Attalus [1]
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Entry Version:

This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and first published on 31/10/2017.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Attalus [1] | Ἄτταλος

Identity:

BNP

Place of Origin:

Rhodes

Date:

mid-2nd c. BCE

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Biography:

Attalus was an astronomer1 and mathematician2 of the mid-2nd c. BCE (Kidd 1997, p. 18) and an older contemporary of Hipparchus3. He revised the text of Aratus4 Phaenomena5, probably based on a collation of several manuscripts (Lui…

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Meliadò, Claudio, “Attalus [1]”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Attalus_1>
First published online: 2015



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