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Headword: *dosi/qeos
Adler number: delta,1405
Translated headword: Dositheos, Dositheus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*dosi/qeos: o)/noma ku/rion.
Likewise in Herodian and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon; and note also delta 1481, which has the more common spelling with omega as first vowel.
However the name is spelled, there is no way of knowing which individual has prompted these entries. Some examples:
- OCD(4) s.v. no.1, the Hellenistic astronomer D. of Pelusium, dedicatee of several books by Archimedes
- OCD(4) s.v. no.2 (and Bibliography below), D. 'Magister', author of a Latin grammatical handbook in the (?)late fourth century CE
- an historian of indeterminable date (FGrH 54 and 290)
- a 'priest and Levite' in Esther 10.3.L LXX
- one of the correspondents of Epicurus
- D. (a.k.a. Nathaniel) the Samaritan and Gnostic, reputedly the teacher of Simon Magus
- St Dositheos of Gaza, a monk of the sixth century CE
- an object of erotic love in Greek Anthology 12.130
Goetz G. Dosithei grammatici Hermeneumata, 1892 (Corpus Glossariorum Latinorum, III)
Hagen H., De Dosithei Magistri quae feruntur glossis, 1877
Keil H., Grammatici Latini, VII, 1871
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; historiography; law; poetry; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 February 2005@00:48:22.
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David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 6 February 2005@03:48:01.
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