(113) Siege description makes up a large proportion of the fragments of the early-third-century historian Dexippus. (114) The siege of Marcianopolis shows some concerns for the experiences of the civilian inhabitants, dwells on the large numbers of 'barbarian' attackers and uses their emotions as explanatory devices.
A recently discovered fragment of Dexippus also contains poliorcetic material.
etiam Platonicus philosophus in dialogo, quem edidit in Aristotelis Categorias, ita scribit: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII][cf.
In regard to the categories, Gerson astutely interfaces interpretations of Dexippus
, Simplicius, Plotinus, Porphyry, and Proclus, along with those of important contemporary interpreters to argue that it is "highly implausible, if not impossible" that Aristotle "held the view that what undergoes change, sensible substance, is absolutely fundamental in the universe" (p.
when you have come and taken over the command, you will give to Dexippus
and to the rest of them a chance of showing what each is good for, and you will reward each according to his merits."
In addition John Morgan, as thorough as ever, considers the fragments of Greek fiction, de Blois the treatment of emperor and empire by Greek-speaking authors of the third century (actually the `insiders' Cassius Dio and Herodian and the `others', Philostratus, Ps.-Aelius Aristides, Dexippus
, Porphyrius, and `the Christians'), J.
F 1.6; Dexippus
, FGrH 100 F 8.4; Justin 13.4.15; Curt.
This account of the settlement is supported by Dexippus
(FGrH 100.8), Arrian (FGrH 156.1.5-8) and Curtius 10.10.1-6.
In keeping with the rest of his immense oeuvre, which consists entirely of commentaries, Simplicius's Commentary on the Categories is replete with references to previous Peripatetic, Neoplatonic, and Stoic philosophers, including Themistius, Porphyry, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Herminus, Maximus, Boethus, Cornutus, Lucius, Nicostratus, Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Dexippus
. Since many of their writings are lost, Simplicius's commentary is invaluable, often providing the only extant text of many ancient philosophers.
49.3-4), but the Greek historian Dexippus
is cited as the source for this information.
The series of translations of which this volume is a part is under the general editorship of Richard Sorabji and includes works by Alexander of Aphrodisias, Ammonius, Dexippus
, and Philoponus as well as Simplicius.