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Headword: Νικόλαος
Adler number: nu,394
Translated headword: Nicolaus, Nikolaos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Rhetor, an acquaintance of Plutarch and Proclus (I mean the Plutarch nicknamed Nestorius).[1] He wrote Progymnasmata, and rhetorical declamations, and certain other works. His floruit was under the emperor Leo the elder,[2] until Zeno and Anastasius.
Greek Original:
Νικόλαος, ῥήτωρ, γνώριμος Πλουτάρχου καὶ Πρόκλου [Πλουτάρχου δὲ λέγω τοῦ ἐπίκλην Νεστορίου]. ἔγραψε προγυμνάσματα καὶ μελέτας ῥητορικὰς καὶ ἄλλα τινά. ἤκμαζεν ἐπὶ Λέοντος βασιλέως τοῦ πρεσβύτου καὶ ἕως Ζήνωνος καὶ Ἀναστασίου.
Notes:
RE Nikolaos(21); PLRE II Nicolaus(2); identical with the Nicolaus of nu 395.
[1] See also pi 1794 (Plutarch) and pi 2473 (Proclus). "Acquaintance", as often, implies pupil.
[2] Leo the elder, reigned AD 457-474: lambda 267.
References:
C.A. Gibson. "Was Nicolaus the Sophist a Christian?" Vigiliae Christianae 64.5 (2010) 496-500.
G.A. Kennedy. Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors. Princeton 1983. 66-9.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; chronology; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 20 June 2003@01:59:48.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics) on 20 June 2003@02:22:50.
David Whitehead (augmented headword; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 20 June 2003@03:48:20.
Craig Gibson (added bibliography) on 24 February 2010@10:26:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 24 February 2010@13:21:14.
Craig Gibson on 30 November 2010@10:23:20.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 30 November 2010@15:02:28.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2013@03:08:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 January 2015@00:50:39.

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