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Archippus  

Kenneth Dover

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Dec 2015
Athenian comic poet. We have six titles, and four other plays were variously attributed to Archippus or *Aristophanes (1). Archippus may have been the man of that name denounced in 415 bce for ... More

Arctinus  

Martin Litchfield West

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Dec 2015

Arctinus, of Miletus, shadowy poet to whom several poems of the *Epic Cycle were sometimes ascribed. Chronographers give the worthless datings 775 and 744/1 bce.

Aretaeus  

William David Ross

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Dec 2015
Aretaeus, of *Cappadocia, medical author, a contemporary of *Galen (c. 150–200 ce), wrote in Ionic in imitation of Hippocrates (2). Works (extant but incomplete): On the Causes and Symptoms of Acute ... More

Argas  

Bernhard Zimmermann

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Dec 2015
(first half of the 4th cent. bce), citharode and poet. According to the Peripatetic *Phaenias (fr. 10 Wehrli) he could not achieve the quality of *Terpander or Phrynis (cf. Alexis fr. 19; ... More

Argentarius  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron

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Dec 2015

Argentarius, witty Greek rhetor in Augustan Rome (Sen. Controv. 9. 3. 12–13), disciple of L. *Cestius Pius. Perhaps identical with the next.

Argentarius, Marcus  

Alan Douglas Edward Cameron

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Dec 2015
Argentarius, Marcus (?Augustan), author of 36 elegant, witty epigrams included in the Garland of *Philippus (2), influenced by the best Hellenistic epigrammatists (*Leonidas (2), ... More

Argonauts, mythical hero group from Greek epic  

Richard Hunter

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Mar 2016
Argonauts, one of the earliest (cf. Hom. Od. 12. 69–72) and most important Greek sagas, set in the generation before the Trojan War and involving heroes particularly associated with *Thessaly, ... More

Arion (2)  

Richard Seaford

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Dec 2015
Arion (2), a citharode from *Methymna in Lesbos, spent most of his life at the court of the Corinthian tyrant *Periander, who ruled from about 625 to 585 bce. He was said to have been ... More

Aristagoras (2), Greek comic poet  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Dec 2015

Aristagoras (2), comic writer of uncertain date. His Μαμμάκυθος (‘Simpleton’) was possibly a revision of *Metagenes' Αὖραι (‘Breezes’).

Aristarchus (2), of Samothrace, librarian of Alexandria (1), c. 216–144 BCE  

John Francis Lockwood, Robert Browning, and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Aristarchus (2), of *Samothrace (c.216–144 bce), belonged to the school of *Aristophanes (2) of Byzantium at *Alexandria (1) and was tutor of Ptolemy VII son of Ptolemy Philometor (see ptolemy (1)). ... More

Aristarchus (3), of Tegea, Greek tragic poet, mid-5th cent. BCE  

Andrew Brown

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Dec 2015
Aristarchus (3), of *Tegea, tragic poet, dated by *Eusebius to 454/3 bce (date of first victory?) and called a contemporary of *Euripides by the *Suda, which says that he wrote 70 plays and won two ... More

Aristides (2), Greek writer  

Ewen Bowie

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Dec 2015
Greek writer (origin unknown) of Milesian Tales (Μιλησιακά). A copy was allegedly found in a Roman officer's kit after the battle of *Carrhae (Plut. Crass. 32. 4–6). This story, and the translation ... More

Aristides, Publius Aelius, 117–after 181 CE  

Erik Robertson Dodds and M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015
Publius Aelius Aristides (117–after 181 ce), sophist (see second sophistic) and man of letters. Born at Hadrianotherae in Mysia, he was a pupil of Alexander of Cotiaeum and studied in Athens and ... More

Aristomenes (2), Athenian comic poet, late 5th cent. BCE  

Kenneth Dover

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Dec 2015
Aristomenes (2), Athenian comic poet, competed c.440 bce (IG 22. 2325. 120), and probably the poet whose plays span the period 440–390 in IG 14. 1097. 10 ff. He may also be the man of that name ... More

Aristonicus (2)  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes and Robert Browning

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Dec 2015
Aristonicus (2), son of Ptolemaeus, an Alexandrian grammarian (see alexandria (1)) of the Augustan age (Strabo 1. 2. 31). Much of his chief work—on the Aristarchan recensions of *Homer (see ... More

Aristonous  

Bernhard Zimmermann

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Dec 2015
Corinthian citharode. On a stele found at Delphi (BCH 1894, 563 ff.) the Delphians (see delphi) give to him and his descendants privileges because of his *hymns. Two hymns are preserved in ... More

Aristonymus, comic writer and contemporary of Aristophanes (1)  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Dec 2015

Aristonymus comic writer and contemporary of *Aristophanes (1), whom he ridicules (fr. 3).

Aristophanes (1), Athenian poet of Old Comedy, 2nd half of 5th cent. BCE  

Kenneth Dover and Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Aristophanes (1), the greatest poet of the Old Attic Comedy (see comedy (greek) old), was a native of *Athens and a member of the Athenian deme (see demes, demoi). He was the son of Philippus and he ... More

Aristophanes (2), of Byzantium, librarian of Alexandria, c. 257–180 BCE  

John Francis Lockwood and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Aristophanes of Byzantium (probably c. 257–180 bce) succeeded *Eratosthenes as head of the Alexandrian Library (c.194 bce). He was a scholar of wide learning, famous for his linguistic, literary, ... More

Arrian, c. 86–160 CE  

Albert Brian Bosworth

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Dec 2015
Born in *Nicomedia in *Bithynia, he held local office and pursued studies with *Epictetus, whose lectures he later published (allegedly verbatim) as the Discourses and summarized in the Encheiridion ... More

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