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Headword: *)ia/swn
Adler number: iota,53
Translated headword: Jason, Iason
Vetting Status: high
Of Argos [Myth, Place]. Historian, younger than Plutarch of Chaeronea.[1] Grammarian. He wrote On Greece in 4 books: this comprises (1) the ancient history of Greece, (2) events after the Persian wars, (3) events in the reign of Alexander until his death, (4) and events down to the capture of Athens by Antipater, the father of Cassander.
Greek Original:
*)ia/swn, *)argei=os, i(storiko/s, new/teros *plouta/rxou tou= *xairwne/ws, grammatiko/s. e)/graye peri\ th=s *(ella/dos bibli/a d#: e)/xei de\ a)rxaiologi/an *(ella/dos kai\ ta\ a)po\ tw=n *mhdikw=n ta/ te kat' *)ale/candron e(/ws teleuth=s au)tou= kai\ ta\ me/xri th=s *)aqhnai/wn a(lw/sews, th=s genome/nhs u(po\ *)antipa/trou tou= patro\s *kasa/ndrou.
See generally RE Iason(12) and esp. Jacoby at FGrH 94. Jacoby declines to identify this work with the 4-volume Life of Greece credited to Jason of Nysa in the preceding lemma (iota 52). He also argues that a late grammarian and a much earlier historian - whose quadripartite period of coverage, as we are told, did not extend beyond 322 BC - have been conflated here.
[1] pi 1793.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 4 March 2001@11:46:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Cosmetic.) on 4 March 2001@19:53:25.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 28 May 2001@05:52:34.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@06:05:02.


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