadt Teos in Ionien geboren, die Angaben über den Namen seines Vaters sind unterschiedlich (Suda). Auch die Lebensdaten sind unsicher und beruhen auf der Annahme, er sei ein Zeitgenosse des Polykrates von Samos; für die akmḗ des A. ist das von Eusebios gegebene Datum Ol. 62/2 (531 v. Chr.…

Phaedimus

(423 words)

Author(s): Binder, Carsten (Kiel) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina)
(Φαίδιμος/ Phaídimos, 'Radiant One'). [German version] [1] Son of Amphion and Niobe One of the sons of Amphion [1] and Niobe shot by Apollo (Apollod. 3,45; Ov. Met. 6,239; Hyg. Fab. 11; Lact. ad Stat. Theb. 3,191-193; Mythographi Vaticani 1,156). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) [German version] [2] King of the Sidonians King of the Sidonians who hospitably received Menelaus [1] on his wanderings during his return from Troy; P. presented him with a cup made by Hephaestus (Hom. Od. 4,617-619; 15,117-119). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) [German version] [3] One of the 50 Thebans who enticed Tydeus …

Charon

(952 words)

Author(s): Dräger, Paul (Trier) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Χάρων; Chárōn). [German version] [1] Ferry-man of the Underworld Poetic coining from χαροπός ( charopós) ‘dark-gazing’ [1. 309]; probably originally a euphemistic term for death [2. 229f.; 3. 32f.], and personified in epic poetry during the 6th cent. at the earliest (Orpheus: Serv. Aen. 6,392; Minyas) [1. 305,1; 2. 229]; not mentioned in Homer; earliest attested in the Minyas epic (PEG I: beginning 5th cent.?); thereafter popular as a burlesque figure, especially in Athenian dramatic poetry (Eur. HF, Alc.; A…

Xenophanes

(1,654 words)

Author(s): AL.M. | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina)
(Ξενοφάνης/ Xenophánēs). [German version] [1] X. of Colophon Greek poet, philosopher of nature, 6th/5th cent. BC Greek poet, social and religious critic, natural philosopher (6th/5th cents. BC). AL.M. [German version] I. Life and transmission X. must have lived between 570 and 467 BC (these dates reflect adjustments for contradictions in the ancient biographical tradition). According to an autobiographical comment, he lived to be over 90 years old (21 B 8 DK). Ancient doxography connected him to Elea (Velia) and Parmenides. The …

Phaidimos

(394 words)

Author(s): Binder, Carsten (Kiel) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina))
(Φαίδιμος, “der Strahlende”). [English version] [1] Sohn des Amphion und der Niobe Einer der von Apollon erschossenen Söhne des Amphion [1] und der Niobe (Apollod. 3,45; Ov. met. 6,239; Hyg. fab. 11; Lact. ad Stat. Theb. 3,191-193; Mythographi Vaticani 1,156). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) [English version] [2] König der Sidonier König der Sidonier, der den auf der Rückkehr von Troia umherirrenden Menelaos [1] gastfreundlich aufnimmt und ihm einen von Hephaistos gefertigten Becher schenkt (Hom. Od. 4,617-619; 15,117-119). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) [English version] [3] einer der 50 Th…

Charon

(904 words)

Author(s): Dräger, Paul (Trier) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Χάρων). [English version] [1] Fährmann der Unterwelt Poetisches Hypokoristikon zu χαροπός ( charopós) “finsterblickend” [1. 309]; wohl urspr. euphemistische Bezeichnung des Todes [2. 229f.; 3. 32f.], den frühestens im 6.Jh. die ep. Dichtung (Orpheus: Serv. Aen. 6,392; Minyas) individualisiert [1. 305,1; 2. 229]; von Homer nicht genannt; frühestens für das Epos Minyas (PEG I: Anf. 5.Jh.?) bezeugt; danach als burleske Gestalt bes. in der dramatischen Dichtung Athens (Eur. Herc., Alc.; Aristoph. Ran.) und bei…

Eudemus

(1,447 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Εὔδημος; Eúdemos). [German version] [1] Sculptor in Miletus, 1st half of the 6th cent. BC Sculptor in Miletus. He signed a male seated statue of the 1st half of the 6th cent. BC, one of the earliest  Branchidae of Didyma. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Fuchs/Floren, 373-375 Loewy, No. 3 K. Tuchelt, Die archaischen Skulpturen von Didyma, 1970, 77-78, 121. [German version] [2] of Cyprus Friend of Aristotle A friend of  Aristotle of about the same age, participated, as a follower of Dion [I 1], in the overthrow of Dionysius II and was killed in the fight…

Diphilus

(1,242 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Δίφιλος; Díphilos). [German version] [1] Athenian operator of a silver mine c. 330 BC Athenian operator of a silver mine. In 330 BC, he was charged by Lycurgus with illegally mining the mesokrineís (pillars), which served both as markers to separate the various leases within the mine but also as safety props, and sentenced to death. His assets of 160 talents were confiscated and distributed amongst the citizens (Ps.-Plut. Mor. 843D).  Mining Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) Bibliography J. Engels, Studien zur polit. Biographie des Hypereides, 21993, 224-237 M. H. Hansen, Demography…

Aeschines

(1,604 words)

Author(s): Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina)
(Αἰσχίνης; Aischínēs). [German version] [1] Student of Socrates From the Attic deme of Sphettus, son of Lysanias, student of Socrates. Born between 430/420 BC, died after 375/6 BC. A. was present during Socrates' trial and death (Pl. Ap. 33e; Phaed. 59b). A. is said to have been poor when he joined Socrates. In a speech by Lysias, he was accused of being a notorious debtor (Ath. 13,611d-612f). It remains unclear, whether A. indeed composed court speeches and delivered lectures for cash -- as claimed by …

Sostratus

(572 words)

Author(s): Höcker, Christoph (Kissing) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Michel, Simone (Hamburg) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina)
(Σώστρατος/ Sṓstratos). [German version] [1] Of Cnidus, Greek architect, 1st half of 3rd cent. BC Son of Dexiphanes of Cnidus; architect of the early Hellenistic period (1st half of 3rd cent. BC), mentioned several times in ancient literature (Plin. HN 36,83; Lucian, Amores 11; Lucian, Hippias 2). He was also diplomatically active, as one of the philoi of Ptolemaeus [3] II (Str. 17,1,6). As well as with various canal constructions linked to the conquest of the Egyptian city of Memphis and buildings at Cnidus and Delphi (FdD III/1 nos. 198 and 299), h…

Eudemos

(1,423 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Εὔδημος). [English version] [1] Bildhauer in Milet, 1. H. 6. Jh. v. Chr. Bildhauer in Milet. Er signierte eine männliche Sitzstatue aus der 1. H. des 6. Jh. v.Chr., einer der frühesten Branchidai von Didyma. Neudecker, Richard (Rom) Bibliography Fuchs/Floren, 373-375 Loewy, Nr.3 K. Tuchelt, Die archa. Skulpturen von Didyma, 1970, 77-78, 121. [English version] [2] aus Zypern Freund des Aristoteles, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Etwa gleichaltriger Freund des Aristoteles, beteiligte sich als Anhänger Dions [I 1] an dem Sturz von Dionysios II. und fiel in den Kämpfen, die a…

Aischines

(1,530 words)

Author(s): Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina))
[English version] [1] Schüler des Sokrates, gest. nach 376/5 v. Chr. Aus dem att. Demos Sphettos, Sohn des Lysanias, Schüler des Sokrates.  430/420 v. Chr., gest. nach 375/6. A. war beim Prozeß und beim Tod des Sokrates zugegen (Plat. apol. 33e; Phaid. 59b). Er soll, als er sich Sokrates anschloß, arm gewesen sein. In einer Rede des Lysias wurde er als übler Schuldenmacher angeprangert (Athen. 13,611d-612f). Ob die in den Quellen zu lesende Behauptung, A. habe sich als Verf. von Gerichtsreden betätigt und…

Diphilos

(1,137 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Δίφιλος). [English version] [1] Athener. Betreiber eines Silberbergwerks um 330 v. Chr. Athener. Betreiber eines Silberbergwerks. Er wurde um 330 v.Chr. wegen gesetzwidrigen Abbaus der mesokrineís (Pfeiler), die als Markscheiden für die Grubenanteile und als Sicherheitsstützen dienten, von Lykurg angeklagt und zum Tode verurteilt. Das Vermögen von 160 Talenten wurde eingezogen und an die Bürger verteilt (Ps.-Plut. mor. 843D). Bergbau Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) Bibliography J. Engels, Studien zur polit. Biographie des Hypereides, 21993, 224-237  M.H. Hansen, Demogra…

Artemidorus

(1,271 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Et al.
(Ἀρτεμίδωρος; Artemídōros). [German version] [1] Indo-Greek King in 1st cent. BC. Coins are the only evidence of his existence, middle Indian Artemitora. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography Bopearachchi, 110, 316-318. [German version] [2] Elegiac poet Writer of elegies Περὶ Ἔρωτος in which, among others, the katasterismós of the dolphin was narrated. He had helped Poseidon win Amphitrite as his wife (Ps.-Eratosth. Catasterismus 31 S. 158 Robert, cf. schol. ad Germanicus, Aratea, S. 92,2ff. Breysig = SH 214). Even if this is only a hy…

Euclides

(2,633 words)

Author(s): Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Folkerts, Menso (Munich) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Et al.
(Εὐκλείδης; Eukleídēs). [German version] [1] Athenian archon in 403/2 BC Athenian archon in 403/2 BC. During his year in office Athens made a new start following the Oligarchy of the Thirty (e.g., see And. 1,87-94) and, among others, officially adopted the Ionian alphabet (Theopomp. FGrH 115 F 155). Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) Bibliography Develin 199 LGPN 2, Εὐκλείδης (9). [German version] [2] of Megara Student of Socrates Student of Socrates, founder of the  Megarian School; born between 450 and 435, probably died early in the 360s. In Plato's Phaedon (59c) E. is named among those …

Eukleides

(2,613 words)

Author(s): Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Folkerts, Menso (München) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Et al.
(Εὐκλείδης). [English version] [1] Athenischer Archon im Jahr 403/2 v.Chr. Athenischer Archon im Jahr 403/2 v.Chr. In seinem Amtsjahr machte Athen einen neuen Anfang nach der Oligarchie der Dreißig (siehe etwa And. 1,87-94) und übernahm unter anderem offiziell das Ionische Alphabet (Theop. FGrH 115 F 155). Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) Bibliography Develin 199 LGPN 2, Εὐκλείδης (9). [English version] [2] aus Megara Schüler des Sokrates, 5./4. Jh. v. Chr. Schüler des Sokrates, Begründer der Tradition der Megariker; geb. zwischen 450 und 435, gest. wahrscheinlich zu B…

Artemidoros

(1,221 words)

Author(s): Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi (Latina)) | Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Et al.
(Ἀρτεμίδωρος). [English version] [1] indogriech. König im 1. Jh. v. Chr. Indogriech. König im 1.Jh. v.Chr., nur durch seine Münzen belegt, mittelindisch Artemitora. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography Bopearachchi, 110, 316-318. [English version] [2] Elegiker Verfasser von Elegien Περὶ Ἔρωτος, in denen unter anderem von dem katasterismós des Delphins erzählt wurde, der Poseidon geholfen hatte, Amphitrite zu seiner Frau zu machen (Ps.-Eratosth. catasterismus 31 S. 158 Robert, vgl. schol. ad Germanicus, Aratea, S. 92,2ff. Breysig = SH 2…
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