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Bĭās, (16) antis, m. , lʼun des sept sages de la Grèce : Cic. Par. 8.
Biās, antis m staatsman in Priëne in Ionië (in Klein-Azië), een van de zeven wijzen (ca. midden 6e eeuw v. Chr.).
BIAS(Βίας), a small river of Messenia, falling into the sea between the Pamisus and Corone. (Paus. 4.34.4.)
(Βίας). (1) The son of Amythaon and Idomené, was king of Argos, and brother to the famous soothsayer Melampus (q.v.). (2) One of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He was son of Teutamus, and was born at Priené, in Ionia, about B.C. 570. Bias was a practical philosopher, studied the laws of his country, and employed his knowledge in the service of his friends, defending them in the courts of justice, settling their disputes. He made a noble use of his wealth. His advice, that the Ionians should fly before the victorious Cyrus to Sardinia, was not followed, and the victory of the army of Cyrus confirmed the correctness of his opinion. The inhabitants of Priené, when besieged by Mazares, resolved to abandon the city with their property. On this occasion Bias replied to one of his fellow-citizens, who expressed astonishment that he made no preparations for his departure, “I carry everything with me.” He remained in his native country, where he died at a very advanced age. His countrymen buried him with splendour, and honoured his memory. Some of his apophthegms are still preserved.
Bias, of Priene, one of Seven Sages
his advice to Croesus: Hdt. 1.27
to the Ionians: Hdt. 1.170
Bias(2), brother of the seer Melampus
Bias(3), son of Amythaon
Paus. 4.34.4, Apollod. 1.9.11
woos Pero: Apollod. 1.9.11
brother of Melampus: Paus. 2.18.4, Paus. 4.36.3
asks Melampus to steal the kine of Phylacus: Apollod. 1.9.12
settles with Melampus in Argos: Apollod. 1.9.13
B. and Melampus share kingdom of Argos with King Anaxagoras: Paus. 2.18.4
receives a third part of the kingdom (of Argos): Apollod. 2.2.2
father of Anaxibia: Apollod. 1.9.9
father of Talaus: Paus. 2.6.6, Paus. 2.21.2, Apollod. 1.9.13
Bias(4), father's brother of Pylas
king of Megara: Apollod. 3.15.5
slain by him: Apollod. 3.15.5
Bias(5), river of Messenia
Bias(6), son of Priam
Bias(7), suitor of Penelope