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Anthology

(2,215 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Schwindt, Jürgen Paul (Bielefeld)
[German version] A. Definition This antonomasia generally designates the great collection preserved from antiquity of Greek epigrams, i.e., the Anthologia Palatina (so named after the Bibliotheca Palatina in Heidelberg, where at the end of the 16th cent. the only MS, the Palatinus 23, was discovered) and also the Anthologia Planudea, which supplements it, which was compiled in 1301 by the monk Maximus Planudes (codex Marcianus graecus 481). Degani, Enzo (Bologna) [German version] B. Anthologia Palatina A collection of c. 3,700 epigrams with nearly 23,000 verses: in this t…

Bianor

(192 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Berne) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[German version] [1] Son of Tiber and Manto, founder of Mantua Son of the Tiber and Manto, daughter of Teiresias or Hercules. B., also named Ocnus (Aucnus) (Verg. Aen. 10,198), is said to have founded the city of Mantua and named it after his mother. According to others (Serv. Aen.) B. founded Felsina, later to become Bononia (Bologna); Virgil (Ecl. 9,60) mentions B.'s grave. Bloch, René (Berne) Bibliography F. E. Brenk, War and the shepherd. The tomb of B. in Vergil's ninth Eclogue, in: AJPh 102, 1981, 427-430. [German version] [2] Writer of epigrams in the ‘Garland’ of Philippus Writer of …

Agis

(919 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἆγις; Âgis). [German version] [1] I, eponymous hero of the  Agiads A. I, eponymous hero of the  Agiads, son of Eurysthenes and father of Echestratus, according to another version father of the legendary lawgiver Lycurgus (Hdt. 7,204; Paus. 3,2,1). The institution of the perioikia and of the  Helots by him (Ephorus, FGrH 70 F 117) is historical fiction. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [German version] [2] II, Spartan king (427-400 BC) A. II, Eurypontid, Spartan king 427/26-400 BC, son of Archidamus [1] II and stepbrother of Agesilaus [2] II, in 426 and 425 led troo…

Argentarius

(534 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Andreau, Jean (Paris)
[German version] [1] Marcus Epigrammatic poet Writer of epigrams, probably identical with the rhetor of the same name who, in the Augustan era, was a pupil of Cestius Pius, and who is described by Seneca maior as a man of eloquence and caustic humour (contr. 2,6,11; suas. 7,7,12 etc.). Generally, his 37 mainly erotic-sympotic epigrams from the ‘Garland’ of Philippus are successful and elegant variations of conventional themes (notably Anth. Pal. 10,4 on the return of spring, cf. Leonidas, Anth. Pal. 1…

Automedon

(202 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Αὐτομέδων; Automédōn). [German version] [1] Charioteer to Achilles and Patroclus Son of Diores of Scyrus (Hyg. Fab. 97). Charioteer to Achilles and Patroclus (Hom. Il. 9,209; frequent references in books 16 and 17 of the Il.). He is often depicted in this role in vase paintings. In Virgil (Aen. 2,476f.) he is Neoptolemus' charioteer. From the time of Varro (Men. 257), in Rome automedo is used to denote the reliable personal charioteer (e.g. Cic. Rosc. Am. 98; Juv. 1,61). Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) Bibliography A. Kossatz-Deissmann, s.v. A., LIMC 3.1, 56-63. [German version] [2] Greek …

Epigramm

(2,756 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Lausberg, Marion (Augsburg)
I. Griechisch [English version] A. Anfänge Das E., das die griech. Lit. in ihrer gesamten Entwicklung begleitet (die ältesten Belege fallen mit den ersten Beispielen alphabetischer Schrift zusammen) bestand urspr. aus einer kurzen Versinschr. oder -aufschrift auf Vasen, Bechern, Weihegaben, Grabstelen, Hermen usw. Der Anlaß war immer real und konnte öffentlich oder privat sein. Das Metrum des E. war der ep. Hexameter, sporadisch in Verbindung mit einem daktylischen Pentameter, einem iambischen Trimete…

Agis

(840 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἆγις). [English version] [1] I., Eponym der Agiadai A. I., Eponym der Agiadai, Sohn des Eurysthenes und Vater des Echestratos, nach anderer Version Vater des legendären Gesetzgebers Lykurgos (Hdt. 7,204; Paus. 3,2,1). Die Einrichtung der Perioikie und der Helotie durch ihn (Ephoros, FGrH 70 F 117) ist histor. Fiktion. Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) [English version] [2] II., spartanischer König (427-400 v. Chr.) A. II., Eurypontide, spartanischer König 427/26- 400 v. Chr., Sohn des Archidamos [1] II. und Stiefbruder des Agesilaos [2] II., führte 426 und …

Bianor

(175 words)

Author(s): Bloch, René (Princeton) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[English version] [1] Sohn des Tiber und der Manto, Gründer Mantuas Sohn des Tiber und der Manto, der Tochter des Teiresias oder des Herakles. B., auch Ocnus (Aucnus) genannt (Verg. Aen. 10,198), soll die nach seiner Mutter benannte Stadt Mantua gegründet haben. Nach anderen (Serv. Aen.) gründete B. Felsina, das spätere Bononia (Bologna); Vergil (ecl. 9,60) erwähnt das Grab von B. Bloch, René (Princeton) Bibliography F.E. Brenk, War and the shepherd. The tomb of B. in Vergil's ninth Eclogue, in: AJPh 102, 1981, 427-430. [English version] [2] Epigrammdichter Epigrammdichter des “Kra…

Archimedes

(1,896 words)

Author(s): Folkerts, Menso (München) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[1] aus Syrakus ca. 287-232 v. Chr. [English version] A. Leben A. wurde als Sohn des Astronomen Pheidias um 287 v. Chr. in Syrakus geboren. Er war mit König Hieron II. und seinem Sohn Gelon befreundet. A. lebte wahrscheinlich zeitweise in Alexandreia; den dort wirkenden Mathematikern (Konon, Dositheos, Eratosthenes) sandte er später seine Schriften zu. In Syrakus beschäftigte sich A. mit Fragen der theoretischen Mathematik und Physik, aber auch mit Anwendungen; die von ihm gebauten Maschinen und physikalis…

Anthologie

(2,026 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Schwindt, Jürgen Paul (Bielefeld)
[English version] A. Definition Mit dieser Antonomasie wird gemeinhin die große, aus der Ant. überlieferte Sammlung griech. Epigramme bezeichnet, d. h. die Anthologia Palatina (so benannt nach der Bibliotheca Palatina zu Heidelberg, wo Ende des 16. Jh. die einzige Hs., der Palatinus 23, entdeckt wurde) und die sie ergänzende Anthologia Planudea, die 1301 von dem Mönch Maximus Planudes kompiliert wurde (codex Marcianus graecus 481). Degani, Enzo (Bologna) [English version] B. Anthologia Palatina Eine Sammlung von ca. 3700 Epigrammen mit fast 23 000 Versen: in ihr kom…

Argentarius

(529 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Andreau, Jean (Paris)
[English version] [1] Marcus Epigrammatiker, 1. Jh. Epigrammdichter, höchstwahrscheinlich mit dem gleichnamigen Rhetor gleichzusetzen, der in augusteischer Zeit Schüler des Cestius Pius war und den Seneca maior als einen wortgewandten Mann mit bissigem Humor schildert (contr. 2,6,11; suas. 7,7,12 usw.). Seine 37 hauptsächlich erotisch-sympotischen Epigramme aus dem “Kranz” des Philippos sind im allg. ebenso gelungene wie elegante Variationen konventioneller Themen (bemerkenswert ist Anth. Pal. 10,4 übe…

Automedon

(181 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Αὐτομέδων). [English version] [1] Wagenlenker des Achilleus Sohn des Diores aus Skyros (Hyg. fab. 97). Wagenlenker des Achilleus und des Patroklos (Hom. Il. 9,209; häufig in Buch 16 und 17 der Il.). Er wird als solcher oft auf Vasenbildern dargestellt. Bei Vergil (Aen. 2,476f.) wird er Wagenlenker des Neoptolemos. Seit Varro (Men. 257) wird Automedo in Rom zur Bezeichnung des verläßlichen persönlichen Wagenlenkers (z.B. Cic. S. Rosc. 98; Iuv. 1,61). Graf, Fritz (Princeton) Bibliography A. Kossatz-Deissmann, s.v.A., LIMC 3.1, 56-63. [English version] [2] Epigrammdichter, evtl…

Euodus

(205 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf)
[German version] [4] Writer of epigrams Evodus (Εὔοδος; Eúodos) Epigrammatic poet of the Imperial age (1st or 3rd cent. AD), of whom Planudes preserved two short poems, of altogether three hexameters, in the form of riddles (Anth. Pal. 16,116 and 155): the first describes a centaur, the second the phenomenon of the echo, which is int. al. referred to as the ‘residue (τρύγα; trýga) of the voice’ and the ‘tail of the word’. Degani, Enzo (Bologna) [German version] [1] Imperial freedman under Tiberius Imperial freedman who had great influence over Tiberius in the last year of his life. PIR2 E 1…

Adaeus

(272 words)

Author(s): Peter, Ulrike (Berlin) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford)
(Ἀδαῖος; Adaîos). [German version] [1] Dynast in south-eastern Thrace, (middle of the 3rd cent. BC) Dynast in south-eastern Thrace, middle of the 3rd cent. BC, probably offspring of a Macedonian governor appointed by  Philip II. He minted several emissions of bronze coins. Probably identical to A., who reigned in Cypsela (Athen. 11,468 f.) and A., who was executed by  Ptolemaeus III (Pomp. Trog. prol. 27; SEG 34, 1984, 878). Peter, Ulrike (Berlin) Bibliography K. Buraselis, Das hell. Makedonien und die Ägäis, 1982, 122-123, 139. [German version] [2] Macedonian epigrammatist Maced…

Evenus

(688 words)

Author(s): Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Strauch, Daniel (Berlin)
(Εὔηνος, Εύηνός; Eúēnos, Euēnós) [1] of Paros [German version] A. Personal Data Eratosthenes distinguishes between two elegiac poets from Paros, both named E. (Harpocr. s.v. Εὔηνος 139,15 Dindorf), others maintain that there had only been one [1]. Plato mentions an E. of Paros, a poet and ‘philosopher’ (Pl. Phd. 60d; 61b), a teacher of political rhetoric around 400 BC (Pl. Ap. 20a-b), who had ‘discovered’ a number of tropes (Pl. Phdr. 267a). Both his language and the subject matter of some of the extant fra…

Apollinarius

(377 words)

Author(s): Markschies, Christoph (Berlin) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[German version] [1] Forms of the name The following are attested: Apollinaris or Ἀπολινάριος ( Apolinários) or Ἀπολεινάριος ( Apoleinários), but not  Ἀπολλινάριος ( Apollinários). Markschies, Christoph (Berlin) Bibliography Th. Zahn, Apollinaris, Apollinarius, Apolinarius, in: id., Paralipomena, Forsch. zur Gesch. des nt. Kanons 5/1, 1893, 99-109. [German version] [2] of Laodicea Priest and teacher of grammar Priest and teacher of grammar. According to Sozom. Hist. eccl. (2,46; 3,15-16; 5,18; 6,25) the father of  A. [3]. Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) Bibliography J. Dräseke…

Diophanes

(155 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Διοφάνης; Diophánēs). [German version] [1] Strategos of the Arsinoites 224-218 BC Strategos of the Arsinoites 224-18 BC; most of the P. Enteuxeis texts date to his time in office. PP 1,247. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 56ff. [German version] [2] Greek rhetor from Mytilene, 2nd cent. BC 2nd-cent. BC Greek rhetor from Mytilene; exiled from his homeland for political reasons, he went to Rome and became the teacher and friend of Tib.  Gracchus. Together with C.  Blossius [2] from Cumae, he is suppose…

Epigonus

(319 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rome) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἐπίγονος; Epígonos). [German version] [1] Sculptor in Pergamum Sculptor in Pergamum, who participated in building the victory monuments for the Attalids according to Pliny. Signatures are preserved on the following bases for Attalus I (241-197 BC): the so-called ‘Small Battle Bathron’ of the strategos Epigenes [2]; round base of the so-called ‘Great Anathema’ ( c. 228 BC; the attribution of the ‘Ludovisi Gaul’ remains in dispute); the so-called ‘Great Bathron’ ( c. 223 BC) with the ‘Dying Trumpeter’, which is documented in writing and was recognized in a copy on t…

Anastasius

(1,079 words)

Author(s): Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[German version] [1] A. I, AD 491-518 Byzantine emperor A. I, AD 491-518 Byzantine emperor, born c. 431 in Dyrrachion, decurio of the Silentiarii under emperor Zeno the Isaurian, after whose death the widowed empress Ariadne pushed through A.'s selection and took him as her spouse. Ariadne also banned Longinus, the brother of Zeno; he had been regarded as the successor to Zeno. A revolt of the Isaurians which broke out as a consequence of this, was finally put down by A. only in 498. There was a revolt of the people of Constantinople in 512 caused by the preference of the empero…

Ablabius

(329 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Schwarcz, Andreas (Vienna)
(Ἀβλάβιος; Ablábios). [German version] [1] Flavius A., 4th cent. AD Flavius A. was one of the most influential officials under  Constantinus the Great. He came from Crete (Lib. Or. 42,23); the child of poor non-Christians (Eun. Vit. Soph. 6,3,1-7); later converted to Christianity (Athan. Epist. Fest. 5). In AD 324/326 he was vicarius of Asia (CIL III 352), 329-337 praef. praet. Orientis, 331 cos. ord. It is said to have been on his instigation that the pagan philosopher  Sopater was executed by Constantine (Eun. Vit. Soph. 6,2,12; 3,7,13; Zos. 2,40,3). He was possibly still in office as pra…

Alpheius

(550 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἀλφειός; Alpheiós). [German version] [1] River in the Peloponnese At 110 kms it is the longest river with the largest volume of water flow of the  Peloponnese, which, with its tributaries (especially the  Ladon,  Erymanthus,  Lousius) drains a large part of  Arcadia and  Elis. The eastern spring, called A. surfaces on the valley watershed near the Eurotas (483 m above sea level at Ambelakion; possibly some tapping of the water flow). The A. has so far for the most part preserved the character of a mount…

Antiphanes

(765 words)

Author(s): Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Ἀντιφάνης; Antiphánēs). [German version] [1] Attic comic poet, 4th cent. BC Attic writer of comedies; concerning his family and lineage the information is quite contradictory [1. test. 1, 2]. His father as well as his son were called Stephanus, (his son as a writer of comedies, staged works of his father [1. test 1]). A. was born in the 93rd Olympiad (between 408 and 404 BC) [1. test. 1] and is said to have already begun his stage activity at 20 years, (‘after the 98th Olympiad’ [1. test. 2]). He is said …

Demiourgos

(1,214 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) | Baltes, Matthias (Münster)
[German version] [1] Poet of epigrams of unknown dating Epigram poet of an unknown period (with a peculiar, otherwise undocumented name), author of an insignificant distich on Hesiod (Anth. Pal. 7,52). Degani, Enzo (Bologna) Bibliography FGE 38. [German version] [2] Union of craftsmen and officials Dēmiourgoí (δημιουργοί, ‘public workers’) were occupied with public matters at various levels, depending on time and place. 1. In the Linear B tablets from Pylos dḗmos is found but not demiourgoi; it has been suggested [2] but not universally accepted that in the Mycenaean world demiourgoi…

Ablabius /-os

(317 words)

Author(s): Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Schwarcz, Andreas (Wien)
[English version] [1] Flavius A. (4.Jh. n. Chr.) Flavius A. gehörte zu den einflußreichsten Beamten unter Constantinus dem Gr. Er stammte aus Kreta (Lib. or. 42,23), war das Kind armer Nichtchristen (Eun. vit. soph. 6,3,1-7), konvertierte später zum Christentum (Athan. epist. fest. 5). 324/6 n. Chr. war er vicarius von Asia (CIL III 352), 329-337 praef. praet. Orientis, 331 cos. ord. Auf sein Anstiften soll der heidnische Philosoph Sopatros von Constantin hingerichtet worden sein (Eun. vit. soph. 6,2,12; 3,7,13; Zos. 2,40,3). Er war evtl. noch 338 als praef. im Amt, wurde aber noc…

Chaeremon

(358 words)

Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Χαιρήμων; Chairḗmōn). [German version] [1] Tragedian, middle of the 4th cent. BC Tragedian; mentioned by the comedy writers Eubulus (Ath. 2,43c) and Ephippus (Juv. fr. 9 Kock in Ath. 11,482b), which locates him in the middle of the 4th cent. BC. Performed again 276-19 at the Naïa in Dodona (DID B 11,13); titles: Alphesiboea, ‘Achilles killer of Thersites (Apulian vase, Boston 03.804 [1. 166]), Dionysus, Thyestes, Io, The Centaur, The Minyae, Odysseus, Oeneus and more than 40 fragments. Aristot. Rhet. 3,12,1413b8) counts him among those writers whose plays are full…

Claudianus

(1,726 words)

Author(s): Hofmann, Heinz (Tübingen) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Hadot, Pierre (Limours)
[German version] [1] [...]us C. s. M.  Arruntius Claudianus Hofmann, Heinz (Tübingen) [German version] [2] Claudius C. Graeco-Latin poet, c. AD 400 Graeco-Latin poet (about AD 400) from Alexandria. C. first wrote Greek poetry of which the opening of a ‘gigantomachy is preserved, whose praefatio in elegiac distichs indicates recitation in Alexandria. Of the seven epigrams in the  Anthologia Palatina attributed to a Klaudianos (see Claudius  Claudianus [3]), four were written by this C. (5,86,, 9,140. 753f.). He may also be the writer of (lost) epic poems…

Dorieus

(553 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Decker, Wolfgang (Cologne) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Δωριεύς; Dorieús). [German version] [1] Spartan, son of Anaxandridas II Spartan, Agiad, son of Anaxandridas II and his first wife, older brother of the kings Leonidas and Cleombrotus, younger half-brother of Cleomenes I, who was born before D., but to the second wife of Anaxandridas, whom he due to the initial infertility of his first wife had additionally married at the direction of the ephors and gerontes. After Cleomenes as the eldest son had succeeded to the throne (Hdt. 5,41f.; Paus. 3,3,9f.), D. organized ─ allegedly due to outrage over this ruling ─ a colonist campaign to Libya c. 51…

Antiphanes

(679 words)

Author(s): Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
[English version] [1] Komödiendichter, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Att. Komödiendichter, zu dessen Familie und Herkunft recht widersprüchliche Angaben vorliegen [1. test. 1, 2]. Sowohl sein Vater wie sein Sohn (der seinerseits als Komödiendichter noch Stücke seines Vaters aufführte [1. test 1]) hießen Stephanos. A. wurde in der 93. Olympiade (zwischen 408 und 404 v. Chr.) geboren [1. test. 1] und soll bereits zwanzig Jahre später (›nach der 98. Olympiade‹ [1. test. 2]) mit seiner Bühnentätigkeit begonnen haben. Im A…

Alpheios

(486 words)

Author(s): Lienau, Cay (Münster) | Graf, Fritz (Princeton) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἀλφειός). [English version] [1] Fluß in der Peloponnesos Mit 110 km längster und wasserreichster Fluß der Peloponnesos, der mit seinen Zuflüssen (bes. Ladon, Erymanthos, Lusios) große Teile von Arkadia und Elis entwässert. Der östl., A. gen. Quellfluß entspringt an der Talwasserscheide gegen den Eurotas (483 m über dem Meeresspiegel bei Ambelakion, möglicherweise Flußanzapfung). Mit zw. Sommer und Winter stark wechselnder Wasserführung, bei Niedrigwasser breitem Schotterbett, bei Hochwasser reißender S…

Diophanes

(144 words)

Author(s): Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Διοφάνης). [English version] [1] Stratege der Arsinoitis 224-218 v. Chr Stratege der Arsinoitis 224-18 v.Chr.; die meisten der P. Enteuxeis gesammelten Texte stammen aus seiner Amtszeit. PP 1,247. Ameling, Walter (Jena) Bibliography N. Lewis, Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1986, 56ff. [English version] [2] aus Mytilene, griech. Rhetor, 2. Jh. v. Chr. Griech. Rhetor des 2. Jh.v. Chr. aus Mytilene; aus polit. Gründen aus seiner Heimat verbannt, ging er nach Rom und wurde zum Lehrer und Freund des Tib. Gracchus. Zusammen mit C. Blossius [2] aus Cumae …

Apollinarios

(354 words)

Author(s): Markschies, Christoph (Heidelberg) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[English version] [1] Namensformen Belegt sind: Apollinaris bzw. Ἀπολινάριος oder Ἀπολεινάριος, nicht aber Ἀπολλινάριος. Markschies, Christoph (Heidelberg) Bibliography Th. Zahn, Apollinaris, Apollinarius, Apolinarius, in: Ders., Paralipomena, Forsch. zur Gesch. des nt. Kanons 5/1, 1893, 99-109. [English version] [2] von Laodikeia Priester und Grammatiklehrer Priester und Grammatiklehrer. Nach Soz. (2,46; 3,15-16; 5,18; 6,25) der Vater von A. [3]. Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) Bibliography J. Dräseke, A. von Laodicea, Texte und Unt. 7, 1892. [English version] [3] von L…

Demiurgos

(1,202 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) | Baltes, Matthias (Münster)
[English version] [1] Epigrammdichter Epigrammdichter aus unbekannter Zeit (mit einem merkwürdigen Namen, der sonst nicht belegt ist), Verf. eines unbedeutenden Distichons über Hesiod (Anth. Pal. 7,52). Degani, Enzo (Bologna) Bibliography FGE 38. [English version] [2] Gremien von Handwerkern und Beamten Dēmiurgoí (δημιουργοί, “öffentliche Arbeiter”) sind je nach Zeit und Ort auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen für öffentliche Belange tätig. 1. In den Linear B-Tafeln findet sich zwar dḗmos, aber nicht d.; es wurde vermutet (von [2]), aber nicht allg. anerkannt, daß in der myk. Welt d.…

Adaios

(267 words)

Author(s): Peter, Ulrike (Berlin) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Bowie, Ewen (Oxford)
(Ἀδαῖος, lat. Adaeus). [English version] [1] Dynast in Thrakien (Mitte des 3. Jh. v. Chr.) Dynast im südöstl. Thrakien, Mitte des 3. Jh. v. Chr., wohl Nachkomme eines von Philipp II. eingesetzten maked. Statthalters. Er prägte mehrere Emissionen von Bronzemünzen. Wohl identisch mit dem in Kypsela regierenden A. (Athen. 11,468 f.) und dem von Ptolemaios III. hingerichteten A. (Pomp. Trog. prol. 27; SEG 34, 1984, 878). Peter, Ulrike (Berlin) Bibliography K. Buraselis, Das hell. Makedonien und die Ägäis, 1982, 122-123, 139. [English version] [2] maked. Epigrammatiker Maked. Epigram…

Claudianus

(1,637 words)

Author(s): Hofmann, Heinz (Tübingen) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Hadot, Pierre (Limours)
[English version] [1] [...]us C. s. M. Arruntius Claudianus Hofmann, Heinz (Tübingen) [English version] [2] Claudius C. griech.-lat. Dichter, um 400 Griech.-lat. Dichter (um 400 n. Chr.) aus Alexandreia. C. schrieb erst griech. Gedichte; erh. ist der Anfang einer ‘Gigantomachie, deren Praefatio in elegischen Distichen auf Rezitation in Alexandreia weist. Von den in der Anthologia Palatina einem Klaudianos (s. Claudius Claudianus [3]) zugeschriebenen sieben Epigrammen stammen vier von unserem C. (5,86; 9,140. 753f.); er dürfte auch Verf. (verlorener…

Duris

(382 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA)
[English version] [1] Epigrammatiker Epigrammdichter aus Elea (in der Aiolis), Verf. eines bemerkenswerten Gedichtes über die Überschwemmung, die um 300 v.Chr. Ephesos zerstörte (Anth. Pal. 9,424, vgl. Steph. Byz. 289,3-16), das aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach aus dem “Kranz” des Meleagros stammt. Die Stadt wurde wenig später von Lysimachos wieder aufgebaut, der sie nach dem Namen seiner Frau in Arsinoeia umbenannte: dies geschah vor 289/8 (vgl. Syll.3 368, 24), nach der Abfassung des Epigramms. Degani, Enzo (Bologna) Bibliography GA I,1, 97; 2, 280f. [English version] [2] att.-…

Chairemon

(344 words)

Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Inwood, Brad (Toronto) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Χαιρήμων). [English version] [1] Tragiker, M. 4. Jh. v. Chr. Tragiker; wird von den Komödiendichtern Eubulos (Athen. 2,43c) und Ephippos (Iuv. fr. 9 Kock bei Athen. 11,482b) erwähnt, so daß man ihn auf die Mitte des 4.Jh. v.Chr. datiert. Wiederaufgeführt 276-19 an den Naïa in Dodona (DID B 11,13); Titel: Alphesiboia, ‘Achilleus der Thersitestöter (apulische Vase, Boston 03.804 [1. 166]), Dionysos, Thyestes, Io, Der Kentaur, Die Minyer, Odysseus, Oineus und über 40 Fragmente. Aristoteles (rhet. 3,12,1413b 8Aristot. rhet. 3,12,1413b8) zählt ihn zu den Dichtern, …

Euenos

(606 words)

Author(s): Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Strauch, Daniel (Berlin)
[1] von Paros [English version] A. Zur Person Eratosthenes unterscheidet zwei Elegiker aus Paros namens E. (Harpokr. s.v. Εὔηνος 139,15 Dindorf), andere behaupten, es gäbe nur einen [1]. Platon erwähnt einen E. von Paros, einen Dichter und “Philosophen” (Plat. Phaid. 60d; 61b), der um 400 v.Chr. polit. Rhet. lehrte (Plat. apol. 20a-b) und einige Tropen “entdeckte” (Plat. Phaidr. 267a). Sowohl Sprache als auch Themenwahl einiger Fragmente, z.B. Mäßigung beim Trinken (2 Gentili-Prato/West, evtl. eine Antw…

Dorieus

(504 words)

Author(s): Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Decker, Wolfgang (Köln) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Δωριεύς). [English version] [1] Spartiat, Sohn des Anaxandridas II. Spartiat, Agiade, Sohn des Anaxandridas II. und dessen erster Frau, älterer Bruder der Könige Leonidas und Kleombrotos, jüngerer Halbbruder des Kleomenes I., der vor D., aber von der zweiten Frau des Anaxandridas geboren wurde, die dieser wegen anfänglicher Unfruchtbarkeit der ersten auf Weisung der Ephoren und Geronten zusätzlich geheiratet hatte. Nachdem Kleomenes als ältester Sohn die Thronfolge angetreten hatte (Hdt. 5,41f.; Paus. 3…

Anastasios

(976 words)

Author(s): Tinnefeld, Franz (München) | Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
[English version] [1] I., oström. Kaiser (491-518 n. Chr.) A. I., 491-518 n. Chr. oström. Kaiser, geb. um 431 in Dyrrachion, Dekurion der Silentiarier unter Kaiser Zenon dem Isaurier, nach dessen Tod die Kaiserinwitwe Ariadne seine Wahl durchsetzte und ihn zum Gatten nahm, während Longinos, der als Nachfolger vorgesehene Bruder Zenons, verbannt wurde. Eine daraufhin ausbrechende Revolte der Isaurier konnte A. erst 498 endgültig niederwerfen. Gegen die Vorliebe des Kaisers für die monophysitische Christologie richtete sich eine Revolte des Volkes von Konstanti…

Epigonos

(290 words)

Author(s): Neudecker, Richard (Rom) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἐπίγονος). [English version] [1] Bildhauer in Pergamon, E. 3. Jh. v. Chr. Bildhauer in Pergamon, laut Plinius Mitarbeiter an den Siegesmonumenten für die Attaliden. Signaturen sind an folgenden Basen für Attalos I. (241-197 v.Chr.) erhalten: sog. “Kleines Schlachtenbathron” des Strategen Epigenes [2]; Rundbasis des sog. “Großen Anathems” (um 228 v.Chr.; die Zuweisung der “Galliergruppe Ludovisi” bleibt umstritten); sog. “Großes Bathron” (um 223 v.Chr.) mit dem schriftlich überlieferten und in einer Kopie i…

Artemon

(593 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀρτέμων; Artémōn). [German version] [1] Greek grammarian From Cassandreia. Greek  grammarian. As he makes mention of  Dionysius Scytobrachion, he is dated to the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC. Of his works Athenaeus cites: Περὶ βιβλίων συναγωγῆς, Περὶ βιβλίων χρήσεως, Περὶ τοῦ Διονυσιακοῦ συστήματος as being his. An almost contemporary namesake from Pergamum, the commentator on Pindar (FGrH 569), possibly is the same person; A. from Clazomenae (FGrH 443), on the other hand, is older. A., the editor of the Aristotelian letters (Demetrius, elocutiones 223), is difficult to identify. …

Archestratus

(351 words)

Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Schmitt-Pantel, Pauline (Paris) | Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin)
(Ἀρχέστρατος; Archéstratos). [German version] [1] Actor and Tragedian With his tragedy Antaios, an unknown actor triumphed at the Soteria in Delphi between 267 and 219 BC (DID B 11, 5). He is probably not to be identified with the A. mentioned in Plut. Aristides 1,3 (318e). Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) Bibliography Mette, 198 TrGF 75. [German version] [2] Author of a gastronomic poem from Gela, 4th cent. BC Citizen of Gela who lived in the 2nd half of the 4th cent. BC. 62 fragments (more than 300 verses) of his gastronomic poem, written c. AD 330, have been preserved by Athenaeus. Its …

Ariston

(821 words)

Author(s): Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Sharples, Robert (London) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Hülser, Karl-Heinz (Constance) | Ego, Beate (Osnabrück)
(Ἀρίστων; Arístōn). [German version] [1] of Athens Tragedian Son of Menealaus (possibly identical with TrGF 2-4, 1977-85, 137), father of the comic poet Alexander (FdD III 2, 48 l. 3 and 15; 49), author of Satyr plays and tragedies; in an inscription on the southern wall of the Athenian treasure house (FdD III 2, 48 17, l. 30 and 35, Syll.3 711 L) , he is honoured as an Attic delegate to the 3rd Pythaïs of the Dionysiac technites in Delphi, probably in 106/105 BC (or 97 BC according to TrGF app. crit. 145151). Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) Bibliography Mette, 72 TrGF 146. [German version] [2] of Al…

Apollonides

(326 words)

Author(s): Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg)
(Ἀπολλωνίδης; Apollōnídēs). [German version] [1] Greek geographer of the time of Mithridates VI Greek geographer of the time of Mithridates VI (early 1st cent. BC); author of a   periplous of Europe; the few surviving fragments cover the region of the eastern Mediterranean. Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim) Bibliography FHG 4, 309-310 H. Berger, s. v. A. 28, RE 2, 120. [German version] [2] of Nicaea Grammarian (Ἀπολλωνίδης ὁ Νικαεύς; Apollōnídēs ho Nikaeús). Greek  grammarian of the 1st cent. AD. He dedicated a commentary on the Silloi of  Timon of Phleious to the Emperor Tiberius (Di…

Diotimus

(622 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main)
(Διότιμος; Diótimos). [German version] [1] Strategos in Corcyra 433/2 BC Athenian, son of Strombichides, from Euonymon (his family is known into the 3rd cent.). Strategos in Corcyra in 433/32 BC (Thuc. 1,45,2; IG I3 364,9); 439-32 nauarchos at Neapolis (Timaeus FGrH 566 F 98); he may have led a legation to Susa (Str. 1,3,1). Perhaps identical with D. in Ath. 10,436e. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Fraser/Matthews (1) Davies, 4386. [German version] [2] Athenian strategos c. 390 BC Athenian strategos. Commander of the Athenian mercenary force near Corinth in 390/…

Aemilianus

(404 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf)
[No German version] I. Greek Degani, Enzo (Bologna) Bibliography GA 2,1,11 f.; 2,2,13-16. [German version] [I 1] Epigrammatic poet of Nicaea. Author of three interesting epigrams from the ‘Garland’ of Philippus: the astounding lament of a ship that -- having escaped shipwreck -- returns to port ‘with a cargo of corpses’ (Anth. Pal. 9,218), and two descriptions of works of art, the first (Anth. Pal. 7,623) a famous painting by Aristides of Thebes (Plin. HN 35,98), the second (Anth. Pal. 9,756) seems to illustrate …

Alcaeus

(1,661 words)

Author(s): Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) | Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Hidber, Thomas (Berne) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna)
(Ἀλκαῖος; Alkaîos). The suggestive mythological name ( alkḗ, ‘strength’) is connected with Hercules. [German version] [1] Grandfather of Hercules Grandfather of Hercules, son of Perseus and Andromeda, husband of Astydameia, the daughter of Pelops, father of Amphitryon and Anaxo (Hes. Sc. 26; Schol. Eur. Hec. 886). Also the form of the name Alceus appears to be attested, which is more compatible with the patronymic Alcides. Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) [German version] [2] Original name of Hercules Original name of Hercules, altered at the command of the Delphic Oracle (Di…

Asclepiades

(2,568 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Nutton, Vivian (London) | Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
(Ἀσκληπιάδης; Asklēpiádēs) [German version] [1] of Samos Epigrammatic poet Epigrammatic poet of the ‘Garland’ of Meleager, who addresses him in the preface by the dark pseudonym Σικελίδης (Anth. Pal. 4,1,46; cf. Hedylus, GA I 1, 101 6, 4; Theoc. 7,40); an outstanding representative of the Ionian-Alexandrianschool, he lived around the turn of the 4th/3rd cent. BC. A. was highly praised by Theocritus (7,39-41), but attacked by Callimachus (schol. Flor. Callim. Fr.1,1). From the latter he differed, among other things, through a diametrically opposed appraisal of the Lyde of Antimach…

Antiphilus

(465 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Hoesch, Nicola (Munich)
(Ἀντίφιλος; Antíphilos). [German version] [1] Athenian strategos of hoplites (323/22 BC) The Athenian A. was elected Athenian strategos of hoplites ( Hoplites) after the death of Leosthenes 323/322 BC, whose successor he became. He took over the command of the land forces of the Hellenic League in the Lamian or Hellenic War and distinguished himself through military skills and courage (Plut. Phoc. 24,1-2; Diod. Sic. 18,13,6). He lifted the siege of  Antipater at  Lamia, in 322 defeated a Macedonian army under Le…

Duris

(851 words)

Author(s): Degani, Enzo (Bologna) | Oakley, John H. (Williamsburg, VA) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δοῦρις; Doûris) [German version] [1] Poet of epigrams Epigrammatic poet from Elea (in Aeolis); author of a remarkable poem on the flood that destroyed Ephesus c. 300 BC (Anth. Pal. 9,424, cf. Steph. Byz. 289,3-16), in all probability from the ‘Garland’ of Meleager. The city was rebuilt shortly afterwards by Lysimachos, who renamed it Arsinoeia after his wife: this happened before 289/8 (cf. Syll.3 368, 24), after the epigram had been written. Degani, Enzo (Bologna) Bibliography GA I,1, 97; 2, 280f. [German version] [2] Painter of Attic red-figure bowls, c. 505-465 BC One of the most p…
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