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Headword: *)api/wn
Adler number: alpha,3215
Translated headword: Apion
Vetting Status: high
Son of Plistonicus;[1] nicknamed Mochthus ["Toil"]; of Egypt (but according to Heliconius, a Cretan). Grammarian. A pupil of Apollonius son of Archibius;[2] he also attended Euphranor's[3] lectures when he was an old man, more than 100 years old; he was a slave born in the house of Didymus the great.[4] He taught in the time of Caesar Tiberius and Claudius in Rome. He was the successor of the grammarian Theon,[5] and a contemporary of Dionysius of Halicarnassus.[6] He wrote a history organised by nation; and certain other works.[7]
Greek Original:
*)api/wn, o( *pleistoni/kou, o( e)piklhqei\s *mo/xqos, *ai)gu/ptios, kata\ de\ *(elikw/nion *krh/s, grammatiko\s, maqhth\s *)apollwni/ou tou= *)arxibi/ou. h)khko/ei de\ kai\ *eu)fra/noros ghraiou= kai\ u(pe\r r# e)/th gegono/tos, *didu/mou de\ tou= mega/lou qrepto/s. e)pai/deuse de\ e)pi\ *tiberi/ou *kai/saros kai\ *klaudi/ou e)n *(rw/mh|. h)=n de\ dia/doxos *qe/wnos tou= grammatikou= kai\ su/gxronos *dionusi/ou tou= *(alikarnase/ws. e)/grayen i(stori/an kat' e)/qnos kai\ a)/lla tina/.
Fl. C1 AD. See generally RE Apion(3); NP Apion; OCD4 Apion; FGrH 616. P.Oxy. 5202 (edited with commentary by A. Benaissa) is a copy of an honorific inscription for him, including a detailed c.v./eulogy.
[1] Posidonius, in other sources.
[2] The relationship to [alpha 3422] Apollonius is unclear.
[3] Otherwise unattested.
[4] [delta 872] Didymus.
[5] RE Theon(9).
[6] [delta 1174] Dionysius.
[7] e.g. Homeric glosses.
W.B. Henry and P.J. Parsons (eds.), The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. LXXIX (London 2014)
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 12 June 2000@11:39:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Added keywords.) on 4 July 2000@02:34:40.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@01:08:38.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@04:05:41.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 January 2014@05:41:51.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@08:36:43.
David Whitehead (augmented primary note, with bibliography) on 6 December 2014@08:51:43.


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