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Amarantus  

John Francis Lockwood

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Dec 2015
Amarantus, of Alexandria (1) (1st–2nd cent. ce), an older contemporary of *Galen (Gal. 14. 208; Ath. 8. 343 f.), was the author of a commentary on *Theocritus (Etym. Magn. 156. 30, 273. 41), perhaps ... More

Ameipsias  

Kenneth Dover

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Dec 2015
Ameipsias, Athenian comic poet, contemporary with *Aristophanes (1). His Connus (see phrynichus (2)) was placed second to *Cratinus' Pytine and above *Aristophanes (1)'s Clouds in 423 bce ... More

Amelesagoras  

Richard Hunter

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Dec 2015
Amelesagoras, pseudonymous author of an *Atthis (c. 300 bce), who seems to have presented himself as an Eleusinian prophet (see eleusis), the name may be connected with Ameles, an Underworld river ... More

Ammonius (1)  

John Francis Lockwood and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Ammonius (1), pupil and successor of *Aristarchus (2) (schol. Il. 10. 397; Suda, entry under the name), wrote besides a commentary on Homer (POxy. 2. 121), other works on the Homeric ... More

Amphis  

Geoffrey Arnott

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Mar 2016
Amphis, Middle *comedy poet. His 28 titles come chiefly from mythology or daily life, but Gynaecocratia (‘Government by Women’) sounds like an Aristophanic theme, and Dithyrambus (‘*dithyramb’) may ... More

Anacreon, lyric poet  

C. Carey

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Dec 2015
Anacreon lyric poet, native of *Teos. Little is known of his life. Born perhaps c. 575–570 (Eusebius gives his floruit as 536/5), he probably joined in the foundation of *Abdera in Thrace by the ... More

Anacreontea  

Martin Litchfield West

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Dec 2015
Anacreontea, a collection of some 62 Greek poems preserved in the MS of the Palatine Anthology under the heading ‘Anacreon of Teos’ Sympotic Hemiambics'. Some of them refer to *Anacreon or actually ... More

Anaxandrides  

Kenneth Dover and Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Anaxandrides, Middle Comedy poet (see comedy (greek), middle), possibly of Rhodian birth (Ath. 374b; see rhodes), won the first prize ten times (Suda, entry under the name), three times at ... More

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

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