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Peripatos

(484 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] (Περίπατος; Perípatos). The name of the school founded by the disciples of Aristotle (Aristoteles [6]) to carry on his teachings and research. Since Aristotle, as a metic (Metoikos), was not allowed to own land in Athens, his lectures and scientific work must have taken place on rented premises. Only after his disciple Demetrius [4] of Phalerum had taken over the government of Athens in 317 BC on behalf of the Macedonian supremacy (Alexander [4]) was Theophrastus able to purchase a…

Praxiphanes

(196 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] (Πραξιφάνης; Praxiphánēs). Peripatetic philosopher of the 4th/3rd cents. BC, son of Dionysophanes, disciple of Theophrastus. P. was born in Mytilene, but later resettled in Rhodes. A decree from Delos, in which he is honoured as an euergétēs ('benefactor') and próxenos ('public guest') (fr. 4 Wehrli), is dated to around 260; hence his birth can hardly have been before 330. A report according to which Epicurus was his disciple (fr. 5 Wehrli) is certainly incorrect. Very little is recorded of P.' doctrines. One doxographic note says that his teachings re…

Staseas

(56 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] of Naples (name recorded only in Latin), the first Peripatetic known to be active in Rome ( c. 91 BC). He combined philosophy and rhetoric and represented the doctrine of his school, that, in addition to virtue, external goods are also necessary for eudaimonia (Happiness). Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) Bibliography Moraux, vol. 1, 1974, 218-221.

Phaenias

(394 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] (Φαινίας; Phainías) of Eresus (on Lesbos), Peripatetic philosopher (Peripatos). The spelling of the name is documented in inscriptions on Lesbos and is to be preferred to the common Greek Phanias (Φανίας; Phanías). P. was a pupil of Aristotle [6] and a friend of Theophrastus. He is generally believed to have lived approx. 375-300 BC; tradition indicates only that he was alive during the 111th Olympiad (= 336/333 BC), at the time of Alexander the Great and thereafter. He corresponded with Theophrastus, and the o…

Aristotelianism

(2,349 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] A. Introduction Aristotelianism refers to Aristotle's philosophy in the form in which it was passed on and presented by his students and their successors. Aristotle died in 322 BC in Chalcis, where he had sought refuge from the threat of political unrest in Athens. In his will (in Diog. Laert. 5,11 ff.), Aristotle had made provisions for his family and his private assets, but he did not mention his literary legacy or school. It seems as if he had little hope for the publication of his major writings and …

Aristotle, commentators on

(487 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
The tradition of Greek commentators of Aristotle goes back to  Andronicus of Rhodes. It lasted into the late Byzantine period almost without interruptions. Within this time frame, we have to distinguish three different periods: [German version] 1. From Andronicus (c. 50 BC) to Alexander of Aphrodisias (c. AD 210) Most commentaries of this time period were produced mainly as teaching materials for Aristotelian schools. We also learn about commentaries that were created for polemical purposes by Stoics such as Athenodorus and Cornutus or by Pla…

Apellicon

(140 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] (Ἀπελλικῶν; Apellikôn) from Teos; Athenian mint master probably in 89/8 BC. Later, he joined Athenion the tyrant. A. was famous for his book collection, which among other things contained Aristotelian MSS. The story that he had bought Aristotle's unpublished works from  Neleus' heirs in Scepsis is most certainly fictitious. A.'s edition of Aristotle's works proved to be faulty. After A.'s death and the conquest of Athens by Sulla (86 BC), the latter confiscated A.'s library and bro…

Herminus

(119 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
[German version] (Ἑρμῖνος; Hermînos). Peripatetic of the 2nd cent. AD, student of  Aspasius [1] whose view on the movement of the stars he quoted, and teacher of  Alexander [26] of Aphrodisias. Fragments of his commentaries on Aristotle's Categoriae, Analytica Priora, De interpretatione and Topica, and two comments on De Caelo are extant. His assumption that the eternity of the movements of the stars was caused by a heavenly soul probably goes back to Aristotle (Cael. 2,12).  Aristotle, commentators on;  Aristotelianism Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) Bibliography H. Schmidt, De H. Pe…

Callinus

(432 words)

Author(s): Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
(Καλλῖνος; Kallînos). [German version] [1] Elegiac poet Elegiac poet from Ephesus, c. 650 BC. His only long fr. (21 verses, 1 W./G.-P., from Stobaeus) urges young men ( néoi), presumably symposiasts, to defend their city. The enemy were perhaps the Cimmerians -- they are mentioned in a hexameter in 5(a) W./G.-P., which was adduced by Str. 14,1,40 (cf. 13,4,8) as evidence for a Cimmerian invasion that led to the capture of Sardes (thus c. 652 BC). This invasion had taken place earlier than that of the Trerians (also in 4 W./G.-P.), which destroyed Magnesia. In theme, …

Adrastus

(673 words)

Author(s): Kearns, Emily (Oxford) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
(Ἄδραστος; Ádrastos). [German version] [1] Mythical figure, leader of the campaign of the Seven against Thebes Leader of the campaign of the Seven against Thebes. A. originally possessed connections to Sicyon, where his cult was old (see below). In the canonical history, however, he comes from Argus. According to the most detailed report of his youth (schol. Pind. N. 9,30 partly according to Menachmus of Sicyon, FGrH 131 F 10), he was the son of king Talaus, the son of  Bias and leader of one of the three rulin…

Cratippus

(339 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
(Κράτιππος; Krátippos). [German version] [1] Of Athens, contemporary of Thucydides, continued Th.'s work of Athens. According to Dionysius of Halicarnassus (De Thucydide 16), he was roughly a contemporary of  Thucydides and also the one who continued his work. The table of contents from his historical work which spanned at least to 394 BC is recorded in Plutarch (mor. 345c-e). Some researchers (e.g. [1; 2; 4; 5; 6]) claim that C. was a significant historian of the 4th cent. BC and the author of the   Hellēnikà Oxyrhýnchia , others (e.g. Ed. Schwarz, Ed. Meyer…

Chamaeleon

(272 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg)
(χαμαιλέων; chamailéōn) [German version] [1] Peripatetic, 2nd half of the 4th cent. BC From Heraclea Pontica. Peripatetic of the 2nd half of the 4th cent. BC. He wrote works of a popular/ethical nature and a long series of anecdotal monographs on poets from Homer to  Anaxandrides. His ethical views were conventional, and his entire body of work conditioned by the popularizing tradition of his school.  Aristotelianism Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) Bibliography Wehrli, Schule 21969, 49-88 F. Wehrli, in: GGPh 3, 555-7. [German version] [2] A reptile found in India and Egypt A reptile found …

Neleus

(637 words)

Author(s): Stenger, Jan (Kiel) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Hidber, Thomas (Berne)
(Νηλεύς; Nēleús). [German version] [1] King of the Messenian Pylos King of Messenian Pylos, son of Poseidon and Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Tyro, wife of Cretheus, falls in love with the river god Enipeus. In his guise, Poeseidon sires with her N. and his twin brother Pelias (Hom. Od. 11,235-253; cf. also Hes. Cat. 30f.). After Cretheus' death, strife develops between N. and Pelias over who is to rule in Iolcus. N. is forced to repair to the Peloponnese, where he founds Pylos (Hom. Od. 11,254-259; He…

Sosigenes

(297 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
(Σωσιγένης; Sōsigénēs). [German version] [1] S. of Caunus is attested as oikonómos of Ptolemaeus [1] I in Lycia (SEG 27,929, Limyra) in 288/7 BC. Ameling, Walter (Jena) [German version] [2] Comedy writer, 2nd cent. BC Comedy writer, only attested epigraphically as a participant of the Attic Dionysiac agon in 157 BC, where he took sixth place with the play Λυτρούμενος ( Lytroúmenos, 'The ransomed man'). Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) Bibliography 1 PCG VII, 1989, 603. [German version] [3] Astronomer, computed the Julian calendar for Caesar Astronomer charged by Caesar w…

Prytanis

(191 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds)
(Πρύτανις; Prýtanis). [German version] [1] Mythical king of Sparta Mythical king of Sparta, allegedly son of Eurypon (Hdt. 8,131), who was considered to be progenitor of the Eurypontid dynasty. The genealogy is fictitious, however, like the one of the Agiads before the 6th cent. BC. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] King of the Regnum Bosporanum in 310-309 BC King of the Regnum Bosporanum in 310-309 BC, the youngest son of Paerisades [1] I. After the death of his brother Satyrus [2] I, he fought against his eldest brother Eumelus [4] (D…

Aristocles

(543 words)

Author(s): Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford)
(Ἀριστοκλῆς; Aristoklês). [German version] [1] of Messene Peripatetic philosopher of the early imperial era Peripatetic philosopher of the early imperial era. His main work, Περὶ φιλοσοφίας in 10 books, contained a critical summary of the teachings of all philosophical schools; extracts in Euseb. Praep. evang. 14-15. Other teachings attributed to him until recently belong to  Aristotle of Mytilene. Because of the confusion with the latter, A. was also thought to have been a teacher of Alexander of Aphrodisias…

Eudemus

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Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald)
(Εὔδημος; Eúdemos). [German version] [1] Sculptor in Miletus, 1st half of the 6th cent. BC Sculptor in Miletus. He signed a male seated statue of the 1st half of the 6th cent. BC, one of the earliest  Branchidae of Didyma. Neudecker, Richard (Rome) Bibliography Fuchs/Floren, 373-375 Loewy, No. 3 K. Tuchelt, Die archaischen Skulpturen von Didyma, 1970, 77-78, 121. [German version] [2] of Cyprus Friend of Aristotle A friend of  Aristotle of about the same age, participated, as a follower of Dion [I 1], in the overthrow of Dionysius II and was killed in the fight…

Hieronymus

(2,779 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Et al.
(Ἱερώνυμος; Hierṓnymos). [German version] [1] Athenian, commander of the Persian fleet 395 BC, politician Athenian, one of  Conon's representatives in his command over the Persian fleet in 395 BC (Diod. Sic. 14,81,4), campaigned for more expansive politics in Athens (Aristoph. Eccl. 201; Ephor. FGrH 70 F 73). Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) Bibliography Traill, PAA 533930. [German version] [2] Statesman in Megalopolis around 350 BC Oecist from Mainalus in Arcadia at the founding of Megalopolis ( Megale Polis) in 370 BC (Paus. 8,27,2), was one of the leading s…

Andronicus

(836 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Et al.
(Ἀνδρόνικος; Andrónikos). [German version] [1] from Olynthus Macedonian officer (2nd half of the 4th cent. BC) Participated in all campaigns of  Alexander [II 4]. 315 BC officer of  Antigonus [1] at Tyre, then advisor of  Demetrius [2], whom he advised 312 to decline the battle at Gaza. In the battle he commanded the cavalry at the right flank and escaped after the defeat to Tyre, where he took over command and was able to hold the city for a time. At the end, delivered by the garrison to  Ptolemaeus [1], by whom he was honoured as a friend. Diod. Sic. 19. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliograph…

Aristoteles

(5,596 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Frede, Dorothea (Hamburg) | Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) | Et al.
(Ἀριστοτέλης; Aristotélēs). [German version] [1] Athenian oligarch Athenian oligarch who, in 404 BC, was banned from Athens and sent to Sparta by  Lysander (Xen. Hell. 2,2,118). Later, he was one of the 30 Tyrants in Athens (Xen. Hell. 2,3,2;  Triakonta), who sent him to Sparta with the request for a Spartan occupational force (Xen. Hell. 2,3,13). Traill, PAA, 174765. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Rhodian envoy, 166/5 BC Rhodian envoy to Rome who, in 166/5 BC, failed in his request for a renewal of the amicitia by the Senate (Pol. 30,23,2-4) [1. 167,2; 2. 208]. Günther, …
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