Alexander of Aetolia, Testimonia

LCL 508: 108-109

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Alexander of Aetolia

Αἰτωλοῦ καὶ ὡς ἠξιώθη ὑπὸ τοῦ βασιλέως γράψαι ἐν ταῖς ἰδίαις ἐπιστολαῖς Ἄρατος [SH 119].

4Vita Arati (Vita 2), p. 11.5 Martin = Philitas Test. 6

[ἐν] τοῖς χρόνοις δὲ ἐγένετο κατὰ Φιλάδελφον τὸν βασιλέα, συνήκμαζε δὲ Ἀλεξάνδρῳ τῷ Αἰτωλῷ καὶ Φιλητᾷ καὶ Διονυσίῳ τῷ φιλοσόφῳ <τῷ> εἰς ἡδονὰς μεταθεμένῳ.

[ἐν] Westermann

5 Vita Arati (Vita 3) / Aratus Latinus, p. 15.17–26 Martin

(a) . . . Δημητρίου δὲ Ἀντίγονος ὁ Γονατᾶς, παρ᾿ ᾧ διέτριβεν αὐτός, καὶ σὺν αὐτῷ Περσεὺς ὁ Στωικὸς καὶ Ἀνταγόρας ὁ Ῥόδιος ὁ τὴν Θηβαίδα ποιήσας καὶ Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Αἰτωλός, ὡς αὐτός φησιν ὁ Ἀντίγονος ἐν τοῖς πρὸς Ἱερώνυμον.

(b) . . . Demetrii autem Antigonus Geniculosus, apud quem frequentabat ut Perseus Stoicus et Antagoras Rodius qui Thebaida fecit et Alexander Aetolus, ut ipse ait Antigonus apud quem Hieronimus.

6 Vita Arati (Vita 4), p. 19.4–8 Martin = Philitas Test. 6

ἦν δὲ ἐπὶ Πτολεμαίου τοῦ Φιλαδέλφου, καὶ ἐσχόλασε Διονυσίῳ τῷ Ἡρακλεώτῃ, συνῆν δὲ Ἀντιγόνῳ τῷ

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Testimonia

of Aetolia, and how he was asked by the king to write (sc. the Phaenomena).

4 Life of Aratus 2

As to his date, he (sc. Aratus) lived at the time of Philadelphus the king, and he flourished at the same time as Alexander of Aetolia, Philitas, and Dionysius the philosopher who converted to hedonism.3

5 Life of Aratus 3 / Latin Life of Aratus

Demetrius’ son was Antigonus Gonatas, at whose court he (Aratus) was resident, and with him Perseus the Stoic, Antagoras of Rhodes the author of the Thebais, and Alexander of Aetolia, as Antigonus says in his Against Hieronymus.

6 Life of Aratus 4

He lived in the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus, and studied with Dionysius of Heraclea. He lived at the court of

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.alexander_aetolia-testimonia.2010