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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

Demetrius

Demetrius (20) (probably 1st cent. ad)(of Troezen)   Reference library

Michael Burney Trapp

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... (20) , of Troezen ( probably 1st cent. ad ) , wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists . Ath. 1. 29a; Diog. Laert. 8. 74. Michael Burney...

Stratocles

Stratocles   Reference library

R. M. Errington

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...from the deme of Diomeia ( c. 355 to after 292 bc ). He was the official prosecutor of Harpalus (Din. 1. 1. 20) ( 324 / 3 ). After Demetrius (4) 's democratic restoration in 307 , Stratocles distinguished himself by unscrupulous demagogy and excessive praise of Demetrius and his entourage, whose agent in Athens he became. Inscriptions confirm Plutarch's unsavoury picture of him ( Demetr. 11 ff.). His influence disappeared with Demetrius' defeat at Ipsus ( 301 ), but his recovery of Athens in 294 brought Stratocles back to the fore: his honorary...

Eucratides I

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Frank L. Holt

Who's Who in the Classical World

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...seized power in Bactria, and then waged wars in Sogdiana, Arachosia, Drangiana, Aria, and finally NW India. His principal adversary was probably King Demetrius I (son of Euthydemus I , though some argue for Demetrius II ). After enduring a long siege, Eucratides overcame Demetrius and claimed the territories of Parapamisadae and Gandhara. It is likely that he also defeated the relatives of Demetrius I , including the ephemeral kings Euthydemus II , Agathocles, and Pantaleon. A campaign against Menander I is also possible. The career of Eucratides...

Eucratides I

Eucratides I (170–145)   Reference library

Frank L. Holt

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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...seized power in Bactria, and then waged wars in Sogdiana, Arachosia, Drangiana, Aria, and finally NW India. His principal adversary was probably King Demetrius I (son of Euthydemus I), though some argue for Demetrius II. After enduring a long siege, Eucratides overcame Demetrius and claimed the territories of Parapamisadae and Gandhara. It is likely that he also defeated the relatives of Demetrius I, including the ephemeral kings Euthydemus II, Agathocles, and Pantaleon. A campaign against Menander I is also possible. The career of Eucratides may be traced...

Eucratides I

Eucratides I (c.170–145 bc)((‘the Great’))   Reference library

Frank L. Holt

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...seized power in Bactria, and then waged wars in Sogdiana, Arachosia, Drangiana, Aria, and finally NW India. His principal adversary was probably King Demetrius (8) I (son of Euthydemus I), though some argue for Demetrius (9) II . After enduring a long siege, Eucratides overcame Demetrius and claimed the territories of Parapamisadae and Gandhara . It is likely that he also defeated the relatives of Demetrius I, including the ephemeral kings Euthydemus (3) II , Agathocles, and Pantaleon. A campaign against Menander ( 2 ) I is also possible. The career of...

Clodius (RE 58) Thrasea Paetus, Publius

Clodius (RE 58) Thrasea Paetus, Publius   Reference library

George Clement Whittick and Miriam T. Griffin

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...servility, he showed opposition by abstention. Condemned under Nero in ad 66 , he committed suicide in the presence of his son-in-law Helvidius Priscus and the Cynic philosopher Demetrius (19) but dissuaded his wife Arria (2) from taking her life, as he had once tried to dissuade her mother. Tac. Ann. 13. 49; 14. 12, 48–9; 15.20–1; 16.21–35; Plin. Ep. 3. 16. 10; 6.20; 8.22.; R. Syme , Tacitus , 556 ff.; M. T. Griffin , Nero ; J. Geiger , Athenaeum 1979, 48 ff. George Clement Whittick / Miriam T....

Ipsus, Battle of

Ipsus, Battle of   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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...a hail of javelins. Only a single attendant, Thorax of Larissa, remained with the body, which was later accorded a royal funeral. Unfortunately, Plutarch's emotional account ( Life of Demetrius 29.4–8) is the sole continuous description of Ipsus, as the narrative in Diodorus’ Library of History breaks off at book 20 after recounting the preliminary maneuvers of the protagonists in the previous year. Most of book 21 of Library of History , probably decanting Hieronymus of Cardia's eyewitness version of the battle, is lost. However, a fragmentary Babylonian...

Antigonus Monophthalmus

Antigonus Monophthalmus (c.382–301bce)   Reference library

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...Aided by his dashing son, Demetrius Poliorcetes, Antigonus warred against his rivals for the rest of his life, founding cities to try to build support. When a peace made in 311 bce with principal rivals fell apart, he sought help from Greek cities, proclaiming that he wanted to promote “freedom for the Greeks.” He dispatched Demetrius to liberate Greek cities under the control of the Macedonian Cassander, and when Demetrius freed Athens in 307 bce , the Athenians declared him and Antigonus to be gods. When Demetrius defeated Ptolemy's navy in 306 ...

Raphia, battle of

Raphia, battle of   Reference library

John F. Lazenby

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...on whether the 20,000 native Egyptians, recruited for the first time, were included in the 25,000-strong phalanx also mentioned by Polybius (5. 65), or additional: in the former case he had 50,000 infantry, in the latter 70,000; Antiochus had 62,000 infantry, 6,000 cavalry, and 102 Indian elephants. The battle opened with Antiochus' 60 right-wing elephants charging the 40 on Ptolemy's left, and when the latter gave way, Antiochus followed with a successful cavalry attack, led by himself. Antiochus' left was, however, defeated, and as Demetrius ( 4 ) had...

Pyrrhus

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Peter Sidney Derow

Who's Who in the Classical World

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...and the Paeonian king Audoleon, whose daughters he also married. Conflict with Demetrius (from 291 ), now king of Macedon, saw substantial gains in Thessaly and Macedonia, but these were largely lost later to Lysimachus ( 284 ). Appealed to by the Tarentines (as his uncle Alexander of Epirus and the Spartans Archidamus III and Cleonymus before him), Pyrrhus went to assist them in their Hellenic struggle against Rome. With a force of 25,000 infantry, 3,000 horse, and 20 elephants he defeated the Romans at Heraclea ( 280 ), though not without loss, and...

Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus (319–272)   Reference library

Peter Sidney Derow

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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...and the Paeonian king Audoleon , whose daughters he also married. Conflict with Demetrius (from 291), now king of Macedon, saw substantial gains in Thessaly and Macedonia, but these were largely lost later to Lysimachus (284). Appealed to by the Tarentines (as his uncle Alexander of Epirus and the Spartans King Archidamus III and Cleonymus before him), Pyrrhus went to assist them in their Hellenic struggle against Rome. With a force of 25,000 infantry, 3,000 horse, and 20 elephants he defeated the Romans at Heraclea (mod. Policoro) (280), though not...

Hieronymus, of Cardia

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Albert Brian Bosworth

Who's Who in the Classical World

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...of Ipsus ( 301 ), and under Demetrius the Besieger governed Thebes after its revolt in 293 . He ended his days with Antigonus Gonatas . His great history spanned the period from Alexander the Great 's death ( 323 ) to at least the death of Pyrrhus ( 272 ). It was Diodorus Siculus ' authority for Greek affairs in bks. 18–20, and was used extensively by Plutarch , Arrian , and Justin. The extant fragments only hint at its dimensions and content. The main evidence is Diodorus' digest of his work, which in bks. 18–20 abruptly rises to a quality not...

Hieronymus of Cardia

Hieronymus of Cardia   Reference library

Albert Brian Bosworth

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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...Ipsus ( 301 ), and under Demetrius Poliorcetes (‘the Besieger’) governed Thebes after its revolt in 293 . He ended his days with Antigonus Gonatas . His great history spanned the period from Alexander the Great ’s death ( 323 ) to at least the death of Pyrrhus ( 272 ). It was Diodorus Siculus’ authority for Greek affairs in bks. 18–20, and was used extensively by Plutarch , Arrian , and Justin. The extant fragments only hint at its dimensions and content. The main evidence is Diodorus’ digest of his work, which in bks. 18–20 abruptly rises to a...

Hieronymus

Hieronymus (1)(of *Cardia)   Reference library

Albert Brian Bosworth

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( 301 ), and under Demetrius (4) Poliorcetes governed Thebes (1) after its revolt in 293 . He ended his days with Antigonus (2) Gonatas. His great history spanned the period from Alexander (3) the Great's death ( 323 ) to at least the death of Pyrrhus ( 272 ). It was Diodorus (3) Siculus' authority for Greek affairs in bks. 18–20, and was used extensively by Plutarch , Arrian , and Justin. The extant fragments only hint at its dimensions and content. The main evidence is Diodorus' digest of his work, which in bks. 18–20 abruptly rises to a...

Diadochi and Successor Kingdoms

Diadochi and Successor Kingdoms   Reference library

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...increasingly accessible, though these are often not effectively integrated into historical reconstructions by modern scholars. Books 18–20 of Diodorus Siculus’ Bibliothēkē ( Library of History ; first century bce ) contain the fullest extant account of the years 323–301 , and this may be supplemented and extended by Plutarch's relevant Vitae parallelae ( Parallel Lives )—the Phocion , Demosthenes , Eumenes , Demetrius , and Pyrrhus —and the generalized epitome of Pompeius Trogus’ lost Historiae Philippicae ( Philippic History ) by Justin. Book 10 of...

Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus   Reference library

Peter Sidney Derow

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...the Paeonian king Audoleon , whose daughters he also married. Conflict with Demetrius (from 291 ), now king of Macedon, saw substantial gains in Thessaly and Macedonia, but these were largely lost later to Lysimachus ( 284 ). Appealed to by the Tarentines (as his uncle Alexander (6) of Epirus and the Spartans Archidamus III and Cleonymus before him), Pyrrhus went to assist them in their Hellenic struggle against Rome. With a force of 25,000 infantry, 3,000 horse, and 20 elephants he defeated the Romans at Heraclea (1) ( 280 ), though not without...

Seleucus

Seleucus (1)   Reference library

Guy Thompson Griffith, Susan Mary Sherwin-White, and R. J. van der Spek

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...wanted Macedonia for himself. Seleucus was married to the Bactrian Princess Apame ( 324 ). Later Seleucus married Stratonice , daughter of Demetrius (4) Poliorcetes ( 298 ). However, Stratonice was passed to Antiochus as queen and wife ( 294 ), and Antiochus was dispatched to the eastern satrapies as king with full royal authority (and armies). ANCIENT SOURCES Arr. Anab , 7. 22. 5; App, Syr. ; Diod. Sic. 18-20; A. K. Grayson , Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (1975), 115 f.; J.-J. Glassner , Mesopotamian Chronicles (2004), nos. 30 and 33; I. L....

Quinctius (RE 45) Flamininus, Titus

Quinctius (RE 45) Flamininus, Titus   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...on his way, then took it upon himself to demand the extradition of Hannibal from Prusias (1) I . (Hannibal committed suicide.) With the senate working to substitute Demetrius, Philip's pro-Roman younger son, for Perseus (2) as designated successor, he hatched a plot to substitute Demetrius for Philip as king (see Polyb. 23. 3, cf. 7; Livy 40. 23, denying the charge). The result was Demetrius' execution ( 181 ). After this failure he disappears from public affairs until his death ( 174 ). A typical patrician noble, he saw his world in terms of personal...

Phaedrus or Phaeder, Gaius Julius

Phaedrus or Phaeder, Gaius Julius   Quick reference

Alessandro Schiesaro

Who's Who in the Classical World

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...of beast-tales based largely on ‘ Aesop ’, as well as jokes and instructive stories taken not only from Hellenistic collections but also from his own personal experience. His main source is likely to have been a collection of Aesopic fables compiled in prose by the Athenian Demetrius of Phaleron (late 4th cent. bc ). Philosophic weight is sought by borrowings from the chreiai (‘maxims’) and diatribe; moral instruction is generally self-contained at the beginning ( promythia ) or ending ( epimythia ) of the tale. Besides his professed purpose of providing...

Phaedrus

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Alessandro Schiesaro

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...consist of beast-tales based largely on ‘ Aesop ’, as well as jokes and instructive stories taken not only from Hellenistic collections but also from his own personal experience. His main source is likely to have been a collection of Aesopic fables compiled in prose by Demetrius (3) of Phaleron. Philosophic weight is sought by borrowings from the chreiai (‘maxims’) and diatribe ; moral instruction is generally self-contained at the beginning ( promythia ) or ending ( epimythia ) of the tale. Besides his professed purpose of providing amusement and...

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