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Headword: *pa/ppos
Adler number: pi,265
Translated headword: Pappos, Pappus
Vetting Status: high
Alexandrian, philosopher, born in the time of the elder emperor Theodosius,[1] when the philosopher Theon also flourished, the one who wrote about Ptolemy’s Canon.[2] His books [are] Description of the Inhabited World; Commentary on the 4 Books of the Great Syntaxis of Ptolemy; The Rivers in Libya; Dream-Interpretations.[3]
Greek Original:
*pa/ppos, *)alecandreu/s, filo/sofos, gegonw\s kata\ to\n presbu/teron *qeodo/sion to\n basile/a, o(/te kai\ *qe/wn o( filo/sofos h)/kmazen, o( gra/yas ei)s to\n *ptolemai/ou *kano/na. bibli/a de\ au)tou= *xwrografi/a oi)koumenikh\, *ei)s ta\ d# bibli/a th=s *ptolemai/ou mega/lhs sunta/cews u(po/mnhma, *potamou\s tou\s e)n *libu/h|, *)oneirokritika/.
[1] Theodosius I, born AD c.346, reigned 379–395 (see theta 144). Pappos may in fact have been older: he flourished c.320 according to OCD4 s.v.
[2] cf. theta 205.
[3] Parts of these survive, though the Description of the Inhabited World is lost.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dreams; geography; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 14 July 2002@08:37:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation, added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 July 2002@04:30:06.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 October 2005@08:17:01.
David Whitehead (cosmetics; raised status) on 14 August 2013@03:39:22.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 10 August 2014@04:02:21.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 7 May 2021@01:02:21.


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