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Eran Almagor

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780748645558

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.001.0001

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Deinon (b)

Deinon (b)

Chapter:
(p.171) 5. Deinon (b)
Source:
Plutarch and the Persica
Author(s):

Eran Almagor

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645558.003.0005

The present chapter deals with sections of Plutarch's Artaxerxes which may be ascribed to Deinon with a certain degree of likelihood, although they are not explicitly attributed to him. In assigning these passages to Deinon, the chapter follows a cautious course, progressing from sections that are more probable to ones that are less so. The two sections of the Artaxerxes addressed here are (1) chapters 26-30, (2) chapters 24-25. It starts with a literary understanding of these sections, and then proceeds to assumptions concerning their original internal organisation based on Plutarch's passages and external material. Through a comparison to passages in Diodorus, Nepos and Trogus/Justin, it proposes a "common source" used by all authors as well as by Plutarch, which may be Deinon.

Keywords:   Aelian, Cadusians, Cornelius Nepos, Deinon, Diodorus, Ephorus, Justin, Polyaenus, Pompeius Trogus, Tiribazus

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