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Headword: Δέξιππος
Adler number: delta,237
Translated headword: Dexippus, Dexippos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Son of Dexippus;[1] surnamed Herennius; of Athens. Rhetor. Lived under the Roman emperors Valerian, Gallienus, Claudius II and Aurelian.
Greek Original:
Δέξιππος, Δεξίππου, ὁ Ἐρέννιος χρηματίσας, Ἀθηναῖος, ῥήτωρ, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Βαλεριανοῦ καὶ Γαλλιήνου καὶ Κλαυδίου δευτέρου καὶ Αὐρηλιανοῦ τῶν βασιλέων Ῥωμαίων.
Notes:
C3 AD. See generally RE Dexippos(5); NP Dexippos(2); OCD4 Dexippus, Publius Herennius; PLRE I Dexippus(2); FGrH 100. The present entry omits to mention his principal claim to fame, as an historian (in the Thucydidean tradition).
[1] Incorrect: according to a surviving honorific inscription (T4 in Jacoby), his father's name was Ptolemaeus.
Reference:
F. Millar, 'P. Herennius Dexippus: the Greek world and the third-century invasions' JRS (1969) 12-29
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 23 June 2000@10:53:58.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ on 23 June 2000@12:30:21.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 February 2003@09:52:40.
David Whitehead on 2 December 2011@05:39:55.
David Whitehead (another note) on 31 March 2014@07:15:14.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@07:41:42.

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