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Apollodorus was a common name in ancient Greece. This article deals with the historian and mythographer. For other men of the same name, including Apollodorus of Carystus and Apollodorus of Damascus, see Apollodorus (disambiguation). Apollodorus of Carystus in Euboea was one of the most important writers of the Attic New Comedy, who flourished in Athens between 300 and 260 B.C. He is to be distinguished from the older Apollodorus of Gela (342—290), also a writer of comedy. ... Apollodorus of Damascus, a famous Greek architect, engineer, designer and sculptor, flourished during the 2nd century AD. He was a favourite of Trajan, for whom he constructed Trajans Bridge over the Danube (104) for the campaign in Dacia. ... Apollodorus was an Athenian grammarian, lived about 140 BC He was a prolific and versatile writer. ...


Apollodorus, sometimes anachronistically called Apollodorus of Athens, (born c. 180 BC) was a Greek writer most famous for a verse chronicle of Greek history from the fall of Troy in the 12th century BC to 144 BC. A pupil of the scholar Aristarchus of Samothrace, he left Alexandria around 146 BC for Pergamum and eventually settled in Athens. Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC 200s BC 190s BC - 180s BC - 150s BC 140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC Years: 185 BC 184 BC 183 BC 182 BC 181 BC - 180 BC - 179 BC 178 BC... Walls of the excavated city of Troy Troy (Ancient Greek Τροία Troia, also Ίλιον; Latin: Troia, Ilium; German: Troja) is a legendary city, center of the Trojan War, described in the Trojan War cycle, especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. ... (13th century BC - 12th century BC - 11th century BC - other centuries) (1200s BC - 1190s BC - 1180s BC - 1170s BC - 1160s BC - 1150s BC - 1140s BC - 1130s BC - 1120s BC - 1110s BC - 1100s BC - other decades) (3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC) Events 1200 BC - Ancient Pueblo Peoples... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC - 140s BC - 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC Years: 149 BC 148 BC 147 BC 146 BC 145 BC - 144 BC - 143 BC 142 BC... Aristarchus of Samothrace, Gr. ... Centuries: 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC Decades: 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC - 140s BC - 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC 90s BC Years: 151 BC 150 BC 149 BC 148 BC 147 BC - 146 BC - 145 BC 144 BC...


Apollodorus' chronicle gave dates by referring to the archons of Athens. Most archons only held office for one year, allowing scholars to pin down the years to which Apollodorus was referring. This is a list of the eponymous archons of Athens. ...


Apollodorus' other works include his essays On the Gods and on the Homeric Catalogue of Ships, used as a source by Strabo in his Geography. He also produced numerous critical and grammatical writings. The encyclopedia of Greek mythology, called Bibliotheke or Library, was traditionally attributed to him, but his authorship has been refuted by modern scholars. Map of Homeric Greece The famous Catalogue of Ships (νεων κατολογος) is recorded as a part of Book II (verses 494–760, PP Il. ... the Greek georgapher Strabo, in a 16th‑century engraving. ... Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 1902 An encyclopedia or encyclopaedia, also (rarely) encyclopædia,[1] is a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. ... // Greek mythology consists in part in a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. ... The Bibliotheke was renowned as the chief work of Greek historian and scholar. ...


References

  • Greek Chronicles - translation. Greek Chronicles - translation. URL accessed on April 13, 2005.

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Apollodorus, an Athenian painter, flourished at the end of the 5th century B.C. He is said to have introduced great improvements in perspective and chiaroscuro.
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Apollodorus of Pergamus, one of the two most prominent teachers of rhetoric in the 1st century BC along with Theodorus of Gadara.
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