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Mythography

(3,249 words)

Author(s): Heinze, Theodor (Geneva) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(μυθογραφία; mythographía). [German version] I. Introduction Mythography is a commonly used term for ancient and post-antique literature that presents, collects and also interprets myths (and is therefore applied also to indigenous recording of comparable narrative traditions in other cultures or to ethnographic transcriptions of them). The term mythography, however, has to remain imprecise, if only because of the implicit problem in finding a definition for myth, especially in relation to its differe…

Simonides

(1,357 words)

Author(s): Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(Σιμωνίδης/ Simōnídēs). [German version] [1] Iambographic poet (the iambographic poet) see Semonides Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) [German version] [2] Lyric poet, 6th/5th cents. BC Greek lyric poet, 6th/5th cents. BC Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) [German version] I. Life S. was born in Ioulis on Ceos [1], the son of Leoprepes, uncle of Bacchylides. Of the two birth dates given in the Suda - the 56th Olympiad (556/553 BC) and the 62nd Olympiad (532/529 BC), the earlier is generally accepted. According to the Suda, S. died in the 78th Olympi…

Hegesinus

(161 words)

Author(s): Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(Ἡγησίνους; Hēgēsínous). [German version] [1] Teacher of Carneades, 2nd cent. BC H. of Pergamum, 1st half of the 2nd cent. BC, likely identical with Hegesilaus in Clem. Al. strom. 1,64,1. He took over the direction of the Academy from Evander (Diog. Laert. 4,60). H., the last representative of the Middle Academy (Galen hist. phil. 3 = Diels, DG 599f.; Clem. Al. ibid.), was the teacher of Carneades (Cic. Acad. 2,16), his later (before 155 BC) successor in the scholarchate. The name H. turns up only in succession lists; information going beyond mention of the name is lacking.  Academy Stanzel,…

Eirenaeus, Irenaeus

(1,002 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Markschies, Christoph (Berlin)
[German version] [1] Greek grammarian (Εἰρηναῖος; Eirēnaîos). Grammarian, student of Heliodorus the metrician, 1st cent. AD ( terminus ante quem due to the quotation in the Hippocratic lexicon by Erotianus, 116,8 Nachmanson). He probably taught also in Rome under the Latin name of Minucius Pacatus (perhaps the rhetor Pacatus in Sen. Controv. 10, praef. 10). He was not a freedman [2]. The Suda mentions him in the praefatio and s.v. ‘E.’ (ει 190) as well as s.v. ‘Pacatus’ (π 29), and lists numerous titles of grammatical and lexicographical writ…

Troilus

(434 words)

Author(s): Eiben, Susanne (Kiel) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(Τρωίλος/ Trōílos, Lat. Troilus). [German version] [1] Son of Priamus Son of Priamus (or Apollo) and Hecabe (Hom. Il. 24,257; Apollod. 3,151). The sparse early textual records yield only that T. - referred to by the epithet hippochármēs ('horse fighter' or 'chariot fighter', Hom. Il. 24,257, on this [1. 292]) - was killed by Achilles [1], an event which according to Proclus (45 Kullmann, [1. 291-293]) had been presented earlier in the Kýpria . The many visual representations from the Archaic Period indicate that the story of T. was well known …

Encyclopaedia

(2,215 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Sallmann, Klaus (Mainz)
[German version] I. General An encyclopaedia is a work containing the ‘totality of knowledge’ for a whole field or for individual disciplines. The word is derived from Greek   enkýklios paideía (ἐγκύκλιος παιδεία), whose Latin translation orbis doctrinarum is closer to the modern understanding of encyclopaedia. The term is first documented in a letter of AD 1490 to Poliziano [12; 13]. Encyclopaedia and ‘Encyclopaedism’ (cf. French encyclopédisme, Italian enciclopedismo) are modern words and concepts that may be used within certain limits for antiquity (on their …

Philostephanus

(477 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen)
(Φιλοστέφανος/ Philostéphanos). [German version] [1] P. of Cyrene Pupil of Callimachus, 3rd cent. BC Pupil (γνώριμος/ gnṓrimos) of Callimachus [3] (Ath. 331d; cf. [4. vol. 2, 752]), lived in the reign of Ptolemaeus Philopator (222-206 BC, cf. [1. 30]). Author of ostensibly geographical works whose true compass is in the aetiological and paradoxographic (Gell. NA 9,4,3 puts P. alongside other authors of res inauditae, Aristeas, Ctesias, Onesicritus), of which we have only scanty fragments and titles, which may also denote parts of a single comprehensive wor…

Hegesander

(324 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
[German version] [1] Athen. rhetor, middle of 4th cent. BC Athenian rhetor, son of Hegesias from the deme Sunium and brother of  Hegesippus [1], in 361/60 BC treasurer (Aeschin. In Tim. 55f.; 95) of the strategos Timomachus and despite the latter's sentence for bribery shortly afterwards   tamias of Athena (Aeschin. In Tim. 110f. and schol.), implying that he was a rich man. In the trial against Timocrates  Aeschines [2] most likely slanderously accused him of illegal enrichment. H. was considered an opponent of Aristop…

Helladius

(460 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ἑλλάδιος; Helládios). [German version] [1] From Antinupolis/Egypt, grammarian, 4th cent. AD H. of Antinupolis in Egypt. Grammarian of the 4th cent. AD, author of a Chrēstomatheía (‘Things worth knowing’) in iambic trimeters. Photius, the only biographical source, took extracts from it (Cod. 279, 529b 25-536a 22), but also knew of a prose epitome (cf. [4. 99; 6. 16]). The encyclopaedic work includes grammatical, etymological, historical and mythological information; on the literary genre cf. [6. 24-26]. Neither a crite…

Mythographie

(2,107 words)

Author(s): Heinze, Theodor (Genf) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(μυθογραφία). [English version] I. Einleitung M. ist eine gebräuchliche Bezeichnung für ant. und nachant. Lit., die Mythen darstellt, sammelt und auch interpretiert (und wird danach auch auf indigene Verschriftlichung vergleichbarer Erzähltraditionen in anderen Kulturen oder deren ethnographische Transkription angewandt). Die Bestimmung von M. muß jedoch unscharf bleiben, allein schon wegen der impliziten Problematik einer Definition von Mythos, v.a. im Hinblick auf eine Abgrenzung von anderen mündli…

Hegesandros

(289 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
[English version] [1] athen. Rhetor, M. 4. Jh. v. Chr. Athenischer Rhetor, Sohn des Hegesias aus dem Demos Sunion und Bruder des Hegesippos [1], 361/0 v.Chr. Schatzmeister (Aischin. Tim. 55f.; 95) des Strategen Timomachos und trotz dessen Verurteilung wegen Bestechung wenig später Tamias der Athene (Aischin. Tim. 110f. und schol.), gehörte also zu den Reichsten. Im Timokratesprozeß warf ihm wohl verleumderisch Aischines [2] illegale Bereicherung vor. H. galt als Gegner des Aristophon von Azenia, Freund de…

Philostephanos

(441 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen)
(Φιλοστέφανος). [English version] [1] Ph. von Kyrene Schüler des Kallimachos, 3. Jh. v. Chr. Schüler (γνώριμος) des Kallimachos [3] (Athen. 331d; vgl. [4. Bd. 2, 752]), lebte unter Ptolemaios Philopator (222-206 v.Chr., vgl. [1. 30]). Verf. von scheinbar geogr., tatsächlich aber aitiologisch und paradoxographisch ausgerichteten Werken (Gell. 9,4,3 stellt Ph. neben andere Schriftsteller von res inauditae, Aristeas, Ktesias, Onesikritos), von denen wir nur dürftige Fr. und die Titel besitzen, die vielleicht auch Teile eines umfassenden Werkes (oder e…

Helladios

(431 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ἑλλάδιος). [English version] [1] aus Antinoupolis/Ägypten, Grammatiker, 4. Jh. H. aus Antinupolis in Ägypten. Grammatiker des 4. Jh. n.Chr., Verf. einer Chrēstomatheía (“Wissenswerte Dinge”) in iambischen Trimetern. Photios, die einzige biographische Quelle, exzerpierte sie (cod. 279, 529b 25-536a 22), kannte aber auch eine Prosaepitome (vgl. [4. 99; 6. 16]). Das enzyklopädische Werk bietet gramm., etym., histor., myth. usw. Informationen; zur lit. Gattung vgl. [6. 24-26]. Weder Anordnungskriterium noch Vorlage de…

Enzyklopädie

(2,153 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Sallmann, Klaus (Mainz)
[English version] I. Allgemeines E. ist ein Werk, das die “Gesamtheit des Wissens” als ganzes oder für bestimmte Einzel-Disziplinen enthält. Das Wort leitet sich vom griech. enkýklios paideía (ἐγκύκλιος παιδεία) ab, dessen lat. Übersetzung orbis doctrinarum allerdings der modernen Auffassung von E. näherkommt. Erstmalig belegt ist der Begriff in einem Brief an Poliziano aus dem Jahre 1490 [12; 13]. E. und “Enzyklopädismus” (vgl. frz. encyclopédisme, it. enciclopedismo) sind also moderne Wörter bzw. Begriffe, die sich aber auch mi…

Eirenaios

(933 words)

Author(s): Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Markschies, Christoph (Heidelberg)
[English version] [1] griech. Grammatiker, 1. Jh. (Εἰρηναῖος). Grammatiker, Schüler des Metrikers Heliodoros, 1. Jh.n.Chr. ( terminus ante quem aufgrund des Zitats im Hippokrateslexikon des Erotianos, 116,8 Nachmanson); lehrte wahrscheinlich auch in Rom unter dem lat. Namen Minucius Pacatus (vielleicht der rhetor Pacatus bei Sen. contr. 10, praef. 10). Er war kein Freigelassener [2]. Die Suda erwähnt ihn in der Praefatio und s.v. “E.” (ει 190) sowie s.v. “Pacatus” (π 29) und listet zahlreiche Titel von gramm. und lexikographischen Schri…

Hegesinus

(151 words)

Author(s): Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(Ἡγησίνους). [English version] [1] Lehrer des Karneades, 2. Jh. v. Chr. H. aus Pergamon, 1. Hälfte 2. Jh. v.Chr., wohl identisch mit Hegesilaos bei Clem. Al. strom. 1,64,1. Er übernahm die Leitung der Akademie von Euandros (Diog. Laert. 4,60). H., der letzte Vertreter der Mittleren Akademie (Galen hist. phil. 3 = Diels, DG 599f.; Clem. Al. ebd.), war der Lehrer des Karneades (Cic. ac. 2,16), seines späteren (vor 155 v.Chr.) Nachfolgers im Scholarchat. Der Name H. taucht nur in Sukzessionslisten auf, über die Namensnennung hinausgehende Nachrichten fehlen. Akademeia Stanzel, Karl-H…

Pherenicus

(207 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
(Φερένικος; Pherénikos). [German version] [1] Theban politician Theban, son of Cephisodotus, who had taken in Athenians who had fled from the Thirty Tyrants ( Triákonta ) into Thebes (Lys. fr. 78). After the occupation of the Cadmeia in 382 BC P., a follower of Ismenias' [1] faction, had to escape to Athens (Plut. Pelopidas 5,3). During the emigrant's attack on Thebes in December 379 P. waited with his people in the Thriasian Plain until a group led by Pelopidas had eliminated the polemarchs in Thebes (Plut. Pelopidas 8,1; see also Plut. Mor. 576c; 577a). Beck, Hans (Cologne) Bibliography R.…

Hermonax

(328 words)

Author(s): Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
[German version] [1] Att. red-figure vase painter, approx. 475-450 BC Attic red-figure vase painter whose signature is to be found on 10 of the c. 200 vases attributed to him by scholarship. He worked between 475 and 450 BC and was a pupil of the  Berlin Painter. Of the vessel shapes, he preferred stamnoi, pelikai, neck amphorae, lutrophoroi and cups, with the latter particularly showing the influence of  Macron. The inside of a cup in Brauron (Archaeolog. Mus. A. 39) is decorated in white-ground technique. H. preferre…

Phaestus

(984 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) | Hiesel, Gerhard (Freiburg)
(Φαῖστος; Phaȋstos). [German version] [1] Mythical king of Sicyon Mythical king of Sicyon, son Rhopalus the son of Heracles [1]; establishes divine worship of Heracles; because of an oracle emigrates to Crete, where the city of P. [4] is named after him (Paus. 2,6,6f.). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [2] Ally of the Trojans in the Trojan War Ally of the Trojans in the Trojan War, son of Borus from Tarne in Lydia, killed by  Idomeneus [1] (Hom. Il. 5,43). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [German version] [3] Epicist, Hellenistic period Hellenistic epic poet, mentioned twice in the scholia o…

Epaphroditus

(558 words)

Author(s): Kienast, Dietmar (Neu-Esting) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari)
(Ἐπαφρόδιτος; Epaphróditos). [German version] [1] Freedman of Octavian Freedman of Octavian, who in the year 30 BC was supposed to keep Cleopatra from committing suicide, but was allegedly outwitted by the queen (Plut. Antonius 79,6; Cass. Dio 51,13,4f.). Kienast, Dietmar (Neu-Esting) Bibliography K. Kraft, KS 1, 1973, 38f. [German version] [2] Freedman of Nero Freedman of Nero, therefore Ti. Claudius Aug(usti) lib(ertus) E. by his full name. First accepted as an imperial freedman into the city of Rome's decuriae, i.a. apparitor Caesarum and viator tribunicius; later a libellis o…
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