POLIISTOR Alexander (Aleksandros Polyistor)( Greek scholar, an erudite)
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Biography POLIISTOR Alexander (Aleksandros Polyistor)
Alexander Poliistor, Aleksandros Polyistor, of Miletus, or from Caria, born ca. 105 g. BC. e., Greek scholar, an erudite. Brought to Rome as a prisoner of war in 82 g. Sulla was released, since he was named Lucius Cornelius Alexander. Killed during a fire in his home Laurentume. His disciple was Higin. The extensive nature of the literary heritage of compilation A. AP, . devoid of scientific ambition, . covers the geography and ethnology, . example, . About Egypt (Aigyptaka), . History - About Rome (Peri Rhomes), . literary criticism - Commentary to Corinne (Ta Korinnes hypomnemata), . history of philosophy - About Pythagorean symbols (Peri pythagorikon symbolon), . paradoksografiyu - Collection of wonderful things (cm,
. Paradoksografy). Proceedings A. served as a source for the later Greek (cm. Pausanias) and Roman (cm. Ovid) authors.