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Headword: *pota/mwn
Adler number: pi,2127
Translated headword: Potamo, Potamon
Vetting Status: high
[Potamo] of Mitylene; son of Lesbonax.[1] Rhetor. He was a sophist in Rome under Caesar Tiberius.[2] Once when he was going back to his native city the emperor supplied him with the following passport: 'If anyone should dare to harm Potamo son of Lesbonax, let him consider whether he can make war on me'. He wrote On Alexander of Macedon; Annals of [the] Samians;[3] Encomium of Brutus; Encomium of Caesar; On the Perfect Orator.
Greek Original:
*pota/mwn, *mitulhnai=os, ui(o\s *lesbw/naktos, r(h/twr. e)sofi/steusen e)n *(rw/mh| e)pi\ *kai/saros *tiberi/ou. kai/ pote au)tou= e)s th\n patri/da e)panio/ntos, o( basileu\s e)fodia/zei toioi=sde gra/mmasi: *pota/mwna *lesbw/naktos ei)/ tis a)dikei=n tolmh/soi, skeya/sqw, ei)/ moi dunh/setai polemei=n. e)/graye peri\ *)aleca/ndrou tou= *makedo/nos, *(/orous *sami/wn, *brou/tou e)gkw/mion, *kai/saros e)gkw/mion, *peri\ telei/ou r(h/toros.
c.75 BC- AD 15. See generally RE Potamon(3); OCD4 Potamon(1); FGrH 147.
[1] lambda 307: Lesbonax.
[2] Only just: see dates above.
[3] The Suda mss transmit this noun as o(/rous, which Adler prints; it should be w(/rous.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; geography; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 25 May 2002@08:15:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 26 May 2002@10:22:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 26 May 2002@22:32:00.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 October 2013@04:17:15.
David Whitehead (another note) on 6 April 2014@05:16:41.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@11:39:49.


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