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Headword: Ἡρακλείδης
Adler number: eta,462
Translated headword: Herakleides, Heracleides, Heraclides
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[a] Of Oxyrhynchus.[1] Philosopher; the son of Sarapion; he was nicknamed Lembus.[2] He lived under Ptolemy VI, who made the treaty with Antiochus.[3] He wrote philosophical and other works.
[b] Heraclides of Lycia,[4] a sophist, said: 'Nicetes purified', unaware that he was fitting Pygmies' spoils onto a colossus.[5]
Greek Original:
Ἡρακλείδης, Ὀξυρυγχίτης, φιλόσοφος, ὁ τοῦ Σαραπίωνος, ὃς ἐπεκλήθη Λέμβος, γεγονὼς ἐπὶ Πτολεμαίου τοῦ ἕκτου, ὃς τὰς πρὸς Ἀντίοχον ἔθετο συνθήκας. ἔγραψε φιλόσοφα καὶ ἄλλα. ὅτι Ἡρακλείδης ὁ Λύκιος σοφιστὴς ἔφη, Νικήτης ὁ κεκαθαρμένος ἀγνοήσας ἀκροθίνια Πυγμαίων Κολοσσῷ ἐφαρμόζειν.
Notes:
[1] In Egypt. See generally RE Herakleides(51); OCD4 Heraclides(3).
[2] A lembos was a small, fast boat or skiff (see lambda 245). According to Diogenes Laertius 5.94 the nickname arose because H wrote a Lembeutikos logos, which leaves us little the wiser.
[3] Ptolemy VI Philometor, reigned 180-145 BC.
[4] See generally RE Herakleides(44); PIR2 H87.
[5] This proverbial phrase (from Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 1.19) is quoted twice elsewhere in the Suda, with explanatory comment: "in reference to those toiling in vain" (alpha 1002); "perhaps in reference to those bringing together incompatible things, and especially when we compare tiny things to huge ones" (nu 387).
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; history; philosophy; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 2 March 2001@22:47:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 17 August 2001@09:38:37.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 December 2012@03:48:28.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 December 2012@23:58:34.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@09:38:00.

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