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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

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

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