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Eugam(m)on

(170 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Εὐγάμ(μ)ων; Eugám(m)ōn). Epic poet of Cyrene to whom is attributed the two-volume  Telegonia. According to Eusebius (in Jer. Chron. 102,1 Helm), the epic was written during the period of the 53rd Olympiad = 568-565 BC and is supposed (Clem. Al. strom. 2,442,4f.) to have been identical to a book of  Musaeus about the Thesprotians: E. allegedly drew upon this without naming his source (Paus. 8,12,5 likewise mentions a Thesprotís). The Telegonia described the post-Odyssean journeys of Odysseus to Elis, to Thesprotia because of the prophecy of Tiresias…

Chersias

(141 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Χερσίας; Chersías). From Orchomenus; Plutarch in his ‘Banquet of the Seven Sages has C. taking part in the conversations as a poet (Mor. 156f), contemporary and close friend of  Periander, tyrant of Corinth (end of the 7th/beginning 6th cent. BC). Two hexameters by the poet (Paus. 9,38,9), in which the city's hero Aspledon is described as the son of Poseidon and Midea, are supposed to attest to the accuracy of local tradition in the Boeotian city of the same name. Pausanias' expli…

Evanthes

(57 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Εὐάνθης; Euánthēs). It is not known when he wrote his hymnos to Glaucus, in which he portrayed him as a son of Poseidon and the nymph Nais, and in which the god of the sea fell in love with  Ariadne, after Theseus had abandoned her (Ath. 7, 296c). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 194.

Diotimus

(622 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Διότιμος; Diótimos). [German version] [1] Strategos in Corcyra 433/2 BC Athenian, son of Strombichides, from Euonymon (his family is known into the 3rd cent.). Strategos in Corcyra in 433/32 BC (Thuc. 1,45,2; IG I3 364,9); 439-32 nauarchos at Neapolis (Timaeus FGrH 566 F 98); he may have led a legation to Susa (Str. 1,3,1). Perhaps identical with D. in Ath. 10,436e. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Fraser/Matthews (1) Davies, 4386. [German version] [2] Athenian strategos c. 390 BC Athenian strategos. Commander of the Athenian mercenary force near Corinth in 390/…

Boeus

(85 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Βοιός; Boiós). Mentioned by both Ath. 9,393e and Antoninus Liberalis as the author of an Ὀρνιθογονία ( Ornithogonía), a didactic poem in at least two books from the 3rd cent. BC about men being transformed into birds. The work was used by Ovid and imitated, or translated into Latin, by his older contemporary, Aemilius Macer (two books). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography A. S. Hollis (ed.), Ovid, Metamorphoses Book VIII, 1970, xvii, 33 G. Lafaye, Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide et leurs modèles Grecs, 1904, 51-53 CollAlex 23-25.

Aegimius

(325 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Αἰγιμιός; Aigimiós). [German version] [1] Mythical progenitor of the Dorians in the Oete mountains Son (or father) of Dorus, father of Dyman and Pamphilus (Hes. fr. 10a 7). Progenitor of the Dorians in the Oete mountains (Pind. Pyth. 1,64;5,72; Str. 9,427 after Ephoros, FGrH 115 F 15). He adopted Hercules' son Hyllus after the death of his father, in addition to his own sons, to show his appreciation of Hercules' help. The three Dorian phyles were given the names Hylleis, Pamphiloi, Dymanes, after them. Othe…

Antimachus

(718 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Fantuzzi, Marco (Florence) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ἀντίμαχος; Antímachos). [German version] [1] Trojan, opponent of Antenor Trojan, opponent of  Antenor. When, before the war, Menelaus and Odysseus demanded the return of Helen in Troy, he advised, contrary to custom and tradition, killing the envoys (Hom. Il. 3,205; 11,138). Later, bribed by Paris, he prevented the handing over of Helen, then under consideration by the Trojans (Hom. Il. 11,123 ff.). His three sons were killed by the Greeks (Hom. Il. 12,188). Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) [German version] [2] Two Indo-Greek kings in the 2nd cent. BC Two Indo-Greek kings in the 2nd cent. BC, attested only through their coins; Amtimakha in Middle Indian. Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) Bibliography Bopearachchi, 59-62, 64 f., 183-187, 196-198. [German version] [3] of Colophon Epic poet and elegist Epic poet and elegist, late 5th / early 4th cents. BC, one of the few who continued the tradition of the cyclical epic in the 4th cent.: A. wrote an epic about the campaign of the ‘Seven against Thebes’ (Θηβαίς) in at least five books. The ancient anecdote collection markedly contrasts his public failures with Plato's appreciation of his epics; the latter apparently sent his pupil Heracleides Ponticus to Colophon, to gather together the works of A. after his death. A. anticipated the tendencies typical of Hellenistic poetry: thus the predilection for learned catalogue-lists, which underlies his other, more famous work, the Λύδη. With this collection of examples of unhappy love stories of mythical figures, A. consoled himself for the loss of his beloved Lyde (cf. Hermesianax, fr. 7,41-46; Plut. Mor. 106b). This is also shown in the predilection for glosses and aetiologies, which is also attested in the ‘Thebais’ (cf. fr. 3 and 53 W.), or in the synthesis of poetry and philology (he produced an edition of Homer). Further known titles are: Δέλτοι, (?Writing-) ‘Bo…

Dorotheus

(861 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Hoesch, Nicola (Munich) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Et al.
(Δωρόθεος; Dōrótheos). [German version] [1] Bronze sculptor from Argos, 5th cent. BC Sculptor of bronze from Argos. Known by two signatures from the middle of the 5th cent. BC on bases in Delphi and in Hermione (Crete), with traces of an inlet for a horse or rider statue. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography J. Marcadé, Recueil des signatures des sculptures grecques, 1, 1953, no. 30-31 P. Orlandini, I donari firmati da Kresilas e Dorotheos a Hermione, in: ArchCl 3, 1951, 94-98. [German version] [2] Painter, from the mid 1st cent. AD Painter from the middle of the 1st cent. AD. Co…

Alexander

(7,586 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Et al.
(Ἀλέξαδρος; Aléxandros). Famous personalities:  Alexander the Great [4] (III.); the Philosopher Alexander [26] of Aphrodisias. I. Myth [German version] [1] see Paris see  Paris. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) II. Associated Hellenistic ruling families [German version] [2] A. I. Macedonian king, 1st half of the 5th cent. BC Son of  Amyntas [1] and his negotiator with  Darius. As Macedonian king he supported  Xerxes' invasion of Greece, but pretended to be a friend of the Greeks (later called ‘Philhellen’). Herodotus has subtly shown his ambiguity. He was able to expand his kingdom with the help of the Persians and also after the…

Arctinus

(111 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] From Miletus, poet of the epic cycle. An Aithiopis in five books, which takes up the action from the end of the Iliad, is ascribed to him. This epic deals with the last deeds of Achilles, his victory over the Amazon Penthesilea and the leader of the Aethiopians, Memnon, his death by the hands of Paris and Apollo and his burial. In the two books of the epic Ἰλίου πέρσις ( Ilíou pérsis) A. describes, episodically, the events which lead to the destruction of Troy. He is also regarded as the author of a  Titanomachy. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography EpGF 61-66, 80, 165 M…

Euboeus

(108 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Εὔβοιος; Eúboios). Poet of parodies from Paros. According to Ath. 15,698a, he was a contemporary of Philippus and particularly despised the Athenians. Alexander of Pleuron praised him together with  Boeotus of Syracuse in an elegy (Ath. 15,699c). From preserved fragments it appears that E. parodied the elevated tone of the epic in Homeric hexameters while making craftsmen his subject (Ath. 15, 699a). The influence of this type of epic  parody on the poesis ludibunda may be traced through to Horace. …

Dioscorus

(318 words)

Author(s): Makris, Georgios (Bochum) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Διόσκορος; Dióskoros). [German version] [1] Patriarch of Alexandria Patriarch of Alexandria (444-451). In terms of ecclesiastical politics, he aimed to achieve the highest standing for his patriarchy and in terms of theology he promoted the teaching of the pre-eminence of the divine nature of Christ (moderate  Monophysitism). When the radical Monophysite  Eutyches was sentenced in 448, D. took his side and, with the help of the Emperor Theodosius II, asserted his will at the ‘Robber Synod’ of Ephesus (…

Danais

(39 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Δαναίς; Danaís) or Danaídes (Δαναίδες; Danaides). The title of a 6,500 hexameter epic dealing with the fate of the  Danaids and their flight from the sons of Aigyptos to Argus. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography EpGF 141.

Antagoras

(165 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Ἀνταγόρας; Antagóras) of Rhodes. Writer of a Thebais; like his contemporary  Aratus [4], he was summoned to the Macedonian court by Antigonus Gonatas. Diog. Laert. (4,26 and 2,133) connected him with the philosopher Crantor and mentioned his f…

Diophilus, Diophila

(77 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Preserved on the POxy. 20, 2258C fr. 1 in addition to the fragments of the Plokamós Bereníkēs by Callimachus are nine hexameters of an astrological poem which have thematic and linguistic links to Aratus and Callimachus. An exact identification of the author's name (Diophilos/Diophila) is not possible. The verses were quoted on the papyrus as they also concern the ‘Lock of Berenice’. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography R. Pfeiffer, Callimachus 1, 1949, 118-120 SH 179-181

Aristeas

(297 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Schwemer, Anna Maria (Tübingen)
[German version] [1] Epic poet of the island of Proconnesus in the Propontis. The Suda places him in the period of Croesus and Cyrus. In his epic Ἀριμάσπεια ( Arimáspeia), A. tells of his travels into the land of the Scythes and of the Issedones, who lived further north. According to Hdt. 4,13-15, it was the Issedones who told A. about the one-eyed Arimaspeans, about the griffins who guarded the go…

Demosthenes

(3,503 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Δημοσθένης; Dēmosthénēs). [German version] [1] Athenian commander during the Peloponnesian War Prominent Athenian commander during the Peloponnesian War. Appointed

Aglaosthenes

(45 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Author of Ναξιακά ( Naxiaká) treating the childhood of Zeus. A. is perhaps the Agathosthenes named by the schol. Lycoph. 704 and 1021 as a paradoxographer. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography …

Christodorus

(265 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Χριστόδωρος; Christódōros) from Coptus. Son of Paniscus; lived at the time of Anastasius I (491-518). Author of Πάτρια ( Pátria), i.e. poems about the early histories of different cities (Thessalonica, Nakle, Miletus, Tralles, Aphrodisias and Constantinople). As well as Λυδιακά ( Lydiaká), C. wrote an epic Ἰσαυρικά ( Isauriká) about Anastasius' Isaurian wars. Extant is his ἔκφρασις ( Ekphrasis) of the 80 statues in the baths of Zeuxippus in Constantinople, destroyed by fire during the Nika revolt of AD 532 (Anth. Pal. 2,1-416)…

Aglais

(40 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Daughter of Megacles (3rd cent. BC);she played on the trumpet at the first πομπή ( pompé) the πομπικὸν μέλος ( pompikòn mélos) held in Alexandria. Ath. 10,415ab mentions her greediness (see also Ael. VH 1,26).…

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.…

Antiphon

(1,591 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Cassin, Barbara (Paris)
(Ἀντιφῶν; Antiphôn). [German version] [1] Athenian (end of the 5th cent. BC) Athenian, who towards the end of the Peloponnesian War equipped two triremes. He was executed 404/403 BC by the 30 Tyrants ( Triakonta) (Xen. Hell. 2,3,40; Traill PAA, 138325). He is probably identical with an A., for whose daughter  Lysias gave an oration (Traill PAA, 138320; cf. Theop. FGrH 115 F 120 = Plut. Mor. 833A-B).…

Anubion

(59 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Writer of an astrological didactic poem in elegiac form, of which only a paraphrase in prose and some verses in a work ascribed to  Manetho, namely the Ἀποτελεσματικά ( Apotelesmatiká) have survived. It is proven that  Firmicus Maternus has used this poem.  Didactic poem Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography CCAG II, 202-212 CCAG VIII 2, 57 und 62.

Archytas

(1,232 words)

Author(s): Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Frede, Michael (Oxford) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ἀρχύτας, Archỳtas) [1] of Tarentum Pythagoraean philosopher [German version] A. Life Important Pythagorean philosopher of the ‘mathematical’ orientation, politician of Tarentum, a friend of Plato's. His life and his teachings are known in little more than outline because of insufficient records; his true works, with the exception of a few fragments, are lost, as is Aristoxenus' biography, Aristotle's treatise on A.'s philosophy and his comparison of Plato's Timaeus and A. (no. 94 in Diog. Laert. 5,25 = no. 85 in Hesychius' catalogue). A. is described as the so…

Didymarchus

(60 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Διδύμαρχος; Didýmarchos). Author of ‘Metamorphoses’ in at least three books, which seem to have included the  Battus myth. Rather than a heavenly origin for Pan he prefers the version with Pan as the son of  Gaia (Theoc. schol. 1, 3-4). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 20 & 175 U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Antigonos von Karystos, 1881, 172, n. 5.

Dionysius

(11,175 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Et al.
(Διονύσιος; Dionýsios). Famous personalities: D. [1], the tyrant of Syracuse; the historian D. [18] of Halicarnassus. Dionysios (month),  Months, names of the. The chronicle of Ps.-D. by Tell Maḥre see D. [23]. I. Politically active personalities [German version] [1] D. I. Notorious tyrant in Syracuse c. 400 BC of Syracuse, son of Hermocritus, born in c. 430 BC, died in 367 BC. Founder of the ‘greatest and longest tyrannical rule in history’ (Diod. Sic. 13,96,4; appearance: Timaeus FGrH 566 F 29). …

Archias

(769 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Volkmann, Hans (Cologne) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Et al.
(Ἀρχίας; Archías). [German version] [1] Corinthian, founder of Syracuse 733 BC Son of Euagetes of Corinth, probably belonging to the family of the  Bacchiadae. He left Corinth following a serious dispute, and, on the instruction of the Delphian oracle, led colonists to lower Italy. In about 733 BC, he founded  Syracusae in Sicily (Thuc. 6,3,2; Str. 6,2,4; Plut. Mor. 772e-773b).  Colonization Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne) Bibliography W. Leschhorn, Gründer der Stadt, 1984, 13-16 H.-P. Drögemüller,…

Boio

(50 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Βοιώ; Boiṓ) Paus. 10,5,8 quotes four verses from a hymn of the Delphic woman B. in which she names the Hyperboreans as the founders of the oracle and praises Olen as the first prophet of Apollo who wrote down his sayings in hexameters. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)

Asius

(64 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] of Samos. Son of Amphiptolemus; author of genealogical epics from various legendary cycles in the style of the Hesiodic ‘Ehoiai’. In addition to several hexameter fragments, two distichs are extant (Ath. 3,125bd). A fragment (Ath. 12,525e) of roughly seven hexameters describes the luxury of the Samians and their tendency to τρυφή (

Eugam(m)on

(161 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Εὐγάμ(μ)ων). Epiker aus Kyrene, dem die Telegonie in zwei Büchern zugeschrieben wird. Das Epos entstand laut Eusebios (bei Hier. chron. 102,1 Helm) in der Zeit der 53. Ol. = 568-565 v.Chr. und soll (Clem. Al. strom. 2,442,4f.) mit einem Buch des Musaios über die Thesproter identisch gewesen sein: E. habe daraus ohne Nennung der Vorlage geschöpft (Paus. 8,12,5 erwähnt ebenfalls eine Thesprotís). Die Telegonie berichtete von den der Odyssee nachfolgenden Reisen des Odysseus nach Elis, nach Thesprotien wegen der Weissagung des Teiresias (vgl. Hom. …

Antagoras

(159 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] von Rhodos. Verf. einer Thebais; er wurde wie sein Zeitgenosse Aratos [4] von Antigonos Gonatas an den makedonischen Hof gerufen. Diog. Laert. (4,26 und 2,133) verbindet ihn mit den Philosophen Krantor und erwähnt seine Freundschaft mit Menedemos. Das Epitaph für Krates und den um 270 oder 266 / 265 v. Chr. gestorbenen Polemon (Anth. Pal. 7,103) deutet auf ein Interesse des A. an der Akademie hin. Die 2 Distichen einer Inschr., die für eine 321/320 gebaute Brücke auf der Straße zwischen Athen und Eleusis verfaßt wurde (Anth. Pal. 9,147; Syll.…

Anubion

(50 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Verfasser eines astrologischen Lehrgedichtes in elegischer Form, von dem nur eine Paraphrase in Prosa und einige Verse in den dem Manetho zugeschriebenen Ἀποτελεσματικά ( apotelesmatiká) überliefert sind. Firmicus Maternus hat das Gedicht nachweislich benutzt. Lehrgedicht Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography CCAG II, 202-212  …

Euboios

(104 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Εὔβοιος). Parodiendichter aus Paros. Er war laut Athen. 15,698a ein Zeitgenosse des Philippos und schmähte bes. die Athener. Alexander von Pleuron lobt ihn zusammen mit Boiotos von Syrakus in einer Elegie (Athen. 15,699c). Den erh. Fragmenten kann man entnehmen, daß E. den hohen Ton des Epos in homer. Hexametern, die aber von Handwerkern handeln, parodierte (Athen. 15, 699a). Der Einfluß dieser Art ep. Parodie auf die poesis ludibunda läßt sich bis zu Horaz verfolgen. …

Antiphon

(1,492 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Cassin, Barbara (Paris)
(Ἀντιφῶν). [English version] [1] Athener (Ende 5. Jh. v. Chr.) Athener, der gegen Ende des Peloponnesischen Krieges zwei Trieren ausrüstete. Er wurde 404/3 v. Chr. von den 30 Tyrannen (Triakonta) hingerichtet (Xen. hell. 2,3,40; Traill PAA, 138325). Wahrscheinlich ist er identisch mit einem A., für dessen Tochter Lysias eine Rede hielt (Traill PAA, 138320; vgl. Theop. FGrH 115 F 120 = Plut. mor. 833A-B). Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Athener (Mitte 4. Jh. v. Chr.) Athener, wurde von der Bürgerliste gestrichen. Er versprach danach angeblich Philippos I…

Antimachos

(705 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Fantuzzi, Marco (Florenz) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Ἀντίμαχος). [English version] [1] Troer, Gegner des Antenor Troer, Gegner des Antenor.…

Didymarchos

(65 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Διδύμαρχος). Verf. von ‘Metamorphosen in mindestens drei B., in denen auch die Battos-Sage behandelt worden zu sein scheint. Im Gegensatz zu einer himmlischen Herkunft des Pan bevorzugte D. die Version, nach der dieser als Sohn der Gaia angesehen wurde (Theokr. schol. 1, 3-4 (f)). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 20 und 175  U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Antigonos von Karystos, 1881, 172, Anm. 5.

Demosthenes

(3,273 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Δημοσθένης). [English version] [1] Athenischer Feldherr im Peloponnesischen Krieg Bedeutender athenischer Feldherr während des Peloponnesischen Krieges. Erstmalig 427/6 v.Chr. Stratege, drang er mit westgriech. Verbündeten in Aitolien ein, um Boiotien von Westen angreifen zu können. Aufgrund taktischer Fehler erlitt D. eine schwere Niederlage und kehrte aus Furcht nicht nach Athen zurück (Thuk. 3,94-98). Beim Angriff der Aitoler und Spartaner auf den athenischen Stützpunkt Naupaktos 426 konnte D. aber m…

Aglais

(43 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Tochter des Megakles (3. Jh. v. Chr.); sie spielte auf der Trompete an der ersten in Alexandreia aufgeführten πομπή ( pompé) das πομπικὸν μέλος ( pompikón mélos). Athen. 10,415ab berichtet von ihrer Gefräßigkeit (s. auch Ail. var. 1,26). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)

Dorotheos

(799 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Hoesch, Nicola (München) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) | Et al.
(Δωρόθεος). [English version] [1] Bronzebildner aus Argos, M. 5. Jh. v. Chr. Bronzebildner aus Argos. Bekannt durch zwei Signaturen aus der Mitte des 5. Jh.v.Chr. auf Basen in Delphi und in Hermione (Kreta), mit Einlaßspuren für Pferd oder Reiterstatue. Neudecker, Richard (Rom) Bibliography J. Marcadé, Recueil des signatures des sculptures grecques, 1, 1953, Nr. 30-31  P. Orlandini, I donari firmati da Kresilas e Dorotheos a Hermione, in: ArchCl 3, 1951, 94-98. [English version] [2] Maler, M. 1. Jh. n. Chr. Maler des mittleren 1. Jh.n.Chr. Von Nero beauftragt, das schadha…

Archytas

(1,152 words)

Author(s): Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Frede, Michael (Oxford) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[1] aus Tarent pythag. Philosoph, um 400 v. Chr. [English version] A. Leben Bedeutender pythagoreischer Philosoph der “mathematischen” Richtung und Politiker aus Tarent, Freund Platons. Leben und Lehre sind wegen der ungünstigen Überlieferungslage nur noch in Umrissen kenntlich; die echten Werke sind mit Ausnahme weniger Fragmente verloren, ebenso Aristoxenos' Biographie, Aristoteles' Schrift über A.' Philos. und seine Gegenüberstellung von Platons Timaios und A. (Nr. 94 bei Diog. Laert. 5,25 = Nr. 85 in Hesychs Kat.). A. wird als Sohn des Mnesagoras (Di…

Diophilos, Diophila

(73 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Auf dem POxy. 20, 2258C fr. 1 sind neben den Fragmenten der Plokamós Bereníkēs des Kallimachos neun Hexameter eines astrologischen Gedichtes erh., die sich thematisch und sprachlich an Aratos und Kallimachos anlehnen. Der Name des Verf. (Diophilos/Diophila) ist nicht eindeutig zu identifizieren. Die Verse wurden auf dem Pap. zitiert, da sie gleichfalls die “Locke der Berenike” behandeln. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography R. Pfeiffer, Callimachus 1, 1949, 118-120  SH 179-181

Dioskoros

(296 words)

Author(s): Makris, Georgios (Bochum) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Διόσκορος). [English version] [1] Ptr. von Alexandreia 444-451 Patriarch von Alexandreia (444-451). Kirchenpolit. verfolgte er das Ziel, seinem Patriarchat den ersten Rang zu verschaffen, theologisch war er Vertreter der Lehre vom Vorrang der göttl. Natur Christi (gemäßigter Monophysitismus). Als in J. 448 der radikale Monophysit Eutyches verurteilt wurde, ergriff D. Partei für ihn, setzte sich mit Hilfe Kaiser Theodosios' II. auf der sog. “Räubersynode” von Ephesos (451) durch und stürzte den Patriarc…

Dionysios

(10,308 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Et al.
(Διονύσιος). Bekannte Persönlichkeiten: der Tyrann von Syrakus D. [1] I.; der Historiker D. [18] von Halikarnassos. Dionysios (Monat) Monatsnamen. Die Chronik des Ps.-D. von Tell Maḥre s. D. [23]. I. Politisch aktive Persönlichkeiten [English version] [1] D.I. berüchtigter Tyrann in Syrakus um 400 v. Chr. von Syrakus, Sohn des Hermokritos, geb. um 430, gest. 367 v.Chr. Begründer der ‘größten und längsten Tyrannenherrschaft in der Geschichte’ (Diod. 13,96,4; Aussehen: Timaios FGrH 566 F 29). Im Besitz sophistischer Bildung (Cic. Tusc. 5,63), war D. von größtem Ehrgeiz…

Euanthes

(44 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Εὐάνθης). Verfaßte zu unbekannter Zeit einen Glaukos-Hymnos, in dem er diesen als Sohn des Poseidon und der Nymphe Nais bezeichnete und den Meeresgott sich in die von Theseus verlassene Ariadne verlieben ließ (Athen. 7, 296c). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 194.

Archias (Ἀρχίας)

(732 words)

Author(s): Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Volkmann, Hans (Köln) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Et al.
[English version] [1] Korinther, Gründer von Syrakus 733 v. Chr. Sohn des Euagetes aus Korinth, gehörte wahrscheinlich zur Familie der Bakchiadai. Er verließ nach schweren Streitigkeiten Korinth und führte auf Weisung des Orakels von Delphi Kolonisten nach Unteritalien. In Sizilien gründete er um 733 v. Chr. Syrakusai (Thuk. 6,3,2; Strab. 6,2,4; Plut. mor. 772e-773b). Kolonisation Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Köln) Bibliography W. Leschhorn, Gründer der Stadt, 1984, 13-16  H.-P. Drögemüller, s. v. Syrakus, RE Suppl. 13, 817-819. [English version] [2] Politiker aus Kamarina (2…

Boios

(80 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Βοιός), den Verf. einer Ὀρνιθογονία ( Ornithogonía), eines Lehrgedichtes in wenigstens zwei Büchern aus dem 3.Jh. v.Chr., das die Verwandlung von Menschen in Vögel behandelte, erwähnen Athen. 9,393e und Antoninus Liberalis. Das Werk wurde von Ovid benutzt und von seinem älteren Zeitgenossen Aemilius Macer nachgeahmt bzw. ins Lat. übertragen (zwei Bücher). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography A.S. Hollis (Hrsg.), Ovid, Metamorphoses Book VIII, 1970, xvii, 33  G. Lafaye, Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide et leurs modèles Grecs, 1904, 51-53  CollAlex 23…

Demetrios

(6,917 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Schütrumpf, Eckart E. (Boulder, CO) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Et al.
(Δημήτριος). Bekannte Persönlichkeiten: der maked. König D. [2] Poliorketes; der Politiker und Schriftsteller D. [4] von Phaleron; der jüd.-hell. Chronograph D. [29]. I. Politisch aktive Persönlichkeiten [English version] [1] Offizier unter Alexander d.Gr. Offizier unter Alexandros [4], kämpfte bei Gaugamela als Führer einer Ile der Hetairoi und in Indien als Kommandeur einer Hipparchie. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 256. [English version] [2] D. Poliorketes Sohn von Antigonos [1], geb. 337/6 v.Chr. (Diod. 19,96,1). Er heiratete 320 Ph…

Christodoros

(266 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Χριστόδωρος) aus Koptos. Sohn des Paniskos, lebte zur Zeit Anastasios' I. (491-518). Verf. von Πάτρια ( Pátria), d.h. Dichtungen über die Frühgesch. von verschiedenen Städten (Thessalonike, Nakle, Milet, Tralles, Aphrodisias und Konstantinopel). Neben den Λυδιακά ( Lydiaká) schrieb Ch. ein Epos Ἰσαυρικά ( Isauriká) über Anastasios' Kriege gegen die Isaurier. Erh. ist seine ἔκφρασις (Ekphrasis) der achtzig Statuen im Bad des Zeuxippos in Konstantinopel, das beim Nika-Aufstand im J. 532 n.Chr. durch ein Feuer zerstört wurd…

Epikichlides

(70 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Ἐπικιχλίδες) ist der Titel einer dem Homer zugeschriebenen Dichtung erotischen Inhaltes (Athen. 14,639a). Menaichmos bringt ihn in Zusammenhang mit dem Wort für Drossel (κίχλη, kíchlē), was an eine Travestie oder Parodie der homer. Epen im Tierbereich denken läßt (vgl. Batrachomyomachia). Vielleicht bezieht sich der Titel auf die kichlismoí, die ausgelassenes Gelächter bezeichnen. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Die Ilias und Homer, 1916, 18, Anm. 2.
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