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Isigonus

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Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Michele Corradi and first published on 28/07/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Isigonus | Ἰσίγονος Identity: Place of Origin: Nicaea Date: 1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Nicaea, according to Pliny1 (nat. 7, 2, 12), Gellius2 (9, 4, 3–4), and Stephanus of Byzantium3 ( ν 52 Billerbeck, s.v .Νίκαια, where we should accept Holst’s conjecture of Ἰσίγονος for the preserved ἀρήγονος; cf. Billerbeck 2014, p. 38…

Iubas [1] II

(19,881 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 22/11/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iubas [1] II | Ἰόβας / Ἰούβας Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Mauritania Date: ca. 50 a.C. – 23 d.C. ↓ To Source List Biography: This Mauretanian monarch and prolific writer, the son of King Juba I of Numidia1 and grandson of Hiempsal2, is now generally distinguished from the metrician of the same name3 (cf. W. Kroll, Iuba [3], RE 9, 2 […

Callimachus [1]

(17,168 words)

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: Callimachus [1] | Καλλίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: ca. 303 – ca. 240 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Callimachus was a poet and grammarian1 who was born around 303 BCE and who lived until around 240 BCE (cf. the mention of the Laodicean War2 in 246/245 BCE in fr. 110a Harder3). His career was cente…

Callimachus [1]

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Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Callimachus [1] | Καλλίμαχος Identità: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Cirene Data: 303 ca. – 240 ca. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Poeta e grammatico, nacque intorno al 303 a.C. e visse all’incirca fino al 240 (cfr. la menzione della guerra Laodicea del 246/245 nel fr. 110 Harder). La sua carriera si svolse per lo più ad Alessandria alla …

Callistratus

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Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 20/11/2007 – 20/10/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callistratus | Καλλίστρατος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Callistratus’ birthplace is unknown. The Sch. Aristoph. Thesm. 917 (⟨οὐκ⟩ ἀνάξιος δὲ ἂν εἴη ὁ Καλλίστρατος πιστεύεσθαι ὡς ἂν παρὰ διδασκάλου τοῦ Ἀριστοφάνους λέγων) and the testimony of Athenaeus1, who in two places desc…

Hermippus [1]

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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 06/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [1] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Smyrnean origin of Hermippus, who is principally known for his biographical writings1, is attested by Athenaeus2 7, 327b. A quite secure date comes from his nickname Καλλιμάχειος, “student of Callimachus3”, whi…

Hermippus [2]

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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 12/07/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [2] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Berytus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: A man of slave origin and a native of a village in Phoenicia that shared the name of Berytus with the famous port (cf. the clarification of the Suda1 lexicon, ε 3045, s.v. Ἕρμιππος), Hermippus was a student of Herennius Phil…

Philostephanus

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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 07/06/2012. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philostephanus | Φιλοστέφανος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The sole biographical information about Philostephanus in our possession comes from Athenaeus1 (8, 331 d-e), who calls him a native of Cyrene and a γνώριμος of Callimachus2, using the same term attested in P.Oxy. 1241, col.…

Menecrates [1]

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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 31/10/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menecrates [1] | Μενεκράτης Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Ephesus Date: 4th-3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Menecrates was a poet and a grammarian, native of Ephesus. Since he taught Aratus of Soli1 ( Sud.α 3745), he probably lived between the 4th and 3rd c. BCE. He was the author of a poem on agriculture and apiculture (prov…

Alexander [1]

(7,792 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 06/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [1] | Ἀλέξανδρος Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Myndus Date: First half of the 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nothing at all is known about the life of Alexander of Myndus, who for a long time was identified with Alexander Polyhistor1. Freudenthal ( Alex. Pol., 1875, pp. 18, 204) first made the distinction betwee…

Parmeniscus

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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 29/06/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Parmeniscus | Παρμενίσκος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ca. 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Although we know practically nothing about the life of Parmeniscus, the dating of this grammarian with Alexandrian1 tendencies can be fixed approximately between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. Against Crates (Πρὸς Κράτητα) was actually t…

Archigenes

(573 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 03/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archigenes | Ἀρχιγένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Even the name of Archigenes is uncertain: it appears only in the Homeric lexicon1 of Apollonius2 (123, 14 Bekker), but the 17th c. editors proposed to correct it: 1) to Ἀντιγένης (D'Ansse de Villoison 1773, 1, pp. XX-XXI, 2, pp. 614 and 615) though without ta…

Alexandros Polyhistor (273)

(117,475 words)

Author(s): Blakely, Sandra
This entry was prepared by Sandra Blakely and published on 1 April 2015. About this Historian Historian: Alexandros Polyhistor (L. Cornelius Alexander) Jacoby number: 273 Attested works: Aigyptiaka: F1-F11; On Bithynia: F12-13; On the Euxine Sea: Historian's date: 1st 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 273 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. ᾽Αλέξανδρος ὁ Μιλήσιος Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: slavery …

Skopas (413)

(649 words)

Author(s): Anderson, Greg
This entry was prepared by Greg Anderson and published on 1 April 2008. About this Historian Historian: Skopas Jacoby number: 413 Attested works: Olympic Victors: T1, F1 Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | XVIII. Elis and Olympia Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 413 T 1 Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 1.8 Work mentioned: Olympic Victors Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: sports games - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Plin…

Euhemeros of Messene (63)

(35,456 words)

Author(s): Christesen, Paul
This entry was prepared by Paul Christesen and published on 1 April 2014. About this Historian Historian: Euhemeros of Messene Jacoby number: 63 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | D. Addenda | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 63 T 1 Source: Diodoros of Sicily, Evangelical Preparation (Praeparatio evangelica) 2.2, p. 59D Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress monarchy - Library of Congress Textual base…

Timagenes of Alexandria (88)

(16,915 words)

Author(s): McInerney, Jeremy | Roller, Duane W.
This entry was prepared by Jeremy McInerney and Duane W. Roller and published on 1 April 2012. About this Historian Historian: Timagenes of Alexandria Jacoby number: 88 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 88 T 1 Source: Suda, s.v. Τιμαγένης Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Suda, Lexikon, ΤιμαγένηςΤιμαγένης· βασιλικοῦ ἀργ…

Antipater (507)

(893 words)

Author(s): Rzepka, Jacek
This entry was prepared by Jacek Rzepka and published on 1 October 2012. About this Historian Historian: Antipatros Jacoby number: 507 Attested works: Historian's date: 2nd century BC Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | B. Authors on Single Cities and Regions | LXIII. Rhodes Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 507 T 1 Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 1.8 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Fragment subject: animals - Library of Congress Textual base: Jacoby Pliny (G. Plinius Secundus) Lexikon, Natural Hi…

Staphylos of Naukratis (269)

(5,931 words)

Author(s): Pitcher, L.V.
This entry was prepared by Luke V. Pitcher and published on 1 October 2008. About this Historian Historian: Staphylos of Naukratis Jacoby number: 269 Attested works: Concerning the Thessalians: F4, Historian's date: uncertain Historical focus: III. History of Cities and Peoples ( Horography and Ethnography) | A. Authors on Different Cities and Regions | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 269 T 1 Source: Pliny the Elder, Natural History 1.4-5 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century AD Source language: Latin Source genre: Fragment subject: Textual base: Jacoby Pliny (G. Plinius Secundu…

Poseidonios (87)

(218,434 words)

Author(s): Dowden, Ken
This entry was prepared by Ken Dowden and published on 1 October 2013. About this Historian Historian: Poseidonios Jacoby number: 87 Attested works: Historian's date: 1st century BC 1st century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | A. General History and Chronography | Place of origin: unknown   BNJ 87 T 1 Source: Suda, π 2107-9, s.v. Ποσειδώνιος (Adler) Work mentioned: Source date: 10th century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: biography-to 500 - Library of Congress Philosophy, Ancient - Library of Congress education, ancient - …

Ptolemy (138)

(39,774 words)

Author(s): Howe, Timothy
This entry was prepared by Timothy Howe and published on 1 October 2018. About this Historian Historian: Ptolemy Jacoby number: 138 Attested works: n.a. Historian's date: 4th - 3rd century BC Historical focus: IV. Antiquarian History and Biography () | A. Biography | 2. Early Hellenistic Period (late 4th-3rd c. BC) Place of origin:   BNJ 138 T 1 Source: Arrianos, Anabasis of Alexander prooemium 1–2 ed. A.G. Roos and G. Wirth 1968 Work mentioned: n.a. Source date: 1st century AD - 2nd century AD Source language: Greek Source genre: History, Ancient - Library of Congress Fragment subject: Mili…
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