Abron (ancient Greece)

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Abron or Habron (Ancient Greek: Ἅβρων) was the name of a number of people in classical Greek history:

1. A son of the Attic orator Lycurgus.[1]

2. The son of Callias, of the deme of Bate in Attica, who wrote on the festivals and sacrifices of the Greeks.[2] He also wrote a work, περὶ παρωνύμων, which is frequently referred to by Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v. Ἀγάθη, Ἄργος, &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.[3]

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



  1. ^ Plut. Fit. dec. Orat. p. 843
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Βατή
  3. ^ Suda, s.v. Άβρων
  4. ^ Suda, s.v.

Other sources[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.