Who's who

Please note: Ancient Greek names may be transliterated into English letters in several different ways. If you do not find the name you seek first time, try changing 'c' to 'k', 'y' to 'u', 'e' to 'i', 'u' to 'o' and/or final 'm' to 'n'.

This page is under development; all of the people mentioned will have their own page in due course. Some of the pages which exist are still under development. The mathematicians are well done at the University of St Andrews MacTutor site here. See also Siris' pages here and the Technology Museum of Thessaloniki's pages here.

DSB as a reference is the Dictionary of Scientific Biography.

A

Aelian

Aesop 

Aetius

Aetius of Amida

Agatharkhides  

Agatharkhos

Agathinos

Agrippa

Aiskhulos 

al-Andalusi, Sad (C11 AD)

Alexander of Aphrodisias

Alexander the Great

Alexander of Myndos

Alexander of Tralles

Alkamenes

Alkmaion

Ammonius

Amyntas III

Anatolius

Anaxagoras 

Anaxarkhos

Anaxilaus

Anaximander 

Anaximenes 

Andreas 

Anthemius

Antiphon

Antisthenes

Apollodoros

Apollonios of Perga

Apollonius Mys 

Aratus 

Archelaos

Archimedes

Archutas 

Areius Didymus

Aretaeus

Aristarchus 

Aristion

Aristophanes 

Aristotle

[Aristotle]

Aristoxenos

Arkhagathos

Arrian

Asklepiades  

Asklepiads of Cos, Knidos, Rhodes

Asklepiodotos

Athenaeus

Athenaios Mekhanikos

Attalus III 

Augustine

Augustus (Octavian) (63 BC-AD 14)

Autolycos

B

Bede

Boethus

Bolos

C

Caelius Aurelianus

Caesar, Gaius Julius (100-44 BC)

Calcidius

Capella

Cato, Marcus Porcius, of Tusculum (234-149 BC)

Celsus 

Cercidas of Megalopolis (C3 BC)

Cicero, Marcus Tullius, of Arpinum (106-43 BC)

Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-215 AD)

Codex Constantinopolitanus

Codex Theodosianus, published in AD 438, a codification of all imperial laws since Constantine

Columella

Corpus Agrimensorum Romanum, a compilation of treatises and commentaries upon them and extracts from mathematical and legal works relevant to Roman surveyors, ranging in date from C1 AD

Crassus, Marcus Licinius (c. 115-53 BC)

D

Daedalus

Darius I (King of Persia 521-486 BC)

Demetrios 

Demokedes

Demokritos 

Demosthenes

Diades

Digest of Roman Law, a collection of legislation and commentaries by earlier jurists, esp. Gaius, Paulus and Ulpian, compiled under Justinian, emperor AD 527-65.

Dikaiarkhos

Dio Cassius

Dio Chrysostom (AD 40-115)

Diodoros Cronus

Diodorus Siculus

Diogenes the Cynic (dog)

Diogenes Laertius (C3 AD)

Diokles

Diokles of Karystos

Diophantos 

Dioscorides 

Dorotheos

Dositheus

E

Ecphantus  

Empedokles  

Epikouros 

Epictetus (AD 55-135)

Erasistratos 

Eratosthenes

Euclid 

Eudemos

Eudoxus 

Euktemon

Eunapios of Sardis (AD 345-c. 414)

Eupalinos

Euripides of Athens

Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 260-340)

F

Faventius (c. AD 300)

Favorinus

Frontinus

Fronto, Marcus Cornelius (c. 100-166 AD) 

G

Galen

Gellius

Geminos 

Geoponica, by Cassianus Bassus (C10 AD)

Gorgias

H

Hadrian, Publius Aelius (AD 76-138)

Hekataios 

Herakleides 

Herakleitos

Hermes Trismegistus

Hero 

Herodotos of Halikarnassos (484-420 BC)

Herophilus

Hesiod of Askra (c. 700 BC)

Hiketas of Syrakuse (C3 BC)

Hipparkhos 

Hippocrates of Cos

Hippokrates of Khios

Hippolytus

Homer (c. 700 BC)

Hypatia

Hypsikles

I

Iamblichus

Isidore of Charax

Isidore of Seville

Isidorus of Miletos

J

Jerome, Saint (AD 340-420)

Julian (AD 332-363)

Justin (C3 AD)

Justinian, Peter Sabbatius, of Tauresium (c. 482-563 AD)

Juvenal (c. 60-140 AD)

K

Kallippos

Karneades 

Khairemon (C1 AD)

Khryses

Khrysippos

Khrysippos of Knidos

Kleanthes

Kleomedes

Kolaios of Samos (late C7 BC)

Konon

Krateuas

Ktesias

Ktesibios 

L

Leodamas

Leucippus

Lucian of Samosata (c. 120-190 AD)

Lucretius

Lycon

M

Mago of Carthage (C4 BC)

Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180)

Martial, Marcus Valerius, of Bilbilis (Spain) (c. AD 40-104)

Maximus of Tyre (c. 120-180 AD)

Megasthenes

Menekrates

Menelaos 

Meton 

Mithridates VI (King of Pontus 120-63 BC)

N

Nearchus 

Nero, Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus (AD 37-68)

Nicander 

Nicolaus of Damascus

Nigidius, Figulus (c. 100-45 BC)

O

Oinopides

Oppian of Anazarbus (late C2-early C3 AD), Halieutica

Oreibasios 

Origen

Ovid, Publius Naso, of Sulmo (43 BC-AD 17)

P

Palladius, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus (after AD 450)

Panaitios

Parmenides 

Paul of Aigina (C7 AD)

Pausanias 

Pelagonius (C4 AD), Ars Veterinaria

Perikles 

Periplous of the Erythraian Sea

Petronius (C1 AD)

Philip II of Macedon 

Philon

Philolaos 

Philoponus

Philostratos

Pindar of Thebes (518-c. 446 BC)

Plato 

Pliny 

Pliny the Younger, Gaius Caecilius Secundus, of Comum (c. AD 61-113)

Plutarch  

Poluidos

Polybios of Megalopolis (c. 200-118 BC)

Pompey, Gnaeus Magnus (106-48 BC)

Pomponius Mela

Poseidonios 

Praxagoras

Proclus 

Procopius 

Ptolemy

Ptolemy I Soter

Ptolemy II Philadelphos

Pythagoras 

Pytheas 

R

Rufus

S

Scribonius

Seleucus 

Seneca

Serapion

Serenus

Sextus Empiricus

Silius Italicus 

Simplicius  

Skylax 

Sokrates 

Solon 

Sophokles 

Soranus

Sosandron

Sosigenes 

Sostratos

Speusippos

Sporus

Stephanus

Stobaios (C5 AD)

Strabo 

Strato 

Suda, a Greek lexicon/encyclopaedia compiled at the end of the C10 AD; see The Suda On-line here.

Suetonius, Gaius Tranquillus (c. AD 69-140)

Synesius

T

Tacitus, Cornelius (c. AD 55-118)

Teles of Megara (C3 BC)

Tertullian

Thales

Theaitetus 

Themistius

Theodorus 

Theodosios

Theon of Alexandria

Theon of Smyrna

Theophrastos 

Theopompos 

Thessalus

Thucydides 

Thumaridas

Timokharis 

Tzetzes (C12 AD), Khiliades

V

Varro

Vegetius

Virgil, Publius Maro, of Mantua (70-19 BC)

Vitruvius

X

Xenarkhos

Xenocrates

Xenophanes 

Xenophon 

Xerxes (King of Persia 486-465 BC)

Z

Zeno of Elea

Zeno of Kition

Zeno of Sidon

Zenodoros

Zopyrus

Zosimus

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Last modified: 10 June 2009