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Headword: *lampri/as
Adler number: lambda,96
Translated headword: Lamprias
Vetting Status: high
Son of Plutarch of Chaironeia.[1] He wrote a Catalogue of the works his father had written on the entirety of Greek and Roman history.[2]
Greek Original:
*lampri/as, *plouta/rxou tou= *xairwne/ws ui(o/s. e)/graye *pi/naka w(=n o( path\r au)tou= e)/graye peri\ pa/shs *(ellhnikh=s kai\ *(rwmai+kh=s i(stori/as.
[1] See generally pi 1793.
[2] This catalogue is preserved in several manuscripts (the most ancient being Parisinus gr. 1678 from the XIIth century), in some preceded with a letter. The letter is a forgery, dating from the XIIIth or XIVth century; the catalogue itself probably dates back to the IIIrd or IVth century. Apart from the fact that Plutarch - as far as we know - did not have a son by the name of Lamprias [which was however a name within the family, borne by his grandfather and his brother: DW], the catalogue shows a lack of knowledge of Plutarch’s works one would not expect to see with one of his sons (Ziegler 1964, 60). The catalogue lists a total of 227 works: of these 83 are preserved. However, the catalogue omits 18 preserved works of Plutarch as well as 15 works that are partially or indirectly transmitted. Inserting these and deleting some spuria, like (as number 56) Aristotle’s Topics, one reaches a number of 250 to 260 works written by Plutarch. Cf. Konrat Ziegler, Plutarchos von Chaironeia, Stuttgart 1964, cc. 60-66.
[For an edition and translation of the "Catalogue of Lamprias," by F.H. Sandbach, see vol.XV of the Loeb Classical Library Moralia, pp.3-29: DW]
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 September 2001@06:18:06.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics; set status) on 24 October 2003@17:09:11.
Ross Scaife ✝ (added note 2 written by Jan Stronk) on 5 February 2004@08:17:13.
David Whitehead (two additions to Stronk's note) on 5 February 2004@08:59:41.
David Whitehead on 1 April 2013@07:06:05.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 April 2020@01:11:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 3 April 2020@01:13:00.


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