Index of Persons

    Search Tips

    For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

    Wildcard Characters:

    Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

    "?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

    Thus a search for:

    G?wargis  
    returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

    Similarly a search for:

    M?r  
    returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

    "*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

    Thus a search for:

    Dayr*  
    returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

    Similarly a search for

    Ab*  
    returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

    Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

    Fuzzy Search Character

    Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

    Thus a search for

    Aba~  
    returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

    Exact Phrase Searches

    To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

    Thus

    "ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
    returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

    Proximity Characters

    To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

    Thus

    "Jacob+Bishop"~2  
    finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

    C

    Callisthenes Names: CallisthenesCallisthenes, ancient Greek historianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/668
    Cambyses Names: CambysesCambyses, Persian Emperor, son of CyrusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/669
    Caraka (also Sharak, Sīrk, or Jarak) Names: Caraka (also Sharak, Sīrk, or Jarak)Caraka (also Sharak, Sīrk, or Jarak)– Indian physician, author of `Carakasaṃhitā`URI: https://usaybia.net/person/670
    Cassius the Egyptian Names: Cassius the EgyptianCassius the Egyptian, 5th-c. AⅮ physicianURI: https://usaybia.net/person/671
    Chaldaeans al-Kashkarī (or al-Kaskarī) Names: Chaldaeans al-Kashkarī (or al-Kaskarī)Chaldaeans al-Kashkarī (or al-Kaskarī), Yaʿqūb, 4th/10thc. physician in BaghdadURI: https://usaybia.net/person/1366
    Christodulos of Caesarea, Christodulos ⅠⅠ ibn Sahl (?) Names: Christodulos of Caesarea, Christodulos ⅠⅠ ibn Sahl (?)Christodulos of Caesarea, Christodulos ⅠⅠ ibn Sahl (?)URI: https://usaybia.net/person/672
    Chrysermus Names: ChrysermusChrysermus, physician of antiquityURI: https://usaybia.net/person/673
    Chrysippus Names: ChrysippusChrysippus, 3rd-c. BC Stoic philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/674
    Claudius Names: ClaudiusClaudius, 1st-c. Roman emperorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/675
    Cleinias of Tarentum Names: Cleinias of TarentumCleinias of Tarentum, Pythagorean philosopherURI: https://usaybia.net/person/676
    Cleomyttades Names: CleomyttadesCleomyttades, ancestor of HippocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/677
    Cleopatra Names: CleopatraCleopatra, Ptolemaic queen of Egypt (d. 30BC), supposed author on cosmetics and medical/alchemical mattersURI: https://usaybia.net/person/678
    Conius Megillus Names: Conius MegillusConius Megillus, fabricator of works allegedly by PythagorasURI: https://usaybia.net/person/679
    Constantius Names: ConstantiusConstantius, EmperorURI: https://usaybia.net/person/680
    Coronis Names: CoronisCoronis, mother of Asclepius by the god ApolloURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2414
    Creophylus Names: CreophylusCreophylus, ancestor of HermodamusURI: https://usaybia.net/person/681
    Crisamis Names: CrisamisCrisamis, Greek king of antiquity, ancestor of HippocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/682
    Crito Names: CritoCrito, friend of SocratesURI: https://usaybia.net/person/684
    Crito Names: CritoCrito, court physician of the emperor TrajanURI: https://usaybia.net/person/683
    Cronus Names: CronusCronus, father of the younger generation of gods in Greek mythologyURI: https://usaybia.net/person/2415
    Cylon Names: CylonCylon, enemy of PythagorasURI: https://usaybia.net/person/685
    Cyrus Names: CyrusCyrus, founder of the Persian EmpireURI: https://usaybia.net/person/686

      Search Tips

      For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

      Wildcard Characters:

      Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

      "?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

      Thus a search for:

      G?wargis  
      returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

      Similarly a search for:

      M?r  
      returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

      "*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

      Thus a search for:

      Dayr*  
      returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

      Similarly a search for

      Ab*  
      returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

      Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

      Fuzzy Search Character

      Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

      Thus a search for

      Aba~  
      returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

      Exact Phrase Searches

      To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

      Thus

      "ʿAbdishoʿ I"  
      returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

      Proximity Characters

      To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

      Thus

      "Jacob+Bishop"~2  
      finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.