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Menandros

(3,190 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) | Et al.
(Μένανδρος). [English version] [1] Mitstratege des Nikias, 414 v.Chr. Die Athener M. und Euthydemos [1], die sich bereits in Sizilien befanden, wurden gegen E. 414 v.Chr. während der “Sizilischen Expedition” zu Mitstrategen des Nikias gewählt, um ihn bis zur Ankunft der Hilfsexpedition des Demosthenes [1] (413) zu unterstützen (Thuk. 7,16,1; Plut. Nikias 20,2); wiedergewählt 413/12 (Plut. Nikias 20,6-8; Thuk. 7,69,4; Diod. 13, 13,2). Vielleicht identisch mit dem M., der 409 in Abydos kämpfte (Xen. hell. 1,2,16). Mit Tydeus stratēgós (405/4) bei der Niederlage von Aigos p…

Androkles

(256 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
(Ἀνδροκλῆς). [English version] [1] Messenischer König kurz vor Ausbruch des 1. Messenischen Krieges Sohn des Phintas, nach ant. Tradition zusammen mit seinem Bruder Antiochos messenischer König kurz vor Ausbruch des 1. Messenischen Krieges (Paus. 4,4,4). A. soll, nachdem sich die Differenzen zw. Sparta und Messenien durch die Ermordung des spartanischen Königs Teleklos bereits zugespitzt hatten, in einem neuerlichen Konflikt mit Sparta eine gemäßigte, auf friedlichen Ausgleich hin angelegte Politik vertreten…

Demostratos

(130 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
(Δημόστρατος). [English version] [1] Athener, Demagoge, 415 v.Chr. Athener, unsicher, aus welchem Demos, Buzyge (Aristoph. Lys. 397 mit schol.; Aristeid. 3,51). “Demagoge” (Plut. Nik. 12,6), der 415 v.Chr. die Bevollmächtigung der Strategen der sizilischen Expedition als autokrátores beantragte (Plut. Alk. 18,3; Aristoph. Lys. 391; ohne Namen Thuk. 6,25,1) sowie die Anwerbung zakynthischer Hopliten (Aristoph. Lys. 393 mit schol.). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Traill, PAA 319245; Develin, 149; Davies, 3276(B)(4). [English version] [2] D.P...anus Von Fro…

Myrrhine

(74 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[English version] (Μυρρίνη). Adelige Athenerin, Tochter des Kallias [2], Mutter von fünf Kindern des Hippias [1] (Thuk. 6,55,1). Geb. kaum nach 570 v.Chr., Todesjahr oder sonstiges unbekannt; bei Aristophanes (Equ. 449) Gegenstand des Spottes. Von Jacoby in den Text von Kleidemos (FGrH 323 F 15) eingefügt als Tochter des Charmos, des Polemarchen von ca. 557/6 (zu dieser und anderen Verwirrungen [1. 450]). Peisistratos; Peisistratidai Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography 1 Davies 2 PA 10485 3 Traill, PAA, 662355.

Diodoros

(3,444 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Et al.
(Διόδωρος, Διόδορος). Bekannte Namensvertreter: der Philosoph D. [4] Kronos, der Mathematiker D. [8] aus Alexandreia, der Universalhistoriker D. [18] Siculus, der altchristl. Theologe D. [20] von Tarsos. [English version] [1] athen. Flottenbefehlshaber im peloponn. Krieg Athener, Flottenbefehlshaber mit Mantitheos Ende 408/7 v.Chr. am Hellespont mit hinreichend vielen Schiffen, so daß Alkibiades [3] nach Samos und Thrasyllos und Theramenes nach Athen segeln konnten (Diod. 13,68,2). (Traill, PAA 329550; Develin 171). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) [English version] [2] A…

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…

Megakles

(526 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Höcker, Christoph (Kissing)
(Μεγακλῆς). Im Athener Alkmaionidenhaus (Alkmaionidai) vom 7.-5. Jh.v.Chr. zunehmend häufiger Name. [English version] [1] nach Plutarch árchōn (632/1? v.Chr.) Der erste histor. M.; Plutarch (Solon 12,1) bezeichnet ihn mit Namen und als árchōn (632/1?), der für die Niederschlagung des kylonischen Putsches (Kylon [1]) und den daraus folgenden Alkmaionidenfluch (Hdt. 5,71; Thuk. 1,126) verantwortlich sei. Peisistratidai Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Develin, 30f.  PA 9688  Traill, PAA 636340. [English version] [2] Politiker und Machtmensch im Athen des…

Miltiades

(1,126 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Pollmann, Karla (St. Andrews) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
(Μιλτιάδης). Vom 7. (Paus. 4,23,10; 8,39,3) bis 4. Jh.v.Chr. Name im Athener Philaïdenhaus. [English version] [1] M. d.Ä. Sieger im Viergespann in Olympia, wohl 548 v.Chr. Sohn des Kypselos (Archon 597/6 v.Chr.), Enkel (?) des Tyrannen Kypselos [2] von Korinth, Verwandter ([7. 7]: Adoptivsohn) des Hippokleides (Archon 566/5), von derselben Mutter wie der dreimalige olympische Sieger Kimon [1]. M. war Sieger im Viergespann in Olympia (548?). “Dynast” neben Peisistratos. Anders als Kimon 546 nicht im Exil, übernahm M. auf…

Diognetos

(312 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale) | Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg) | Rist, Josef (Würzburg)
(Διόγνητος). [English version] [1] athen. Sieger bei den Dionysia 415 v. Chr. Athener, Sohn des Nikeratos, aus Kydantidai; Bruder des Nikias und Eukrates [2], Vater des Diomnestos. Sieger bei den Dionysia 415 v.Chr. (Plat. Gorg. 472a), danach exiliert; 404/3 in Athen. Intervenierte 403 bei Pausanias für Nikias' Söhne. Starb ca. 396 (Lys. 18,4; 9f.; 21; And. 1,47). Vielle…

Phanomachos

(50 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[English version] (Φανόμαχος). Athenischer stratēgós 430/ 429 v.Chr.: erfolgreiche Belagerung Poteidaias im J. 430; Anklage wegen angeblicher Milde gegen die Poteidaier und Freispruch; verheerende Niederlage und Tod im Frühsommer 329 bei Spartolos (Thuk. 2,70; 79; Diod. 12,47,3; Paus. 1,29,7: Stele für die Gefallenen beim Dipylon-Tor). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)

Peisianax

(98 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[English version] (Πεισίαναξ). Athener, Alkmaionide (Alkmaionidai), Bruder der Isodike, die um 480 v.Chr. Kimon [2] heiratete. P. stiftete die um 460 auf der Nordseite der athen. Agora beim panathenaiischen Weg errichtete Stoa Peisianakteios, deren Fundamente nördlich der h. Hadrianu-Straße teilweise freigelegt sind. Vier große Bildtafeln (z.B. Marathonschlacht: [1]) zierten diese später als Stoa Poikile bekannte Halle. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography 1 …

Phaiax

(270 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg)
(Φαίαξ). [English version] [1] Stammvater der Phaiakes Myth. Stammvater der Phaiakes, Vater des Alkinoos [1] und des Lokros [3] (Diod. 4,72,2; anders Hom. Od. 7,54ff.; Nausithoos [1]). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) [English version] [2] myth. Schiffsoffizier des Theseus Myth. Schiffsoffizier des Theseus, zusammen mit Nausithoos [3] (Plut. Theseus 17). Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) Bibliography Deubner, 225. [English version] [3] Athen. Politiker, 5. Jh. v. Chr. Athener, Sohn des Eresistratos, Acharner (Aischin. 3,138; Ostraka [3. 78 Nr. 152]); aus vornehmer Familie und etwa gl…

Plangon

(69 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[English version] (Πλαγγών). Tochter des athen. stratēgós des J. 389 v.Chr. Pamphilos [1], geb. vor 404. Erste Frau des Mantias [1], dem sie Boiotos (alias Mantitheos) und - außerehelich nach Scheidung und Tod ihrer Nachfolgerin - Pamphilos gebar. Zum Rechtshandel um das Namensrecht zwischen “Mantitheos” und Halbbruder Mantitheos [3] vgl. Demosth. or. 38 und [Demosth.] or. 39f. (ca. 350). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Davies, 365f.  Traill, PAA 774575.

Patrokles

(405 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
(Πατροκλῆς). [English version] [1] Athen. Amtsträger (Ende 5. Jh. v. Chr.) Athener, im J. (404/)403 v.Chr. árchōn basileús; Verwandter des Isokrates und von ihm verteidigt (Isokr. or. 18,5). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Develin, 94 Nr. 1  Traill, PAA 768600. …

Polyeuktos

(545 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Engels, Johannes (Köln) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
(Πολύευκτος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Atheners Themistokles Drittältester Sohn des Themistokles und dessen erster Frau Archippe, der Tochter des Lysandros von Alopeke (der den zweitältesten, Diokles, adoptierte); unbekannten Lebenslaufes. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Davies, 6669  R. Frost, Plutarch's Themistocles. A Historical Commentary, 1980, ad 32,1  Traill, PAA, 778325. [English version] [2] athen. Rhetor, 2. H. 4. Jh. v. Chr. Sohn des Sostratos aus dem Demos Sphettos, athen. Rhetor der 2. H. des 4. Jh. v. Chr. im Umkreis des Dem…

Demaratos

(482 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Decker, Wolfgang (Köln) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Et al.
(Δημάρατος). [English version] [1] Korinthischer Aristokrat, 7. Jh.v.Chr. Korinthischer Aristokrat, Angehöriger der Familie der Bakchiadai. D. gelangte um die Mitte des 7. Jh.v.Chr. als Kaufmann bes. durch den Handel mit Etrurien zu Wohlstand. Als er unter der Herrschaft des Kypselos Korinth verlassen mußte, ließ er sich mit seinem Gefolge in Tarquinii nieder und heiratete eine etr. Aristokratin. Antiker Tradition zufolge gingen aus der Ehe zwei Söhne hervor, u.a. der erste etr. König Roms, Tarquinius P…

Charinos

(225 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Furley, William D. (Heidelberg)
(Χαρῖνος). [English version] [1] Gegner Megaras, 5. Jh. v.Chr. Beantragte 433/32 v.Chr. im Sinne des Perikles ein Gesetz zu ewigem Haß und tätiger Feindschaft gegen Megara wegen Ermordung eines Herolds (Plut. Perikles 30,3; mor. 812C-D; PA 15434). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Develin 101  P.M. Fraser, E. Matthews, A Lexicon of Greek personal names, Bd. 2, 1994, 475, Nr. 4. [English version] [2] Athener, ca. 340 v.Chr. Makedonenfreundlicher Athener, ca. 340 v.Chr. (Demosth. or. 58,37f.; Deinarch. 1,63; PA 15437). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography P.M. Fra…

Deinomache

(50 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[English version] (Δεινομάχη). Tochter (Plut. Alk. 1,1) des Megakles (Sohn des Hippokrates aus Alopeke); Großnichte des Kleisthenes; Frau (Plat. Alk. 105d; Athen. 5,219c) des 447/46 v.Chr. gefallenen Kleinias; Mutter des Alkibiades [3] (Plat., Athen. ebd.; Prot. 320a). Traill, PAA 302530  Davies 600, 9688, Table 1. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)

Alcibiades

(1,387 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Lehmann, Gustav Adolf (Göttingen) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum)
(Ἀλκιβιάδης; Alkibiádēs). [German version] [1] Athenian (end of 6th cent. BC) Athenian, who in 510 BC supported  Cleisthenes when he initiated the expulsion of the Peisistratids from Athens (Isoc. Or. 16,26). [1; cf. 2]. Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) Bibliography 1 Traill, PAA, 121620. 2 Davies, 600…

Plangon

(80 words)

Diodorus

(3,891 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) | Döring, Klaus (Bamberg) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Bartels, Jens (Bonn) | Et al.
(Διόδωρος, Διόδορος; Diódōros, Diódoros). Well-known representatives of the name: the philosopher D. [4] Kronos, the mathematician D. [8] of Alexandria, the universal historian D. [18] Siculus, the early Christian theologian D. [20] of Tarsus. [German version] [1] Athenian fleet commander in the Peloponnesian War Athenian, fleet commander with Mantitheus at the end of 408-407 BC at the Hellespont with a sufficient number of ships, so that Alcibiades [3] was able to sail to Sa…

Demostratus

(143 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Eck, Werner (Cologne)
(Δημόστρατος; Dēmóstratos). [German version] [1] Athenian, demagogue, 415 BC Athenian, deme uncertain, from the clan of the  Buzygae (Aristoph. Lys. 397 with schol.; Aristid. 3,51). ‘Demagogue’ (Plut. Nic. 12,6) who in 415 BC proposed that the strategoi of th…

Phanomachus

(67 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Φανόμαχος; Phanómachos). Athenian stratēgós 430/ 429 BC: successful siege of Poteidaia in 430 BC; he was impeached on account of his alleged lenience towards the Poteidaians and acquitted. He was killed during the Athenians’ devastating defeat at Spartolus in the early summer of 329 BC (Thuc. 2,70; 79; Diod. Sic.12,47,3; Paus. 1,29,7: stele for the fallen at the Dipylon Gate). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)

Miltiades

(1,099 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Pollmann, Karla (St. Andrews) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
(Μιλτιάδης; Miltiádēs). From the 7th (Paus. 4,23,10; 8,39,3) to the 4th cent. BC, a name belonging to the family of the Philaïdae in Athens. [German version] [1] M. the Elder Victor in the four-horse chariot race at Olympia, probably in 548 BC. Son of Cypselus (archon 597/6 BC), grandson (?) of the tyrant Cypselus [2] of Corinth, relative ([7. 7]: adoptive son) of Hippocleides (archon 566/5); from the same mother as the three-time Olympian victor Cimon [1]. M. was victor in the four-horse chariot race at Olympia (548?). ‘Dynast’ alongside Peisistratus. Not in exile in 546, unlike Cimon, M. took control of Thracian Chersonesus [1] for Athens, together with Athenian settlers, on advice from Delphi. M. was taken prisoner in the war against Lampsacus, but released at the urging of Croesus. M. died childless, his heir being his nephew Stesagoras 524 (?) [14. 250]. A founder cult is attested for M. in the Chersonesus (Hdt. 6,34-38; Marcellinus, Life of Thucydides 3-10; not attested in N…

Chaereas

(228 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Χαιρέας; Chairéas). [German version] [1] Strategos at Cyzicus, 410 BC Son of Archestratus (Lycomide?) of Athens. In 411/10 BC co- strategos in Samos, sent to Athens on the  Paralus, but was able to return (Thuc. 8,74,1-3; 86,3). In 410

Metiochus

(102 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Μητίοχος; Mētíochos). Eldest son of Miltiades [2], half-brother of Cimon [2]. Commanded one of the five triremes used by Miltiades to flee from the Chersonesus [1] to Athens in 493 BC at the end of the Ionian Revolt. It was the one the Persians seized, but Darius [1] gave him a fief and a wife and children were regarded as full Persians (Hdt. 6,41,2-4; non-Hero…

Abdemon

(70 words)

Megacles

(635 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Höcker, Christoph (Kissing)
(Μεγακλῆς; Megaklês). A name that was increasingly common in the Athenian house of the Alcmaeonids in the 7th-5th cents. BC. [German version] [1] Árchon (632/1? B.C.) according to Plutarch The first historical M. Plutarch (Solon 12,1) designates him by name as the árchōn (632/1?), allegedly responsible for the defeat of the Cylonian revolution ( Cylon [1]) and the subsequent curse of the Alcmaeonids (Hdt. 5,71; Thuc. 1,126). Peisistratids Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Develin, 30f. PA 9688 Traill, PAA 636340. [German version] [2] Politican and strongman in 6th-ce…

Taureas

(106 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Ταυρέας; Tauréas). As a son of a cousin of Leogoras [1] (whose son, the orator Andocides [1], boasted he was from the “oldest of all the noble houses”, And. 1,47), he belonged to the Athenian nobility. Between 430 and 415 BC he was trounced by Alcibiades [3] in a dispute over a choregia; denounced in the scandal of the Mutilation of the Herms (Herms, Mutilation of the) in 415, he was released when Andocides confessed. At about this time T. already had an adult son. Plato [1] knows of a palaestra belonging to T. (Plat. Charm. 153a). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Davie…

Philoctemon

(80 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Φιλοκτήμων; Philoktḗmōn). According to Isaeus (Or. 6) he was the oldest son of Euctemon from Cephisia, whose great fortune (brothels and bath houses, herds of goats and mules) caused a dispute. P. served as a knight; he died as a trierarch (captain of a trireme) around 370 BC off the coast of Chios. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Davies 15164; vgl. 14093  R.F. Wevers, Isaeus, 1969  W.E. Thompson, Isaeus VI: The Historical Circumstances, in: CR 20, 1970, 1-4.

Pheidon

(487 words)

Author(s): Hölkeskamp, Karl-Joachim (Cologne) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Φείδων; Pheídōn). [German version] [1] Ph. the Corinthian From Corinth, legislator, early 7th cent. BC According to Aristot. Pol. 1265b 12-16, he was one of the 'oldest legislators' who is said to have been the originator of a law in which the number of houses had to equal the number of citizens; it appears therefore to have served to protect the owners of plots of land and to maintain the balance of land ownership ratios ( klḗros

Myrrhine

(81 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Μυρρίνη/ Murrhínē). Athenian noblewoman, daughter of Callias [2], mother of five children by Hippias [1] (Thuc. 6,55,1). Born probably no later than 570 BC; year of death and other information unknown; object of ridicule in Aristophanes (Equ. 449). Added by Jacoby to the text of Cleidemus (FGrH 323 F 15) as the daughter of Charmus, the polemarch of c. 557/6 (regarding this and other entanglements [1. 450]). …

Demaratus

(514 words)

Author(s): Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) | Strothmann, Meret (Bochum) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Decker, Wolfgang (Cologne) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Et al.
(Δημάρατος; Dēmáratos). [German version] [1] Corinthian aristocrat 7th cent. BC Corinthian aristocrat, member of the  Bacchiadae family. D. made his fortune as a merchant around the middle of the 7th cent. BC, mainly through trade with Etruria. When he had to leave Corinth during the rule of  Cypselus he settled in Tarquinii with his followers and married an Etruscan aristocrat. According to ancient tradition the marriage produced two sons, one of whom became the first Etruscan king of Rome,  Tarquinius Priscus. While the Etruscan trade and …

Thrasycles

(190 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg)
(Θρασυκλῆς/ Thrasyklês). [German version] [1] Representative of Athens in the Peace of Nicias, 2nd half of the 5th cent. BC Athenian, who in 421/0 BC requested the proxenía for a resident of the Peloponnese (IG I3 80,7) and belonged to those who swore an oath on the truce and…

Telesippus

(50 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Τελέσιππος; Telésippos). Great-nephew of Pericles [1], son of Hippocrates [3], from Cholargus. C. 420 BC he and his brothers Demophon and Pericles were the target of comedic mockery (Aristoph. Nub. 1001; fr. 116 and 568 PCG; Eupolis fr. 112 PCG).…

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 …

Phrynon

(209 words)

Author(s): Decker, Wolfgang (Cologne) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
(Φρύνων; Phrýnōn). [German version] [1] Olympic victor Victor at Olympia. Moretti [1. no. 58] dates his victory (in the pankration rather than the stadion) [2. 213: A 68] to the 36th Games = 636 BC. According to ancient tradition he died in 607/6 in a duel with  Pittacus of Mytilene over the ownership of  Sigeum. His activities as an

Polycrates

(1,447 words)

Author(s): Cobet, Justus (Essen) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Weißenberger, Michael (Greifswald) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Πολυκράτης; Polycrátēs). [German version] [1] Tyrant of Samos, 540-522 BC Son of Aeaces [1], tyrant of Samos c. 540-522 BC, initially together with his brothers Pantagnostus and Syloson; he killed the former and expelled the latter (Hdt. 3,39). Aristotl…

Tisamenus

(313 words)

Author(s): Binder, Carsten (Kiel) | Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
(Τεισαμενός/ Teisamenós, Lat. Tisamenus). [German version] [1] Son of Thersander Son of Thersander, the king of Thebes and of Demonassa [1] (Paus. 9,5,15) and therefore a grandson of Polyneices (Hdt. 6,52). After the death of his father in Mysia, Peneleus at first led the Theban contingent to Troy in place of T. who was still too young (Hom. Il. 2,494). T. became king of Thebes only after Peneleus died. Under his rule, the curse on his lineage was supposedly dormant. His son Theras is said to have settled the island of Thera (Hdt. 4,147; Paus. 3,15,6 f.). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) …

Charinus

(227 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Furley, William D. (Heidelberg)
(Χαρῖνος; Charînos). [German version] [1] Enemy of Megara, 5th cent. BC In 433/32 BC, in accordance with the wishes of Pericles, proposed a statute of eternal hatred and active enmity towards Megara, owing to the murder of a herald (Plut. Pericles 30,3; Mor. 812C-D; PA 15434). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Develin 101 P. M. Fraser, E. Matthews, A Lexicon of Greek personal names, vol. 2, 1994, 475, no. 4. [German version] [2] Athenian, c. 340 BC Athenian friendly towards Macedonia, c. 340 BC (Dem. Or. 58,37f.; Din. 1,63; PA 15437). Kinzl, Konrad (…

Peisianax

(112 words)

Thessalus

(1,026 words)

Author(s): Binder, Carsten (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Θεσσαλός/ Thessalós). [German version] [1] Eponym of the Greek territory of Thessaly Eponym of the Greek territory of Thessaly (Thessalians, Thessalia; Plin. HN 4,28), son of Haemon [1] (Rhianus FGrH 265 F 30), of the Heraclid Aeatus (Charax FGrH 103 F 6) or of Iason [1] and Medea (Diod. Sic. 4,54 f.). Binder, Carsten (Kiel) [German version] [2] Of Athens, son of Peisistratus [4] Athenian, son of Peisistratus [4]. Not named in Herodotus, T. first appears in Thucydides (1,20,2; 6,55,1) as a childless full brother of Hippias [1] and Hipparchus [1] from their Athenian mother. On the other hand, in the report of the (pseudo-)Aristotelian Athēnaíōn politeía (17 f.), T. is the half-brother of the two as the son of Ti…

Diodotus

(264 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale)
(Διόδοτος; Diódotos). [German version] [1] Author of 'people's resolution' about the fate of the Mytileans, 428/27 BC In 428/27 BC author of the psḗphisma (‘people's resolution’) about the fate of the Mytileneans. D. gave a speech against Cleon (Thuc. 3,41-49,1). Traill, PAA 328540. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography B. Manuwald, Der Trug des D., in: Hermes 107, 1979, 407-422 …

Xenocritus

(409 words)

Author(s): Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne) | Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna)
(Ξενόκριτος/ Xenókritos). [German version] [1] Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC Choral lyricist of the 7th cent. BC from Locri (in lower Italy). In the generation after Terpander he, Thaletas and Xenodamus took part in various musical reforms in Sparta (Plut. De musica 9,1134b-c). Like the other two he was a composer of paeans (Plut. loc.cit.), which were also classed as dithyrambs (Dithyrambos) in Antiquity because of their mythical and heroic subject matter (Plut. De musica 10,1134e; [1. 41], cf. [2. …

Tydeus

(361 words)

Author(s): Nünlist, René (Basle) | Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
(Τυδεύς; Tydeús). [German version] [1] Son of Oeneus and Periboea Son of Oeneus and Periboea [6]. He has to leave his home after killing one of his relatives (for his motive: [1. 175]). In Argos, Adrastus [1] gives him his daughter Deipyle in marriage. In the siege of Troy, their son Diomedes [1] fights hard to match the achievements of his father in every way. As one of the Seven against Thebes, T. is part of an embassy to the city and emerges victorious from a series of contests with the Thebans. On his…

Autocles

(195 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) | Engels, Johannes (Cologne)
(Αὐτοκλῆς; Autoklês). [German version] [1] Strategos 425-3 BC, arranged a truce with Sparta together with Nicias in 423 BC Of Anaphlystus (IG I3 370,17), son of Tolmaeus. Strategos in 425/24 (with Nicias i.a., before Cythera, Thuc. 4,53,1), 424/23 and 418/17 BC (IG ibid.). Together with Nicias i.a., he arranged a truce with Sparta in 423 (Thuc. 4,119,2; Schol. Aristoph. Equ. 796). Traill, PAA 239060. Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography Davies, 2717. [German version] [2] Athenian rhetor and strategos, 472/1 BC; peace envoy in Sparta Son of Strombychides from the deme of E…

Meltas

(111 words)

Author(s): Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough)
[German version] (Μέλτας; Méltas). His name is mentioned only by Pausanias (2,19,2): son of (‘king’; Plut. mor. 89e) Lakedas, descendant in the tenth generation of Medon (the grandson of Temenos), the last king of the Argives (mostly identified with the last Temenid king mentioned but not named in Diod. 7,13,2). Non historical character, neither the son of Leokedes mentioned in Hdt. 6,127,3 or the son of Pheidon (ca. 1st half of 6th.cent.BC) nor the magistrate ( basileús) Melantas c. 450 BC (ML 42, Z. 43). Kinzl, Konrad (Peterborough) Bibliography T. Kelly, History of Argos, 1976, 107f. M.…
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