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Gorgias

(1,521 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Narcy, Michel (Paris) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Γοργίας; Gorgías). [German version] [1] Sculptor, late 6th cent. BC Sculptor who created bronze and marble votive offerings on the Athenian acropolis in the late 6th cent. BC. The bases are the only extant parts and suggest mostly statues of horses or riders. Pliny (HN 34,49) refers to G. with wrong biographical dates, or perhaps refers to a homonymous sculptor. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Overbeck, no. 356a (sources) Loewy, no. 36 A. E. Raubitschek, Dedications from the Athenian Akropolis, 1949, no. 5, 65, 77, 147 B. S. Ridgway, The Archaic Style in Greek Sculpture…

Malchus

(686 words)

Author(s): Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Berger, Albrecht (Berlin)
(* Mlk =‘ king; Greek Μάλκος, Málkos; Latin Malchus, Maleus, Mazeus). [German version] [1] Carthaginian, father of Carthalo Carthaginian, father of Carthalo [1]. Historicity and interpretation of the only source text concerning M. as first historically tangible personality of Carthage in Iustin (18,7; cf. Oros. 4,6,6-9) are frequently and vehemently contested to the present day, beginning with the titular character of his name and his place in the chronology of the (early?) 6th cent. BC. M. is supposed to have fo…

Aristobulus

(1,172 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἀριστόβουλος; Aristóboulos). [German version] [1] Judas A. I., High Priest 104-103 BC Judas A. I, son and successor of John  Hyrcanus, High Priest in 104-103 BC, had his mother and brother incarcerated or killed to secure his rule. This and his philhellenic leanings determined his negative image in Jewish tradition. The claim of Josephus that he took on the title of king is thrown into doubt by (rare) coins with the Hebrew legend: ‘Judas the High Priest and the Council of Elders of the Jews’. During his ca…

Herodes

(2,828 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford)
(Ἡρῴδης; Hērṓidēs). [German version] [1] H. I.; Herod the Great. Born in c. 73 BC, son of  Antipater [4] and the Arabian woman Cyprus. In 47 appointed strategos of Galilaea, he came into conflict with the Sanhedrin of Jerusalem because of the execution on his own authority of persons involved in a revolt. The Roman governor of Syria Sex.  Iulius [I 11] Caesar made him the strategos of Coilesyria and Samaria. In 43 he proved himself to be indispensable to one of the murderers of Caesar, C.  Cassius [I 10], in the exploitation of the land, likewise in 41 after …

Gorgias

(1,438 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Narcy, Michel (Paris) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Γοργίας). [English version] [1] Bildhauer, spätes 6. Jh. v. Chr. Bildhauer, der im späten 6. Jh. v.Chr. in Br. und Marmor Weihgeschenke auf der Athener Akropolis arbeitete. Die einzig erh. Basen lassen zumeist auf Pferde- oder Reiterstatuen schließen. Plinius (nat. 34,49) nennt G. mit falscher Lebenszeit oder meint einen homonymen Bildhauer. Neudecker, Richard (Rom) Bibliography Overbeck, Nr. 356a (Quellen) Loewy, Nr. 36 A.E. Raubitschek, Dedications from the Athenian Akropolis, 1949, Nr. 5, 65, 77, 147 B.S. Ridgway, The Archaic Style in Greek Sculpture, 1977, 284-298 Fuchs/F…

Herodes

(2,513 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford)
(Ἡρῴδης). [English version] [1] H.I. d.Gr. Geb. ca. 73 v.Chr., Sohn des Antipatros [4] und der Araberin Kypros. 47 zum Strategen von Galilaea ernannt, geriet er wegen eigenmächtiger Hinrichtung von Aufständischen mit dem Jerusalemer Sanhedrin in Konflikt. Der röm. Statthalter von Syrien Sex. Iulius [I 11] Caesar machte ihn zum Strategen von Koilesyrien und Samaria. 43 erwies er sich dem Caesarmörder C. Cassius [I 10] bei der Ausbeutung des Landes als unentbehrlich, ebenso 41, nach der Schlacht von Phi…

Iustus/-os

(445 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
[English version] [1] Imperator Caesar C.P.Niger Iustus Augustus, röm. Kaiser 193-194 n.Chr., s. Pescennius s. Pescennius Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) [English version] [2] Iustos aus Tiberias jüd. Historiker, 1. Jh. jüd. Historiker des 1. Jh. n.Chr., schrieb einen ‘Jüdischen Krieg (66-70/74), in dem er sich krit. mit dem gleichnamigen Werk des Iosephos [4] Flavios auseinandersetzte (dies veranlaßte Iosephos zu einer Replik in seiner Autobiographie: vita 65), und ein chronolog.-genealog. Werk über jüd. Könige von Moses…

Aristobulos

(1,118 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
[English version] [1] Iudas A. I., Hoherpriester 104-103 v. Chr. Iudas A. I., Sohn und Nachfolger des Iohannes Hyrkanos, Hohepriester 104-103 v. Chr., ließ zur Sicherung seiner Herrschaft seine Mutter und seine Brüder einkerkern bzw. töten. Dies und seine philhell. Neigungen bestimmen sein negatives Bild in der jüd. Überlieferung. Die Behauptung des Iosephos, er habe den Königstitel angenommen, wird durch (seltene) Münzen mit der hebr. Legende: ›Iudas der Hohepriester und der Ältestenrat der Juden‹ in Fra…

Malchos

(604 words)

Author(s): Günther, Linda-Marie (München) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Berger, Albrecht (Berlin)
(* Mlk = “König”; griech. Μάλκος; lat. Malchus, Maleus, Mazeus). [English version] [1] Karthager, Vater des Karthalo [1] Karthager, Vater des Karthalo [1]. Historizität und Interpretation des einzigen Quellentextes über M. als erste histor. faßbare Persönlichkeit Karthagos bei Iustin (18,7; vgl. Oros. 4,6,6-9) sind bis heute vielfach und heftig umstritten, angefangen vom titularen Charakter des Namens und einer chronologischen Einordnung in das (frühe?) 6. Jh.v.Chr. M. soll als Feldherr in Libyen und Sizilien erf…

Iustus

(481 words)

Author(s): Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
[German version] [1] Imperator Caesar C.P. Niger Iustus Augustus, Roman emperor 193-194 AD, see Pescennius see  Pescennius Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) [German version] [2] I. of Tiberias Jew. historian, 1st cent. AD Jewish historian of the 1st cent. AD, wrote a ‘Jewish War’ (66-70/74), in which he dealt critically with the work of the same name by  Josephus [4] Flavius (this made Josephus write a retort in his autobiography: Vita 65), and a chronological-genealogical work on Jewish kings from Moses to  Iulius [II 5] Agrippa II. This work, which appears to…

Zenodorus

(744 words)

Author(s): Folkerts, Menso (Munich) | Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Ζηνόδωρος/ Zēnódōros). [German version] [1] Greek mathematician, probably at the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC Greek mathematician, probably at the beginning of the 2nd cent. BC [5; 6. 604 f.]. He wrote a work 'Isoperimetric figures' (Περὶ ἰσοπεριμέτρων σχημάτων, Perì isoperimétrōn schēmátōn) in which he proved that of all figures of the same circumference the circle has the greatest area, and formulated the proposition that of all bodies of the same surface area the sphere has the greatest volume [3; 4; 7]. Substantial parts of the …

Simon

(1,722 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Schneider, Helmuth (Kassel) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Peter, Ulrike (Berlin) | Wandrey, Irina (Berlin) | Et al.
(Σίμων/ Símōn). [German version] [1] Sculptor in bronze from Aegina, c. 480-460 BC Sculptor in bronze from Aegina. S. participated with a horse and a charioteer in the votive offerings dedicated by Phormis at Olympia; accordingly, his period of artistic activity is around 480-460 BC. The base which belonged to it has been identified. A dog and an archer by S. (Plin. HN 34,90) probably formed a further group. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Overbeck, nos. 402, 437  M. Zuppa, s.v. S. 2, EAA 7, 1966, 315  F. Eckstein, Anathemata, 1969, 43-49  E. Walter-Karydi, Die äginetische Bi…

Nicanor

(1,649 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Et al.
(Νικάνωρ; Nikánōr). [German version] [1] Military official under Alexander the Great, died 330 BC Second son of Parmenion. Under Alexander [4] the Great he led the hypaspistaí of the hetaîroi in the major battles. During the pursuit of Darius [3], Alexander commanded him to pursue the Persian king with a group of riders who had given up their horses and the Agrianes under Attalus [2] as fast as possible (Arr. Anab. 3,21,7-8). He died soon after (330 BC). His brother Philotas stayed behind with an escort for his funeral. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 554. …

Sempronius

(6,399 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) | Müller, Christian (Bochum) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn) | Schmitt, Tassilo (Bielefeld) | Et al.
Name of a Roman family. According to tradition, its members of the 5th cent. BC (Atratini, S. [I 3-8]) are supposed to have been patricians and champions of patrician privileges (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 10,41,5; 10,42,3), an assumption that may have been a retrospective invention (the Sempronii only became patricians under Caesar or Augustus); in the historical period, we know only of plebeian branches of the family during the Republic (Asellio, Blaesus, Gracchus, Longus, Tuditanus) who played an important role in the 3rd and 2nd cents. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republican Period …

Antigonus

(1,768 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Et al.
(Ἀντίγονος; Antígonos). [German version] [1] Monophthalmus Diadoch (‘The One-eyed’), 382-301 BC.  Hetairos of  Philippus and  Alexander [4], married to  Stratonice, was the father of  Demetrius. During Alexander's invasion of Asia, commander of the Greek hoplites, satrap of Greater Phrygia from 333 until Alexander's death [323]. He defeated rebels and remnants of Persian troops, he gained Lycaonia and in 331 he received in addition the administration of Lycia-Pamphylia. In Priene he was honoured for an achievement, the nature of which is unknown. (IPriene 2). After Alexander's…

Kleopatra

(4,005 words)

Author(s): Prescendi, Francesca (Genf) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Stegmann, Helena (Bonn) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Et al.
(Κλεοπάτρα, lat. Cleopatra). I. Mythologie [English version] [I 1] Tochter des Boreas und der Oreithyia Tochter des Boreas und der Oreithyia, erste Gattin des Phineus. Wegen Idaia [3], die Phineus als zweite Frau heiratet, wird K. verstoßen; ihre Söhne werden geblendet (Apollod. 3,200; Hyg. fab. 18). Prescendi, Francesca (Genf) [English version] [I 2] Tochter des Idas und der Marpessa Tochter des Idas und der Marpessa, Gattin des Meleagros. Nach dem Raub durch Apollon wird sie wegen der Klage ihrer Mutter auch “Alkyone” …

Nikanor

(1,546 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Damschen, Gregor (Halle/Saale) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Et al.
(Νικάνωρ). [English version] [1] mil. Funktionsträger unter Alexandros d.Gr., gest. 330 v.Chr. Zweiter Sohn des Parmenion, führte unter Alexandros [4] d.Gr. die hypaspistaí der hetaíroi in dessen großen Schlachten. Bei der Verfolgung des Dareios [3] befahl ihm Alexandros, diesem mit einer Gruppe von Reitern, die die Pferde aufgegeben hatte, und mit den Agrianes unter Attalos [2] so schnell wie möglich zu folgen (Arr. an. 3,21,7-8). Bald darauf starb er (330 v.Chr.). Sein Bruder Philotas blieb mit einer Eskorte zu seiner Bestattung zurück. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliograp…

Antipatros

(1,889 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Et al.
[English version] [1] Makedon. Reichsverweser (320-319 v. Chr.) Sohn des Iolaos,  399/8 v. Chr., unter Philippos und wohl schon unter dessen Vater Amyntas und Brüdern mil. und diplomatisch aktiv. Er war Alexandros [4] bes. verbunden und sicherte ihm nach Philippos' Ermordung den Thron. Bei Alexandros' Invasion in Asien blieb er mit der Hälfte des maked. Heeres als Statthalter von Europa zurück. Er überwachte Griechenland und sandte während des ersten Jahres des Feldzugs dem König Söldner und maked. Auf…

Antigonos

(1,610 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Et al.
[English version] [1] Monophthalmos Diadoche (“der Einäugige”), 382 - 301 v. Chr. Hetairos von Philippos und Alexandros [4], mit Stratonike verheiratet, Vater von Demetrios. Bei Alexandros' Invasion von Asien Kommandeur der griech. Hopliten, von 333 bis zu Alexandros' Tod [323] Satrap von Großphrygien. Er besiegte Aufständische und Reste von persischen Truppen, gewann Lykaonia und erhielt 331 zudem die Verwaltung von Lykia-Pamphylia. In Priene wurde er für uns unbekannte Verdienste geehrt (IPriene 2). Nach Alexandros' Tod behielt er seine Satrapie, weigerte sich abe…

Cleopatra

(4,237 words)

Author(s): Prescendi, Francesca (Geneva) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Stegmann, Helena (Bonn) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Et al.
(Κλεοπάτρα; Kleopátra, Lat. Cleopatra). I. Mythology [German version] [I 1] Daughter of Boreas and Oreithyia Daughter of  Boreas and  Oreithyia, first wife of  Phineus. C. was rejected in favour of  Idaea [3], whom Phineus married as his second wife; her sons were blinded (Apollod. 3.200; Hyg. Fab. 18). Prescendi, Francesca (Geneva) [German version] [I 2] Daughter of Idas and Marpessa Daughter of  Idas and  Marpessa, wife of  Meleager. After her abduction by Apollo she was also called ‘Alcyone’ after her mother's …
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