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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and first published on 15/05/2005 – 09/09/2010.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Autochthon | Αὐτόχθων

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2nd/3rd c. CE?


Autochthon was a Homeric1 commentator of uncertain era but presumably belonged to the early imperial period (2nd/3rd c. CE), as Erbse (Beiträge, 1960, p. 58) deduced from the fact that he was cited together with Epaphroditus2 (Sch. Il. 22, 3). To this information o…

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Pagani, Lara, “Autochthon”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 15 August 2018 <>

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