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Headword: Καλλιφάνης
Adler number: kappa,243
Translated headword: Kalliphanes, Calliphanes
Vetting Status: high
son of Parabrykon ['Voracious']. [A name] applied to those pretending erudition. For this man, by declaiming the copied-out beginnings of many poems and speeches, as far as their third or fourth lines, pretended a reputation for erudition.
Greek Original:
Καλλιφάνης, ὁ Παραβρύκοντος. ἐπὶ τῶν προσποιουμένων πολυμάθειαν. οὗτος γὰρ ἀρχὰς ποιημάτων πολλῶν καὶ λόγων συγγεγραμμένων ἄχρι τριῶν ἢ τεσσάρων στίχων ἀπαγγέλλων πολυμαθείας δόξαν προσεποιεῖτο.
cf. Clearchus fr.90 Wehrli (in Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.4C [1.6 Kaibel]).
Keywords: biography; daily life; philosophy; poetry; proverbs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 May 2005@09:34:24.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (set status) on 30 May 2005@21:29:45.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation and note) on 31 May 2005@04:24:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 10 March 2008@10:08:50.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@05:17:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@01:16:10.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2015@05:53:43.


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