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Headword: *)arriano/s
Adler number: alpha,3867
Translated headword: Arrianos, Arrianus, Arrian
Vetting Status: high
An epic poet, who composed an epic paraphrase of the Georgics of Vergil. [He also wrote an] Alexandriad; it is in accordance with [Alexander] the Macedonian, in twenty four epic songs;[1] [and] poems to Attalus of Pergamum.[2]
Greek Original:
*)arriano/s, e)popoio\s, meta/frasin tw=n *gewrgikw=n tou= *bergilli/ou e)pikw=s poih/sas: *)alecandria/da: e)/sti de\ kata\ to\n *makedo/na e)n r(ayw|di/ais ei)/kosi kai\ te/ssarsin: ei)s *)/attalon to\n *pergamhno\n poih/mata.
C2 BCE. For what little is extant, see Hugh Lloyd-Jones and Peter Parsons, Supplementum Hellenisticum (Berlin 1983) 81-82.
[1] a.k.a. Alexander the Great (alpha 1121). [Note, however, the odd phraseology here, including the preposition kata/. Adler's note cites the proposal of 'Dr.' (A.B. Drachmann, 1860-1935) to read peri\ tou= *make/donos, followed by kata\ th\n *)ilia/da.]
[2] Three kings of this name ruled Pergamum between 241 and 133. Whichever of them is meant, the man who paraphrased Vergil must obviously be later.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; chronology; epic; geography; history; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 July 2001@14:26:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 24 August 2002@10:57:43.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 October 2005@11:09:48.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; cosmetics) on 11 April 2012@10:00:42.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@04:23:38.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@10:47:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 23 October 2015@18:04:27.


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