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Tyrannio (1), 'the Elder', Aristarchan teacher at Rome, early 1st cent. BCE  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes, Robert Browning, and Nigel Wilson

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Mar 2016
Theophrastus, son of Epicratides, of *Amisus (where his teacher nicknamed him Tyrannio), afterwards a pupil of *Dionysius (15) Thrax, was brought by L. *Licinius Lucullus (2) as prisoner to Rome, ... More

Tyrannio (2) , 'the Younger', grammarian, 1st cent. BCE  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes and Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Tyrannio (2) the Younger, son of Artemidorus, a *Phoenician, originally named Diocles, was brought as a prisoner to Rome and freed by *Terentia, the widow of *Cicero. He was a pupil of ... More

Tyro  

Richard Hunter

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Mar 2016
Tyro, in mythology, daughter of *Salmoneus and mother (by Cretheus) of *Jason(1)'s father Aeson and (by *Poseidon) of the twins *Pelias and *Neleus. Tyro loved the river *Enipeus, but Poseidon ... More

Tyrtaeus  

Martin Litchfield West

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Mar 2016
Tyrtaeus, Spartan elegiac poet of the mid-7th cent. bce. His works are said to have filled five books; some 250 lines or parts of lines survive in quotations and papyri. They are of great historical ... More

Tzetzes, Johannes, 12th cent. CE  

Peter Barr Reid Forbes, Robert Browning, and Nigel Wilson

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Mar 2016
Johannes Tzetzes (12th cent. ce), a copious, careless, quarrelsome Byzantine polymath. In his youth he wrote (ce 1143) a commentary on *Homer's Iliad of which the greater part is still unpublished, ... More

Ulpianus, of Ascalon  

Nigel Wilson

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Dec 2015
Ulpianus of Ascalon taught rhetoric at *Emesa and *Antioch (1) in the reign of Constantine (324–37 ce) and wrote a number of declamations and rhetorical works (no longer extant). He is the reputed ... More

Uranius, Greek writer about Arabia  

Simon Hornblower

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Jun 2016
His date is not quite certain, but 4th century ce (rather than three centuries earlier) seems likeliest. He is a source for much of the Arabian information in Stephanus of Byzantium, in ... More

warfare, attitudes to, Greek and Hellenistic  

Michel Austin

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Mar 2016
Homer'sIliad, a poem about war, does not glorify war: it celebrates martial prowess but also portrays the sufferings caused by war, and *Ares, god of war, is rebuked by Zeus as the most hateful of ... More

Xanthus (1), Greek poet  

P. J. Parsons

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Mar 2016
Poet mentioned by *Stesichorus, who adapted many works from him, including the Oresteia; he presented *Heracles in his Homeric guise, and said that Laodice (cf. Il. 9. 145) was renamed Electra ... More

Xenarchus (1), Sicilian mime-writer  

Simon Hornblower

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Mar 2016

Sicilian mime-writer (see mime) of the late 5th cent. bce, son of *Sophron.

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