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Headword: *logopoio/s
Adler number: lambda,656
Translated headword: storymaker, storyteller
Vetting Status: high
What we would call an historian. Isocrates and Herodotus [sc. use the term].[1]
[He] who is an inventor of stories and responses.[2]
Greek Original:
*logopoio/s: o( u(f' h(mw=n i(storiko\s lego/menos. *)isokra/ths kai\ *(hro/dotos. o(/s e)stin eu(reth\s lo/gwn kai\ a)pokrima/twn.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Isocrates 11.37 (web address 1). Herodotus 5.36.2 and 5.125.1 (web addresses 2 and 3) both refer to Hecataeus, epsilon 360; cf. 2.134.3 (web address 4), where Herodotus uses the word not of an historian but of Aesop.
[2] (In certain mss only.) From alphaiota 334, describing Aesop.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3,
Web address 4
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@10:27:19.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added links; added keywords; set status) on 20 November 2003@18:06:19.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Augmented note; added links; cosmetics) on 20 November 2003@18:17:20.
David Whitehead (augmented note 1; cosmetics) on 21 November 2003@02:58:27.
David Whitehead (modified tr and n.2) on 27 March 2011@10:12:26.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@05:01:30.
David Whitehead on 12 July 2011@05:02:35.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 22 April 2013@00:22:35.


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