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(Greek, "lover of foreigners
Xenos is a word used in the Greek language from Homer onwards that has a wide gradient of meaning, signifying such divergent concepts as “enemy stranger” as well as “ritual friend”.- Meanings :...
") is the name of several prominent ancient Greeks
The Greeks, also known as the Hellenes , are a nation and ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighboring regions. They also form a significant diaspora, with Greek communities established around the world....
- Philoxenus of Cythera
Philoxenus of Cythera was a Greek dithyrambic poet, an exponent of the "new music."On the conquest of the island by the Athenians he was taken as a slave to Athens, where he came into the possession of the dithyrambic poet Melanippides, who educated him and set him free...
, an ancient Greek dithyrambic poet
- Philoxenus of Leucas, a legendary glutton
- King Philoxenus
Philoxenus , called Anicetus , was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in the region spanning the Paropamisade to Punjab. Philoxenus seems to have been quite an important king who might briefly have ruled most of the Indo-Greek territory. Bopearachchi dates Philoxenus to c. 100-95 BCE and R.C. Senior to c...
, an Indo-Greek king
- Philoxenus (general)
Philoxenus was a Macedonian officer appointed to superintend the collection of the tribute in the provinces north of the Taurus Mountains after Alexander the Great's return from Egypt...
, a Macedonian general who was one of the Diadochi
- Philoxenus (physician)
Philoxenus , a Greco-Egyptian surgeon, who, according to Celsus, wrote several valuable volumes on surgery. He is no doubt the same person whose medical formulae are frequently quoted by Galen, and who is called by him Claudius Philoxenus. As he is quoted by Asclepiades Pharmacion, he must have...
, ancient Greek physician
- Philoxenus of Mabbug (d. 523), Syriac writer and proponent of Miaphysitism
- Philoxenus of Eretria
For other uses, see PhiloxenusPhiloxenus of Eretria was a painter from Eretria, the disciple of Nicomachus of Thebes, whose speed in painting he imitated and even surpassed, having discovered some new and rapid methods of colouring Nevertheless, Pliny states that there was a picture of his which...
, Hellenistic painter