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Headword: *)ante/rws
Adler number: alpha,2634
Translated headword: Anteros
Vetting Status: high
[Anteros], also [called] Apollonius, of Alexandria.[1] Grammarian. He taught in Rome under Claudius, who was emperor after Gaius; Heraclides of Pontus[2] also lived in his time. He was a pupil of Apion Mochthus.[3] Extant are his 2 books On Grammar.
"And[4] this much-praised name Anteros[5] was preserved in these noble men."
Meaning they loved one another.
"For Chariton and Melanippos breathed together[6] in love. Chariton was the lover, but Melanippos, the beloved, his soul set on fire towards his inspired friend, displayed the spur of love equally."[7]
Greek Original:
*)ante/rws, o( kai\ *)apollw/nios, *)alecandreu\s, grammatiko\s, paideu/sas e)n *(rw/mh| e)pi\ *klaudi/ou, tou= meta\ *ga/i+on basileu/santos, e)f' ou(=per kai\ *(hraklei/dhs o( *pontiko\s ge/gonen: a)kousth\s de\ h)=n *)api/wnos tou= *mo/xqou. fe/rontai au)tou= bibli/a *peri\ grammatikh=s b#. kai\ tou=to dh\ to\ u(mnou/menon o)/noma *)ante/rws e)n toi=sde toi=s gennai/ois e)sw/|zeto. a)nti\ tou= a)llh/lous h)ga/pwn. *xari/twn ga\r kai\ *mela/nippos ei)s e)/rwta a)llh/loin sunepese/thn. kai\ o( me\n *xari/twn e)rasth\s h)=n, *mela/nippos de\ th\n yuxh\n o( e)rw/menos e)s to\n fi/lon to\n e)/nqeon a)naflexqei\s i)so/timon to\ tou= po/qou ke/ntron a)nedei/knuto.
[1] RE Anteros(4) = Apollonius(79); NP Apollonius(10). (The first paragraph of the entry concerns him; it then digresses; see n.4 below.)
[2] [eta 463] Heraclides.
[3] [alpha 3215] Apion.
[4] The entry now derives from Aelian: fr. 203b Domingo-Forasté (202 Hercher).
[5] 'Mutual Love'. For the personification see RE Anteros(1); NP Anteros.
[6] Reading sunepneusa/thn (from sigma 1501) for sunepese/thn.
[7] Chariton was the lover of Melanippos, but Melanippos also loved Chariton. See e.g. alpha 1812, phi 43.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 June 2000@11:33:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2002@06:16:33.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics) on 29 August 2003@16:06:45.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 March 2012@06:33:59.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 4) on 21 October 2012@02:17:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a note) on 25 August 2015@23:45:26.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 7 January 2023@18:37:04.


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