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Boeotia

Boeotia  

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A region of ancient Greece, of which the chief city was Thebes, according to legend founded by Cadmus. Boeotia was traditionally proverbial among Athenians for the dullness and stupidity of its ...
Eunapios of Sardis

Eunapios of Sardis  

Pagan writer and historian; born Sardis 345/6 (PLRE 1:296) or 349 (R. Goulet, JHS 100 [1980] 67), died after 414. Eunapios (Εὑνάπιος) lived mainly in Sardis, apart from five student ...
Eunapius

Eunapius  

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Greek sophist and historian, was born at Sardis c.ad 345 and studied there under Chrysanthius, and later in Athens under Prohaeresius. When he returned to Sardis he entered the circle of local ...
Herennius Dexippus, Publius

Herennius Dexippus, Publius  

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Athenian notable and historian (3rd cent. ad), author of (1) an account of the Successor-period (Τὰ μετὰ Ἀλέξανδρον), lost; (2) a History from mythical times to ad 269/70 in twelve ...
Olympiodoros of Alexandria

Olympiodoros of Alexandria  

Neoplatonist philosopher; born ca.500, died after 564/5.A pupil of Ammonios, Olympiodoros (᾽Ολυμπιόδωρος) taught philosophy in Alexandria and achieved fame as the “Great Philosopher.” His ...
Olympiodorus

Olympiodorus  

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Of Thebes (2) (Egypt), Greek historian. Born before ad 380, he died after 425. We do not know where he lived, but we are informed that in 412 he was ...
Prokonnesos

Prokonnesos  

(Προικόννησος, mod. Marmara), the largest island in the Sea of Marmara, close to the city of Kyzikos. It was famous for its marble quarries, which continued production during the late ...

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