L. H. Martin

Tyche is the Greek personification of luck or success (from tynchanō, ‘happen to one’), which is expressed also in the anthroponym Tychicus, an especially popular Greek name during the Hellenistic period that occurs five times in the New Testament. Tychē means both ‘good fortune’ or ‘success’, or

L. H. Martin

Tyche is the Greek personification of luck or success (from tynchanō, ‘happen to one’), which is expressed also in the anthroponym Tychicus, an especially popular Greek name during the Hellenistic period that occurs five times in the New Testament. Tychē means both ‘good fortune’ or ‘success’, or

Falco and Johannsen, Nina (Kiel)

(Τύχη/Týchē, Τύχα/Týcha). [German version] Greek goddess of fate, the personification of the abstract term tyche ('fate', 'chance'; 'fortune' - both good and bad), etymologically related to the verb τυγχάνειν/tynchánein ('hit', 'meet with', 'be favoured with', 'happen accidentally'). The close

Esther Eidinow

1 Introduction: Tyche — Concept or Goddess? We are in ancient Athens, settling into our seats in the Theater of Dionysos, looking forward to the latest clever new play by Menander. Aspis (The Shield) promises the usual sparkling mix of comedy, coincidence, and sharp characterization — and the

Falco, Giulia; Olshausen, Eckart and Johannsen, Nina

Géza G. Xeravits

, asserted that the mural crown belonged to the iconography of Tyche (in the East sometimes Atargatis), the goddess of fortune and prosperity of cities in Hellenistic antiquity. 24 This iconography was well known in Dura, as confirmed by a couple of local representations. 25 The iconographic similarity

Pleket, H.W. and Stroud, R.S.

⇐ PreviousBrowse ⇑Next ⇒ Entry In an article on the iconography of Isis at Petra F.Zayadine, MEFRA 103 (1991) 283-306, on 301/302 briefly comments on the identification of Ptolemaic queens, starting from Arsinoe II Philadelphos, with Isis-Tyche as apparent from oinochoai found in Alexandria

Chaniotis, A., Corsten, T., Stroud, R.S. and Tybout, R.A.

⇐ PreviousBrowse ⇑Next ⇒ Entry E.Christof, Das Glück der Stadt. Die Tyche von Antiochia und andere Stadttychen (Frankfurt am Main 2001), offers a detailed study of the iconography of city Tychai, largely based on archaeological, numismatical and literary sources. Epigraphically relevant are

Pleket, H.W. and Stroud, R.S.

⇐ PreviousBrowse ⇑Next ⇒ Entry Marble block; probably a base for a statue of Tyche, used as a bench in North Room 6 in the Byzantine-Umayyad complex on the citadel. Cf. F.Zayadine - M.Najjar - J.A.Greene, ADAJ 31(1987) 305 (Ph.). Inscription [Τύ]χῃ τῇ Ἀγαθῇ Κ- -Τύχῃ τῇ Ἀγαθῇ Κ Apparatus criticus

Pleket, H.W. and Stroud, R.S.

Τύχην τὴν ἑαυτών θυγα̣τέρα Apparatus criticus Undated by edd. pr. 2. Tyche: probably the standing female, represented with her servant. Entry metadata