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Medius

(333 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto)
[German version] [1] Dynast of Larisa, conqueror of Pharsalus 395 BC (Μήδιος/ Mḗdios in MSS; better Μήδειος/ Mḗdeios, in epigraphy). Dynast of Larisa [3], of the Aleuadae family, successor of Aristippus; in 395 BC he joined the newly formed anti-Spartan alliance in the fight against the tyrant Lycophron [2] of Pherae and captured Pharsalus, which housed a Spartan garrison (Diod. Sic. 14,82,5f.; cf. Aristot. Hist. an. 618b). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography H.-J. Gehrke, Stasis, 1985, 191. [German version] [2] Hetairos of Alexander the Great and author of a work about him Son of Oxyth…

Tlepolemus

(811 words)

Author(s): Heinze, Theodor (Geneva) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Τληπόλεμος/ Tlēpólemos, Doric Τλαπόλεμος/ Tlāpólemos). [German version] [1] Son of Heracles and Astyochia Son of Heracles [1] and Astyochia. After the Heraclidae retreated from the Peloponnese, T. settled in Argos along with Licymnius [1] and killed him there in the midst of an argument (Diod. 4,58,5-8; in Tiryns: Pind. Ol. 7,20-38; unintentionally: Zenon of Rhodos FGrH 523 F 1). As a result, T. fled to Rhodos, where he followed the Doric tradition and "settled three times according to phyle " (Hom. Il. 2,668), that is, he created a new political fo…

Phthia

(341 words)

Author(s): Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) | Meyer, Ernst (Zürich) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] [1] Kingdom of Peleus and Achilles (Φθία/ Phthía, Φθίη/ Phthíē). The kingdom of Peleus and Achilles [1], home of the Myrmidones (Hom. Il. 1,155; 2,683f.; 762-767; 19,323; Hom. Od. 11,496), extending over the valley of the Spercheius and the adjacent north shore of the Thermaios Kolpos (Str. 9,5,8). The Spercheius was regarded as the home river of Achilles (Hom. Il. 23,140-144) and Phthios as the son of Spercheus (schol. Hom. Il. 23,142). The Dolopes lived 'in the most remote part of P.' (H…

Archon

(211 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich)
[German version] [1] Macedonian officer, Satrap of Babylonia (2nd half 4th cent. BC) Macedonian officer in the army of  Alexander [4], in 326 BC one of the triarchoi of the fleet on the  Hydaspes, prior to Alexander's death satrap of Babylonia, where he stayed on after the reorganization of Babylon (Diod. Sic. 18,3,3). Soon after, however,  Perdiccas sent  Docimus as his successor. A. was killed in the fight against him (Arr. succ. FGrH 156 F 10). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 103. [German version] [2] Achaean strategos (1st half of the 2nd cent. BC) Of Aegira, br…

Mentor

(446 words)

Author(s): Frey, Alexandra (Basle) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Μέντωρ; Méntōr). [German version] [1] Father of Imbrios of Pedaion Father of Imbrius of Pedaeum (Hom. Il. 13,171). Frey, Alexandra (Basle) [German version] [2] Son of Alkimos, companion of Odysseus M. of Ithaca, son of Alcimus (Hom. Od. 22,235), companion of Odysseus, who on his departure to Troy hands over to M. the supervision of his household (ibid. 2,225ff.). In the People's Assembly M. firmly opposes the behaviour of the suitors (ibid. 2,224ff.). The goddess Athena often takes on his form in order to help Telemachus wi…

Cleitus

(556 words)

Author(s): Michel, Raphael (Basle) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg)
(Κλειτός, Κλεῖτος, Κλῖτος; Kleitós, Kleîtos, Klîtos, ‘The Famous One’). [German version] [1] Nephew of the seer Melampus Nephew of the famous seer  Melampus, son of Mantius, father of Coeranus. He was abducted by Eos because of his beauty (Hom. Od. 15,249f.; Pherecydes FGrH 3 F 115a). Michel, Raphael (Basle) [German version] [2] Great nephew of C. [1] Great nephew of C. [1], son of Polyidus and Eurydameia. He and his brother Euchenor marched with the Epigones ( Epigoni [2]) against Thebes and then joined Agamemnon (Pherecydes ibid.). Michel, Raphael (Basle) [German version] [3] Son of…

Amyntas

(921 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
(Ἀμύντας; Amýntas). [German version] [1] Macedonian king (end of 6th cent. BC) First historically verifiable king of Macedonia, friend of the  Peisistratids. Upon Darius' appearance in Europe he became his vassal-satrap and was rewarded with an expansion of his territory and the marriage of his daughter to a member of the  Achaemenids. His son  Alexander [2] invented a novelistic history (Hdt. 5,17 ff.), in order to make this credible for the Greeks. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Borza, 98 ff. E. Badian, Herodotus on Alexander I of Macedon, in: S. Hornblower (ed.), G…

Callisthenes

(547 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg)
(Καλλισθένης; Kallisthénēs). [German version] [1] Of Olynthus, Alexander historian, related to Aristotle Callisthenes of  Olynthus,  Alexander historian, son of a female cousin of  Aristotle [6], who raised him (Plut. Alexander 55,8) and whom he accompanied to  Assos, Macedonia and then perhaps to Athens. After the death of  Hermias [1] he wrote in praise of him (quoted by Didymus, In Demosthenem 5-6). Together with Aristotle he composed a list of Pythionikai ( Pythia) and agonothetai ( Agonothetes) of the Pythian Games for which the two were honoured in Delphi (Syll.3 275). The…

Hegesistratus

(274 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἡγησίστρατος; Hēgēsístratos). [German version] [1] Tyrant of Sigeum, around 530 BC Son of  Peisistratus and the Argive Timonassa (Hdt. 5,94; Aristot. Ath. Pol. 17,3). Installed as tyrant of Sigeum by his father around 530 BC, he defended the city as a colony of the Peisistratids against the Mytilenaeans (Hdt. loc. cit.).  Tyrannis Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography Davies 11793,VI (B) M. Stahl, Aristokraten und Tyrannen, 1987, 220f. Traill, PAA 481600. [German version] [2] Seer in the army of Mardonius, 5th cent. BC H. of Elis, son of Tellias. Fled from Spartan captivity an…

Chaeron

(334 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Berne) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Χαίρων; Chaírōn). [German version] [1] Mythical son of Apollo and Thero Mythical son of Apollo and Thero (in Plut. Sulla 17: Thuro); founder of the city named after him,  Chaeronea (Hes. Cat. fr. 252 M-W = Paus. 9,40,5f.; Hellanicus FGrH 379 F3). Plutarch names a son dead in childhood after him (Consolatio ad uxorem 5 p. 609d). Bloch, René (Berne) [German version] [2] Spartan polemarch, late 5th cent. BC Spartan polemarch who died in 403 BC in  Pausanias' assault on Piraeus. He was buried on the Cerameicus (Xen. Hell. 2,4,33; Lys. epit. 63). His grave has been p…

Craterus

(667 words)

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

Cleander

(290 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Κλέανδρος; Kléandros). [German version] [1] C. of Gela Founded tyrannis in Gela in 505 BC Son of Pantares. C. founded c. 505 BC the tyrannis in  Gela and was assassinated after governing for seven years. C. created the preconditions for the rise of Gela under his brother and successor Hippocrates [4] (Hdt. 7,154; Aristot. Pol. 1316a 37f.). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) Bibliography D. Asheri, in: CAH 42, 1988, 758 H. Berve, Die Tyrannis bei den Griechen, 1967, 137. [German version] [2] Spartan commander in Byzantium c. 400 BC Spartan commander ( harmostḗs) in Byzantium. After the Greek…

Chairon

(322 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Princeton) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Χαίρων). [English version] [1] Sohn des Apollon und der Thero Mythischer Sohn des Apollon und der Thero (bei Plut. Sulla 17: Thuro), Gründer der nach ihm benannten Stadt Chaironeia (Hes. cat. fr. 252 M-W = Paus. 9,40,5f.; Hellanikos FGrH 379 F3). Plutarch nennt einen früh verstorbenen Sohn nach ihm (consolatio ad uxorem 5 p. 609d). Bloch, René (Princeton) [English version] [2] Spartanischer Polemarch, Ende 5. Jh. v.Chr. Spartanischer Polemarch, der 403 v.Chr. beim Sturm des Pausanias auf den Piräus fiel. Er wurde auf dem Kerameikos bestattet (Xen. hell. 2,4,33…

Kallisthenes

(517 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg)
(Καλλισθένης). [English version] [1] von Olynthos, Alexanderhistoriker, mit Aristoteles verwandt K. von Olynthos, Alexanderhistoriker, Sohn einer Kusine von Aristoteles [6], bei dem er aufwuchs (Plut. Alexander 55,8) und den er nach Assos, nach Makedonien und vielleicht dann nach Athen begleitete. Nach dem Tod des Hermias [1] verfaßte er eine Lobschrift auf diesen (Zitat bei Didymos, In Demosthenem 5-6). Gemeinsam mit Aristoteles stellte er eine Liste der Pythionikai (Pythia) und Agonothetai (Agonothetes)…

Hieron

(824 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἱέρων). [English version] [1] H.I. Tyrann von Syrakus um 500 v. Chr. aus Gela, Deinomenide, Bruder Gelons [1], geb. ca. 540/530 v.Chr. Heiratete zuerst eine Tochter des Nikokles von Syrakus (vor 485), danach des Anaxilaos von Rhegion (ca. 480), schließlich des Xenokrates, eines Bruders des Theron von Akragas (ca. 475). Er siegte mehrere Male beim Pferde- und Wagenrennen in Delphi (482, 478, 470) und Olympia (476, 472, 468) [1. 208ff.]. 485 von Gelon mit der Herrschaft über Gela betraut, folgte er diesem 47…

Eurydice

(660 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Εὐρυδίκη; Eurydíkē). [German version] [1] Frequently occurring name of Greek heroines Frequently occurring name of Greek heroines, initially that of the wife of Aeneas in the  Cypria (Paus. 10,26,1; catalogue [1. 193]). The best-known is the wife of  Orpheus; the myth is told by  Vergilius (Georg. 4,453-527) and  Ovidius (Met. 10,1-147; 11,1-66) in the form that has since become canonical: E. died of a snakebite on the day of her marriage; through the power of his songs Orpheus was able to persuade the ru…

Glaukias

(325 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Γλαυκίας). [English version] [1] Bronzebildner aus Aigina, Anf. 5. Jh. v. Chr. Bronzebildner aus Aigina. Laut Pausanias schuf er in Olympia Statuen der Faustkämpfer Glaukos, Philon und Theagenes, deren Siege bzw. Ehrungen im 1. Viertel des 5. Jh. v.Chr. erfolgten. Nach der Beschreibung waren sie bewegt, teils beim Schattenboxen wiedergegeben, wovon Kleinbronzen zumindest eine Vorstellung geben. Für Gelon von Syrakus schuf er nach dessen Wagensieg 488 v.Chr. ein Monument, von dem Teile der Basis mit Inschr. erh. sind. Neudecker, Richard (Rom) Bibliography Overbeck, Nr. 429-4…

Krateros

(592 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Κράτερος, Κρατερός). [English version] [1] Sohn des Alexandros aus Orestis, Offizier Alexandros' d. Gr. Sohn des Alexandros aus Orestis, befehligte unter Alexandros [4] am Granikos eine táxis der pezétairoi (334 v.Chr.) und bei Issos (333) und Gaugamela (331) das ganze Regiment. Gegen die Uxii und Ariobarzanes [2] sowie - nach dem Tod des Dareios [3] - im Krieg in Hyrkania und Areia [1] hielt K. ein führendes Kommando. Bei dem Staatsstreich gegen Philotas, dessen Bespitzelung er 322 eingeleitet hatt…

Aristonus

(207 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Ἀριστόνους). [English version] [1] Gründer von Akragas ca. 580 v. Chr. A. von Gela, einer der Gründer von Akragas ca. 580 v. Chr. (Thuk. 6,4,4). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [English version] [2] Schwager des Tyrannen Gelon von Syrakus (1.H. 5. Jh. v. Chr.) Schwager des Tyrannen Gelon von Syrakus und einer der Vormünder seines Sohnes Timaios (FGrH 566 F 21). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [English version] [3] Maked. Offizier (gest. 315 v. Chr.) Diente als Somatophylax (seit 328 v. Chr.?) unter Alexandros [4] und war Trierarch der Hydaspesflotte; nach Alexandros' Tod Offizie…

Menes

(371 words)

Author(s): Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] [1] äg. Herrscher der 1. Dyn. Seit der 19. Dyn. (13. Jh.v.Chr.) nennen die äg. Königslisten einen König M. (äg. Mnj; Manetho: Μήνης) als ersten Herrscher der 1. Dyn., und die Autoren der klass. Ant. gestalteten sein Bild zu dem des Gründers schlechthin aus. Die Anlage der Residenzstadt Memphis und ihres Tempels (Hdt. 2,99; Ios. ant. Iud. 8,155), die Erfindung der Schrift (Plin. nat. 7,56), die schriftl. Fixierung der Gesetze (Diod. 1,94) und überhaupt die Einführung zivilisierter Lebensformen (Diod. 1,43.45, Plut. Is. 8) wurden ihm zugeschrieben. Die Identifikati…
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