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Eugam(m)on

(170 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Εὐγάμ(μ)ων; Eugám(m)ōn). Epic poet of Cyrene to whom is attributed the two-volume  Telegonia. According to Eusebius (in Jer. Chron. 102,1 Helm), the epic was written during the period of the 53rd Olympiad = 568-565 BC and is supposed (Clem. Al. strom. 2,442,4f.) to have been identical to a book of  Musaeus about the Thesprotians: E. allegedly drew upon this without naming his source (Paus. 8,12,5 likewise mentions a Thesprotís). The Telegonia described the post-Odyssean journeys of Odysseus to Elis, to Thesprotia because of the prophecy of Tiresias…

Chersias

(141 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Χερσίας; Chersías). From Orchomenus; Plutarch in his ‘Banquet of the Seven Sages has C. taking part in the conversations as a poet (Mor. 156f), contemporary and close friend of  Periander, tyrant of Corinth (end of the 7th/beginning 6th cent. BC). Two hexameters by the poet (Paus. 9,38,9), in which the city's hero Aspledon is described as the son of Poseidon and Midea, are supposed to attest to the accuracy of local tradition in the Boeotian city of the same name. Pausanias' expli…

Danais

(39 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Δαναίς; Danaís) or Danaídes (Δαναίδες; Danaides). The title of a 6,500 hexameter epic dealing with the fate of the  Danaids and their flight from the sons of Aigyptos to Argus. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography EpGF 141.

Antagoras

(165 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Ἀνταγόρας; Antagóras) of Rhodes. Writer of a Thebais; like his contemporary  Aratus [4], he was summoned to the Macedonian court by Antigonus Gonatas. Diog. Laert. (4,26 and 2,133) connected him with the philosopher Crantor and mentioned his friendship with Menedemus. The epitaph for Crates, and Polemon, who died c. 270 or 266/265 BC (Anth. Pal. 7,103), suggest an interest of A. in the Academy. The two distichs of an inscription which were written for a bridge built in 321/320 on the road between Athens and Eleusis (Anth. Pal. 9,147; Syll.3 1048), need not have been …

Diophilus, Diophila

(77 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Preserved on the POxy. 20, 2258C fr. 1 in addition to the fragments of the Plokamós Bereníkēs by Callimachus are nine hexameters of an astrological poem which have thematic and linguistic links to Aratus and Callimachus. An exact identification of the author's name (Diophilos/Diophila) is not possible. The verses were quoted on the papyrus as they also concern the ‘Lock of Berenice’. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography R. Pfeiffer, Callimachus 1, 1949, 118-120 SH 179-181

Aglaosthenes

(45 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Author of Ναξιακά ( Naxiaká) treating the childhood of Zeus. A. is perhaps the Agathosthenes named by the schol. Lycoph. 704 and 1021 as a paradoxographer. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography FHG 4, 1868, 293-294 C. Robert (ed.), Eratosthenis Catasterismorum Reliquiae, 1878, 8, 26, 243.

Christodorus

(265 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Χριστόδωρος; Christódōros) from Coptus. Son of Paniscus; lived at the time of Anastasius I (491-518). Author of Πάτρια ( Pátria), i.e. poems about the early histories of different cities (Thessalonica, Nakle, Miletus, Tralles, Aphrodisias and Constantinople). As well as Λυδιακά ( Lydiaká), C. wrote an epic Ἰσαυρικά ( Isauriká) about Anastasius' Isaurian wars. Extant is his ἔκφρασις ( Ekphrasis) of the 80 statues in the baths of Zeuxippus in Constantinople, destroyed by fire during the Nika revolt of AD 532 (Anth. Pal. 2,1-416)…

Aglais

(40 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Daughter of Megacles (3rd cent. BC);she played on the trumpet at the first πομπή ( pompé) the πομπικὸν μέλος ( pompikòn mélos) held in Alexandria. Ath. 10,415ab mentions her greediness (see also Ael. VH 1,26). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)

Anubion

(59 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] Writer of an astrological didactic poem in elegiac form, of which only a paraphrase in prose and some verses in a work ascribed to  Manetho, namely the Ἀποτελεσματικά ( Apotelesmatiká) have survived. It is proven that  Firmicus Maternus has used this poem.  Didactic poem Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography CCAG II, 202-212 CCAG VIII 2, 57 und 62.

Didymarchus

(60 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Διδύμαρχος; Didýmarchos). Author of ‘Metamorphoses’ in at least three books, which seem to have included the  Battus myth. Rather than a heavenly origin for Pan he prefers the version with Pan as the son of  Gaia (Theoc. schol. 1, 3-4). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 20 & 175 U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Antigonos von Karystos, 1881, 172, n. 5.

Epikichlides

(68 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Ἐπικιχλίδες; Epikichlídes) is the title of an erotic poem attributed to Homer (Ath. 14,639a). Menaechmus associates it with the word for thrush (κίχλη, kíchlē), which suggests a travesty or parody, set in the animal kingdom, of the Homeric epics (cf.  Batrachomyomachia). The title may perhaps refer to kichlismoí, which denotes exuberant laughter. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Die Ilias und Homer, 1916, 18, n. 2.

Boio

(50 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] (Βοιώ; Boiṓ) Paus. 10,5,8 quotes four verses from a hymn of the Delphic woman B. in which she names the Hyperboreans as the founders of the oracle and praises Olen as the first prophet of Apollo who wrote down his sayings in hexameters. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)

Asius

(64 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[German version] of Samos. Son of Amphiptolemus; author of genealogical epics from various legendary cycles in the style of the Hesiodic ‘Ehoiai’. In addition to several hexameter fragments, two distichs are extant (Ath. 3,125bd). A fragment (Ath. 12,525e) of roughly seven hexameters describes the luxury of the Samians and their tendency to τρυφή ( tryphḗ). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography EpGF 88-91 IEG 2, 46.

Eugam(m)on

(161 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Εὐγάμ(μ)ων). Epiker aus Kyrene, dem die Telegonie in zwei Büchern zugeschrieben wird. Das Epos entstand laut Eusebios (bei Hier. chron. 102,1 Helm) in der Zeit der 53. Ol. = 568-565 v.Chr. und soll (Clem. Al. strom. 2,442,4f.) mit einem Buch des Musaios über die Thesproter identisch gewesen sein: E. habe daraus ohne Nennung der Vorlage geschöpft (Paus. 8,12,5 erwähnt ebenfalls eine Thesprotís). Die Telegonie berichtete von den der Odyssee nachfolgenden Reisen des Odysseus nach Elis, nach Thesprotien wegen der Weissagung des Teiresias (vgl. Hom. …

Anubion

(50 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Verfasser eines astrologischen Lehrgedichtes in elegischer Form, von dem nur eine Paraphrase in Prosa und einige Verse in den dem Manetho zugeschriebenen Ἀποτελεσματικά ( apotelesmatiká) überliefert sind. Firmicus Maternus hat das Gedicht nachweislich benutzt. Lehrgedicht Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography CCAG II, 202-212  CCAG VIII 2, 57 und 62.

Euboios

(104 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Εὔβοιος). Parodiendichter aus Paros. Er war laut Athen. 15,698a ein Zeitgenosse des Philippos und schmähte bes. die Athener. Alexander von Pleuron lobt ihn zusammen mit Boiotos von Syrakus in einer Elegie (Athen. 15,699c). Den erh. Fragmenten kann man entnehmen, daß E. den hohen Ton des Epos in homer. Hexametern, die aber von Handwerkern handeln, parodierte (Athen. 15, 699a). Der Einfluß dieser Art ep. Parodie auf die poesis ludibunda läßt sich bis zu Horaz verfolgen. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 410-412 A. Meineke, Analecta Alexandrina…

Arktinos

(94 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] Von Milet, Dichter des ep. Kyklos. Eine Aithiopis in 5 Büchern, die sich an die Ilias anschloß, wird ihm zugeschrieben. Dieses Epos behandelte die letzten Taten des Achilleus, seine Siege über die Amazone Penthesileia und den Führer der Aithiopen, Memnon, seinen Tod durch Paris und Apollo und seine Bestattung. In den zwei Büchern des Epos Ἰλίου πέρσις ( Ilíu pérsis) schilderte A. episodenhaft die Ereignisse, die zur Zerstörung Troias führten. Er gilt auch als Verf. einer Titanomachie. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography EpGF 61-66, 80, 165  M. Davies, …

Danais

(35 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Δαναίς) oder Danaídes (Δαναίδες). Der Titel eines Epos, das das Schicksal der Danaiden, ihre Flucht vor den Söhnen des Aigyptos nach Argos, in 6500 Hexametern behandelte. Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography EpGF 141.

Euanthes

(44 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Εὐάνθης). Verfaßte zu unbekannter Zeit einen Glaukos-Hymnos, in dem er diesen als Sohn des Poseidon und der Nymphe Nais bezeichnete und den Meeresgott sich in die von Theseus verlassene Ariadne verlieben ließ (Athen. 7, 296c). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 194.

Didymarchos

(65 words)

Author(s): Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
[English version] (Διδύμαρχος). Verf. von ‘Metamorphosen in mindestens drei B., in denen auch die Battos-Sage behandelt worden zu sein scheint. Im Gegensatz zu einer himmlischen Herkunft des Pan bevorzugte D. die Version, nach der dieser als Sohn der Gaia angesehen wurde (Theokr. schol. 1, 3-4 (f)). Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main) Bibliography SH 20 und 175  U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Antigonos von Karystos, 1881, 172, Anm. 5.
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