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Philostephanus
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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 Valeria Novembri and first published on 07/06/2012.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Philostephanus | Φιλοστέφανος

Identity:

Perseus | BNP

Place of Origin:

Cyrene

Date:

3rd c. BCE

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Biography:

The sole biographical information about Philostephanus in our possession comes from Athenaeus1 (8, 331 d-e), who calls him a native of Cyrene and a γνώριμος of Callimachus2, using the same term attested in P.Oxy. 1241, col.…

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Novembri, Valeria, “Philostephanus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Philostephanus>
First published online: 2015



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