previous next



Αόγγος). A writer who probably lived in the third century A.D. He was the author of a Greek pastoral romance, Daphnis and Chloë, in four books. It is considered the best of all ancient romances which have come down to us, on account of its deep and natural feeling, its grace of narrative, and the comparative purity and ease of its language. It has suggested many imitations by Italian, French, German, and English writers, the more famous being Bernardin de St. Pierre's Paul et Virginie. The rare translation by John Day of the French version of Amyot was reprinted in 1890. The Greek text is edited by Hirschig with a Latin version in the Erotici Scriptores of the Didot collection (Paris, 1856). Translation by Smith (London, 1855). See Novels and Romances.


P. Considius. A propraetor in Africa, who left his province shortly before the breaking out of the Civil War, B.C. 49, intrusting the government to Q. Ligarius. He returned to Africa soon afterwards, and held Adrumetum for the Pompeian party. After the defeat of the Pompeians at Thapsus, he attempted to fly into Mauretania, but was murdered by the Gaetulians (Pseud. Bell. Afr. 93).

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: