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Achaeus (2), of Eretria, Athenian tragic poet  

Andrew Brown

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Mar 2016
Achaeus (2) of Eretria, Atheniantragic poet, to be distinguished from Achaeus of Syracuse, who may be the Achaeus who won a *Lenaean victory c.356. According to the *Suda the Eretrian was ... More

Achilles  

Andrew Brown

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Jul 2015
Achilles (Ἀχιλλεύς), son of *Peleus and *Thetis; greatest of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War; central character of *Homer's Iliad. His name may be of Mycenaean Greek origin, ... More

Achilles Tatius (1), Greek novelist  

Ewen Bowie

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Mar 2016
(see novel, greek) from *Alexandria (1), author of ‘The Story of Leucippe and Cleitophon’ (Τὰ κατὰ Λευκίππην καì Κλειτοφῶντα) in eight books. Shown by papyri to be circulating by the mid-2nd cent. ... More

Achilles Tatius (2), probably 3rd cent. CE  

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Dec 2015

Achilles Tatius (2) (probably 3rd cent. ce), author of a Greek commentary on *Aratus (1), the only surviving part of his work Περὶ σφαίρας.

Acusilaus  

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Mar 2016
Acusilaus, of Argos, lived ‘before the *Persian Wars’ (Joseph. Ap. 1–13) and compiled *genealogies, translating and correcting *Hesiod, with ingenious conjectures but no literary merit. ... More

Adrianus, of Tyre, c. 113–193 CE  

M. B. Trapp

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Mar 2016
Adrianus (Hadrianus) of Tyre (c. CE 113–93), sophist, pupil of *Herodes Atticus; held the chairs of rhetoric at Athens and Rome. One short *declamation attributed to him survives. See ... More

(Aelia) Eudocia, c. 400–460 CE  

Pavlos Avlamis

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Nov 2016
Originally named Athenais, Eudocia was the daughter of Leontius, a teacher of rhetoric. She was born in Athens (Evagrius Scholasticus Historia ecclesiastica 1.20) and probably followed her father in ... More

Aelian, 165/170–230/235 CE  

M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015
Aelian (Claudius Aelianus) (ce 165/70 –230/5), according to the Suda a freedman born in Praeneste (Palestrina), learned his Greek from the sophist Pausanias of Caesarea and was an admirer of *Herodes ... More

Aelianus, 1st–2nd cent. CE  

M. B. Trapp

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Dec 2015

Aelianus (1st–2nd cent. ce), author of a Greek Tactica, on the tactics of the Hellenistic *hoplite phalanx, heavily indebted to earlier military writers.

Aeneas Tacticus  

David Whitehead

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Dec 2015
Aeneas (Aineias) Tacticus, probably the Stymphalian general of the Arcadian koinon (see arcadian league) in 367 bce (Xen. Hell. 7. 3. 1); anyway the earlies (-surviving) and most ... More

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