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Headword: Γενέθλιος
Adler number: gamma,132
Translated headword: Genethlius, Genethlios
Vetting Status: high
Son of Genethlius; a Palestinian, from Petra. Sophist; a pupil of Minucianus[1] and Agapetus.[2] As a teacher in Athens he was a rival of the famous Callinicus;[3] he was naturally adept, and could memorise a complete declamation at single hearing. He died young, aged 28. He wrote Talks (i.e. informal Discourses) and Declamations (including the man who makes a proclamation against himself as having no city after the destruction of Thebes);[4] Propempticon to his Companions Daduchus and Asclepiades; Panegyrics.
Greek Original:
Γενέθλιος, Γενεθλίου, Παλαιστῖνος, ἐκ Πετρῶν, σοφιστὴς, μαθητὴς Μινουκιανοῦ καὶ Ἀγαπητοῦ, ἀντιπαιδεύσας κατὰ τὰς Ἀθήνας Καλλινίκῳ τῷ διασήμῳ, δεξιὸς τὴν φύσιν καὶ ὅλην μελέτην ἀπομνημονεύσας ἐν ἀκροάσει. τελευτᾷ δὲ νέος ἐτῶν η# καὶ κ#. ἔγραψε δὲ Λαλιὰς ἤτοι Διαλέξεις καὶ Μελέτας, ὧν ἐστιν, ὁ ἄπολιν ἑαυτὸν ἀποκηρύττων μετὰ τὴν τῶν Θηβῶν κατασκαφήν: Προπεμπτικὸν πρὸς τοὺς ἑαυτοῦ ἑταίρους Δᾳδοῦχον καὶ Ἀσκληπιάδην, Πανηγυρικούς.
RE Genethlios(2); PLRE I Genethlius.
[1] [mu 1087] Minucianus.
[2] RE Agapetos(3); not otherwise attested.
[3] RE Kallinikos(4); probably identical with [kappa 231] Callinicus.
[4] By Alexander the Great in 335 BC.
Keywords: biography; geography; history; military affairs; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 22 June 2000@14:51:16.
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