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Headword: Λογγῖνος
Adler number: lambda,645
Translated headword: Longinus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Longinus, Cassius.[1] Philosopher. Teacher of the philosopher Porphyry;[2] a polymath and critic. He lived in the time of the Caesar Aurelian, and was executed by him for having conspired with Zenobia, the wife of Odynathus.[3] He wrote: On the Natural Life;[4] Difficulties in Homer; Whether Homer is a Philosopher; Homeric Problems and Solutions (2 books); Things Contrary to History which the Grammarians Explain as Historical; On Words in Homer with Multiple Senses (4 books); two publications on Attic diction (they are arranged alphabetically); Lexicon of Antimachus and Heracleon; and many other work
Greek Original:
Λογγῖνος, ὁ Κάσσιος, φιλόσοφος, διδάσκαλος Πορφυρίου τοῦ φιλοσόφου, πολυμαθὴς καὶ κριτικὸς γενόμενος. ἦν δὲ ἐπὶ Αὐρηλιανοῦ τοῦ Καίσαρος καὶ ἀνῃρέθη ὑπ' αὐτοῦ, ὡς σύμπνους Ζηνοβίᾳ τῇ Ὀδυμνάθου γυναικί. ἔγραψε Περὶ τοῦ κατὰ φύσιν βίου, Ἀπορήματα Ὁμηρικά, Εἰ φιλόσοφος Ὅμηρος, Προβλήματα Ὁμήρου καὶ λύσεις ἐν βιβλίοις β#, Τίνα παρὰ τὰς ἱστορίας οἱ γραμματικοὶ ὡς ἱστορικὰ ἐξηγοῦνται, Περὶ τῶν παρ' Ὁμήρῳ πολλὰ σημαινουσῶν λέξεων δ#, Ἀττικῶν λέξεων ἐκδόσεις β#, εἰσὶ δὲ κατὰ στοιχεῖον, Λέξεις Ἀντιμάχου καὶ Ἡρακλέωνος: καὶ ἄλλα πολλά.
Notes:
[1] RE Longinos; OCD4 Cassius Longinus; PLRE I Longinus (2); Eunapius Lives of the Sophists 456; and cf. [phi 735] Fronto.
[2] [pi 2098] Porphyry.
[3] Zenobia was the queen of Palmyra who rebelled against Rome after the death of her husband Odaenethus; cf. under alpha 4458.
[4] The transmitted text (περὶ τοῦ κατὰ φυβίου ) is corrupt, and the conjecture περὶ τοῦ κατὰ φύσιν βίου is uncertain.
References:
L. Brisson and M. Patillon, 'Longinus Platonicus Philosophus et Philologus, I. Longinus Philosophus', ANRW II 36.7 (1994) 5214-99
L. Brisson and M. Patillon, 'Longinus Platonicus Philosophus et Philologus, II. Longinus Philologus', ANRW II 34.4 (1998) 3023-3108
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; philosophy; politics; rhetoric; women
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