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Biographies (30)

Doctors

SERRES (Prefecture) GREECE

Palatidis Anastassios

, , 1800 - 1848

Fable writers

TRAGILOS (Ancient city) SERRES

Asclepiades, 4th cent. B.C.

Asclepiades, of Tragilus in Thrace, a contemporary and disciple of Isocrates (Phot. Bibl). He is called a tragic writer, but was more probably a sophist or a grammarian. He was the author of a work called tragoidoumena, in six books, which treated on the subjects used by the Greek tragic writers, and on the manner in which they had dealt with their mythuses (Plut. Vit. X. Orat.; Steph. Byz. s. v. Tragilos; Athen. x.; Harpocrat. s. v. Dusaules; Hesych. s. v. huesiarchos)


Fighters of the 1821 revolution

Papas Emmanouel

, , 1772 - 1821

Generals

AMFIPOLIS (Ancient city) SERRES

Laomedon

A general of Alexander the Great who after the king's death received the government of Syria, of which he was subsequently deprived by Nicanor, Ptolemy's general


Androsthenes

Alexander the Great's three most celebrated admirals, Nearchos, Androsthenes, and Laomedon, were natives of Amphipolis.


Pleisthenes of Amphipolis


Episthenes of Amphipolis

Episthenes of Amphipolis, commanded the Greek peltastae at the battle of Cunaxa, and is mentioned by Xenophon as an able officer. His name occurs again in the march of the Greeks through Armenia. (Xen. Anab. i. 10.7, iv. 6.1).


Apollodorus of Amphipolis

At this time he (Alexander) designated Agathon of Pydna to guard the citadel, assigning to him seven hundred Macedonian soldiers. He appointed Apollodorus of Amphipolis and Menes of Pella as military governors of Babylon and the other satrapies as far as Cilicia, giving them one thousand talents of silver with instructions to enlist as many soldiers as possible.


Apollodorus of Amphipolis, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, was entrusted in B. C. 331, together with Menes, with the administration of Babylon and of all the satrapies as far as Cilicia. Alexander also gave them 1000 talents to collect as many troops as they could. (Diod. xvii. 54 ; Curtius, v. 1; comp. Arrian, Anab. vii. 18; Appian, de Bell. Civ. ii. 152)


Historic figures

MITROUSSI (Small town) SERRES

Gogolakis Dimitrios or captain Mitrousis


SERRES (Prefecture) GREECE

Gogalakis G. Mitroussis - Captain Mitroussis


Law-givers

Polyzoidis P. Anastassios

, , 1802 - 1873

Men in the armed forces

AMFIPOLIS (Ancient city) SERRES

Diodorus

Diodorus, (Diodoros). A commander of Amphipolis in the reign of king Perseus of Macedonia. When the report of the king's defeat at Pella reached Amphipolis, and Diodorus feared lest the 2000 Thracians who were stationed as garrison at Amphipolis should revolt and plunder the place, he induced them by a cunning stratagem to leave the town and go to Emathia, where they might obtain rich plunder. After they had left the town, and crossed the river Strymon, he closed the gates, and Perseus soon after took refuge there. (Liv. xliv. 44.)


Musicians

PENTAPOLI (Small town) SERRES

Painters

AMFIPOLIS (Ancient city) SERRES

Pamphilus, 4th cent. AD

(Pamphilos). A Greek painter of Amphipolis in Macedonia, who lived in the first half of the fourth century B.C., chiefly at Sicyon, as head of the school there founded by his master Eupompus. He is the originator of the scientific teaching of art: he traced back all practice of art to scientific principles. He maintained that painting could not be brought to perfection without arithmetic and geometry. In spite of the fact that his fee for instruction was one talen, the number of his pupils was considerable, the greatest among them being Apelles. Through his influence instruction in drawing was introduced among the subjects of Greek education. The only work of this artist now known to us by name is his picture of the "Suppliant Heraclidae," to which Aristophanes alludes in the Plutus, 385.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


The fame of the Sicyonic training spread so much that under Pamphilus the fee was raised to a talent for twelve years' instruction, and even the great Apelles was among his pupils. It is difficult to say wherein this great local superiority consisted, which tempted, moreover, wealthy amateurs like Ptolemy II. and Attalus to purchase at enormous prices galleries of specially Sicyonian old masters. Plutarch uses a special term for it, chrestographia, which is usually explained as indicating the reaction in art against the methods of Zeuxis and his contemporaries. Klein thinks that the special revolution effected by the Sicyonic masters was their development of the encaustic method. It is certain, at any rate, that it was only from the time of Pamphilus that encaustic took its place on equal terms beside the ordinary methods. We have seen that under the Ptolemies the method found favour in Egypt; and that it took a lasting hold there we saw on p. 392 in the large series of such pictures which have been found in the Fayoum. It is thus that we shall understand the tirade of Petronius against the audacia of the Egyptians, which invented a shortened method (compendiariam) of obtaining the effects belonging to the great art of painting. This shortened method Klein understands as the abandonment of the use of the cestrum, and therewith of the tarda picturae ratio which encaustic had hitherto involved. If this is so, it is natural that the fame of these first reformers should rest more upon their method and their teaching powers than on their actual paintings. Of Pamphilus we only know four works, and these only by the barest mention of their subjects.

This extract is from: A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890) (eds. William Smith, LLD, William Wayte, G. E. Marindin). Cited July 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


NIGRITA (Small town) SERRES

Philosophers

AMFIPOLIS (Ancient city) SERRES

Zoilus of Amphipolis

(Zoilos). A grammarian, a native of Amphipolis, who flourished in the time of Philip of Macedon. He was celebrated for the asperity with which he assailed Homer (Homeromastix), and his name became proverbial for a captious and malignant critic


Zoilus: Perseus Project index


Politicians

PROTI (Small town) SERRES

Karamanlis Konstantinos

, , 1907 - 1998

Related to the place

AMFIPOLIS (Ancient city) SERRES

Thucydides

He was self-exiled in the city of Amphipolis, where he wrote The Peloponnesian War.


Roxana

In 316 . . . Roxana and her son were placed in confinement in Amphipolis, where they were murdered by Cassander's orders in 311


Nearchus

Nearchus (Nearchos). A Greek writer of Crete, resident afterwards at Amphipolis. He was a friend of Alexander the Great in his youth, and, participating in his youthful intrigues, was banished by Philip. Later he administered the satrapy of Lycia for five years after the battle of the Granicus (B.C. 334). He then took part in the Indian expedition (B.C. 327), and returned, as commander of the fleet, down the Indus and along the coast of Asia to the mouth of the Tigris. After Alexander's death he attached himself to Antigonus, and under him governed the provinces of Lycia and Pamphylia. He wrote an account (Paratlous) of his voyage, which was rich in geographical discoveries. Of this we possess, besides fragments, an abstract in Arrian's Indica. The investigations of later times have in many respects confirmed the trustworthiness of his statements concerning ancient India.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited July 2003 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Andragathus

Andragathus (Andragathos) was left by Demetrius in command of Amiiphipolis, B. C. 287, but treacherously surrendered it to Lysimachus. (Polyaen. iv. 12.2)


Clearidas

Clearidas (Klearidas), a friend of Brasidas, and apparently one of those young men whose appointment to foreign governments Thucydides considers to have been inconsistent with Spartan principles (iv. 132). He was made governor of Amphipolis by Brasidas; and in the battle there, in which Brasidas and Cleon were killed, he commanded the main body of the forces, B. C. 422. Clearidas afterwards distinguished himself in the quarrels which arose after the peace of Nicias, by giving up Amphipolis, not (as the terms required) to the Athenians, but to the Amphipolitans themselves. (Thuc. v. 10, 21, 34)


Gennadios I Scholarios

In this monastery he lived the last years of his life.


Scientists

SERRES (Prefecture) GREECE

Christomanos K. Anastassios

, , 1841 - 1906

Sculptors

AMFIPOLIS (Ancient city) SERRES

Aetion

Aetion. A Greek sculptor of Amphipolis, mentioned by Callimachus (Anth. Gr. ix. 336) and Theocritus (Epigr. vii.), from whom we learn that at the request of Nicias, a famous physician of Miletus, he executed a statue of Aesculapius in cedar wood. He flourished about the middle of the third century B. C. There was an engraver of the same name; but when he lived is not known.


Writers

VERGI (Ancient city) SERRES

Antiphanes, 4th cent. B.C.

Antiphanes, of Berga in Thrace, a Greek writer on marvellous and incredible things (Apista, Scymnius Chius, 657, &c.). From the manner in which he is mentioned by Strabo (i., ii.; comp. Polyb. xxxiii. 12), it would seem that he wrote his stories with a view that they should be believed as history, and that consequently he was an impostor. It was owing to Antiphanes that the verb bergaizein was used in the sense of telling stories (Steph. Byz. s. v. Berge, who however confounds our Antiphanes with the comic writer of Rhodes; comp. Clem. Alex. Strom. i.; Phot. Cod. 166). Most writers agree in believing, that Antiphanes of Berga is the same as the Antiphanes who wrote a work on courtezans (peri hetairon), and whom some writers call Antiphanes the Younger (Athen. xiii.; Harpocrat. s. vv. Nannion, Antikura; Suid. s. v. Nanion).

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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