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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…

Hieron

(898 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἱέρων; Hiérōn). [German version] [1] H. I. Tyrant of Syracuse around 500 BC from Gela,  Deinomenid, brother of Gelon [1], born c. 540/530 BC. Married first a daughter of Nicocles of Syracuse (before 485), then of Anaxilaus of Rhegium ( c. 480) and finally of Xenocrates, a brother of Theron of Acragas ( c. 475). He was many times a victor in horse and chariot races in Delphi (482, 478, 470) and Olympia (476, 472, 468) [1. 208ff.]. Entrusted with the rulership of Gela by Gelon in 485, he succeeded the latter in 478 as tyrant of Syracuse. H. operat…

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 …

Menes

(431 words)

Author(s): Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] [1] Egyptian ruler of the 1st Dynasty From the 19th Dynasty on (13th cent. BC), the Egyptian king lists mention a king M. (Egyptuan Mnj; Manetho: Μήνης/ Mḗnēs) as the first ruler of the 1st Dynasty, and the authors of classical antiquity simply shaped his image into that of the founder par excellence. The construction of the residential city of Memphis and its temple (Hdt. 2,99; Jos. Ant. Iud. 8,155), the invention of writing (Plin. HN 7,56), the laying down of laws in writing (Diod. 1,94) and generally the…

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…

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…

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…

Glaucias

(360 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Γλαυκίας; Glaukías). [German version] [1] Bronze sculptor from Aegina Bronze sculptor from Aegina. According to Pausanias, he created statues of the boxers Glaucus, Philo and Theagenes in Olympia, whose victories or honours occurred in the 1st quarter of the 5th cent. BC. According to the description, they were depicted in motion, some of them at shadow-boxing; small bronze statues give at least an idea of this. He created a monument for Gelon of Syracuse after his chariot victory in 488 BC; parts of the base with inscriptions are preserved. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Overb…

Aristonous

(221 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Käppel, Lutz (Kiel)
(Ἀριστόνους; Aristónous). [German version] [1] Founder of Acragas about 580 BC A. of Gela, one of the founders of Acragas about 580 BC (Thuc. 6,4,4). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [German version] [2] Brother-in-law of the tyrant  Gelon of Syracuse (1st half of 5th cent. BC) Brother-in-law of the tyrant  Gelon of Syracuse and one of the guardians of his son Timaeus (FGrH 566 F 21). Meister, Klaus (Berlin) [German version] [3] Macedonian officer (died 315 BC) Served as a   somatophylax (after 328 BC?) under  Alexander [4] and was  trierarch of the Hydaspes f…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hegesistratos

(253 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Köln) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἡγησίστρατος). [English version] [1] Tyrann von Sigeion, um 530 v.Chr. Sohn des Peisistratos und der Argeierin Timonassa (Hdt. 5,94; Aristot. Ath. pol. 17,3). Von seinem Vater um 530 v.Chr. als Tyrann von Sigeion eingesetzt, verteidigte er die Stadt als “Kolonie” der Peisistratiden gegen die Mytilenäer (Hdt. a.O.). Tyrannis Beck, Hans (Köln) Bibliography Davies 11793,VI (B)  M. Stahl, Aristokraten und Tyrannen, 1987, 220f.  Traill, PAA 481600. [English version] [2] Seher im Heer des Mardonios, 5. Jh. v.Chr. H. aus Elis, Sohn des Tellias. Floh aus der spartanischen Gefa…

Kleitos

(516 words)

Author(s): Michel, Raphael (Basel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg)
(Κλειτός, Κλεῖτος, Κλῖτος, “der Berühmte”). [English version] [1] Neffe des Sehers Melampus Neffe des berühmten Sehers Melampus, Sohn des Mantios, Vater des Koiranos. Er wird wegen seiner Schönheit von Eos entrückt (Hom. Od. 15,249f.; Pherekydes FGrH 3 F 115a). Michel, Raphael (Basel) [English version] [2] Großneffe von K. [1] Großneffe von K. [1], Sohn des Polyidos und der Eurydameia. Er und sein Bruder Euchenor ziehen mit den Epigonen (Epigonoi [2]) gegen Theben und schließen sich danach Agamemnon an (Pherekydes ebd.). Michel, Raphael (Basel) [English version] [3] Sohn des Pei…

Mentor

(395 words)

Author(s): Frey, Alexandra (Basel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
(Μέντωρ). [English version] [1] Vater des Imbrios aus Pedaion Vater des Imbrios aus Pedaion (Hom. Il. 13,171). Frey, Alexandra (Basel) [English version] [2] Sohn des Alkimos, Gefährte des Odysseus M. aus Ithaka, Sohn des Alkimos (Hom. Od. 22,235), Gefährte des Odysseus; dieser überträgt M. bei seiner Abfahrt nach Troia die Aufsicht über sein Haus (ebd. 2,225ff.). M. tritt in der Volksversammlung energisch gegen das Verhalten der Freier auf (ebd. 2,224ff.). Die Göttin Athena nimmt oft seine Gestalt an, um Telemachos mit ihre…

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)…

Amyntas

(864 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart)
[English version] [1] Makedon. König (Ende 6. Jh. v. Chr.) Erster histor. faßbarer König von Makedonien, Gastfreund der Peisistratidai. Bei Dareios' Erscheinen in Europa wurde er sein Vasall-Satrap und mit Gebietserweiterung und der Vermählung seiner Tochter mit einem Mitglied der Achaimenidai belohnt. Sein Sohn Alexandros [2] erfand eine romanhafte Gesch. (Hdt. 5,17 ff.), um das den Griechen annehmbar zu machen. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Borza, 98 ff.  E. Badian, Herodotus on Alexander I of Macedon, in: S. Hornblower (Hrsg.), Greek Historiography, 1994, …

Archon

(190 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Günther, Linda-Marie (München)
[English version] [1] Maked. Offizier, Satrap von Babylonien (2.H. 4. Jh. v. Chr.) Maked. Offizier im Heer Alexandros' [4], 326 v. Chr. einer der Trierarchen der Flotte auf dem Hydaspes, vor Alexandros' Tod Satrap von Babylonien, was er nach der Neuordnung von Babylon blieb (Diod. 18,3,3). Bald aber sandte ihm Perdikkas Dokimos als Nachfolger. Im Kampf gegen ihn fiel A. (Arr. succ. FGrH 156 F 10). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 103. [English version] [2] Achaiischer Bundesstratege (1.H. 2. Jh. v. Chr) Aus Aigeira, Bruder des Xenarchos, wie Philopoimen u…
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