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Headword: *sune/sios
Adler number: sigma,1511
Translated headword: Synesius, Synesios
Vetting Status: high
Of Pentapolis in the Thebaid in Libya. Philosopher. Bishop of Ptolemais, of priestly origins. He wrote various works on grammar and philosophy; also speeches in honour of the emperor,[1] panegyric or epideictic speeches; an Encomium of baldness; also On Providence, a speech remarkable for its Greek style; and he composed very many other works of various kinds; and highly admired letters.
Greek Original:
*sune/sios, *pentapo/lews th=s e)n *libu/h| *qhbai/+dos, filo/sofos, e)pi/skopos *ptolemai/+dos, tw=n i(eratikw=n geno/menos. e)/graye bibli/a dia/fora, grammatika/ te kai\ filo/sofa: kai\ lo/gous basilikou/s, panhgurikou\s h)\ e)pideiktikou/s: *)egkw/mio/n te fala/kras, kai\ *peri\ pronoi/as lo/gon qauma/sion *(ellhnikw=| xarakth=ri: kai\ a)/lla plei=sta kai\ dia/fora bibli/a sune/tace kai\ ta\s qaumazome/nas e)pistola/s.
c. AD 370-413, a student of Hypatia of Alexandria (upsilon 166). See generally RE Synesios(1); OCD4 Synesius; PLRE II Synesius. Catholic Encyclopedia entry at web address 1; St. Pachomius Library at web address 2, with links to translations of some of his works.
[1] Specifically, Arcadius (ruled 395-408).
Jay Bregman, Synesius of Cyrene, Berkeley 1982
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; medicine; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 26 March 1999@13:21:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@09:14:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, bibliography) on 28 June 2004@00:31:35.
Catharine Roth (added links and cross-reference) on 28 June 2004@00:39:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 October 2005@07:45:54.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 25 September 2008@11:30:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 26 September 2008@02:50:05.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2014@06:16:06.
David Whitehead (another note) on 1 May 2014@06:44:10.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@11:14:19.


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