Abron (ancient Greece)

Abron (ancient Greece)

Abron or Habron (Greek polytonic|Άβρων) was the name of a number of people in classical Greek history:

1. A son of the Attic orator Lycurgus. [Plut. Fit. dec. Orat. p. 843]

2. The son of Callias, of the deme of Bate in Attica, who wrote on the festivals and sacrifices of the Greeks. [Stephanus of Byzantium "s. v." polytonic|Βατή] He also wrote a work, polytonic|περι παρωνύμων, which is frequently referred to by Stephanus of Byzantium ("s.v." polytonic|Αγάθη, polytonic|Άργος, &c.) and other writers.

3. A Phrygian or Rhodian sophist and grammarian, pupil of Tryphon, and originally a slave, who taught at Rome under the first Caesars. He was presumably the same Habron who was the author of the treatise "On the Pronoun". [Suda, "s.v." polytonic|Άβρων]

4. A rich person at Argos, from whom the proverb polytonic|Άβρωνος βίος ("The life of Abron"), which was applied to extrava­gant persons, is said to have been derived. [Suda, "s.v."]



Other sources

last = Smith
first = William
author-link = William Smith (lexicographer)
contribution = Abron
editor-last = Smith
editor-first = William
title = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
volume = 1
pages = 3
publisher =
place = Boston, MA
year = 1867
contribution-url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0012.html

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