Porphyrius
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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 Antonella Ippolito and first published on 29/05/2005.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Porphyrius | Πορφύριος

Identity:

Perseus | Wikipedia | BNP | BNJ

Place of Origin:

Tyre

Date:

ca. 234-304 CE

Biography:

Porphyry was born around 232/4 CE at Tyre (Sud. π 20981. 20992) or at Batanea, in modern Syria. His birth name was Malchus – from the Semitic root that means “king” – in honor of his father. The name by …

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Ippolito, Antonella, “Porphyrius”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 24 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_lgga_urn:cite:cidocCRM.E21:lgga.Porphyrius>



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