Kratippos of Athens
Very little is known about Kratippos. Dionysius of Halicarnassus reports that Kratippus was a contemporary of Thucydides and that his work, which dates back to 411 BC. Ends, continued. However, the work has not survived. Plutarch gave a brief summary of the contents. Accordingly, the work lasted until around the Battle of Knidos in 394 BC. And seems to have had a pro-Athenian tendency. Some researchers - for example Felix Jacoby - considered Kratippos as a later “fraudulent author” who was not a contemporary of Thucydides. However, others contradicted this on the basis of the tradition of the content. Today the vertigo hypothesis is considered refuted. Klaus Meister and other researchers consider Kratippos rather as an important historian. In current research, he is considered the most likely author of the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia .
- Arnold Wycombe Gomme: Who Was 'Kratippos'? . In: The Classical Quarterly 4, 1954, pp. 53-55.
- Klaus Meister : The Greek historiography. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1990, pp. 65ff.
- Klaus Meister: Thucydides as a role model for historians. From antiquity to the present. Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn 2013, p. 21ff.
- Gustav Adolf Lehmann : A historian named Kratippos . In: Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 23, 1976, pp. 265–288.
- Carlo Scardino: Kratippos of Athens. In: Bernhard Zimmermann , Antonios Rengakos (Hrsg.): Handbook of the Greek literature of antiquity. Volume 2: The Literature of the Classical and Hellenistic Period. CH Beck, Munich 2014, ISBN 978-3-406-61818-5 , p. 621 f.
- Dionysios, De Thucydide 16.
- Plutarch, De gloria Atheniensium 1.
|SURNAME||Kratippos of Athens|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cratippus (Latinized)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Greek historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5th century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||4th century BC Chr.|