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Antipater (6), procurator of Judaea, 1st cent. BCE  

Tessa Rajak

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Dec 2015
Antipater (6), father of *Herod (1) the Great, dominated the politics of Palestine for a generation and paved the way for Herod. A wealthy Idumaean, he had close contacts with the monarchy ... More

Antisthenes (2), of Rhodes, Greek historian and Peripatetic philosopher, early 2nd cent. BCE  

Kenneth S. Sacks

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Dec 2015
Antisthenes (2), of *Rhodes (fl. early 2nd cent. bce), wrote a history, perhaps of Rhodes, down to his own time (used by *Polybius (1) via *Zeno (4)). He is probably the Peripatetic philosopher who ... More

Antoninus Liberalis  

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Dec 2015

Antoninus Liberalis, *mythographer, probably of Antonine times, published a Μεταμορφώσεωνσυναγωγή (‘Collection of Metamorphoses’) based on Hellenistic sources, e.g. *Nicander.

Anytus  

Michael Gagarin

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Dec 2015
Anytus, a wealthy Athenian and democratic leader, best known as a prosecutor of *Socrates (399 bce). As general in 409, he failed to prevent the loss of *Pylos (Ath. pol. 27. 5); at his trial he ... More

Apollonius (3), chief minister of Ptolemy (1), 3rd cent. BCE  

Dorothy J. Thompson

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (3) (3rd cent. bce) served *Ptolemy (1) II as chief minister (dioikētēs) in Egypt and is best known as holder of a 10,000-aroura (2,750-ha: 6,800-acre) crown-gift estate near ... 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

Aratus (2), 271–213 BCE  

Peter Sidney Derow

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Dec 2015
*Sicyonian statesman. He fled to *Argos (1) after the murder of his father Cleinias in 264 and was educated there. In 251 he expelled the tyrant Nicocles from *Sicyon and joined the city to the ... More

Arcadian League  

James Roy

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Dec 2015
Common ethnic identity led to Arcadian federation (see federal states), particularly in the 4th cent. bce. The coin-legend Arkadikon suggests federal ambitions in the 5th cent. bce, and the Spartan ... More

Arcesilas I, II, III, IV  

Alexander John Graham and Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
Arcesilas I, II, III, IV, second, fourth, sixth, and eighth kings of the Battiads, who ruled *Cyrene from its foundation (c.630 bce) for some 200 years. Information on their reigns comes almost ... More

Archelaus (2), Macedonian king, 413–399 BCE  

C. J. Tuplin

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Dec 2015
A legitimized son of *Perdiccas (2) II, he gained the throne by murder and was eventually assassinated by two male lovers. His reign, for which see esp. Thuc. 2. 100. 2, is notable for ... More

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