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Bacchius

(427 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Najock, Dietmar (Berlin)
(Βακχεῖος; Bakcheîos). [German version] [1] From Tanagra, physician, c. 250-200 BC of Tanagra. According to Erotian (31,10), B. was a physician and student of Herophilus (Gal. 18 A, 187 K.), active around 250-200 BC. In addition to his writings about pulse theory, pathology, and pharmacology, he also authored his memoirs of Herophilus and the latter's other students. B.'s reputation is largely based upon his glossary on Hippocrates, in which certain text versions have survived that are missing in the MSS o…

Decimius

(225 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
Roman family name, whose older and inscriptional form is Decumus (Schulze, 159), derived from  Decimus. Historic bearers of the name are documented since the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC. [German version] [1] D., C. Legate in Egypt 168 BC Legate in Crete in 171 BC, praetor peregrinus in 169, legate in Egypt in 168. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [2] D., Num. Leader of allies in the war against Hannibal 217 BC from Bovianum in Samnium; in 217, he brought timely help with a contingent of allies to the magister equitum Q. Minucius who was under heavy pressure from Hannibal …

Archagathus

(345 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἀρχάγαθος; Archágathos). [German version] [1] Son of Agathocles [2] (end of the 4th cent. BC) Before his return to Sicily in 308/7 BC  Agathocles [2] gave the command of the African troops to his eldest son A. despite his poor military ability. Since the latter fragmented the invasion army, the Carthaginians soon achieved significant successes and encircled A. in Tunes (Diod. Sic. 20,57-61). Even Agathocles could not reverse the situation in Africa after his return and fled to Sicily while abandoning the army. Therefore, embittered soldiers killed A. (Diod. Sic. 20,68). Meister, Klau…

Dogmatists

(632 words)

Author(s): Frede, Michael (Oxford) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
[German version] [1] Philosophers Originally a sceptical expression to designate those who adopt as their own a view ( dógma; cf. S. Emp. P.H. 1,13) ─ especially a philosophical or scientific view ─ which, in sceptical thinking, cannot be justified let alone proven (S. Emp. P.H. 1,3). Also applied by the Pyrrhonians in an extended sense to those Academicians who adopted views such as that nothing can be known (cf. the ἰδίως/ idíōs in S. Emp., ibid.). Because of the close link between empiricism and Scepticism in medicine, the term ‘Dogmatists’ was often also applied…

Onasander

(561 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Schneider, Helmuth (Kassel)
(Ονάσανδρος; Onásandros). [German version] [1] Physician on Cos, c. 250 BC Public physician of Cos in c. 250 BC. As a resident of Cos without citizens' rights, he apprenticed with a public physician ( archiatrós ) in Halasarna, became his assistant and followed him to Cos when he was chosen public doctor there. There he opened his own practice but continued to treat his old patients from Halasarna, at times for nothing. The inscription documenting his career is one of the most informative ones about physicians to survive from antiquity. Nutton, Vivian (London) Bibliography  R. Herzog, Dec…

Epaenetus

(233 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Binder, Gerhard (Bochum)
(Επαίνετος; Epaínetos) [German version] [1] Medicinal plant expert Medicinal plant expert and author of toxicological works, who lived between the 1st cent. BC and the 3rd cent. AD. His views on the dangerous characteristics of wolfbane, hemlock, opium, mandrake, henbane, poisonous mushrooms, black chamaeleon (a plant whose leaves can change colour), of bull's blood, of litharge and of lumpsucker as well as his remedies against these poisons are reported in detail in Ps.-Aelius Promotus' De venenis (ed. princeps, S. Ihm, 1995).  Medicine;  Toxicology Nutton, Vivian (London) …

Andromachus

(676 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἀνδρόμαχος; Andrómachos). [German version] [1] Possessor of a dorea (middle of the 3rd cent. BC) Documented between 253 and 249 BC in Egypt as possessor of a δωρεά ( dōreá) of 10,000 arourai. ‘Father’ of  Ptolemaeus Andromachou (?) [1]. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] Strategos of Syria and Phoenicia (end of 3rd cent. BC) Aspendian, commanded the phalanx in 217 BC at Raphia, later strategos of Syria and Phoenicia. PP 2, 2150. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [3] Ptolemaean official (1st half of 2nd cent. BC) Son of  Eirene, grandson of  Ptolemaeus Agesarchou; c. 197/8…

Markellinos

(501 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale) | Baumbach, Manuel (Heidelberg)
(Μαρκελλῖνος). [English version] [1] griech. Autor einer Pulslehre, 2. Jh.? Griech. Autor einer Abh. über den Puls. Seine Erwähnung von Anhängern des Archigenes legt eine Abfassung frühestens gegen E. des 1. oder das 2. Jh. n.Chr. nahe. Eine genauere Datier. wäre möglich, wenn er der Autor eines Rezeptes ist, das Galenos (de compositione medicamentorum secundum locos 7,5 = 13,90 K.) von Andromachos [5] d.J. zit., doch die Identifizierung ist unsicher. M.' stilisiertes Vorwort bezieht sich auf frühere Kory…

Sabinos

(310 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Σαβῖνος). [English version] [1] hippokratischer Arzt und Hippokrateskommentator, 1.-2. Jh. Hippokratischer Arzt und Hippokrateskommentator, der im 1. bis 2. Jh. n. Chr. wirkte. Er war der Lehrer des Metrodoros [8] und des Stratonikos, der wiederum Lehrer des Galenos war, welcher in S. einen sorgfältigeren und klareren Ausleger des Hippokrates [6] sah als in seinen Vorläufern (CMG 5,10,2,1, p. 17, 329-330; 5,10,2,2, p. 510). Zu S.' Schwächen zählten ein Mangel an anatomischen Kenntnissen und Sektionserfah…

Africanus

(163 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
Urspr. Siegerbeiname, zuerst angenommen von P. Cornelius Scipio A. (Maior) nach dem Sieg über Karthago 201 v. Chr. (Liv. 30,45,6), dann von seinem Adoptivsohn P. Cornelius Scipio A.(Minor), cos. 147; später als Beiname auch in anderen Familien [1]. In der Kaiserzeit Beiname der Kaiser Gordian I. und II., Iustinian I. und Flavius Mauricius. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] griech. Arzt 2./1. Jh. v. Chr. Griech. Arzt des 2. oder 1. Jh. v. Chr., der einige seiner Rezepte einem König Antigonos widmete [1]. Nicht zu verwechseln mit einem anderen…

Menodotos

(496 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
(Μηνόδοτος). [English version] [1] M. von Perinthos Historiker, um 200 v. Chr. um 200 v.Chr., verfaßte eine ‘Griech. Gesch. ( Hellenikaí pragmateíai) in 15 B., die wohl das Werk des Psaon von Plataiai (FGrH 78) fortsetzte und die Ereignisse ab 218/7 behandelte (Diod. 26,4). Vielleicht identisch (so [1]) mit M. von Samos (das als Pflanzstadt von Perinthos galt). Letzterer war Autor einer Perihegese ( periēgētḗs ) über ‘Die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Samos ( Tōn katá tēn Sámon endóxon anagraphḗ), aus der Athenaios (15, 671-699) eine umfangreiche Partie zur vorgriech. Gesch. d…

Pheidippos

(257 words)

Author(s): Frey, Alexandra (Basel) | Walter, Uwe (Köln) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Φείδιππος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Thessalos, Schiffskommandant vor Troia Sohn des Thessalos, Bruder des Antiphos, somit Enkel des Herakles [1] und der Chalkiope [3] (Hyg. fab. 97,14). Einer der Freier der Helene [1] (Hyg. fab. 81). Er befehligt mit seinem Bruder 30 Schiffe vor Troia (Hom. Il. 2,676-680). Auf der Heimfahrt wird er nach Thesprotien verschlagen, wo er auch stirbt. In den Lügenerzählungen des Odysseus (Hom. Od. 14,316; 19,287) kommt zweimal der Thesprotenkönig Pheidon vor. Dessen Na…

Kleanthes

(517 words)

Author(s): Hoesch, Nicola (München) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Κλεάνθης). [English version] [1] Maler aus Korinth, wohl 7. Jh. v. Chr. Einer der frühesten, bei Plin. nat. 35,15f. überl. Maler aus Korinth; sein Name steht für den Beginn der Gattung ( prima pictura). K. galt als Erfinder der Linienkunst, er gestaltete seine Werke mit Hilfe von Umriß- und Binnenzeichnung. Stilistische Vergleiche mit Vasenbildern des frühen 7. Jh.v.Chr. datieren sein Wirken in die gleiche Zeit. Ebenfalls nur lit. bekannt (Strab. 8,343; Athen. 8,346 BC) sind seine Tafelbilder in einem Heiligtum nahe Olympias: …

Aëtios

(1,030 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Runia, David T. (Leiden) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Ἀέτιος). [English version] [1] myth. König von Troizen Sohn des Anthas, mythischer König von Troizen; seine Nachkommen besiedeln Halikarnaß und Myndos in Karien (Paus. 2,30,8 f.). Graf, Fritz (Princeton) [English version] [2] Doxograph, 1. Jh. Doxograph des 1. Jh. n. Chr. Obwohl histor. kaum faßbar, spielt A. eine zentrale Rolle in der doxographischen Tradition der Ant., weil er das einzige ausführliche doxographische Handbuch verfaßte, das einigermaßen vollständig überliefert ist (Doxographie). Große Teile des Werkes können au…

Apollophanes

(236 words)

Author(s): Hidber, Thomas (Bern) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
[English version] [1] att. Dichter der Alten Komödie Att. Dichter der Alten Komödie, der nach dem Zeugnis der Suda fünf Stücke verfaßt hat (Δαλίς, Δανάη, Ἰφιγέπων, Κένταυροι, Κρῆτες [1. test. 1], welche alle bis auf ganz geringe Reste verloren sind. Auf der inschr. Liste der Lenäensieger figuriert A. zwischen Nikophon und Ameipsias [1. test. 3]. Hidber, Thomas (Bern) Bibliography 1 PCG II, 1991, 518-523. [English version] [2] Leibarzt von Antiochos III., E. 2. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des A. von Seleukeia, Leibarzt ( archiatrós) und tropheús von Antiochos III.; einflußreiches Mitglied d…

Aigimios

(305 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Αἰγιμιός). [English version] [1] Stammvater der Dorier am Oitegebirge Sohn (oder Vater) des Doros, Vater von Dyman und Pamphilos (Hes. fr. 10a 7). Stammvater der Dorier am Oitegebirge (Pind. P. 1,64;5,72; Strab. 9,427 nach Ephoros, FGrH 115 F 15). Er nahm Herakles' Sohn Hyllos nach dem Tod des Vaters neben seinen eigenen Söhnen an, um sich für Herakles' Hilfe erkenntlich zu zeigen. Nach ihnen erhielten die drei dorischen Phylen die Namen Hylleis, Pamphiloi, Dymanes. Andere lokalisierten A. in Thessalien…

Cleanthes

(515 words)

Author(s): Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Κλεάνθης; Kleánthēs). [German version] [1] Painter from Corinth One of the earliest painters from Corinth, mentioned in Plin. HN 35,15f.; his name stands for the origin of the genera ( prima pictura). C. was considered the inventor of line art, creating his work from outlines and filling them in. Stylistic comparisons with vase painting of the early 7th cent. date his work to the same period. Also only known from the literature (Str. 8,343; Athen. 8,346 BC) are his tableaus in a sanctuary near Olympia: the fall of Troy, the birth of Athena, also Poseidon handing Zeus a tuna. Hoesch, Nicola (…

Craterus

(667 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Κράτερος, Κρατερός; Kráteros, Kraterós). [German version] [1] Son of Alexander of Orestis, commander under Alexander the Great Son of Alexander of Orestis. Under Alexander [4], he commanded a   táxis of the   pezétairoi at the  Granicus (334 BC), and near  Issus (333) and  Gaugamela (331), he commanded the entire regiment. C. held a leading command against the  Uxii and the Ariobarzanes [2], as he also did in the wars in  Hyrcania and Areia [1] after Darius' death [3]. He played an important role in the …

Glaucias

(360 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Γλαυκίας; Glaukías). [German version] [1] Bronze sculptor from Aegina Bronze sculptor from Aegina. According to Pausanias, he created statues of the boxers Glaucus, Philo and Theagenes in Olympia, whose victories or honours occurred in the 1st quarter of the 5th cent. BC. According to the description, they were depicted in motion, some of them at shadow-boxing; small bronze statues give at least an idea of this. He created a monument for Gelon of Syracuse after his chariot victory in 488 BC; parts of the base with inscriptions are preserved. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Overb…

Olympius

(422 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ὀλύμπιος; Olýmpios). [German version] [1] Court doctor of Constantine [2] II, 4th cent. Doctor, friend (and pupil) of Libanius, whom he treated in AD 354 for pains in the head and kidneys. In the two years that followed he visited Rome from where he returned to Constantinople and became court physician to Constantine [2] II (Lib. Ep. 51; 65; 353; 534; 539). Nutton, Vivian (London) [German version] [2] Office bearer (4th cent. AD) O. of Antioch, around AD 355 consularis Macedoniae, senator first in Rome, then (from 358) in Constantinople where in 361 he achieved exemption from munera ( munu…
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