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(c. 85—155 ad)

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anagnōstēs

anagnōstēs  

A reader, often an educated slave, whose duty in Roman houses was to entertain his master and guests at table by a recitation in Greek and Latin. Cicero (Epistulae ad ...
Aulus Gellius

Aulus Gellius  

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(2nd cent. ad),Roman man of letters, author of Noctes Atticae, a miscellany containing extracts from many authors, anecdotes, and short discussions on various topics. Twelve of the stories in ...
Caecilius Africanus, Sextus

Caecilius Africanus, Sextus  

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(RE 29)a Roman lawyer of the mid-2nd cent. ad and pupil of Iulianus probably came from Thuburbo Minus (mod. Tebourba) in Tunisia. He was dead when Gellius (Noctes Atticae ...
Dio Cocceianus

Dio Cocceianus  

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Later called Chrysostom (c.ad 40/50—after 110), Greek orator and popular philosopher. Born of wealthy family in Prusa in Bithynia, Dio began a career as a rhetorician at Rome, but soon fell under the ...
Diogenes Laertius

Diogenes Laertius  

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(? 3rd c. ad)Greek biographer. Diogenes is not a serious philosopher, but his book Lives of Eminent Philosophers is a major biographical source for all classical Greek and Roman philosophers until ...
Hadrian

Hadrian  

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(76–138 ad)Roman emperor (117–38). He became emperor as the adopted successor of Trajan, and spent much of his reign touring the provinces of the Empire, promoting good government and loyalty to ...
Maximus

Maximus  

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Of Tyre (2nd cent. ad), the author of 41 extant Dialexeis (‘Lectures’), apparently delivered in Rome in the reign of Commodus. They present undemanding expositions of a range of (broadly) ...
Pamphila

Pamphila  

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(RE 1)of Epidaurus, a scholar and anecdotal historian under Nero. Her chief work, ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα, ‘Historical Notes’, of which Diogenes (6) Laertius and Aulus Gellius preserve ten fragments from ...

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