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Headword: Νύμφις
Adler number: nu,598
Translated headword: Nymphis
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Genitive] Nymphidos, son of Xenagoras, of Pontic Herakleia, an historian. [He wrote] 24 books On Alexander and the Diadochoi and the Epigonoi,[1] and 13 books On Herakleia; it covered events after the Epigonoi as far as the fall of the tyrants and as far as the third Ptolemy.[2]
Greek Original:
Νύμφις, Νύμφιδος, Ξεναγόρου, Ἡρακλεώτης ἐκ Πόντου, ἱστορικός. Περὶ Ἀλεξάνδρου καὶ τῶν διαδόχων καὶ ἐπιγόνων βιβλία κδ#, Περὶ Ἡρακλείας βιβλία ιγ#: ἔχει δὲ μέχρι τῆς καθαιρέσεως τῶν τυράννων τὰ μετὰ τοὺς ἐπιγόνους καὶ μέχρι τοῦ τρίτου Πτολεμαίου.
Notes:
c.310-245 BCE; OCD4 s.v.
[1] That is, Alexander, his immediate successors, and their immediate successors.
[2] Having two lower termini like this perhaps means that the work at first stopped in 280 BCE (the end of an eighty-four-year period of tyranny in Herakleia) but was later extended to 246, when the reign of Ptolemy III Euergetes in Egypt began.
References:
FGrH 432 and (for the epitome by Memnon) 434
S.M. Burstein, Outpost of Hellenism: the emergence of Heraclea on the Black Sea (University of California Press 1974) pp.1-4 and passim
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 December 2000@06:24:09.
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