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Pius

(229 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
[German version] [1] Roman cognomen Roman cognomen. In the Republican Period, confined to the Caecilii Metelli (Caecilius [I 31-32]); found among numerous other gentes in the Imperial Period. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 251. [German version] [2] Greek grammarian, 2nd or 3rd cent. AD? Grammarian, tentatively dated to the late 2nd or late 3rd cent. AD, active in Memphis and Sparta (Schol. Hom. Od. δ 356; θ 372), i.a.; author of a commentary (EM 821,55) on Homer, the essentials of which (explanations of voca…

Rufus

(1,595 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
Common Roman cognomen ('red-haired', 'redhead', Quint. Inst. 1,4,25). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] [- - -]us R. Proconsul of Pontus-Bithynia with an impressive monument in Rome Proconsul of Pontus-Bithynia, probably in the final period of the Republic or the first years of Augustus. An impressive monument was erected for him in Rome by more than six cities of the province (CIL VI 1508 = 41054; cf. IGUR 71). Eck, Werner (Cologne) Bibliography W. Eck, CIL VI 1508 (Moretti IGUR 71) und die Gestaltung senatorischer Ehrenmonumente, in: Chiron 14, 1984, 201-217  PIR2 R …

Polemarchus

(246 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
(Πολέμαρχος/ Polémarchos). [German version] [1] Metic (resident foreigner) in Athens, brother of the orator Lysias Wealthy métoikos in Athens, son of Cephalus [2] and brother of the orator Lysias [1], who unsuccessfully brought Eratosthenes [1], the main culprit amongst the Thirty Tyrants ( triákonta ) of the murder of P., to trial (Lys. Or. 12). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Traill, PAA 776500. [German version] [2] P. of Cyzicus Greek astronomer, c. 380-370 BC Astronomer who, between 380 BC and 370 BC, worked as the student of Eudoxus [1] and as teacher …

Silenus

(365 words)

Author(s): Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg)
(Σιληνός; Silēnós). [German version] [1] S. from Caleacte Greek historian, 2nd cent. BC Greek historian, like Sosylus in the retinue of Hannibal [4], 'as long as fate allowed it' (FGrH 175 T 2 in Nep. Hann. 13,3). Author of an 'official' history of Hannibal (F 1-2) and of Sikeliká in 4 books (F 3-9). S. was used by Coelius [I 1] Antipater (F 2); perhaps Polybius's criticism (3,47,6-48,12) of 'a number of' Hannibal historians concerning Hannibal's crossing the Alps is aimed at S., in whose work dreams, omens etc. play an important role (F 2). …

Symmachus

(1,389 words)

Author(s): Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf) | Lehnardt, Andreas | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Zelzer, Michaela (Vienna) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
[German version] I. Greek (Σύμμαχος/ Sýmmachos). [German version] [I 1] Author of a commentary on Aristophanes, 1st half of the 2nd cent. No later than the first half of the 2nd cent. AD (citation in Herodian. 2,945-946 Lentz); author of a commentary on Aristophanes [3], frequently used in Late Antiquity and Byzantine scholia literature ( subscriptio Schol. Aristoph. Av.; Nub.; Pax). It remains unclear whether S. also commented on comedies which do not survive [2. 1138 f.]. Of the 41 (factual) explanations attributed to S. by name in the Aristophane…

Neoptolemus

(2,308 words)

Author(s): Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Blume, Horst-Dieter (Münster) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Et al.
(Νεοπτόλεμος; Neoptólemos). [German version] [1] Son of Achilles and Deidamia The son of Achilles [1] and Deidamia, the daughter of king Lycomedes [1] of Scyros. Rare but explainable variants of the mother's name are Pyrrha (Heliodorus 3,2 = Anth. Pal. 9,485,8) and Iphigenia (Duris of Samos FGrH 76 F 88; on this FGrH 2 C 130). Homer only knows the name N., and Pyrrhus probably only becomes more common in the 4th cent. (first Theopompus FGrH 115 F 355) because of dynastic considerations of the Epirote king…

Platonius

(180 words)

Author(s): Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
[German version] (Πλατώνιος; Platṓnios). Literary theorist of unknown date. The Prolegomena in Aristophanem preserves two treatises of P. on Attic Comedy (one epitome [1] is disputed); they show Peripatetic influence, are highly schematic and in parts factually imprecise: 1. Perì diaphorâs kōmōidiôn, a justification of the distinctions between Old and Middle Comedy. Shifts in content and form (literary criticism, διασύρειν/ diasýrein, in place of political and personal attacks, σκώπτειν/ skṓptein; disappearance of the chorus sections/ parabaseis; grotesque in place of …

Rufus

(1,494 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
Weitverbreitetes röm. Cogn. (“rothaarig”, “rotköpfig”, Quint. inst. 1,4,25). Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [1] [- - -]us R. Proconsul von Pontus-Bithynia mit eindrucksvollem Ehrendenkmal in Rom Procos. von Pontus-Bithynia, wohl in der letzten Zeit der Republik oder den ersten J. des Augustus. Von mehr als sechs Städten der Prov. wurde ihm in Rom ein eindrucksvolles Ehrendenkmal errichtet (CIL VI 1508 = 41054; cf. IGUR 71). Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography W. Eck, CIL VI 1508 (Moretti IGUR 71) und die Gestaltung senatorischer Ehrenmonumente, in: Chi…

Neoptolemos

(2,084 words)

Author(s): Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Blume, Horst-Dieter (Münster) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Et al.
(Νεοπτόλεμος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Achilleus und der Deidameia Sohn des Achilleus [1] und der Deidameia, der Tochter des Königs Lykomedes [1] von Skyros. Seltene und erklärbare Varianten für den Namen der Mutter sind Pyrrha (Heliodoros 3,2 = Anth. Pal. 9,485,8) und Iphigeneia (Duris von Samos FGrH 76 F 88; dazu FGrH 2 C 130). Homer kennt nur den Namen N., erst mit dem 4. Jh.v.Chr. (zuerst Theopompos FGrH 115 F 355) wird Pyrrhos häufiger, wohl aus dynastischen Rücksichten auf die epeirotischen K…

Pius

(203 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
[English version] [1] Röm. Cognomen Röm. Cognomen, in republikanischer Zeit in der Familie der Caecilii Metelli (Caecilius [I 31-32]), in der Kaiserzeit in zahlreichen weiteren gentes. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) Bibliography Kajanto, Cognomina, 251. [English version] [2] griech. Grammatiker, 2./3. Jh.? Grammatiker, unsicher datiert auf E. 2./E. 3. Jh. n.Chr., tätig u.a. in Memphis und Sparta (schol. Hom. Od. δ 356; θ 372); Verf. eines Homer-Komm. (Etym. m. 821,55), dessen Material (zu Wort- und Sacherklärungen, inhaltlichen und sti…

Polemarchos

(573 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) | Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf) | Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham)
(Πολέμαρχος). [English version] [1] Metöke in Athen, Bruder des Redners Lysias Reicher métoikos in Athen, Sohn des Kephalos [2], Bruder des Redners Lysias [1]; letzterer klagte Eratosthenes [1], den an der Ermordung P.' Hauptschuldigen unter den Dreißig Tyrannen ( triákonta ), (erfolglos) an (Lys. or. 12). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Traill, PAA 776500. [English version] [2] P. von Kyzikos griech. Astronom, um 380-370 v. Chr. Astronom; wirkte zw. 380 und 370 v. Chr. als Schüler des Eudoxos [1] und Lehrer des Kallippos [5]. P. setzte sich mit der…

Platonios

(158 words)

Author(s): Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf)
[English version] (Πλατώνιος). Lit.-Theoretiker unbekannter Zeit. In den Prolegomena in Aristophanem sind zwei peripatetisch beeinflußte, stark schematisierende, teils sachlich ungenaue Traktate des P. zur att. Komödie überl. (eine Epitomierung [1] ist umstritten): 1. Perí diaphorás kōmōidiṓn, Begründung der Unterschiede zw. Alter und Mittlerer Komödie. Inhaltliche und formale Veränderungen (Lit.-Kritik, διασύρειν, statt polit. und persönlicher Angriffe, σκώπτειν; Verschwinden der Chorpartien/Parabasen; fratzenhafte statt individ…