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Headword: Ἀλκιδάμας
Adler number: alpha,1283
Translated headword: Alkidamas, Alcidamas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An Elean, from Elea of Asia[1], a philosopher; son of Diocles, who wrote on music;[2] student of Gorgias from Leontini.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀλκιδάμας: Ἐλεάτης, ἀπὸ Ἐλέας τῆς Ἀσίας, φιλόσοφος, Διοκλέους υἱὸς, μουσικὰ γεγραφότος, μαθητὴς Γοργίου τοῦ Λεοντίνου.
Notes:
C4 BCE; see generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.53). Allegedly the teacher of both Aeschines (so alphaiota 347) and Demosthenes (so delta 454).
[1] The specification ensures that this is understood as Elea (or Elaea) in Aeolis, Asia Minor; there were several homonyms.
[2] Mouseion is given as the title of this work (by the son, not, as here, the father): see Stobaeus, Florilegium 4.52.22.
[3] gamma 388.
Keywords: biography; geography; meter and music; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 May 2000@23:52:06.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (altered translation, added notes and keywords) on 22 December 2000@08:12:33.
Ross Scaife ✝ on 22 December 2000@08:18:01.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 1 February 2001@08:15:27.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword) on 7 February 2012@06:57:15.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@04:38:40.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 February 2015@00:57:39.

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