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Headword: Νικόστρατος
Adler number: nu,404
Translated headword: Nicostratus, Nikostratos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Macedon, a rhetor. He was included among the 10 orators judged to be of second rank;[1] he was a contemporary of Aristides[2] and Dio Chrysostom;[3] for he lived under the emperor Marcus Antoninus.[4] He wrote Decamythia, Images, Polymythia, Toilers of the Deep, and very many other works; also encomia of Marcus and others.
Greek Original:
Νικόστρατος, Μακεδών, ῥήτωρ. ἐτάχθη δὲ ἐν τοῖς κριθεῖσιν ἐπιδευτέροις δέκα ῥήτορσι: σύγχρονος Ἀριστείδου καὶ Δίωνος τοῦ Χρυσοστόμου: ἦν γὰρ ἐπὶ Μάρκου Ἀντωνίνου τοῦ βασιλέως. ἔγραψε Δεκαμυθίαν, Εἰκόνας, Πολυμυθίαν, Θαλαττουργοὺς καὶ ἄλλα πλεῖστα: καὶ ἐγκώμια εἴς τε τὸν Μάρκον καὶ ἄλλους.
Notes:
RE Nikostratos (27); PIR2 Alpha1427.
[1] For the 10 of the first rank (and an earlier era) see in brief OCD(4) s.v. Attic Orators.
[2] For Aristides, see alpha 3902.
[3] For Dio, see delta 1240.
[4] Reigned AD 138-161.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 20 June 2003@02:04:29.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics) on 20 June 2003@02:27:26.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 June 2003@04:09:15.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 June 2013@03:21:26.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 7 August 2014@04:33:53.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 January 2015@00:51:41.

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