Plutarch, Lives, Volume V

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A Partial Dictionary of Proper Names

  • Achillas, 317–325, one of the guardians of Ptolemy XII. (Dionysus), and commander of his troops when Caesar came to Egypt. According to Bell. Alex. iv., he was put to death by his sister Arsinoë.
  • Achradina, 485, the first extension on the mainland of the island city of Syracuse, stretching from the Great Harbour northwards to the sea.
  • Actium, 175, a promontory of Acarnania in northern Greece, at the entrance to the Ambraciot gulf.
  • Aesop, 429, a Greek writer of fables, who flourished in the first half of the sixth century b.c. Fables bearing his name were popular at Athens in the time of Aristophanes.
  • Afranius, 205, 211, 217, 229, 287, 291, Lucius A., a warm partisan of Pompey, and one of his legates in Spain during the war with Sertorius, as well as in Asia during the Mithridatic war. He was consul in 60 b.c. In 55 b.c. he was sent by Pompey with Petreius to hold Spain for him. He was killed after the battle of Thapsus (46 b.c.).
  • Amanus, 217, a range of mountains branching off from the Taurus in Cilicia, and extending eastwards to Syria and the Euphrates.
  • Amisus, 213, 223, a city of Pontus, in Asia Minor, on the southern shore of the Euxine Sea.
  • Amphipolis, 309, an important town in S.E. Macedonia, on the river Strymon, about three miles from the sea.
  • Androcydes of Cyzicus, 401, a celebrated painter, who flourished from 400 to 377 b.c. See Plutarch, Morals, p. 668 c.
  • Andros, 345, the most northerly island of the Cyclades group, S. E. of Euboea.
  • Antalcidas, 63, 73, 87, 417, an able Spartan politician, and commander of the Spartan fleet in 388 b.c. The famous peace between Persia and the Greeks, concluded in 387 b.c., was called after him.
  • Antigonus, 341, 343, the general of Alexander who was afterwards king of Asia, surnamed the One eyed.
  • Antioch, 219, the capital of the Greek kings of Syria, on the river Orontes, founded by Seleucus in 300 b.c.
  • Antipater, 41, regent of Macedonia and Greece during Alexander’s absence in the East, and also after Alexander’s death, until 319 b.c.
  • Apollophanes of Cyzicus, 33, known only in this connection.
  • Appius, 467, 471, Appius Claudius Pulcher, military tribune at Cannae (216 b.c.), praetor in Sicily 215 b.c., and legate of Marcellus there in 214. He was consul in 212, and died in the following year.
  • Arbela, 211, a town in Babylonia, near which Alexander inflicted final defeat upon Dareius.