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Claudius Charax, Aulus

Of Pergamum, Greek historian and Roman senator. He held a legionary command in Britain, governed Cilicia, and was suffect consul in ad 147 (L'Année Épigraphique 1961, 320). A well-known ...

Claudius Charax, Aulus

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Antony J. S. Spawforth

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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108 words

... Charax, Aulus , of Pergamum , Greek historian and Roman senator . He held a legionary command in Britain, governed Cilicia, and was suffect consul in ad 147 ( AE 1961 , 320). A well-known figure in the Greek cultural revival of his day (note IG 5. 1. 71, col. 3, lines 5, 8, 25: term as Spartan patronomos ; see second sophistic ), he wrote a (lost) universal history ( Hellenica ) in 40 books. Full of mythoi or anecdotal digressions of a more or less fabulous nature, it was still read in the Byzantine Middle Ages. FGrH 103. O....

Claudius Charax, Aulus

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Of Pergamum, Greek historian and Roman senator. He held a legionary command in Britain, governed Cilicia, and was suffect consul in ad 147 (L'Année Épigraphique 1961, 320). A well-known figure ...

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