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Headword: *fro/ntwn
Adler number: phi,735
Translated headword: Fronto
Vetting Status: high
Of Emesa.[1] Rhetor. Lived under the emperor Severus in Rome. In Athens he was a rival teacher to the first Philostratus[2] and to Apsines of Gadara.[3] He died in Athens, aged about 60. He made Longinus the critic,[4] son of his sister Frontonis, his heir. He wrote numerous speeches.
Greek Original:
*fro/ntwn, *)emishno/s, r(h/twr, gegonw\s e)pi\ *seuh/rou tou= basile/ws e)n *(rw/mh|. e)n de\ *)aqh/nais a)ntepai/deuse *filostra/tw| tw=| prw/tw| kai\ *)ayi/nh| tw=| *gadarei=. e)teleu/thse de\ e)n *)aqh/nais, peri\ c# e)/th gegonw/s: kai\ th=s a)delfh=s *frontwni/dos pai=da o)/nta *loggi=non to\n kritiko\n kate/lipen klhrono/mon. e)/graye de\ suxnou\s lo/gous.
C2/3 AD. [Not to be confused with his earlier (c.95-166) and better-known homonym Fronto of Cirta; OCD4 Cornelius Fronto.]
[1] In Syria (Barrington Atlas map 68 grid C4).
[2] [phi 421] Philostratus.
[3] [alpha 4735] Apsines.
[4] [lambda 645] Longinus.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 23 March 1999@15:36:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@00:38:53.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@08:28:47.
David Whitehead (augmented primary note; added a keyword) on 29 October 2003@09:16:22.
David Whitehead (modified notes; another keyword) on 24 June 2011@04:35:05.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2011@07:50:11.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 December 2013@05:45:01.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 7 August 2014@03:58:54.


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