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 25/01/2005.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
Pollux is a grammarian known only through one certain attestation in a passage of Athenaeus1 (11, 784d), which identifies the city of Parium as Pollux’s home and preserves his definition of the term βῖκος as a “container in the form of a φιάλη” (φιαλῶδες). Wendel (Polydeukes [n. 7], RE 21, 2 …