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Anyte  

Gilbert Highet and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Anyte of *Tegea(fl. early 3rd cent. bc), an Arcadian poetess, much admired in her time and thereafter. About eighteen of her Doric epigrams, mostly funerary, are in the Greek Anthology, and one is ... More

Apion  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Apion (fl. 1st cent. ce), son of Posidonius, a Greek (or Graeco-Egyptian) born in El Kargeh oasis, where he studied under *Didymus (1) and succeeded *Theon (1) as head of the *Alexandrian school. He ... More

Apollodorus (2), of Gela, Greek New Comedy poet  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Dec 2015
Apollodorus (2), of *Gela, New Comedy poet (see comedy (greek), new), contemporary of *Menander (1) (Sudaα 3405). He has sometimes been identified with *Apollodorus (3) of Carystus, but quoters (Ath. ... More

Apollodorus (3), 'the Athenian', of Carystus, Greek New Comedy poet, 3rd cent. BCE  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Dec 2015
Apollodorus (3), of Carystus, New Comedy poet (see comedy (greek), new), more famous than *Apollodorus (2) of Gela, and sometimes referred to as ‘the Athenian’ (which may imply the grant ... More

Apollodorus (5), of Pergamum, Greek rhetor, 1st cent. BCE  

Donald Russell

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Dec 2015
Apollodorus (5), of Pergamum, was the rhetor chosen by *Caesar to take charge of the education of C. Octavius, the future *Augustus, in 45 bce (Suet. Aug. 89). His ‘Art of Rhetoric’ ... More

Apollodorus (6), of Athens, Greek author, c. 180–after 120 BCE  

Kenneth S. Sacks

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Dec 2015
Apollodorus (6), of Athens (c.180–after 120 bce), studied in Athens with the Stoic *Diogenes (3) of Babylon, collaborated with *Aristarchus (2) in Alexandria, perhaps fled (in 146 ?), probably to ... More

Apollonius (11) Sophista, c. 100 CE  

John Francis Lockwood and Robert Browning

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (11) Sophista (c. 100 ce) compiled a Lexicon Homericum which is extant in an abridged form (ed. I. Bekker, 1833). A fragment of the unabridged work survives in a Bodleian papyrus. He used ... More

Apollonius (13), Dyscolus, of Alexandria, Greek grammarian, 2nd cent. CE  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes, Robert Browning, and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (13), son of Mnesitheus, nicknamed Dyscolus, of *Alexandria (1) (2nd cent. ce). Of his life little is known; apart from a short visit to Rome, he did not leave Alexandria, and it is not ... More

Apollonius (1) Rhodius  

Richard Hunter

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (1) Rhodius, a major literary figure of 3rd-century bce*Alexandria (1), and poet of the Argonautica, the only extant Greek hexameter *epic written between *Homer and the Roman imperial ... More

Apollonius (4), 'ὁ μαλακός', of Alabanda, Greek teacher, 2nd cent. BCE  

M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (4) (2nd cent. bce), of *Alabanda, called ὁμαλακός (‘soft’, ‘cissy’), a pupil of Menecles, founded a school of rhetoric at Rhodes, visited by Q. *Mucius Scaevola (1) and M. ... More

Apollonius (5), Greek author of Historiae thaumasiai  

Richard Hunter

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Dec 2015

Apollonius (5), ? 2nd cent. bce, author of Historiai thaumasiai, a *paradoxographical compilation from earlier writers, preserved in Palatinus Graecus 398.

Apollonius (9) Molon  

M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (9) Molon (1st cent. bce), of *Alabanda, rhetor and grammarian, was a pupil of Menecles; he lectured at Rhodes and visited Rome (87 and 81 bce), teaching *Cicero and other ... More

Apollophanes  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Dec 2015
Apollophanes, Athenian Old *Comedy poet with one victory at the *Lenaea (IG 22. 2325. 132 = 5 C 1 col. 2. 6 Mette). In his Κρῆτες (Cretans) one character spoke Doric (fr. 7 KA = 6 K) (see ... More

Appian  

Kai Brodersen

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Dec 2015
Appian (Ἀππιανός) of Alexandria, Greek historian. Born in *Alexandria (1) at the end of the 1st cent. ce, he experienced the Jewish rising of ce 116/7, became a Roman citizen, moved to Rome as an ... More

Apsines  

M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015
Apsines, Athenian rhetor and rival of a Fronto of Emesa; author of On Figures, Investigations, and Declamations. His Rhetoric (Τέχνη), now heavily interpolated, drew extensively on ... More

Araros  

Kenneth Dover

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Dec 2015
Araros (Ἀραρώς), son of *Aristophanes (1), produced (after 388 bce) two of his father's plays, Kokalos and Aiolosikon (hyp. 4 Ar. Plut,). The first play of his own was produced in 375; we ... More

Arcadius (1)  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes and Robert Browning

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Dec 2015
Arcadius (1), of Antiocheia, a grammarian, of the later empire, who wrote a (lost) Ὀνοματικόν (table of noun inflexions). To him is falsely ascribed an extant epitome from *Herodian (1), ... More

Archedicus  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Dec 2015

Archedicus, New *Comedy poet, who slandered *Demochares, nephew of *Demosthenes (2) (fr. 4 and Polyb. 12. 13).

Archestratus, of Gela, poet, mid-4th cent. BCE  

Richard Hunter

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Dec 2015
Some 340 hexameters are preserved by *Athenaeus (1) from the Hēdupatheia (also cited as Gastronomia Deipnologia, and Opsopoiia), a culinary tour of the Mediterranean, which *Ennius was later to ... More

Archilochus  

Martin Litchfield West

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Dec 2015
Greek iambic and elegiac poet, from *Paros. He mentioned *Gyges, who died c.652 bce (fr. 19), and a total solar eclipse which was almost certainly that of 6 April 648 (fr. 122); a memorial to his ... More

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