Ancient Greek writers

2017-07-28T19:11:41+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Cercidas, Isidore of Alexandria, Herodorus, Harpocration, Hierocles of Alexandria, Bion of Borysthenes, Aelianus Tacticus, Theodorus the Atheist, Crates of Thebes, Antoninus Liberalis, Artemidorus, Apollodorus of Athens, Libanius, Menippus, Polemon of Athens, Cleinias of Tarentum, Himerius, Achilles Tatius, Antigonus of Carystus, Conon (mythographer), Iambulus, Dexippus (philosopher), Cadmus of Miletus, Palaephatus, Aspasius, Sotades, Isidore of Charax, Athenaeus, Pedanius Dioscorides, Heliodorus of Emesa, Acusilaus, Olympiodorus of Thebes, Sophron, Iamblichus (novelist), Diogenes Laërtius, Adrianus, Apollonius (son of Sotades), Silanion, Apollonius of Acharnae, Apollodorus of Erythrae, Philaenis, Plotinus, Phlegon of Tralles, Apollonius of Laodicea, Aesop, Deinias, Simon of Athens, Aphrodisianus, Apollonides of Nicaea, Apollodorus of Telmessus, Apollonides of Orapius, Apollodorus of Cyzicus, Apollonius Attaleus, Apollonius (son of Chaeris), Apollodorus of Artemita, Apollodorus of Lemnos, Pherecydes of Syros, Paulus Alexandrinus, Apollonius Paradoxographus flashcards Ancient Greek writers
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  • Cercidas
    Cercidas (or Kerkidas, Greek: Κερκιδᾰς; 3rd century BCE) was a poet, Cynic philosopher, and legislator for his native city Megalopolis.
  • Isidore of Alexandria
    Isidore of Alexandria (/ˈɪzᵻˌdɔːr/ or /ˈɪzᵻˌdoʊr/; or Isidorus /ˌɪzᵻˈdɔːrəs/ or /ˌɪzᵻˈdɒrəs/, Greek: Ἰσίδωρος; c. 450 – c. 520) was an Egyptian or Greek philosopher and one of the last of the Neoplatonists.
  • Herodorus
    Herodorus (also called Herodorus of Heraclea) was a native of Heraclea Pontica and wrote a history on Heracles around 400 BC.
  • Harpocration
    Valerius Harpocration (Greek: Οὐαλέριος or Βαλέριος Ἁρποκρατίων, gen. Ἁρποκρατίωνος) was a Greek grammarian of Alexandria, probably working in the 2nd century AD.
  • Hierocles of Alexandria
    Hierocles of Alexandria (Greek: Ἱεροκλῆς) was a Greek Neoplatonist writer who was active around AD 430.
  • Bion of Borysthenes
    Bion of Borysthenes (Greek: Βίων Βορυσθενίτης, gen.: Βίωνος; c. 325 – c. 250 BC) was a Greek philosopher.
  • Aelianus Tacticus
    Aelianus Tacticus (Greek: Αἰλιανός ὁ Τακτικός; fl. 2nd century AD), also known as Aelian (/ˈiːliən/), was a Greek military writer who lived in Rome.
  • Theodorus the Atheist
    Theodorus (Greek: Θεόδωρος ὁ ἄθεος; c. 340 – c. 250 BCE) the Atheist, of Cyrene, was a philosopher of the Cyrenaic school.
  • Crates of Thebes
    Crates (Greek: Κράτης; c. 365 – c. 285 BC) of Thebes was a Cynic philosopher.
  • Antoninus Liberalis
    Antoninus Liberalis (Greek: Ἀντωνῖνος Λιβεράλις) was an Ancient Greek grammarian who probably flourished between AD 100 and 300.
  • Artemidorus
    Artemidorus Daldianus (Greek: Ἀρτεμίδωρος ὁ Δαλδιανός) or Ephesius was a professional diviner who lived in the 2nd century.
  • Apollodorus of Athens
    Apollodorus of Athens (Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος; c. 180 BC – after 120 BC) son of Asclepiades, was a Greek scholar, historian and grammarian.
  • Libanius
    Libanius (Greek: Λιβάνιος, Libanios; c. 314 – 392 or 393) was a Greek teacher of rhetoric of the Sophist school.
  • Menippus
    Menippus of Gadara (/məˈnɪpəs/; Greek: Μένιππος ὁ Γαδαρεύς; fl. 3rd century BC) was a Cynic satirist.
  • Polemon of Athens
    Polemon (fl. 2nd century BCE) was a Stoic philosopher and geographer.
  • Cleinias of Tarentum
    Cleinias of Tarentum (Greek: Κλεινίας; fl. 4th-century BCE) was a Pythagorean philosopher, and a contemporary and friend of Plato, as appears from the story (perhaps otherwise worthless) which Diogenes Laërtius gives on the authority of Aristoxenus, to the effect that Plato wished to burn all the writings of Democritus which he could collect, but was prevented by Cleinias and Amyclus of Heraclea.
  • Himerius
    Himerius (Greek: Ἱμέριος; c. 315 – c. 386) was a Greek sophist and rhetorician.
  • Achilles Tatius
    Achilles Tatius (Greek: Ἀχιλλεὺς Τάτιος) of Alexandria was a Roman era Greek writer whose fame is attached to his only surviving work, the ancient Greek novel or romance The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon.
  • Antigonus of Carystus
    Antigonus of Carystus (/ænˈtɪɡənəs/; Greek Ἀντίγονος ὁ Καρύστιος; in Latin Antigonus Carystius), Greek writer on various subjects, flourished in the 3rd century BC.
  • Conon (mythographer)
    Conon (Greek: Κόνων, gen.: Κόνωνος) was a Greek grammarian and mythographer of the age of Augustus, the author of a work titled Διηγήσεις (Narrations), addressed to Archelaus Philopator, king of Cappadocia.
  • Iambulus
    Iambulus (Ancient Greek: Ἰάμβουλος, Iamboulos) was an ancient Greek merchant and the likely author of a Utopian novel about the strange forms and figures of the inhabitants of the "Islands of the Sun".
  • Dexippus (philosopher)
    Dexippus (Greek: Δέξιππος; fl. 350) was a Greek philosopher, a pupil of the Neoplatonist Iamblichus, belonging to the middle of the 4th century AD.
  • Cadmus of Miletus
    Cadmus of Miletus n(Ancient Greek: Κάδμος ὁ Μιλήσιος Kádmos) was according to some ancient authorities, the oldest of the logographi.
  • Palaephatus
    Palaephatus (Greek: Παλαίφατος) was the original author of a rationalizing text on Greek mythology, the work of paradoxography On Incredible Tales (Περὶ ἀπίστων (ἰστορίων) Peri apiston (historion); Latin: Incredibilia), which survives in a (probably corrupt) Byzantine edition.
  • Aspasius
    Aspasius (/æˈspeɪʒiəs, æˈspeɪziəs, æˈspeɪʒəs/; Greek: Ἀσπάσιος; c. 80 – c. 150 AD) was a Peripatetic philosopher.
  • Sotades
    Sotades (Greek: Σωτάδης; 3rd century BC) was an Ancient Greek poet.
  • Isidore of Charax
    Isidore of Charax (Ancient Greek: Ἰσίδωρος Χαρακηνός, Isídōros Kharakēnós; Latin: Isidorus Characenus) was a Greco-Roman geographer of the 1st century BC and 1st century AD about whom nothing is known but his name and that he wrote at least one work.
  • Athenaeus
    Athenaeus of Naucratis (/ˌæθəˈniːəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀθήναιος Nαυκρατίτης or Nαυκράτιος, Athēnaios Naukratitēs or Naukratios; Latin: Athenaeus Naucratita) was a Greek rhetorician and grammarian, flourishing about the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century AD.
  • Pedanius Dioscorides
    Pedanius Dioscorides (Ancient Greek: Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης; c. 40 – 90 AD) was a physician, pharmacologist and botanist, the author of De Materia Medica—a 5-volume encyclopedia about herbal medicine and related medicinal substances (a pharmacopeia), that was widely read for more than 1,500 years.
  • Heliodorus of Emesa
    Heliodorus of Emesa (Greek: Ἡλιόδωρος) was a Greek writer for whom two ranges of dates are suggested, either about the 250s AD or in the aftermath of Julian's rule, that is shortly after 363.
  • Acusilaus
    Acusilaus or Akousilaos (Greek: Ἀκουσίλαος) of Argos, son of Cabas or Scabras, was a Greek logographer and mythographer who lived in the latter half of the 6th century BC but whose work survives only in fragments and summaries of individual points.
  • Olympiodorus of Thebes
    Olympiodorus (Greek: Ὀλυμπιόδωρος; born c. 380, fl. c. 412–425) was an historical writer of classical education, a "poet by profession" as he says of himself, who was born at Thebes in Egypt, and was sent on a mission to the Huns on the Black Sea by Emperor Honorius about 412, and later lived at the court of Theodosius II, to whom his History was dedicated.
  • Sophron
    Sophron of Syracuse (fl. 430 BC) was a writer of mimes.
  • Iamblichus (novelist)
    Iamblichus (Greek: Ἰάμβλιχος; fl. c. 165–180 AD) was an Ancient Syrian Greek novelist.
  • Diogenes Laërtius
    Diogenes Laërtius (/daɪˈɒdʒᵻniːz leɪˈɜːrʃiəs/; Greek: Διογένης Λαέρτιος, Diogenēs Laertios; fl. c. 3rd century AD) was a biographer of the Greek philosophers.
  • Adrianus
    Adrianus of Tyre (Ancient Greek: Αδριανός, c. 113 – 193), also written as Hadrian and Hadrianos, was a sophist of ancient Athens who flourished under the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.
  • Apollonius (son of Sotades)
    Apollonius (Ancient Greek: Απολλώνιος) of Athens was a son of the ribald poet Sotades.
  • Silanion
    Silanion (Greek: Σιλανίων, gen. Σιλανίωνος) was the best-known of the Greek portrait-sculptors working during the fourth century BC.
  • Apollonius of Acharnae
    Apollonius (Ancient Greek: Απολλώνιος) of Acharnae was a heortologist and writer of ancient Greece who lived in the late 2nd century BCE.
  • Apollodorus of Erythrae
    Apollodorus of Erythrae was a writer of ancient Greece, who spoke of the Erythraean Sibyl as his fellow-citizen.
  • Philaenis
    Philaenis of Samos (in Greek, Φιλαινίς) was apparently a Greek courtesan of the 4th or 3rd centuries BC.
  • Plotinus
    Plotinus (/plɒˈtaɪnəs/; Greek: Πλωτῖνος; c. 204/5 – 270) was a major Greek-speaking philosopher of the ancient world.
  • Phlegon of Tralles
    Phlegon of Tralles (Ancient Greek: Φλέγων) was a Greek writer and freedman of the emperor Hadrian, who lived in the 2nd century AD.
  • Apollonius of Laodicea
    Apollonius (Ancient Greek: Απολλώνιος) of Laodicea was a writer of ancient Greece who was said to have written five books on astrology (astrologia apotelesmatica) in which he accused the Egyptians of various astronomical errors.
  • Aesop
    Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables.
  • Deinias
    Deinias (Δεινίας) (possibly also Dei'nias) was an ancient Greek writer of the 4th century BC, and is possibly the person mentioned by Demosthenes as a skilled orator.
  • Simon of Athens
    Simon of Athens was an Athenian writer on horses and horsemanship of the fifth century BC.
  • Aphrodisianus
    Aphrodisianus was a Persian man who wrote a description of the east in Greek, a fragment of which is given by the 17th century philologist Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange.
  • Apollonides of Nicaea
    Apollonides (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλωνίδης) of Nicaea lived in the time of the Roman emperor Tiberius, to whom he dedicated a commentary on the Silloi of Timon of Phlius.
  • Apollodorus of Telmessus
    Apollodorus of Telmessus is called by Artemidorus a notable or famous man (ἀνὴρ ἐλλόγιμος), and seems to have written a work on dreams.
  • Apollonides of Orapius
    Apollonides Orapius (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλωνίδης) or Horapius was an ancient Greek writer who wrote a work on Egypt, entitled Semenuthi (Σεμενουθί), and seems also to have composed other works on the history and religion of the Egyptians.
  • Apollodorus of Cyzicus
    Apollodorus of Cyzicus can refer to two different persons from ancient Greece: * Apollodorus who lived previous to the time of Plato, who in his dialogue Ion, mentions him as one of the foreigners whom the Athenians had frequently placed at the head of their armies.
  • Apollonius Attaleus
    Apollonius Attaleus (Ancient Greek: Απολλώνιος Ἀτταλεύς) was a man mentioned by Artemidorus as being the author of a work on dreams.
  • Apollonius (son of Chaeris)
    Apollonius (Ancient Greek: Απολλώνιος), son of Chaeris, was a writer of ancient Greece, who is referred to by the scholiast on Aristophanes, and the Venetian Scholiast on Homer.
  • Apollodorus of Artemita
    Apollodorus of Artemita (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος Ἀρτεμιτηνός) (c. 130 – 87 BC) was a Greek writer of the 1st century BC.
  • Apollodorus of Lemnos
    Apollodorus of Lemnos was a writer of ancient Greece who wrote on agriculture.
  • Pherecydes of Syros
    Pherecydes of Syros (/fəˈrɛsᵻˌdiːz/; Φερεκύδης; fl. 6th century BC) was a Greek thinker from the island of Syros.
  • Paulus Alexandrinus
    Paulus Alexandrinus was an astrological author from the late Roman Empire.
  • Apollonius Paradoxographus
    Apollonius Paradoxographus was the otherwise unknown author of a paradoxographical work entitled Mirabilia or Historiae Mirabiles.