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Anaxilas (2), Greek poet of Middle Comedy, mid-4th cent. BCE  

Kenneth Dover

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Mar 2016
Anaxilas (2), Middle Comedy poet (see comedy (greek), middle), can be dated to the middle of the 4th cent. bce by the fact that in three of his plays (Diog. Laert. 3. 28) he ridiculed *Plato (1). We ... More

Anaximenes (2), of Lampsacus, historian and rhetorician, c. 380–320 BCE  

Donald Russell

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Dec 2015
Anaximenes (2) of Lampsacu (c. 380–320 bce), historian and rhetorician, a pupil of *Zoïlus. His historical work (FGrH 72) comprised Hellenica, Philippica, and a work on *Alexander (3) the ... More

Anaxippus, New Comedy poet  

William Gillan Waddell

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Mar 2016
(see comedy (greek), new), ‘in the time of Antigonus and Demetrius Poliorcetes’ (Suda). Four comedies are plainly attributed to Anaxippus; and one fragment (49 lines) of another is assigned to ... More

Andreas, d. 217 BCE  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Physician and court doctor of *Ptolemy (1) IV (Philopator), follower of *Herophilus. Works: Νάρθηξ (a pharmacopoeia, with descriptions of plants and roots); Περὶ δακέτων (on snake-bites); Περὶ τῶν ... More

anecdote  

Simon Goldhill

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Jan 2018
An anecdote in English means a short and pointed narrative, often of a biographical nature, which is not usually attributed to an author. The ancient Greek word anekdotos means no more than ... More

Anonymus Antatticista  

M. B. Trapp

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Mar 2016
Anonymus Antatticista (Ἀνταττικιστής), a contemporary opponent of *Phrynichus (3) the Atticist, who cites from good, but not always Attic, writers many words which Phrynichus condemns. ... More

Anonymus Seguerianus  

M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015

Anonymus Seguerianus wrote a treatise on the formal style (πολιτικὸς λόγος), which contains frequent references to the work of *Alexander (12) son of Numenius.

Antagoras of Rhodes  

Richard Hunter

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Dec 2015
Antagoras of Rhodes wrote an epic Thebais, epigrams, and other poems (fr. 1 Powell, verses in hymnal style on Eros, seems to be echoed by *Callimachus (3), Hymn 1. 5). Like *Aratus (1), Antagoras ... More

anthology  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron and P. J. Parsons

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Mar 2016
Is not used in the modern sense before *Diogenianus (2). Many Hellenistic poets published books of epigrams: PMil. Vogl. VIII. 309 and PColon. 5. 204 are from collections by *Posidippus (2) and ... More

Antidorus, of Cyme, c. 300 BCE  

John Francis Lockwood and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Antidorus may have been the first to abandon the name κριτικός and to call himself γραμματικός (Clem. Al. Strom. 1. 16. 79). He wrote a work on Homer and Hesiod, of which the form and content are ... More

Antigenes  

Bernhard Zimmermann

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Mar 2016
Antigenes, Attic *dithyrambic poet, who wrote a dedicatory poem for tripods won at the Dionysian competition (see dionysia) by the Acamantis tribe (see phylai). The poem, preserved at ... More

Antigone (1)  

Andrew Brown

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Mar 2016
Antigone (1), daughter of *Oedipus and Iocasta, sister of *Eteocles, Polynices and Ismene. *Sophocles (1)'s Antigone deals with events after the Theban War, in which Eteocles and ... More

Antigonus (4), of Carystus, writer and bronze-worker, fl. c. 240 BCE  

Frank William Walbank and Andrew F. Stewart

Antigonus (4) of Carystus (fl. c. 240 BCE), writer and bronzeworker, lived at Athens and (apparently) at *Pergamum. An inferior anecdotal collection survives: (a) Ἱστοριῶν ... More

Antimachus, of Colophon, Greek poet and scholar  

F. Williams

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Dec 2015
He may have been taught by *Stesimbrotus of Thasos; Plutarch, Lys. 18. 8 says he competed at the Lysandreia festival in Samos in *Lysander's presence (therefore before 395 bce); his younger friend ... More

Antinous (1), mythical suitor of Penelope in the Odyssey  

Nicholas J. Richardson

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Mar 2016

Antinous (1), son of Eupeithes (Od. 1. 383), ringleader of *Penelope's suitors, and first to be killed by *Odysseus, whose kingship he is said to have wished to usurp (Od. 22. 8–53).

Antipater (3), of Sidon, Greek poet of epigrams, 2nd cent. BCE  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron and Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Antipater (3), of Sidon, author of about 75 mainly funerary or ecphrastic epigrams in the Greek Anthology (see anthology). Anth. Pal. 9. 151 commemorates the sack of *Corinth (146 bce). An ... More

Antipater (5), of Thessalonica, Greek poet of epigrams, end of 1st cent. BCE  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron

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Dec 2015
Antipater (5), of Thessalonica, wrote (at Rome) 80-odd graceful epigrams included in the Garland of *Philippus (2), ecphrastic, dedicatory, and funerary. A client of L. *Calpurnius Piso ... More

Antiphanes  

Kenneth Dover

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Dec 2015
Antiphanes, poet of Middle Comedy (see comedy (greek), middle), exhibited his first play about 385 bce (Anon. De Com. 45 p. 10) and won thirteen victories (Suda, entry under the name), eight of them ... More

Antiphon (3), Greek tragic poet  

Andrew Brown

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Dec 2015
Antiphon (3), tragic poet put to death by *Dionysius (1) I of Syracuse (Arist. Rh. 2. 6). Anecdotes belonging to him are attached to *Antiphon (1) in the biographical tradition (Philostr. ... More

Antonius Diogenes  

Ewen Bowie

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Dec 2015
Antonius Diogenes, Greek writer of ‘The Incredible Things Beyond *Thule’ (Τὰ ὑπὲρ Θούλην ἅπιστα), a novel (see novel, greek) in 24 books known only from *Photius' confusing epitome (Bibl. ... More

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