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Headword: *)aga/qarxos
Adler number: alpha,109
Translated headword: Agatharkhos, Agatharchos, Agatharchus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name. He was an outstanding painter from nature, the son of Eudemos, of Samian stock.
Greek Original:
*)aga/qarxos: o)/noma ku/rion. h)=n de\ zwgra/fos e)pifanh\s, *eu)dh/mou ui(o\s, to\ de\ ge/nos *sa/mios.
Notes:
After the initial gloss, this entry derives from Harpokration s.v., commenting on Demosthenes 21.147 (web address 1).
The other primary sources on A. (translated in Pollitt, below) are Plutarch, Life of Pericles 13.2 (web address 2); Plutarch, Life of Alcibiades 16.4 (web address 3); Vitruvius, On Architecture 7, praef. 1l (web address 4).
According to tradition, A. was the first painter to make a theatrical skene (for Aeschylus).
References:
OCD(4) s.v. (p.35)
J.J. Pollitt, The Art of Ancient Greece (Cambridge 1990) 145-6 (with 188)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3,
Web address 4
Keywords: art history; biography; definition; geography; rhetoric; science and technology; stagecraft; tragedy
Translated by: Elizabeth Vandiver on 1 October 1999@23:24:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headwords and note; augmented bibliography) on 9 February 2001@09:13:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 19 December 2003@08:05:39.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keyword) on 28 September 2005@20:10:00.
Jennifer Benedict (added links) on 26 March 2008@00:23:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 19 July 2011@09:47:47.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links, other cosmetics) on 23 December 2011@18:47:22.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 July 2014@12:18:59.

Headword: *)/agalma
Adler number: alpha,131
Translated headword: decoration, delight, ornament, statue
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Anything in which someone takes delight.[1]
"And he [A] gives silver, so that he [B] might complete the statue with the utmost artisanry, adding the size and prescribing the nature of the stone."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/agalma: pa=n e)f' w(=| tis a)ga/lletai. kai\ di/dwsin a)rgu/rion, i(/na e)kponh/sh| to\ a)/galma a)/kras te/xnhs, prosqei\s to\ me/geqos kai\ proseipw\n th=s li/qou th\n fu/sin.
Notes:
See also alpha 132, alpha 133, alpha 135, alpha 136.
[1] Again under alpha 133. Also in Photius, other lexica, and various scholia (e.g. to Homer, Odyssey 8.509, and Aristophanes, Wasps 303).
[2] Aelian fr. 65b Domingo-Forasté (part of 62 Hercher), on an unscrupulous (but unnamed) sculptor.
Keywords: art history; comedy; definition; economics; epic; ethics; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 June 2000@01:06:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 9 February 2001@09:59:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 18 February 2011@06:57:00.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 23 December 2011@03:46:34.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 28 January 2012@19:11:34.

Headword: *)/agalma *)aqhna=s
Adler number: alpha,132
Translated headword: statue of Athena
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Look under "Athena's"[1]; and see "statue, desolating abomination" under "Antiochos".[2] And see "statue of Apollo" under "Apollo's statue".[3] And see "statue of Dionysus" under "Auxentios".[4]
Greek Original:
*)/agalma *)aqhna=s: zh/tei e)n tw=| *)aqhna=s: kai\ zh/tei a)/galma bde/lugma th=s e)rhmw/sews e)n tw=| *)anti/oxos: kai\ zh/tei a)/galma *)apo/llwnos e)n tw=| *)apo/llwnos a)/galma: kai\ zh/tei a)/galma *dionu/sou e)n tw=| *au)ce/ntios.
Notes:
This entry, more of a set of cross references than anything else, appears as a marginal gloss in two of the better manuscripts, Adler's A (= Parisinus 2625) and M (= Marcianus 448).
[1] alpha 727.
[2] alpha 2693, where the text actually reads "idol (ei)/dwlon), abomination of desolation". For the meaning of the phrase see Dan. 11.31.
[3] alpha 3425.
[4] alpha 4450.
Keywords: art history; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 January 1999@12:36:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (removed keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 9 February 2001@10:08:20.
Jennifer Benedict (betacoding) on 26 March 2008@00:54:35.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 December 2011@03:51:13.

Headword: *)aga/lmata
Adler number: alpha,133
Translated headword: delights, ornaments, statues
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the likenesses of the gods, and anything that is decorative in some way. Homer [writes]: "but it is stored away as a delight for the king."[1] And Hesiod calls a necklace an "ornament";[2] but Pindar uses this term for the decoration on a tomb,[3] and Euripides uses it for the adornments for corpses.[4]
Also something in which someone takes delight.[5]
Also [sc. a term for] image, wooden statue, delight, beauty, ornament, source of pride, palm leaves,[6] [human] statues, [honorific?] inscriptions.
Paintings and [human] statues are also called agalmata.[7]
agalmation [is] the diminutive form.
Greek Original:
*)aga/lmata: ta\ tw=n qew=n mimh/mata, kai\ pa/nta ta\ ko/smou tino\s mete/xonta. *(/omhros: basilh=i+ de\ kei=tai a)/galma. kai\ *(hsi/odos to\n o(/rmon a)/galma kalei=: *pi/ndaros de\ th\n e)pi\ ta/fou sth/lhn ou(/tw kalei=, *eu)ripi/dhs to\n e)pi\ nekroi=s ko/smon. kai\ e)f' w(=| tis a)ga/lletai. kai\ to\ ei)/dwlon, bre/tas, xa/rma, kallonh\, ko/smos, kau/xhma, qalloi\, a)ndria/ntes, e)pigrafai/. *)aga/lmata de\ kai\ ta\s grafa\s kai\ tou\s a)ndria/ntas le/gousin. *)agalma/tion de\ u(pokoristikw=s.
Notes:
The (neuter) headword is the plural of alpha 131 (and cf. alpha 132). It is perhaps, though not necessarily, quoted from somewhere.
[1] Homer, Iliad 4.144 (web address 1), on an ivory cheek-piece for a horse.
[2] This fragment of Hesiod (142 Merkelbach-West, 233 Rzach) is not known from any other source. It may pertain to the story of Europa in the Catalogue of Women.
[3] Pindar, Nemean Odes 10.125 (67 Bowra): web address 2.
[4] Euripides, Alcestis 613: web address 3.
[5] Already at alpha 131.
[6] Used as prizes for victors in competition.
[7] Same material in Photius (Lexicon alpha92 Theodoridis) and elsewhere; cf. Kassel-Austin, PCG II p.365 (on Antiphanes fr.102).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: art history; athletics; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 January 1999@12:39:04.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (cosmetics) on 29 June 2000@22:39:50.
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 17 February 2003@05:54:38.
Jennifer Benedict (cleaned up links) on 26 March 2008@01:00:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 December 2011@04:07:43.
David Whitehead (expanded n.7) on 16 August 2013@07:56:54.
David Whitehead (expanded n.7; another keyword) on 22 December 2014@04:58:33.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 November 2016@12:23:04.

Headword: *)agalmatopoioi/
Adler number: alpha,135
Translated headword: statue-makers, sculptors
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That is, craftsmen; these [are] in the strict sense Lysippus, Polycleitus, Pheidias.[1]
Greek Original:
*)agalmatopoioi/: toute/sti xeirourgoi/: ou(=toi a)kribei=s *lu/sippos, *polu/kleitos, *feidi/as.
Notes:
The headword, a nominative plural, is presumably quoted from somewhere; perhaps Herodotus 2.46.2, but it may just be an internal cross-reference to chi 266.
[1] Or meaning these three are outstandingly precise (as, apparently, at chi 266).
See web address 1, web address 2, and web address 3 for information on these three sculptors of the C5 and (Lysippus) C4 BC.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: art history; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 9 February 2000@02:47:56.
Vetted by:
William Hutton on 26 June 2000@09:07:25.
Ross Scaife ✝ on 26 June 2000@09:42:10.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note) on 16 July 2001@08:47:30.
Jennifer Benedict (cosmeticule) on 26 March 2008@01:01:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 March 2008@07:43:05.
David Whitehead (typo) on 23 December 2011@03:54:40.
William Hutton (updated links) on 18 August 2013@02:32:18.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 19 August 2013@00:40:55.

Headword: *)aglaofw=n
Adler number: alpha,267
Translated headword: Aglaophon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*)aglaofw=n: o)/noma ku/rion.
Note:
Pausanias (10.27.4, see web address 1) quotes an epigram of Simonides, naming Aglaophon as the father of the painter Polygnotos. See also pi 1948.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: art history; biography; definition; poetry
Translated by: Roger Travis on 4 October 2000@12:50:21.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Added headword, raised status) on 18 June 2001@01:48:13.
Catharine Roth (added note and link) on 19 June 2001@21:25:11.
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 10 February 2003@09:26:43.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2011@08:27:44.

Headword: *)/agousan
Adler number: alpha,316
Translated headword: having the weight of, weighing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Being equal in weight.
"So having prepared a golden Victory, having the weight of 10,000 gold coins, he sent ambassadors to Rome to convey it to the people."[1]
Greek Original:
*)/agousan: i)sostaqmou=san. dio/per kataskeua/sas *ni/khn xrush=n, a)/gousan o(lkh\n xrusi/wn muri/wn, e)cape/steile presbeuta\s ei)s th\n *(rw/mhn tou\s tau/thn komiou=ntas tw=| dh/mw|.
Notes:
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the present active participle, feminine accusative singular, of the verb a)/gw. (For this sense of it, see LSJ s.v., VI.)
[1] Diodorus Siculus 33.28a; cf. epsilon 3786, lambda 865.
Keywords: art history; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 11 June 1999@11:10:56.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified headword, added keywords, set status.) on 23 October 2000@22:06:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 29 April 2002@07:33:34.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 6 January 2012@04:49:35.

Headword: *)ada/m
Adler number: alpha,425

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