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Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Greek critic and historian, lived and taught rhetoric at Rome, arriving ‘at the time Augustus put an end to the civil war’, and publishing the first part of his Roman Antiquities (Rhōmaïkē ...

Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Dionysius of Halicarnassus (c.60 bce–c.7 bce)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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... of Halicarnassus ( c.60 bce –c.7 bce ), Greek historian and literary critic . Dionysius was of a patrician family in his native Halicarnassus, and his admiration for the Romans stemmed from his confidence in their ability to reassert the traditional political power of the Greek elite. Actium ( 31 bce ) was the event that dated Dionysius’ move to Rome, and possibly precipitated it. By his own account he spent more than twenty-two years there, studying Latin, researching at least some archives, speaking with Roman authorities, and writing his...

Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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Donald Andrew Frank Moore Russell

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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... of Halicarnassus , Greek critic and historian , lived and taught rhetoric at Rome, arriving ‘at the time Augustus put an end to the civil war’, and publishing the first part of his Roman Antiquities ( Rhōmaikē archaiologia ) 22 years later ( Ant. Rom. 1. 7). This great work was in twenty books, going down to the outbreak of the First Punic War; we have the first eleven (to 441 bc ), with excerpts from the others. Dionysius used the legends of Rome’s origins to demonstrate that it was really a Greek city, and his whole history is an...

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Donald Andrew Frank Moore Russell

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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... of Halicarnassus , Greek critic and historian, lived and taught rhetoric at Rome, arriving ‘at the time Augustus put an end to the civil war’, and publishing the first part of his Roman Antiquities ( Rhōmaïkē archaiologia ) 22 years later ( Ant. Rom. 1. 7). This great work was in twenty books, going down to the outbreak of the First Punic War (i.e. Roman war against Carthage); we have the first eleven (to 441 bc ), with excerpts from the others. Dionysius used the legends of Rome's origins to demonstrate that it was really a Greek city, and his...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0ofHalicarnassus Dionysius of Halicarnassus fl. 30 – 7 bc Greek historian History is philosophy from examples. Ars Rhetorica ch. 11, sect. 2 history is philosophy History is philosophy philosophy from ...

Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...001 Dionysius of Halicarnassus fl. 30–7 bc Greek historian , resident in Rome from 30 bc History is philosophy from examples. Ars Rhetorica ch. 11, sect. 2 history is philosophy History is philosophy philosophy from ...

Halicarnassus, Dionysius of

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Dionysius of Halicarnassus

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Greek critic and historian, lived and taught rhetoric at Rome, arriving ‘at the time Augustus put an end to the civil war’, and publishing the first part of his Roman Antiquities (Rhōmaïkē ...
Extra-canonical early Christian literature

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J. K. Elliott and J. K. Elliott

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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...Despite alleged links between the apocryphal Acts and Polybius, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Tacitus, and Josephus, the main inspiration behind the apocryphal Acts was the canonical Acts. 15. The above sampling of some of the more sensational contents of the apocrypha could reinforce the commonly held view of this material. A more profitable reading of the texts looks for the motives behind these stories. And there are often positive theological points to be seen. 16. A brief survey of the canonical Acts will allow comparisons to be made. In Acts the...

Essay with Commentary on Post-Biblical Jewish Literature

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Philip S. Alexander

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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... Antiquities of the Jews ( anth a .6). Josephus ( c. 37– c. 100 ce ) was a Palestinian Jew of priestly family who went over to the Roman side during the First Jewish War against Rome (66–74 ce ). Later in life he lived in Rome, where he enjoyed imperial patronage. He adopted the role of apologist for the Jews and attempted to explain Jewish history, belief, and practice to the educated Gentile world of his day. His Jewish Antiquities is modelled on the great history of Rome—the Roman Antiquities —by Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Written in very...

Vennonius

Vennonius  

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An early Roman author, now lost, whose history Cicero greatly regrets not to have at hand (Epistulae ad Atticum 12. 3. 1; cf. De legibus 1. 6). He is cited by Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus, 4. ...
Panyassis

Panyassis  

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Of Halicarnassus (5th cent. bc), uncle or cousin of Herodotus (1), wrote an epic about Heracles in fourteen books, which was quite well regarded by literary critics (Dionysius Halicarnassensis De ...
Aristodemus Malacus

Aristodemus Malacus  

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(‘the Effeminate’), tyrant of Cumae, 504–c. 490 bc. An account of the career of this colourful tyrant in Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus (7. 3–11) derives, probably via Timaeus (2) from ...
Myrsilus

Myrsilus  

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Of Methymna (fl. c.250 bc), wrote a history of Lesbos and Historical Paradoxes. Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus (Antiquitates Romanae 1. 23) quotes him extensively on the Pelasgians or Tyrrhenians. ...
Claudius Crassus Inregillensis Sabinus, Appius

Claudius Crassus Inregillensis Sabinus, Appius  

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(RE 123)was consul 471 bc. According to Livy and Dionysius (7) of Halicarnassus he was the leading member of the First Decemvirate, which drew up the first ten of ...
Asianism

Asianism  

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The Greek orators of Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period developed a new style of oratory, marked by wordplay, emotional effect, bombast, and rhythm; some idea of it can be ...
Menenius Lanatus, Agrippa

Menenius Lanatus, Agrippa  

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(RE 12)consul 503 bc, reputedly used a (Greek) political parable of the self-destructive refusal of the limbs to feed the stomach to convince the plebs of the futility of ...

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