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Abas (46)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Abas Jacoby number: 46 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 46 T 1 Source: Suda , α 20, s.v. ῎Αβας Adler Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: rhetoric, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, α 20, s.v. ῎Αβαςσοφιστὴς, Ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα καὶ Τέχνην ῥητορικὴν καταλιπών.A sophist, who has left (to us) Historical commentaries and a Rhetorical Handbook. Commentary Jacoby excluded any testimonia as he thought the author of the fragments bogus (see on F 1). Abas is a very rare name and this is the only Abas we know of to whom the fragments might be assigned. The anonymous author of the Scholia on Staseis cites οἱ ἀμφὶ τὸν Ἄβαντα (meaning ‘people connected with Abas’ or simply ‘Abas’) for a particular rhetori…

Tellis (61)

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Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 April 2007. About this Historian Historian: Tellis Jacoby number: 61 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 61 T 1 Source: Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History (Καινὴ Ἱστορία) Book 5, in Photios, Bibliotheca 190, 151a6 Work mentioned: Source date: 9th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: military history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Ptolemy Chennos, Novel History, Book 5ὅτι τελευτήσαντος Δημητρίου τοῦ Σκηψίου τὸ βιβλίον Τέλλιδος πρὸς τῆι κεφαλῆι αὐτοῦ εὑρέθη.When Demetrios of Skepsis died, the book of Tellis was found by his head. Commentary Demetrios of Skepsis died around 130 BC. His masterpiece was the commentary on the Catalogue of the Trojans (Iliad 2.816-77) in thirty books: see Strabo 13.1.45 and …