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Nicagoras

(381 words)

Author(s): Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Lasserre, F. (Lausanne) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Νικαγόρας/ Nikagóras). [German version] [1] Tyrant of Zelia, c. 330 BC According to the Greek historian Bato of Sinope (Athenaeus 7,289b-c = FHG 4, 348 fragment 1), N. was tyrant of Zelia. He is identical with the N. mentioned by Clement of Alexandria (Protrepticus 4,48), a contemporary of Alexander [4] the Great's and possibly tyrant by the grace of Darius [3] III [1. 229]. N. fell from power after the battle on the Granicus (in this context possibly Syll.3 279,7) and the town of Zelia apologized to Alexander (Arr. Anab. 1,17,2). Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 H.G. Lolling, Mi…

Nicodemus

(296 words)

Author(s): Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Νικόδημος; Nikódēmos). [German version] [1] Prosecutor of Demosthenes, probably died after 349 BC Athenian from Aphidna, prosecutor of Demosthenes [2] (Aeschin. 2,148), friend of Meidias [2] and of Eubulus [1], was killed by Aristarchus, the son of Moschus (Idomeneus FGrH 338 F 12) in 352 BC: [2]; (according to [1. 112] and [3. 9-12] the preferred date is more likely after 349 BC), for which deed Meidias held Demosthenes responsible (also [1. 102-105]; Aristot. Rh. 1397b 7 see [2]). Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 Schäfer, vol. 2 2 H.E. Stier, s.v. Nikodemos (2), RE 1…

Ismenias

(791 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Hoesch, Nicola (Munich)
(Ἰσμηνίας; Ismēnías or Ἱσμηνίας; Ismēnías). [German version] [1] Prominent Theban politician, 5th/4th cent. BC Prominent Theban politician, famous for his wealth (Pl. Men. 90a). After the end of the Peloponnese War (431-404 BC), I., with  Androclidas, came to the fore as leaders of a Hetaeria which opposed the pro-Spartan politics of  Leontiades. The goals were to push back the Leontiades faction and to bring about a new orientation in international politics towards Athens (Hell. Oxy. 12,1f.; 13,1; Xen. Hell.…

Cephisodorus

(622 words)

Author(s): Hidber, Thomas (Berne) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Κηφισόδωρος; Kēphisódōros). [German version] [1] Writer of Old Comedy Poet of the Attic Old Comedy, for whom Lysias records a not further specified victory in 402 BC (Lys. or. 21,4) and whose name also appears on the list of winners at the Dionysia (after Nicophon and Theopompus) [1. test. 2; 3]. The titles of four pieces are transmitted (Ἀμαζόνες/‘The Amazons, Ἀντιλαΐς/‘Antilaïs, Τροφώνιος/‘Trophonius, Ὕς/‘Hys) as well as a total of 13 verses; the longest fragment of these contains five verses of a dia…

Ismenias

(730 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Hoesch, Nicola (München)
(Ἰσμηνίας oder Ἱσμηνίας). [English version] [1] Prominenter theban. Politiker, 5./4. Jh. v. Chr. Prominenter theban. Politiker, für seinen Reichtum berühmt (Plat. Men. 90a). Nach dem E. des Peloponnes. Krieges (431-404 v.Chr.) trat I. mit Androkleidas als Führer einer Hetairie hervor, die gegen die prospartan. Politik des Leontiades opponierte. Ziel waren die Zurückdrängung der Leontiades-Faktion und die außenpolit. Neuorientierung an Athen (Hell. Oxyrh. 12,1f.; 13,1; Xen. hell. 3,5,1-6) [1]. Unter seiner Re…

Nikodemos

(262 words)

Author(s): Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Νικόδημος). [English version] [1] Ankläger des Demosthenes, gest. wohl nach 349 v.Chr. Athener aus Aphidna, Ankläger des Demosthenes [2] (Aischin. 2,148), Freund des Meidias [2] und des Eubulos [1], wurde von Aristarchos, dem Sohn des Moschos (Idomeneus FGrH 338 F 12), getötet (352 v.Chr.: [2]; vorzuziehen wohl nach 349, so [1. 112] und [3. 9-12]), wofür Meidias den Demosthenes verantwortlich machte (dazu [1. 102-105]; zu Aristot. rhet. 1397b 7 siehe [2]). Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 Schäfer, Bd. 2 2 H.E. Stier, s.v. N. (2), RE 17, 347 3 D.M. MacDowell (ed.), Demo…

Nikaia

(1,336 words)

Author(s): Frey, Alexandra (Basel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Mailand) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Et al.
(Νίκαια). [English version] [1] Naiade Naiade, Tochter des phrygischen Flußgottes Sangarios und der Göttin Kybele. Als Jägerin verschmäht N. die Liebe und bleibt Jungfrau. Bei Memnon von Herakleia wird Dionysos von ihr nicht erhört, so daß er zu einer List greift und die Quelle, aus der N. zu trinken pflegt, in Wein verwandelt. Sie wird betrunken und schläft ein. Dionysos überwältigt sie im Schlaf und zeugt mit ihr ‘Satyrn und andere’ (Memnon FGrH 434 F 41, 8f.). Bei Nonn. Dion. 15,169-16,405 ist der…

Nicaea

(1,521 words)

Author(s): Frey, Alexandra (Basle) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt) | Et al.
(Νίκαια; Níkaia). [German version] [1] Naiad Naiad, daughter of the Phrygian river god Sangarius and the goddess Cybele. As a huntress, N. spurns love and remains a virgin. In Memnon of Heracleia, she does not yield to Dionysus and so he resorts to a ruse and turns into wine the spring from which N. is accustomed to drinking. She becomes drunk and falls asleep. Dionysus overpowers her in her sleep and fathers with her 'satyrs and others' (Memnon FGrH 434 F 41, 8f.). In Nonnus, Dion. 15,169-16,405, the…

Lycurgus

(2,669 words)

Author(s): Heinze, Theodor (Geneva) | Visser, Edzard (Basle) | Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Cologne) | Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Et al.
(Λυκοῦργος/ Lykoûrgos, ep. Λυκόοργος/ Lykóorgos, Lat. Lucurgus, Lycurgus). [German version] [1] Son of Dryas Son of Dryas, in Nonnus also son of Ares (Nonnus, Dion. 20,149 et passim), opponent of Dionysus, who drives the latter's nurses over the unidentified Nysḗïon mountains ( Nysa) with the bouplḗx (‘ox beater’) and intimidates the mad god to such an extent that he dives into the sea to Thetis (Hom. Il. 6,128-140). While in Aeschylus' tetralogy Lykourgeía (TrGF 3 T 68: Ēdōnoí F 57-67, Bassárai/- rídes F 23-25, Neānískoi F 146-149, Lykoûrgos F 124-126) L. is king of the Thracian …

Lykurgos

(2,476 words)

Author(s): Heinze, Theodor (Genf) | Visser, Edzard (Basel) | Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Köln) | Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln) | Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen) | Et al.
(Λυκοῦργος, ep. Λυκόοργος, lat. Lucurgus, Lycurgus). [English version] [1] Sohn des Dryas Sohn des Dryas, bei Nonnos zugleich Sohn des Ares (Nonn. Dion. 20,149 u.ö.), Gegenspieler des Dionysos, der dessen Ammen mit dem buplḗx (“Ochsenschläger”) über das nicht lokalisierte Nysḗïon-Gebirge (Nysa) treibt und den rasenden Gott selbst so sehr einschüchtert, daß er zu Thetis ins Meer taucht (Hom. Il. 6,128-140). Während L. in Aischylos' Tetralogie Lykurgeía (TrGF 3 T 68: Ēdōnoí F 57-67, Bassárai/- rídes F 23-25, Neānískoi F 146-149, Lykúrgos F 124-126) König der thrak. Edonoi ist…
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