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Headword: *nu/mfis
Adler number: nu,598
Translated headword: Nymphis
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] Nymphidos, son of Xenagoras, of Pontic Herakleia, an historian. [He wrote] 24 books On Alexander and the Diadochoi and the Epigonoi,[1] and 13 books On Herakleia; it covered events after the Epigonoi as far as the fall of the tyrants and as far as the third Ptolemy.[2]
Greek Original:
*nu/mfis, *nu/mfidos, *cenago/rou, *(hraklew/ths e)k *po/ntou, i(storiko/s. *peri\ *)aleca/ndrou kai\ tw=n diado/xwn kai\ e)pigo/nwn bibli/a kd#, *peri\ *(hraklei/as bibli/a ig#: e)/xei de\ me/xri th=s kaqaire/sews tw=n tura/nnwn ta\ meta\ tou\s e)pigo/nous kai\ me/xri tou= tri/tou *ptolemai/ou.
c.310-245 BCE; OCD4 s.v.
[1] That is, Alexander, his immediate successors, and their immediate successors.
[2] Having two lower termini like this perhaps means that the work at first stopped in 280 BCE (the end of an eighty-four-year period of tyranny in Herakleia) but was later extended to 246, when the reign of Ptolemy III Euergetes in Egypt began.
FGrH 432 and (for the epitome by Memnon) 434
S.M. Burstein, Outpost of Hellenism: the emergence of Heraclea on the Black Sea (University of California Press 1974) pp.1-4 and passim
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 December 2000@06:24:09.
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