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Headword: *)onhsi/kritos
Adler number: omicron,351
Translated headword: Onesikritos, Onesicritus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Onesikritos "as an imitator, takes second place to his model."[1] That is, [to] Xenophon.
Greek Original:
*)onhsi/kritos: o)/noma ku/rion. o( de\ *)onhsi/kritos a)po/grafos e)c a)rxetu/pou deutereu/ei. toute/sti tou= *cenofw=ntos.
Onesikritos of Astypalaia (C4 BCE; OCD4 Onesicritus; FGrH 134) wrote an encomiastic account of Alexander the Great (whom he had served as chief helmsman) supposedly modelled on the Kyroupaideia/Cyropaedia of Xenophon (xi 47). With the present entry cf. already alpha 3274.
[1] Diogenes Laertius 6.84.
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 June 2001@07:31:57.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 31 December 2003@00:15:53.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 31 December 2003@03:37:56.
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David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 July 2013@03:59:18.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2014@03:09:02.
Catharine Roth (alternative title) on 18 January 2021@00:26:18.
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