And that you may not suppose the incompetent teachers to be only the meaner sort of Athenians and few in number, remember again that Thucydides had two sons, Melesias and Stephanus
, whom, besides giving them a good education in other things, he trained in wrestling, and they were the best wrestlers in Athens: one of them he committed to the care of Xanthias, and the other of Eudorus, who had the reputation of being the most celebrated wrestlers of that day.
The epigram is from the prelims to the Thesaurus, as was the pun which Johnson recorded in his entry for the abridgement of Estienne's work by his amanuensis Scapula: "Epitomen Thesauri Stephani confecit Scapula, quam levi pretio venalem ita avide exceperunt Studiosi, ut Stephano suum Opus magno esset dispendio, unde se aegrum a Scapulis per ludum dixit" ("Scapula made an epitome of the Thesaurus of Stephanus
, which was so avidly taken up by the studious, being sold at a low price, that his work caused a great loss to Stephanus
, who said in jest that he had an illness originating a scapulis, from the shoulders").
Ordained priest by the visiting Gaulish ("transmarino") bishop Agilbert, Wilfrid became Agilbert's spokesman at the Whitby synod, where he convinced King Oswiu that the Roman practice of dating Easter was to be preferred over the Celtic, to the dismay of Colman, bishop of York, and the opposition of Abbess Hild at whose monastery the synod was held (Bede, Ecclesiastical History III: 25; Goffart 257, 311-12; Mayr-Harting 103-13; Stephanus
is quoted, Diels reports that the MSS offer [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which Stephanus
in fact proposed to read (cf.
Likewise in Demosthenes 59 it is alleged that Neaera progressed from being a slave prostitute to living with the Athenian citizen Stephanus
as his supposed wife, and that moreover while living as Stephanus
' wife Neaera continued her career as a prostitute, and was even able, as a married woman, to charge more (Demosthenes 59.
In his entry on the Macedonian town of Berge, the geographer Stephanus
of Byzantium (sixth century AD) refers to Antiphanes, its most famous son and the notorious teller of tall stories ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and Stephanus
quotes what he calls a [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], viz.
presented his document, and while Domitian was reading it, drew a concealed knife out of the bandage and stabbed him in the groin.
This is the curious case of Epainetos of Andros: Stephanus
evidently entrapped him in "adultery" with Phano, the daughter of Neaera, and extorted money for his release; Epainetos then was apparently able to bring a suit for "being falsely held as an adulterer" ([Dem.
Citations in this essay to the Platonis Opera (Oxford, 1900-1907) supply the standard Stephanus
divisions of page, section, and line.
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