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Lupercus

(3,988 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 06/10/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Lupercus | Λούπερκος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Berytus Date: 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Lupercus, a grammarian from Berytus, was born or, more probably, flourished according to the Suda1 a little before the brief reign of the Emperor Claudius II2 (268/270 CE; for the participle γεγονώς as indicating the acmé of a career …

Phrynichus Arabius

(2,925 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Mario Regali and first published on 18/04/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Phrynichus Arabius | Φρύνιχος Ἀράβιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Bitinia Date: seconda metà 2° sec. d.C. ↓ To Source List Biography: Photius1 attributes to Phrynichus the ethnic Ἀράβιος ( Bibl. cod. 158, 2, 100a, 33), while the Suda2 describes him as Βιθυνός (φ 764). Photius places his ἀκμή under Marcus Aurelius3 and Commodus4 (161-192 CE). Phr…

Eudaemon

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Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Eudaemon | Εὐδαίμων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Pelusium Date: 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Eudaemon was a grammarian1 and poet, as well as a contemporary of Libanius2, who was his friend and epistolary correspondent (Lib. epist. 167, 255, 633); he was born ca. 314–324 CE and died before 392 CE (so Kaster 1988, p.…

Sophocleus (Sophocles)

(2,379 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and first published on 03/01/2007 – 20/09/2013. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sophocleus (Sophocles) | Σοφόκλειος (Σοφοκλῆς) Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The scholar Sophocleus (this is the form of the name that is considered correct [C. Wendel, Die Überlieferung der Scholia zu Apollonios von Rhodos, ‘Abhandlungen der Gesellschaft der wissenschaften zu Gött…

Hephaestion

(6,092 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information that we have for the metrician1 Hephaestion is quite meager. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) thought that he was the son of Ptolemy Chennos2 and that his grandfather was th…

Philemon [3]

(3,883 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 30/03/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philemon [3] | Φιλήμων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian of the imperial age, Philemon has now been dated to ca. 200 CE on the basis of several pieces of evidence, which are not of the same value: 1) Oros1 (5th c. CE) could offer a terminus ante quem, if he is in fact the source, through Choerobo…

Euphronius

(9,190 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Novembri and first published on 20/04/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphronius | Εὐφρόνιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Chersonese Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of a Euphronius who was a commentator on comic poets appears frequently in the scholia on Aristophanes1 (27 explicit mentions, fourteen of which are in the scholia on the Frogs2 alone and nine on the Wasps3), but it is no…

Euphronius

(8,993 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Valeria Novembri è stata pubblicata il 20/04/2010. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Euphronius | Εὐφρόνιος Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Chersoneso Data: 3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il nome di un Eufronio commentatore dei poeti comici ricorre di frequente negli scolî ad Aristofane (ben 27 menzioni esplicite, di cui 14 nei soli scolî alle Rane e 9 in quelli alle Vespe), tuttavia non è facile comporre in un quadro coerente i dati delle fonti an…

Orion

(27,034 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 20/05/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Orion | Ὠρίων Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Thebes (Egypt) Date: 5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The two very brief biographical entries that appear in the Suda1 (ω 188 and 189) under the heading Ὠρίων probably refer to the same person. The two entries attribute to an author with this name a gnomic collection entitled Ἀνθολόγιον b…

Dei(l)ochos (471)

(25,226 words)

Author(s): Cuypers, Martine
This entry was prepared by Martine Cuypers and published on 1 April 2018. About this Historian Historian: Dei(l)ochos Jacoby number: 471 Attested works: On Kyzikos: F 1-F 10b; On Samothrace(?): F 11 Historian's date: TAQ 431 BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples (Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XLII. Kyzikos Place of origin: Kyzikos or Prokonessos   BNJ 471 T 1 Source: Dionysios of Halikarnassos, On Thucydides 5 (L. Radermacher and H. Usener (eds.), Dionysii Halicarnasei quae exstant 5 (Leipzig 1899)) Works mentioned: On Kyzikos S…

Philon (790)

(39,517 words)

Author(s): Kaldellis, Anthony | López Ruiz, Carolina
This entry was prepared by Anthony Kaldellis and Carolina López-Ruiz and published on 1 April 2009. About this Historian Historian: Philon Jacoby number: 790 Attested works: On the Acquisition and Selection of Books: T1, F52a - F54; On the Cities and the Famous Men Each of Them Produced: T1, F15 - F51; On the Reign of Hadrian: T1, T3, F1 - F7a; Ethothia: F8, On the Jews: F9 - F11; Paradoxical Inquiries: F12, F13; On Chrestomathy: F14; no title: F55 - F57 Historian's date: 2nd century AD Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single …

Agias and Derkylos (305)

(13,442 words)

Author(s): Engels, Johannes
This entry was prepared by Johannes Engels and published on 1 October 2011. About this Historian Historian: Agias and Derkylos Jacoby number: 305 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | IX. Argos Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 305 T 1a Source: Scholia on Antimachus = Papyrus Cairo 6574.2.21-22 (ed. B. Wyss, Antimachi Colophonii Reliquiae (Berlin 1936; repr. 1974), 83) Work mentioned: Source date: 3rd century BC, 3rd century BC - 2nd …

Anonymous, On Karia (De Caria) (742)

(9,758 words)

Author(s): Paradiso, Annalisa
This entry was prepared by Annalisa Paradiso and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Karia (De Caria) Jacoby number: 742 Attested works: Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 742 F 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium , Ethnica, -῾Αλικαρνασσός (α 206 Billerbeck = 74, 6 Meineke) Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: constitutional history, ancient - Library of Congress geography, ancient - Library of Congress ethnology - Library of Congress etymology - …

Menekles of Barka (270)

(11,261 words)

Author(s): Williams, Mary Frances
This entry was prepared by Mary F. Williams and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Menekles of Barka Jacoby number: 270 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 270 T 1 Source: Athenaios, Deipnosophists 4.83, 184B-C Work mentioned: Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: …

Aufidius, Gnaeus (814)

(1,088 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans
This entry was prepared by Hans Beck and published on 1 October 2010. About this Historian Historian: Aufidius, Gnaeus Jacoby number: 814 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | XXIX. Rome and Italy Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 814 T 1a Source: Cicero, M. Tullius, Tusculan Disputations, 5, 112 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: eng Fragment subject: history, ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Cicero, M. Tullius, Tuscul…

Manetho (609)

(110,235 words)

Author(s): Lang, Philippa
This entry was prepared by Philippa Lang and published on 1 October 2014. About this Historian Historian: Manetho Jacoby number: 609 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | C. Authors on Single Countries | I. Egypt Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 609 T 1 Source: Suda, Lexikon, Μάνεθως; μ 142 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress religion - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, Μάνεθως; …

Anonymous, De Armenia (679)

(34,193 words)

Author(s): Madreiter, Irene
This entry was prepared by Irene Madreiter and published on 1 October 2016. General note on BNJ 679 BNJ 679 assembles references to various authors, who wrote on early Armenian history and lived from the third century BC to the eighth century AD. F 1-F 4 are anonymous references in Strabo, Pompeius Trogus/Justin and Prokopios, for which no exact dates of origin can be given. At least Prokopios calls his sources Histories of the Armenians (see commentary on F 3-F 4). Starting with F 5 Felix Jacoby collected passages in Armenian from Moses of Chorene (fl. 8th century AD). He is a…

Philochoros of Athens (328)

(152,445 words)

Author(s): Jones, Nicholas F.
This entry was prepared by Nicholas F. Jones and published on 1 April 2016. About this Historian Historian: Philochoros of Athens Jacoby number: 328 Attested works: Atthis?: F161, Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XI. Athens Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 328 T 1 Source: Suda, ϕ 441, s.v. Φιλόχορος (Adler) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby S…

Hegesianax of Alexandria Troas (45)

(13,172 words)

Author(s): Costa, Virgilio
This entry was prepared by Virgilio Costa and published on 1 April 2014. About this Historian Historian: Hegesianax of Alexandria Troas Jacoby number: 45 Attested works: Historian's date: 3rd century BC 2nd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | C. Monographs, Novels, Pseudographic Literature | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 45 T 1 Source: Stephanos of Byzantium (Stephanos of Byzantion), Ethnica , s.v. Τρῳάς Work mentioned: Source date: 6th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual…

Anonymous, On Troizen (De Troezene) (607)

(9,949 words)

Author(s): Stronk, Jan P.
This entry was prepared by Jan P. Stronk and published on 1 April 2019. About this Historian Historian: Anonymous, On Troizen (De Troezene) Jacoby number: 607 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: unknown Historical focus: Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 607 F 1 Source: Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.30.5-6 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: Geography, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Religion - Library of CongressMythology, Greek - Library of CongressGeography, Ancient - Library of CongressChronology, Histor…
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