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Headword: Καλλίνικος
Adler number: kappa,231
Translated headword: Kallinikos, Callinicus
Vetting Status: high
Son of Gaius; he was also nicknamed Suetorius. Sophist; of Syria or (some say) Arabia - in fact, of Petra. He was sophist in Athens. He wrote To Lupus, On Bad Taste in Rhetoric; Prosphonetikon to Gallienus; To Cleopatra;[1] On the Histories of Alexandria (10 books); Against the Philosophical Sects; On the Renewal of Rome; and a number of other encomia and speeches.
Greek Original:
Καλλίνικος, Γαί̈ου, ὁ καὶ Σουητώριος ἐπικληθείς, σοφιστής: Σύρος, ὡς δέ τινες Ἀράβιος, τὸ δὲ ἀληθὲς Πετραῖος: σοφιστεύσας ἐν Ἀθήναις. ἔγραψε πρὸς Λοῦπον Περὶ κακοζηλίας ῥητορικῆς, Προσφωνητικὸν Γαλιήνῳ, Πρὸς Κλεοπάτραν, Περὶ τῶν κατ' Ἀλεξάνδρειαν ἱστοριῶν βιβλία δέκα, Πρὸς τὰς φιλοσόφους αἱρέσεις, Περὶ τῆς Ῥωμαίων ἀνανεώσεως: καὶ ἄλλα τινὰ ἐγκώμια καὶ λόγους.
Third century AD. See RE Kallinikos(1),(4); PIR2 C229; PLRE Callinicus(1); FGrH 281. Cf. gamma 132, kappa 158; usually distinguished on chronological grounds from the Callinicus mentioned in iota 435.
[1] Jacoby regards this title and 'On the Histories of Alexandria' as a single one, explicitly querying Adler's punctuation after 'Cleopatra'.
A. Stein, 'Kallinikos von Petrai', Hermes 58 (1923) 448-56
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; philosophy; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 29 January 2002@17:06:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@07:25:12.
David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 24 January 2013@09:36:37.


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