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 15/12/2004.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Attalus [1] | Ἄτταλος

Identity:

Wikipedia | BNP

Place of Origin:

Rhodes

Date:

mid-2nd c. BCE.

Biography:

Attalus was an astronomer and mathematician of the mid-2nd c. BCE (Kidd p. 18) and an older contemporary of Hipparchus1. He worked on an edition, with commentary, of Aratus2 Phaenomena3, in which he praised the astronomical knowledge …

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Meliadò, Claudio, “Attalus [1]”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 20 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_lgga_urn:cite:cidocCRM.E21:lgga.Attalus_1>



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