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Archinus

(89 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἀρχῖνος; Archînos). Athenian, around 404 BC initially an adherent of the political group around  Theramenes (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 34,3). Together with  Thrasyboulus in 404/3 he launched the struggle against the 30 Tyrants ( Triakonta) from  Phyle (Dem. Or. 24,135). After the victory he was a proponent of preserving the general amnesty and opposed to expanding Athenian citizenship (Aristot. Ath. Pol. 40,1 f.). The Ionian alphabet was introduced in Athens at his suggestion in 403/2 (Theop. FGrH 115 F 155; PA, 2526; Traill PAA, 213880. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)

Lucius [I]

(732 words)

Author(s): Nutton, Vivian (London) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto) | Baltes, Matthias (Münster) | Lakmann, Marie-Luise (Münster) | Fusillo, Massimo (L'Aquila) | Et al.
(Λούκιος; Loúkios) [German version] [1] L. Kathegetes Author of pharmacological texts, 1st cent. AD Author of pharmacological texts, active in the middle to the end of the 1st cent. AD. Galen (De compositione medicamentum secundum genera 13,295 K.), quoting from Andromachus [5] the Younger, records a remedy against diarrhoea by L. of Tarsus, a city with a long pharmacological tradition (cf. also 13,292 K., where the name of the city is not mentioned). He is almost certainly to be identified with the more fa…

Dorylaus

(227 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
(Δορύλαος; Dorýlaos). [German version] [1] Great-great-grandfather of Strabo, friend of Mithridates V From Amisus, great-great-grandfather of the geographer Strabo, recruited mercenaries in Thrace, Greece and Crete as anḕr taktikós and friend of Mithridates V of Pontus. In Knossos he was chosen as stratēgós and defeated the Gortynians. After the assassination of Mithridates in 120 BC he remained in Knossos (Str. 10,4,10). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Son of Philetaerus, participated in the 1st Mithridatic War Son of Philetaerus, nephew of D. [1]. Raise…

Axiochus

(75 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἀξίοχος; Axíochos). Uncle of  Alcibiades (Pl. Euthd. 275a), and accused together with him in 415 BC of the profanation of the Mysteries in the house of Charmenides, after which he fled from Athens (And. 1,16); his possessions were auctioned. On his alleged amorous adventures: cf. Ath. 12,534F-535A; 13,574E and [1. 20]. He appears in the pseudo-Platonic dialogue that is named after him. Traill, PAA 139755. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography 1 W. M. Ellis, Alcibiades, 1989.

Gesimund

(87 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Son of Hunimund the Elder, first Gothic king under Hunnish rule. In AD 376 he helped the Hunnish king Balamber to victory over the Amalian Vinitharius (Iord. Get. 248). Perhaps identical to Gensimund, who, although the kingship was offered to him as Amalian magister militum, declined in favour of the legitimate successors (Cassiod. Var. 8,9). PLRE 2,510 and [1. 26f.] consider the two to be identical; contrary [2. 254f.]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. Heather, Goths and Romans 332-489, 1991 2 H. Wolfram, Die Goten, 31990.

Aristarchus

(2,018 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Folkerts, Menso (Munich) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
(Ἀρίσταρχος; Arístarchos). [German version] [1] Athenian politician (end of the 5th cent. BC) Athenian politician, in 411 BC the most embittered opponent of the demos among the 400 Oligarchs in Athens (Thuc. 8,90,1). A. participated in the fortification of  Eetioneia when he was strategos (Xen. Hell. 2,3,46). After the regime was toppled, he betrayed the border fortification Oenoe to the Boeotians (Thuc. 8,98), for which he was executed in 406 (?) (Lycurg. Leocr. 115; PA, 1663; Traill PAA, 164155). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] of Tegea Tragedian, 5th cent. BC Tragedi…

Daochus

(157 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Δάοχος; Dáochos). [German version] [1] D.I. Tagos of the Thessalian koinon 431-404 BC from Pharsalus, son of Agias, was the   tagos of the Thessalian koinon for 27 years ( c. 431-404 BC?); his tageia was reputedly a time of peace and prosperity (Syll.3 273) [1. 110f.]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) [German version] [2] D. II. Thessalian, envoy of Philip II 338 BC high-ranking Thessalian, grandson of D. [1]. In 338 BC, Philip II sent him together with others to the Thebans to procure support against Athens (Pol. 18,4,4; Dem. Or. 18,211…

Column/Monumental column

(1,889 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Meier, Hans-Rudolf
Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] A. Interpretatio Christiana ofIillustrated Columns (CT) Whether in architectural contexts or isolated as monumental columns, scarcely any building element in post-classical times is linked so closely with reference to Antiquity as the column. This is true both positively, in the sense of a conscious renovatio of Classical or Christian Antiquity, and negatively, in connexion with idols as the embodiment of vanquished paganism. Columns with standing ‘idols’, mostly nude, became almost a topos in the art of the later Midd…

Rhetra

(758 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
(ῥήτρα/ rhḗtra, Ionian ῥήτρη/ rhḗtrē, Elean ράτρα/ wrátra; related to εἴρειν/ eírein ('speak')). [German version] [1] Contract (general) Generally 'ceremonial utterance, something said with a claim to authority', figuratively also 'agreement, contract' (e.g., Hom. Il. 14,393; Syll.3 9, Elis, 6th cent. BC), later 'resolution, law' [1. 17-22; 2. 431; 3. 120283]. The phrase εὐθεῖαι ῥῆτραι/ eutheîai rhêtrai ('legal covenants') attested in Tyrtaeus fr. 1b,6 = °14,6 Gentili/Prato (2nd half of 7th cent. BC) expresses an ideal of a consensus extending to all po…

Maldras

(92 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] Son of Massilia, was elevated to king of the Suebi by the king of the West Goths Theodericus II in AD 456 after the murder of Rechiarius, although he had to defend himself against other pretenders [1. 124]. In 457 he plundered Olisipo (Lisbon) and laid waste to Gallaecia, in 459 to Lusitania and Portumcale Castrum (Oporto). In the same year, he murdered his brother, was then killed himself in 460 (Chron. min. 2,29-31 Mommsen). PLRE 2, 704. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography 1 D. Claude, Geschichte der Westgoten, 1970.

Endius

(106 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἔνδιος; Éndios). Spartan, son of Alcibiades. In 420 BC, E. attempted in vain as a delegate in Athens to prevent a symmachia between the Athenians and Argos, Mantineia and Elis (Thuc. 5,44-47). As ephor he voted in 413/2 on the advice of Alcibiades [3], who was banned from Athens and with whose family he was associated by proxenia, for a rapid shift of the war theatre to the territory of Athens' allies in Asia Minor (Thuc. 8,6; 17). After the Spartan defeat at Cyzicus (410 BC) E. attempted in vain to broker a peace in Athens (Diod. Sic. 13,52f.). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)

Aristomenes

(638 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen)
(Ἀριστομένης; Aristoménēs). [German version] [1] Messenian hero and freedom fighter (2nd half of 7th cent. BC) Messenian hero and freedom fighter, seen as a descendant of the Aepytids. With the support of Arcadians and Argives, A. was the supposed leader of a Messenian revolt against Sparta which lasted for many years. Paus. 4,14,6-24,3 reports that on his defeat, after initial successes, in the so-called battle of the ‘Great Trench’ because of the treachery of the Arcadian king  Aristocrates [1], A. retreated…

Gundiok

(112 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Gundovech). King of the Burgundians in AD 457-470, from the family of  Athanaric [1. 44], married a sister of Ricimer (Malalas 374-75; Johannes Antiochenus fr. 209), his sons are Gundobad, Godigisclus, Chilperic and Godomer (Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,28). As an ally of Theoderic II he attacked in 455 with his brother Chilperic I the Suebians in Gaul and settled there after the victory of Theoderic in 457. In 463 he was magister utriusque militiae (per Gallias); in the same year he informed Pope Hilarius about the irregular administration of the bishop of  Vienna (Hilarius Ep…

Flaccus

(255 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
Roman cognomen (‘floppy-eared’), probably originally an individual cognomen, in the Republican period especially widespread in the senatorial families of the Fulvii, Norbani and Valerii, and in the Imperial period also among numerous other families. Nickname of the poet Q.  Horatius F. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Statilius F. Writer of epigrams Writer of epigrams. The cognomen F. is often mentioned in combination with the nomen Statilius (Στατύλλιος Φλάκκος; Statýllios Phlákkos). He lived at the beginning of the 1st cent. AD, if the Latin ver…

Euricus, Euric

(323 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (also Eurichus, Euarix). King of the Visigoths in AD 466-484, son of Theoderic I, succeeded to the throne after the murder of his brother Theoderic II (Iord. Get. 190; Hydatius Lemiensis 237). E.'s reign was marked by the constant endeavour to expand the area of his kingdom (originally Aquitania II, Novempopulana and parts of Narbonensis I) and to weaken the dependence on Rome, which is clear from the termination of the   foedus with the Romans. From 468 he advanced against the Suebi and in the following years conquered almost the e…

Timomachus

(495 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Hoesch, Nicola (Munich)
(Τιμόμαχος/ Timómachos). [German version] [1] From Thebes, commander in the Peloponnesian War commander of the Theban Aegidae, claimed to have supported the Spartans with his army in the conflict against Amyclae [1] and to have instructed them in the art of warfare. His bronze armour was displayed at the Hyacinthia (Hyacinthus) and T. himself was always highly honoured in Sparta (Aristot. fr. 532 Rose). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography M. Nafissi, La nascita del kosmos, 1991, 324-326. [German version] [2] Athenian strategist from Acharnae, 4th cent. BC Athenian strategist …

Herpyllis

(120 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἑρπυλλίς; Herpyllís). Life companion (first as slave, then freed, but probably not second wife) of Aristotle [6] (died 322 BC), in whose will she was lavished with money, servants, and the right of residence in the philosopher's estates in Chalcis and Stageira because of her excellent care of him (ὅτι σπουδαία περὶ ἐμὲ ἐγένετο). In case of a future marriage, the executors were to take care that she would not be given to someone unworthy of her (Diog. Laert. 5,13). It is impossible…

Leo

(2,156 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Arens, Herbert (Aachen) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
[German version] [1] see Domitius [II 17] Leo Praefectus urbi under Elagabalus; see Domitius [II 17] Leo. Eck, Werner (Cologne) [German version] [2] Leo Narbonensis High-ranking Gaulish senator, 5th cent. AD High-ranking Gaulish senator ( vir spectabilis), a descendant of Fronto [6]; poet, orator, and jurist. As consiliarius (‘adviser’) to the kings Euricus and Alaricus [3] II, L. was between c. AD 475 and 484 (as a Roman) the most important official within the Visigoth kingdom. He wrote Euricus' speeches and received envoys on his behalf (such as in 474…

Eraricus, Erarich

(95 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἐράριχος; Erárichos). A Rugian, AD 541 king of the Ostrogoths in succession to Ildibad. Officially, E. negotiated with Justinian a withdrawal of the Goths to the region north of the Po, but secretly he offered to abandon the whole of Italy in return for a large sum of money and the status of patricius. While his ambassadors were still negotiating, E. was eliminated after having reigned for only five months; his successor was Totila (Procop. Goth. 3,2; Jord. Rom. 378f.; Chron. min. 2,106f. Mommsen). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Abascantus

(54 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἀβάσκαντος; Abáskantos). Athenian from Cephisia, son of Eumolpus, from AD 135/6 34 years παιδοτρίβης δια βίου ( paidotríbēs dia bíou) (CIA 3,1112; 740 and passim), died after 169/70 Traill, PAA, 101125). His son A. (Traill, PAA, 101135) was κοσμητὴς τῶν ἐφήβων ( kosmētḕs tôn ephḗbōn) 192/3-200/1 (CIA 3, 1159). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)

Guntharith

(133 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Guntharis, Gundarus, Gontharis). Bucellarius of  Solomon I, magister militum and dux Numidiae from AD 545 (Iord. De origine actibusque Romanorum 384). G., whom Solomon had sent out in advance to Bagae on the River Abigas with an army to fight the Moors, escaped defeat only through the latter's rapid assistance (Procop. Vand. 2,19,6-16). In a secret alliance with the prince of the Moors Antalas, G. decided in 546 to remove  Areobindus [3], which also occurred (Procop. Vand. 2,25,1-28). G. oc…

Cerialis

(149 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Bloch, René (Berne)
Roman cognomen (also Caerialis, Caerealis) of Latin origin, derived from the adjectival Cerealis (‘belonging to Ceres’); current from the Julian-Claudian era onwards (Schulze, 486f.; ThlL, Onom. 2,344f.).   Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [1] Brother-in-law of Valentinianus I, 4th cent. AD Brother of  Iustina, the wife of  Valentinianus I (Amm. Marc. 28,2,10). Tribunus stabuli (Amm. Marc. 30,5,19). In AD 375 he helped his nephew  Valentinianus II to the throne (Amm. Marc. 30,10,5). PLRE 1,197. Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [German version] [2] Dux Libyarum 405 AD In AD 4…

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 …

Herostratus

(117 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἡρόστρατος; Hēróstratos). Arsonist, of unknown origin, involved in the destruction of the Temple of Artemis at  Ephesus in 356 BC. Under torture he confessed that he had been motivated by a thirst for glory, whereupon the Ephesians decided that his name should never again be mentioned. According to Valerius Maximus (8,14 ext. 5), only Theopompus did not abide by that (Ael. NA 6,40; Solin. 40,2-5; Str. 14,1,22 are based on him). In fact, other sources (collected in [1. 262ff.]) do …

Dekaprotoi

(303 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (δεκάπρωτοι; dekáprōtoi). College of the 10 highest ranked decuriones ( Decurio), attested from the middle of the 1st cent. AD for communities in the east of the Roman empire. The obligations of the dekaprotoi, the western equivalent of which were the  Decemprimi, varied according to region and in the course of time. As a rule they represented their communities before the Roman magistrates, received the sworn public accounts of departing municipal officials and administered the community treasury. From the 2nd c…

Demetrius

(7,578 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Schütrumpf, Eckart E. (Boulder, CO) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Et al.
(Δημήτριος; Dēmḗtrios). Well-known personalities: the Macedonian King D. [2] Poliorketes; the politician and writer D. [4] of Phalerum; the Jewish-Hellenistic chronographer D. [29]. I. Politically active personalities [German version] [1] Officer under Alexander the Great Officer under Alexander [4], fought at Gaugamela as commander of a troop ( ile) of  Hetairoi and in India he commanded a hipparchy. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 256. [German version] [2] D. Poliorketes Son of  Antigonus [1], born 337/6 BC (Diod. Sic. 19,96,1). In 320 he m…

Anytus

(172 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἀνυτος; Ánytos). Son of Anthemion, a well-to-do Athenian. In 409 BC A. was sent as commander with a fleet towards Pylos, but was forced to turn back by a storm; he was, however, cleared at the subsequent investigation -- allegedly through bribery (Diod. Si c. 13,64,6). In 404 he was banished by the ( Thirty), subsequently playing a large part in their overthrow when he joined  Thrasyboulus (Xen. Hell. 2,3,42;44), becoming like him one of the most influential Athenian politicians after 403 (Isoc. Or. 18,23). A lover of  Alc…

Fredericus

(243 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Frederick). [German version] [1] Son of the West Gothic king Theodoric I, co-ruler of Theoderic II about AD 450 Son of the West Gothic king Theoderic I, brother and co-ruler of Theoderic II, whom he helped to the throne in AD 453 after the murder of the eldest brother Thorismud (Chron. min. 1,483; 2,27 Mommsen; Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,7); after successful battles against the Spanish Bagauds (probably as magister militum, cf. Chron. min. 2,27; in this regard [1. 690f.]) he was involved in 455 in the rise of  Avitus [1] to the position of emperor (Sid. Apoll. Carm. 7,…

Solon

(2,951 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Michel, Simone (Hamburg)
(Σόλων/ Sólōn). [1] S. of Athens Poet, legislator, c. 600 BC [German version] I. Life griech. Gesetzgeber, um 600 v. Chr. S. (b. c. 640 BC), an Athenian of the family of the Medontidae, supposedly related through the maternal line with Peisistratus [4], the most important Greek legislator (alongside the legendary Spartan Lycurgus [4]) of the Archaic period and the first prominent Athenian poet. S. first emerged around 600 BC, when he successfully appealed for the conquest of Salamis [1] during the conflict with Megara…

Hegesilochus

(145 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich)
(Ἡγεσίλοχος; Hēgesílochos). [German version] [1] Rhodian, middle of 4th cent. BC Rhodian, exploited the conflict between Rhodes and Athens ( Social Wars [1]) in 356/5 BC, in order to take over power in Rhodes at the head of an oligarchical clique with the support of  Maussollos of Caria. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography R. M. Berthold, Rhodes in the Hellenistic Age, 1984, 31, with n. 41 (sources and bibliography). [German version] [2] Rhodian prytanis and envoy, 2nd cent. BC (also: Ἀγησίλοχος; Agēsílochos). Son of Hagesias, Rhodian, moderate friend of Rome, who as prytanis (17…

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…

Aristophon

(303 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen)
(Ἀριστοφῶν; Aristophôn). [German version] [1] Athenian politician (end of the 5th cent. BC) Member of the Athenian regime of 400 oligarchs in 411 BC. Sent by them as an emissary to Sparta, he was abducted to Samos by Athenian democrats and Argives (Thuc. 8,86,9; PA, 2102; Traill PAA, 175995. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Athenian politician (end of the 5th-middle of the 4th cent. BC) Athens. Politician, who was honoured in 403 BC for his resistance against the 30 Tyrants ( Triakonta) by   ateleia (ἀτέλεια) (Dem. Or. 20,148). Until his deat…

Gorgidas

(139 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Γοργίδας/ Gorgídas, or Γοργίας/ Gorgías in Diodorus). The most important Theban politician and commander of the 4th cent. BC (cf. Diod. Sic. 15,39,2) alongside  Epaminondas and  Pelopidas, Hipparchus in c. 383. After the Spartan seizure of the Cadmeia, G. remained in contact with Theban fugitives in Athens (Plut. Mor. 578BC; 576A). He is said to have organized the resistance against Sparta by forming the ‘holy throng’ ( hieròs lóchos, ἱερὸς λόχος) (Plut. Mor. 594AB; Plut. Pel. 12; 18f.; Polyaenus, Strat. 2,5,1; in Ath. 13,602a attributed to Epami…

Archedemus

(200 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Hülser, Karl-Heinz (Constance)
(Ἀρχέδημος; Archédēmos). [German version] [1] Athenian politician of c. 400 BC Athenian politician of c. 400 BC. Archedemus was close to  Socrates and  Criton (Xen. Mem. 2,9). As administrator of the diobelia, after the battle of the Arginusae in 406 BC he accused the strategos  Erasinides of misappropriation of funds and faults in the performance of his official duties (Xen. Hell. 1,7,2), thus initiating the so-called trials of the generals at Arginusae. As a demagogue, he was mocked in comedies (cf. Aristoph. Ran. 416 ff. with schol.; PA, 2326; Traill PAA, 208855. Meier, Mischa (Bie…

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.

Callias

(1,877 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Michel, Simone (Hamburg) | Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Et al.
(Καλλίας; Kallías, Ion. Καλλίης; Kallíēs). Common Attic name from the 6th -- 4th cent. BC, especially in the rich priestly family (several dadouchoi) of the Ceryces, which was associated with the cult of Eleusis. C. appears there in alternation with  Hipponicus. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [1] Mythical son of the Heraclid Temenos Mythical son of the Heraclid  Temenus, king of Argos, and the brother of Agelaus, Eurypylus and  Hyrnetho. Since the king preferred Hyrnetho and her husband  Deiphontes to his sons, they had Temenus murder…

Athenaeus

(2,425 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Baatz, Dietwulf (Bad Homburg) | Et al.
(Ἀθηναῖος; Athēnaîos). [German version] [1] Lacedaemonian, contributed in 423 BC to the truce with Athens Lacedaemonian, son of Periclidas, contributed in 423 BC to the truce with Athens (Thuc. 4,119), which he officially announced to  Brasidas a little later together with the Athenian Aristonymus (Thuc. 4,122). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Son of Attalus I of Pergamum, member of the 'Royal Council' A. was, as the youngest son of Attalus I of Pergamum, a member of the ‘Royal Council’; he is also documented as an agonothete (Alt. Perg. 8,3,…

Diadochi, wars of the

(935 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] The term refers to the wars between the former companions and generals of king Alexander [4] ( Diadochi and Epigoni) for his inheritance, lasting from his death in 323 BC to the formation of the Hellenistic state system. The period of the D. can be roughly divided into two periods: the wars leading up to the death of  Antigonos [1] Monophthalmos (301 BC), who championed most forcefully the unity of the empire, and the subsequent phase, beginning as early as c. 305, in which the Hellenistic successor states of Alexander's empire slowly took on the characteris…

Byrebista(s)

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Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Βυρεβίστας; Byrebístas, Βοιρεβίστας; Boirebístas). King of the Dacians, c. 60 BC founded a coherent kingdom, which at times extended from the Hungarian low plain to the Julian Alps. His conquests included Scordisci, Taurisci and Boii; his attacks on Thracian territories in the western Pontus region also led to heavy plundering of Greek colonies (i.a. Apollonia). Pompey negotiated with him in 48 for military support (Syll.3 762,22-42). In 44 Caesar planned a campaign against B. (Str. 7.3.5), but almost simultaneously with his assassination the …

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…

Papianilla

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Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] Daughter of the West Roman emperor Avitus [1], sister of Ecdicius, married the poet Sidonius Apollinaris before AD 455. She brought great wealth to the marriage and was supposedly opposed to her husband's charitableness (Sidon. Epist. 2,2,3; 2,12,1f.; 5,16; Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,21f.). PLRE 2, 830 (P. 2) with stemma 14. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)

Agias

(130 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] [1] Elean, brother of the seer Teisamenus (5th cent. BC) Elean, son of Antiochus, received as a result of the activity of his brother, the seer Teisamenus, together with him Spartan citizenship (Hdt. 9,33; 35). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Elean, seer in Sparta (5th cent. BC) Elean, son of Agelochus, grandson of Teisamenus. As a seer, A. is supposed to have predicted for  Lysander the victory at Aegospotami (in 405) (Paus. 3,11,5 f.). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [3] Companion of  Aristomachus [4] II (3rd cent. BC) Companion of  Aristo…

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…

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…

Mesotes

(494 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (μεσότης, mesótēs: ‘middle’, ‘mean’, understood in the positive sense). Key concept of a Greek ethical (and resulting political) maxim, which - according to the classical definition of Aristotle (see below) - postulates an orientation toward the mean between ‘too much’ ( hyperbolḗ) and ‘too little’ ( élleipsis). A diffuse mesótēs ideal is perceptible since the Archaic period, and was already propagated by Hesiodus (Op. 694) and ascribed primarily to the Delphic oracle or the Seven Sages ( mēdén ágan: ‘nothing too much’, supporting documents in [1. 11f.]). A…

Cethegus

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Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
Roman cognomen of a branch of the patrician  Cornelii (ThlL, Onom. 356-59). Attested from the 3rd cent. BC onwards; also Cetegus (Cic. Or. 160); Greek Κέθηγος ( Kéthēgos), supposedly because the family refused to wear the tunica (Porph. Hor. Ars P. 50). Also attested in inscriptions as a family name [1. 293]. There is perhaps no connection between the imperial and republican bearers of the name. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Rufius Petronius Nicomachus C. Cos. 504 AD Cos. AD 504, patricius from c. 512, mag. officiorum, princeps senatus. During the siege of Rome …

Hypomeiones

(120 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (οἱ ὑπομείονες/ hoi hypomeíones, literally: the ‘lesser ones’). In the context of the conspiracy of  Kinadon in 398 BC, the hypomeiones are named along with the  helots, the   neodamṓdeis and the   períoikoi as a group of Spartans with limited rights (Xen. Hell. 3,3,6). This was probably not a technical term but rather a collective designation for former   Spartiátai , who for various reasons and in different ways had fewer rights than the   hómoioi : cowardice in battle (cf.   trésantes ) caused the hypomeiones to be socially stigmatized, and loss of wealth or failure in the   a…

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 …

Nauarchos

(183 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (ναύαρχος; naúarchos). Title of a Spartan naval commander, first evidence of use during the Persian Wars in 480 BC, when Sparta commanded the Greek forces, including the fleet, and the establishment of military offices became necessary. The first naúarchos was Eurybiades (Hdt. 8,2; 8,42). The office of nauarchía then only became significant again in the Peloponnesian War, where it appeared as a one-year office, which any Spartiate could hold only once; this stipulation could be evaded, however, by appointing a competent military commander, e.g. Lysander [1], as epis…

Anaxidamus

(122 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich)
(Ἀναξίδαμος; Anaxídamos). [German version] [1] Spartan king at the time of the second Messenian war According to Paus. 3,7,6 and 4,15,3 Spartan king, Eurypontid, whose reign together with the Agiad Anaxander fell in the time of the second Messenian War. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Achaean, subcommander in 207 BC Achaean, subcommander of  Philopoemen in 207 BC at Mantinea against  Machanidas (Pol. 11,18,1). Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) [German version] [3] Achaean (middle of 2nd cent. BC) A. from Megalopolis, Achaean envoy to Rome in 164 and 155/4 (Po…

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…

Geisericus (Geiseric)

(718 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] Regarding the name [5. 394]. King of the Vandals and Alani AD 428-477, successor to his half-brother  Gundericus. In 429 G. crossed from the south of Spain to north Africa with 80,000 others (Victor Vitensis 1,2), possibly called in by the Comes Africae  Bonifatius [1], who fell from grace in 427, but ultimately he went because the wealth of the country. Neither Boniface nor an eastern Roman auxiliary corps commanded by Aspar ( Ardabur [2]) were able to stop the Vandals' advance; in 431 G. conquered H…

Eudamidas

(170 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
(Εὐδαμίδας; Eudamídas). [German version] [1] Spartan, general about 380 BC Spartan, the brother of Phoebidas. E. was supposed to lead a campaign in 382 BC together with Amyntas of Macedonia against Olynthus, but was defeated because of his weak forces and probably killed (Xen. Hell. 5,2,24f.; Diod. Sic. 15,20f.; Dem. Or. 19,264). Maybe he is identical with the early 4th-cent. ephor mentioned in IG V 1, 1232. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Spartan king about 330 BC E. I, Spartan king, Eurypontid, the son of Archidamus III, since 331 or 330 successor of his …

Pantaleon

(501 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
(Πανταλέων/ Pantaléōn). [German version] [1] King of the Pisates, middle of the 7th cent. BC Son of Omphalion, king of the Pisates (middle of the 7th cent. BC); P.'s rule may have been perceived as tyranny already in his own lifetime (cf. Paus. 6,21,1). He temporarily wrested the organisation of the Olympic Games from the Eleians (Olympia IV.; Paus. 6,22,2) [1. 220f.]. His support of the Messenians in the second of the Messenian Wars (Str. 8,4,10) is a later invention [2. 153f.]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography 1 L. de Libero, Die archaische Tyrannis, 1996 2 K. Tausend, Amphikty…

Gannys

(141 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Γάννυς; Gánnys). G. was raised in the house of  Iulia Maesa and had a relationship with her daughter  Iulia Soaemias, who made him the tutor of her son  Elagabalus [2] (Cass. Dio 79,6,1f. Boissevain). G. and  Valerius Comazon had the troops elevate Elagabalus to emperor in Emesa in May AD 218 (Cass. Dio 78,31,2-4). Despite a lack of military experience, G. defeated  Macrinus in June, but was eliminated in the winter of 218-219 by Elagabalus, who had toyed with the idea of marrying…

Agesandridas

(76 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἀγησανδρίδας; Agēsandrídas) Spartan, son of Agesander, vanquished the Athenians under  Thymochares with a Peloponnesian fleet in 411 BC at Eretria, which caused Euboea (with the exception of Oreos) to secede from Athens (Thuc. 8,94 ff.). After the Spartan defeat at Cynossema (411), A. was sent with a contingent to the Hellespont, where he beat Thymochares again (Thuc. 8,107; Xen. Hell. 1,1,1). In 409/08 he was in Thrace (Xen. Hell. 1,3,17). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)

Ermanaric,

(184 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (H)ermanaricus (also Ermenrichus, Hermenerig). King of the East Goths who, as the first historically documented  Amal, already belongs to the 10th generation of the Amal family tree (Iord. Get. 79 from Cassiodorus). He was the youngest son of Achiulf, brother of Ansila, Ediulf and Vultuulf, and was regarded as the founder of the ‘younger’ family line which, in AD 515, rejoined the 'older' line, founded by Vultuulf, as a result of the marriage of  Eutharicus with  Amalasuntha (Iord…

Epicteta

(384 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Ἐπικτήτα; Epiktḗta). Widow of the aristocrat Phoenix from Thera. Under the instruction of her son Andragoras, who died two years after his father, she completed the construction of a shrine to the Muses (mouseion) that Phoenix had started, as a memorial to their son Cratesilochus, but had not been able to finish. In her will (early 2nd cent. BC, preserved epigraphically: IG XII 3,330, l. 1-108), E. entrusted the mouseion to her ‘heiress’ (  epikleros ) daughter Epiteleia. In the will she provided for the setting up of an association o…

Godigisclus

(92 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Godigisel, Godegisel). Burgundian king, son of  Gundiok, lived from c. AD 474 in Geneva, always in the shadow of his older brother  Gundobad (Ennod. Vita Epiphanii 174). In 500, together with the king of the Franks, Chlodovechus ( Clovis I), he defeated Gundobad at Dijon, but in 501 he was killed by the latter when Chlodovechus had to turn against the Visigoths (Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,32f; Chron. min. 2,234 Mommsen). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography PLRE 2, 516 (Godigisel 2) Stein, Spätröm. R., 2, 144 with n. 2.

Eutharicus, Eutharic

(142 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] Grandson of Berimund of the Amal dynasty, called to Italy by Theoderic the Great in AD 515 and married to  Amalasuntha in order to secure the succession (Iord. Get. 298). He was later adopted by Justin as his son-at-arms, received Roman citizenship; at the assumption of his consulate in 519 ─ on the occasion of which Cassiodorus had written a speech (MGH AA 12,465ff.) and probably also compiled his chronicle ─, he was called Flavius E. Cillica (CIL VI 32003). When he responded rig…

Claudius

(10,704 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Et al.
Name of a Roman lineage (Sabine Clausus, with the vernacular variant of   Clodius , esp. in the 1st cent. BC). The Claudii supposedly immigrated to Rome from the Sabine city of Regillum at the beginning of the republic in 504 BC under their ancestor Att(i)us Clausus ( Appius) and were immediately accepted into the circle of patrician families (Liv. 2,16,4-6), which explains why the early members received the invented epithets of Inregillensis C. [I 5-6] and Sabinus C. [I 31-32], [1. 155f.]. The praenomen Appius came to signify the family. Named after them was the Tribus Claudi…

Candidus

(240 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Bloch, René (Berne) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
A popular cognomen in the Imperial Age, attested with certainty from the 1st cent. AD (ThlL, Onom. 2,133ff.). [German version] [1] Christian in AD 200 Christian in c. AD 200, author of various lost treatise about the Hexaemeron (Eus. HE 5,27; Jer. vir. ill. 48). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] A follower of the Gnostic Valentinianus, 3rd cent. AD A follower of the Gnostic Valentinianus; in c. AD 230, he had a public dispute with  Origen, who accused him of retrospectively falsifying the records (Rufin. Apol. Orig. epil. = PG 17,625; Hier. Adv. Ru…

Herminafrid

(117 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] King of the Thuringians c. AD 507/511-531/2. Around 510 he married  Amalaberga, the niece of the king of the Ostrogoths  Theoderic the Great, and thus became involved in his policy of alliances (Anon. Vales. 12,70; Cassiod. Var. 4,1; Iord. Get. 299; Procop. Goth. 5,12,22). H. initially ruled with his brothers Baderic and Berthar. After their murder, he was sole ruler until he was overthrown by the king of the Franks  Theoderic c. 531/2. He died shortly afterwards. His territory became part of Franconia (Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,4-8; Procop. Goth. 5,13,1f.…

Gentunis

(56 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[German version] (Genzon). Son of  Geisericus, brother of Hunericus, father of Gunthamundus, Gelaridus, and Thrasamund (Procop. Vand. 1,5,11; 8,6-8; 9,6). In AD 468, he participated in the naval battle against  Basiliscus (Procop. Vand. 1,6,24), only to die in 477, preceding his father in death. PLRE 2,502-503 (Genton 1). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Hildericus, Hilderic

(135 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] Son of  Hunericus and Eudocia [2], the daughter of Valentinian III (Theoph. 5964; 6026), king of the Vandals in AD 523-530 who ended the anti-Catholic policies of his predecessors and attempted to come closer to Byzantium (he minted coins with the image of Justin I [1. 94]), while the relationship with the East Goths deteriorated considerably. The Vandal opposition under the leadership of  Gelimer therefore took advantage of a defeat of H.'s troops against Arabs in Byzacena to dep…

Patronomos

(197 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[German version] (πατρονόμος, ‘guardian of the ancestral traditions’). Predominantly epigraphically attested title of a Spartan annual official, created in c. 227 BC by Cleomenes [6] III; the institution of this office was probably connected with the temporary abolition of the éphoroi and the limitation of the political influence of the  gerousía (Paus. 2,9,1). In the Roman period, the patronomos, attested from the 1st cent. BC as Sparta's eponymous magistrate, oversaw six sýnarchoi or synpatronómoi (cf. IG V 1,48; SEG XI 503 with [2]). The tasks of a patronomos, which were linked…

Ecdicius

(97 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] Arverner aus senatorischer Familie, Sohn des Kaisers Avitus [1], Schwager des Sidonius Apollinaris, genoß eine ausgezeichnete Erziehung (in Clermont). Um 469 n.Chr. befand er sich wahrscheinlich am Hof des Anthemius [2]; wohl 471 organisierte er u.a. aus eigenen Mitteln die Verteidigung Clermonts gegen die Westgoten. Während einer Hungersnot im Burgundergebiet 473 versorgte er die (notleidende) Bevölkerung. Iulius Nepos verlieh ihm für seine Verdienste 474 den patricius-Titel und ernannte ihn wohl auch zum magister utriusque militiae (Sidon. epist. 3,3…

Glaukon

(381 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Et al.
(Γλαύκων). [English version] [1] Athen. strategós um 440 v. Chr. Sohn des Leagoras, athenischer stratēgós bei Samos 441/440 v.Chr. (Androtion FGrH 324 F 38 mit Komm.); 439/8 und 435/4 stratēgós, 433/2 Kommandant der nach Korkyra gesandten Flotte (Thuk. 1,51; Syll.3 72). Auf att. Lieblingsinschriften 480-450 v.Chr. häufig erwähnt. Traill, PAA 277035. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Sohn des Kritias, Vater von Platons Mutter Periktione Sohn des Kritias, Vater des Charmides und von Platons Mutter Periktione (Plat. Prot. 315a; Charm. 154ab; symp. …

Athenaios

(2,265 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Baatz, Dietwulf (Bad Homburg) | Et al.
(Ἀθηναῖος). [English version] [1] Lakedaimonier, 423 v. Chr. am Waffenstillstand mit Athen beteiligt Lakedaimonier, Sohn des Perikleidas, war 423 v.Chr. am Waffenstillstand mit Athen beteiligt (Thuk. 4,119), den er wenig später zusammen mit dem Athener Aristonymos dem Brasidas offiziell verkündete (Thuk. 4,122). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Sohn Attalos' I. von Pergamon, Mitglied des Kronrates A. war als jüngster Sohn Attalos' I. von Pergamon Mitglied des “Kronrates”; auch als Agonothet ist er nachgewiesen (Alt. Perg. 8,3,3; OGIS 3…

Cerialis

(140 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Bloch, René (Princeton)
Röm. Cognomen (auch Caerialis, Caerealis) latinischer Herkunft, abgeleitet von dem Adj. Cerealis (“zu Ceres gehörig”), seit iulisch-claudischer Zeit verbreitet (Schulze, 486f.; ThlL, Onom. 2,344f.). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [1] Schwager von Valentinianus I., 4. Jh. n.Chr. Bruder der Iustina, der Gattin Valentinianus' I. (Amm. 28,2,10). Tribunus stabuli (Amm. 30,5,19). Im Jahre 375 n.Chr. half er seinem Neffen Valentinianus II. auf den Thron (Amm. 30,10,5). PLRE 1,197. Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [English version] [2] Dux Libyarum 405 n.Chr. Dux Libyarum 4…

Lamis

(118 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Λάμις). Aus Megara, Anführer einer megarischen Kolonistenschar, die - wohl gemeinsam mit Siedlern aus Chalkis [1] - um 730 v.Chr. nach Sizilien zog. Dort trennten sich die Megarer von den Chalkidiern und gründeten, da diese bereits die günstigsten Plätze besetzt hatten (Naxos, Katane, Leontinoi), Trotilon. Sie folgten einer Einladung aus Leontinoi, die dortigen Sikeler (Siculi) zu vertreiben und in der Polis zu leben, wurden aber bald wieder verjagt und gründeten Thapsos (h. Mag…

Anaxandros

(122 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] [1] Spartan. König z.Z. des 2. Messenischen Krieges Nach Paus. 3,3,4 und 4,15,3 spartanischer König z.Z. des 2. Messenischen Krieges, Agiade, Sohn des Eurykrates (Hdt. 7,204). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Führer der Thebaner (480 v. Chr.) Nach Aristophanes von Boiotien (FGrH 379 F 6) Führer der Thebaner bei den Thermopylai (480). Vgl. aber Hdt. 7,233, der in dieser Position Leontiades nennt. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [3] Thebaner, Söldnerführer im Peloponnesischen Krieg Thebaner, 411 v. Chr. Söldnerführer im Pelopon…

Pantaleon

(448 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki)
(Πανταλέων). [English version] [1] König der Pisaten, Mitte 7. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des Omphalion, König der Pisaten (Mitte 7. Jh.v.Chr.); P.s Herrschaft wurde möglicherweise schon zu seinen Lebzeiten als Tyrannis empfunden (vgl. Paus. 6,21,1). Er entriß den Eleern kurzfristig die Leitung der Olympischen Spiele (Olympia IV.; Paus. 6,22,2) [1. 220f.]. Seine Unterstützung der Messenier im 2. Messenischen Krieg (Strab. 8,4,10) ist spätere Erfindung [2. 153f.]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography 1 L. de Libero, Die archa. Tyrannis, 1996 2 K. Tausend, Amphiktyonie und Symm…

Gesimund

(79 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] Sohn Hunimunds d.Ä., erster got. König unter hunnischer Herrschaft. Er verhalf 376 n.Chr. dem Hunnenkönig Balamber zum Sieg über den Amaler Vinitharius (Iord. Get. 248). Vielleicht identisch mit Gensimund, der, obwohl ihm als amalischen Waffensohn die Königswürde angeboten wurde, zugunsten der echten Nachfolger ablehnte (Cassiod. var. 8,9). PLRE 2,510 und [1. 26f.] halten beide für identisch; dagegen [2. 254f.]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography 1 P. Heather, Goths and Romans 332-489, 1991 2 H. Wolfram, Die Goten, 31990.

Agathokles

(1,456 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Et al.
(Ἀγαθοκλῆς) [English version] [1] aus Athen Archon 357/56 v. Chr. Archon 357/56 v. Chr. (Demosth. or. 47,44; Diod. 16,9). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Tyrann König von Syrakus (316-288 v. Chr.) später König von Syrakus, geb. 361/0 v. Chr. im sizilianischen Thermai als Sohn des aus Rhegion verbannten Karkinos, der unter Timoleon in Syrakus das Bürgerrecht erhalten hatte und eine keramische Großmanufaktur betrieb. A. verbrachte eine abenteuerliche Jugend, beteiligte sich an mehreren kriegerischen Unternehmung…

Hippokles

(49 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Ἱπποκλῆς). H. von Kyme auf Euboia, Oikist (“Gründer”) des ital. Kyme gemeinsam mit Megasthenes von Chalkis. Nach Strabon (5,4,4) wurde die Kolonie einvernehmlich nach der Heimat des H. benannt, sollte aber als chalkid. Gründung gelten. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography J. Bérard, La colonisation grecque, 1957, 38f.

Agias

(125 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] [1] Eleer, Bruder des Sehers Teisamenos (5. Jh. v. Chr.) Eleer, Sohn des Antiochos, erhielt auf Betreiben seines Bruders, des Sehers Teisamenos, mit diesem gemeinsam das spartanische Bürgerrecht (Hdt. 9,33; 35). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Eleer, Seher in Sparta (5. Jh. v. Chr.) Eleer, Sohn des Agelochos, Enkel des Teisamenos. Als Seher soll A. dem Lysandros den Sieg bei Aigospotamoi (im J. 405) vorausgesagt haben (Paus. 3,11,5 f.). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [3] Begleiter des Aristomachos [4] II. (3. Jh. v. Chr.) Begleiter de…

Nikandros

(1,421 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Fantuzzi, Marco (Florenz) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale) | Et al.
(Νίκανδρος). [English version] [1] Spartanischer König, ca. 715 v.Chr. Spartanischer König, Eurypontide, Vater des Theopompos (Hdt. 8,131). N. leitete einen Einfall von Spartanern und Asinaiern in die Argolis, woraufhin die Argiver Asine [1] zerstörten (ca. 715 v.Chr.). Der Ort wurde einige Jahre später mit spartanischer Unterstützung am messenischen Golf neu gegründet (Asine [2]; Paus. 2,36,4f.; 3,7,4; 4,14,3f.). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography M. Meier, Aristokraten und Damoden, 1998, 74f., 93, 96. [English version] [2] Stratege im Aitolerbund, 190/189, 184…

Anytos

(164 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Ἀνυτος). Sohn des Anthemion, wohlhabender Athener. 409 v. Chr. wurde A. als Strategos mit einer Flotte nach Pylos gesandt, unterwegs aber durch Stürme zur Umkehr gezwungen; von der darauffolgenden Anklage wurde er jedoch freigesprochen - angeblich durch Bestechung (Diod. 13,64,6). 404 von den 30 Tyrannen (Triakonta) verbannt, an deren Sturz 404/3 er dann mit Thrasybulos maßgeblichen Anteil hatte (Xen. hell. 2,3,42;44), mit dem er seit 403 einer der einflußreichsten athenischen P…

Eukleidas

(198 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Mlasowsky, Alexander (Hannover)
(Εὐκλείδας; Paus. 2,9,1; 3: Epikleidas). [English version] [1] Spartanischer König ca. 227-222 v.Chr Spartanischer König ca. 227-222 v.Chr., Sohn des Leonidas II., Agiade. Sein Bruder Kleomenes III. erhob ihn nach der Ermordung des Eurypontiden Archidamos III. zum König, um das Doppelkönigtum formal zu erhalten. Die Überlieferung schreibt seinem taktischen Unvermögen die spartanische Katastrophe bei Sellasia gegen Antigonos [3] Doson (222) zu, bei der E. fiel (Plut. Kleom. 11,5; 28,3; 6f.; Phil. 6; Paus. 2,9,1; 3; Pol. 2,65-68). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2]…

Claudius

(9,783 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Köln) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf) | Et al.
Name eines röm. Geschlechtes (sabinisch Clausus, volkssprachliche Nebenform Clodius , bes. im 1. Jh.v.Chr.). Die Claudii sind zu Beginn der Republik 504 v.Chr. angeblich aus der Sabinerstadt Regillum unter ihrem Ahnherrn Att(i)us Clausus (Appius) in Rom eingewandert und sofort in den Kreis der patrizischen Geschlechter aufgenommen worden (Liv. 2,16,4-6), weshalb den frühen Angehörigen die erfundenen Beinamen Inregillensis C. [I 5-6] und Sabinus C. [I 31-32] beigelegt wurden [1. 155f.]. Das Praenomen Appius wurde kennzeichnend für die Familie. Die nach ihr benannte…

Dekaprotoi

(270 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (δεκάπρωτοι). Kollegium der 10 dem Range nach ersten Decurionen (Decurio), seit Mitte des 1. Jh.n.Chr. für Gemeinden im Osten des röm. Reiches bezeugt. Den d., denen im Westen die Decemprimi entsprachen, oblagen regional unterschiedliche und im Laufe der Zeit sich wandelnde Aufgaben. In der Regel vertraten sie ihre Gemeinde vor den röm. Magistraten, nahmen die Rechenschaftsablegung abtretender Municipalbeamter ab und verwalteten das Gemeindevermögen. Seit dem 2. Jh. waren sie zunehmend für den Einzug de…

Gemellus

(141 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Freund König Herodes' I., mit polit. und diplomatischen Aufgaben betraut Freund König Herodes' I. Mit polit. und diplomatischen Aufgaben sowie mit der Erziehung des Alexandros, des ältesten Sohnes des Königs von Mariamme, betraut, begleitete diesen 23 v.Chr. für fünf Jahre nach Rom. Als Herodes 14 v.Chr. seinem Sohn zu mißtrauen begann, fiel G. in Ungnade (Ios. ant. Iud. 16,241-243). Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] begleitete seinen Vater Anatalios, den Statthalter, 361 n. Chr. nach Phönizien Sohn des Anatolios, Kilikier, Brude…

Geisericus (Geiserich)

(638 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] Zum Namen [5. 394]. König der Vandalen und Alanen 428-477 n.Chr., Nachfolger seines Halbbruders Gundericus. G. setzte 429 mit 80000 Menschen von Südspanien nach Nordafrika über (Victor Vitensis 1,2), möglicherweise vom 427 in Ungnade gefallenen comes Africae Bonifatius [1] gerufen, letztlich aber wegen des Reichtums des Landes. Weder Bonifatius noch ein oström. Hilfscorps unter Aspar (Ardabur [2]) konnten den Vormarsch der Vandalen stoppen; 431 eroberte G. Hippo (bei der Belagerung starb 430 Aug…

Androkles

(256 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
(Ἀνδροκλῆς). [English version] [1] Messenischer König kurz vor Ausbruch des 1. Messenischen Krieges Sohn des Phintas, nach ant. Tradition zusammen mit seinem Bruder Antiochos messenischer König kurz vor Ausbruch des 1. Messenischen Krieges (Paus. 4,4,4). A. soll, nachdem sich die Differenzen zw. Sparta und Messenien durch die Ermordung des spartanischen Königs Teleklos bereits zugespitzt hatten, in einem neuerlichen Konflikt mit Sparta eine gemäßigte, auf friedlichen Ausgleich hin angelegte Politik vertreten…

Dekadarchia

(426 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
(Δεκαδαρχία). [English version] [1] Zehnerherrschaft um 400 v.Chr. “Zehnerherrschaft”, Kommissionen von 10 Männern, die der oligarchisch gesinnte Spartaner Lysandros 405/04 v.Chr. vor allem im früheren athenischen Einflußbereich einsetzte; nach Diodor (14,13,1) hätte er neben d. noch Oligarchien eingerichtet, doch bestanden nach Xenophon (hell. 3,5,13; 6,3,8), Plutarch (Lys. 13) und Nepos (Lys. 1,4-2,1) “überall” d. Dies ist wenig wahrscheinlich, da Sparta Freiheit und Autonomie als Ziel im Krieg gegen Athen proklamiert hatte, D. aber nach griech.…

Godomarus

(88 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] (Gundomarus, Gundomar). Sohn des Gundobad, nach dem Tod seines Bruders Sigismundus (Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,6) 524 n.Chr. zum König der Burgunden erhoben (Chron. min. 2,235 Mommsen). Er besiegte die Franken unter Chlodomer bei Vienne am 25.6.524, knüpfte 530 ein Bündnis mit Amalasuntha und kaufte Kriegsgefangene frei (CIL XII 2584). 533 besiegten die Franken unter Chlothachar und Childebert G. bei Autun und teilten 534 das burgundische Reich unter sich auf (Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,11). PLRE 2, 517 G. (2). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)

Epeunakten

(126 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Ἐπευνακταί). Wörtlich “Bettgenossen”. Nach Theopomp (FGrH 115 F 171 bei Athen. 6,271c-d) Heloten, die während des 1. Messenischen Krieges von den Spartanern freigelassen wurden und das Bürgerrecht erhielten; sie sollten sich mit den Witwen der Gefallenen verbinden (vgl. auch Iust. 3,5,6, der die Ereignisse jedoch in den Tyrtaioskrieg datiert). Demnach wären E. die Väter der sog. Parthenier gewesen, die in der Überlieferung als Gründer Tarents erscheinen (Strab. 6,3,2f.) und mit …

Endios

(91 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Ἔνδιος). Spartiat, Sohn des Alkibiades. 420 v.Chr. versuchte E. als Gesandter in Athen erfolglos, eine Symmachie zwischen den Athenern sowie Argos, Mantineia und Elis zu verhindern (Thuk. 5,44-47). Als Ephor stimmte er 413/2 auf Anraten des aus Athen verbannten Alkibiades [3], mit dessen Familie er durch Proxenie verbunden war, für eine rasche Verlagerung des Kriegsgeschehens in das Gebiet der kleinasiatischen Verbündeten Athens (Thuk. 8,6; 17). Nach der spartanischen Niederlage…

Polydoros

(805 words)

Author(s): Binder, Carsten (Kiel) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Cobet, Justus (Essen) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Πολύδωρος, lat. Polydorus). [English version] [1] König von Theben, Sohn des Kadmos König von Theben, Sohn des Kadmos [1] und der Harmonia (Hes. theog. 978; Eur. Phoen. 8; Hyg. fab. 179), Gatte der Nykteis, einer Tochter des Nykteus (Apollod. 3,40). Nach Pausanias wird P. Nachfolger des Kadmos auf dem theban. Thron (Paus. 9,5,3), während Euripides ihn nicht als Thronfolger erwähnt, sondern den greisen Kadmos seinem Enkel Pentheus den theban. Thron übergeben läßt (Eur. Bacch. 43 f. und 213). Obwohl die Ahne…

Messenische Kriege

(287 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] Konflikte zwischen Spartanern und Messeniern (Messana, Messene [2]) sind bereits E. des 8. Jh.v.Chr. bezeugt (Paus. 4,4,2f.). Wiederholte Übergriffe spartan. Adliger gegen Messenier kulminierten ca. 700/690-680/670 (die ältere, auf der Olympionikenliste basierende Datierung von 736-716 [1. 9ff.; 2. 34] ist nicht zu halten, vgl. [3; 4. 91ff.]) im 1. M.K., der zur spartan. Kontrolle weiter Teile Messeniens führte [4. 70-91]. Ein messen. Aufstand ca. 640/30-600, der 2. M.K., stellte…

Canidius

(104 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] C. Crassus, P., unbekannter Herkunft. 43 v.Chr. als Legat des Lepidus in Gallien (Cic. fam. 10,21,4). Wahrscheinlich Inhaber eines Kommandos unter Antonius I 9 im Perusinischen Krieg (App. civ. 5,50; MRR 2,373). Ende 40 cos. suff., kämpfte er seit 36 erfolgreich in Armenien und im Kaukasus und nahm an den Partherfeldzügen des Antonius teil. Im Winter 33/32 kehrte er von einem Kommando in Armenien zurück zu Antonius, befehligte bei Actium das Landheer und floh nach der Niederlage zu Antonius nach Ägypten, wo er 30 …

Candidus

(211 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Bloch, René (Princeton) | Tinnefeld, Franz (München)
In der Kaiserzeit verbreitetes Cognomen, sicher belegt seit dem 1.Jh. n.Chr. (ThlL, Onom. 2,133ff.). [English version] [1] Christ um 200 n.Chr Christ um 200 n.Chr., Verf. mehrerer verlorener Traktate zum Hexaemeron (Eus. HE 5,27; Hier. vir. ill. 48). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Anhänger des Gnostikers Valentinianus, 3. Jh. n.Chr. Anhänger des Gnostikers Valentinianus; disputierte um 230 n.Chr. öffentlich mit Origenes, der ihm eine nachträgliche Fälschung des Protokolls vorwarf (Rufin. apol. Orig. epil. = PG 17,625; Hier. adv.…

Damippos

(93 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Δάμιππος). Spartiat im Dienst des Hieronymos von Syrakus, dem er 215 v.Chr. zu einem Festhalten am Bündnis mit Rom riet (Pol. 7,5,3). Später diente er auch dem Epikydes, wurde 212 als Gesandter zu Philipp V. von Makedonien gesandt und fiel dabei den Römern in die Hände. Die Verhandlungen über seine Freilassung, bei denen M. Claudius [I 11] Marcellus auf einen von den Syrakusanern nur schwach bewachten Turm aufmerksam wurde, hatten schließlich den erfolgreichen röm. Angriff auf Epipolai zur Folge (Liv. 25,23,8ff.; Plut. Marcellus 18; Polyain. 8,11). Meier, Mischa …

Carrinas

(351 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Will, Wolfgang (Bonn)
Röm. Gentilname, vermutlich etr. Herkunft (griech. auch Καρείνας, Καρρείνας), seit dem 1.Jh. v.Chr. sicher belegt (ThlL, Onom. 2,209f.). I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] C., C. Militär unter Marius Marianer, im Bürgerkrieg 83 v.Chr. gegen Pompeius nach Picenum gesandt (Plut. Pompeius 7); als praetor 82 wurde er in Ober- und Mittel-It. mehrfach geschlagen. Nach der Flucht des Konsuls Cn. Papirius Carbo nach Afrika vereinigten die verbliebenen Heerführer der Marianer ihre Truppen mit den Samniten, zogen gegen Rom und wurden a…

Godigiselus

(97 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
[English version] König der vandalischen Hasdingen um 400 n.Chr., Vater des Gundericus und des Geisericus. Unter G. zogen die Hasdingen von Pannonien über Vindelicien und Noricum in das Rhein-Neckar-Gebiet, wo G. 406 gegen Franken fiel, die die röm. Rheingrenze verteidigten (Greg. Tur. Franc. 2,9); irrtümlich berichten Prokop (BV 3,3,2; 22f.) und Theophanes (5931; 6026), G. habe die Hasdingen nach Spanien geführt. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) Bibliography PLRE 2, 515f. F. Clover, The Late Roman West and the Vandals, 1993 Chr. Courtois, Les vandales et …

Hildericus, Hilderich

(124 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] Sohn des Hunericus und der Eudokia [2], der Tochter Valentinians III. (Theoph. 5964; 6026), König der Vandalen 523-530 n.Chr. H. beendete die katholikenfeindliche Politik seiner Vorgänger und suchte die Annäherung an Byzanz (er prägte Münzen mit dem Bild des Iustinus I. [1. 94]), während sich das Verhältnis zu den Ostgoten erheblich verschlechterte. Die vandalische Opposition unter Führung des Gelimer nutzte daher eine Niederlage der Truppen H.' gegen Araber in der Byzacena, um i…

Eudokia

(405 words)

Author(s): Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum)
(Εὐδοκία). [English version] [1] Aelia E. Urspr. Name Athenais. Stammte aus einem traditionalistischen Milieu Athens (ihr Vater war der Rhetor Leontius) und erwarb eine glänzende Bildung. Angeblich auf Betreiben Pulcherias am 7.6.421 mit Theodosius II. verheiratet; zu diesem Zweck wurde sie getauft und mit dem Namen Aelia E. versehen. Sie galt als fromm und gewann zunehmend Einfluß auf ihren Gatten, wodurch sie Pulcheria zurückdrängte. 422 gebar sie Eudoxia [2], vor 431 Flaccilla. 423 wurde sie August…

Eteonikos

(119 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Ἐτεόνικος). Spartiat, operierte 412 v.Chr. unter Astyochos auf Lesbos (Thuk. 8,23); als Harmost von Thasos wurde er 410 von einer antispartanischen Fraktion vertrieben (Xen. hell. 1,1,32). Nach der spartanischen Niederlage bei den Arginusen 406 brachte E. seine Schiffe und Truppen sicher nach Chios und stationierte sie dort bis zum Eintreffen des Lysandros (Xen. hell.1,6,26; 35-38; 2,1,1-6; 10; Diod. 13,97,3; 100,5). Bei Aigospotamoi (405) hatte er ein Kommando inne (Diod. 13,10…
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