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Agapius

(717 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 31/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Agapius | Ἀγάπιος Identity: Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 4th-5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Our information about Agapius comes ultimately from Damascius1, whom both Photius2 and the Suda3 draw upon. A native of Alexandria, Agapius was well known for his wide learning and for the deep respect that, according…

Hermippus [2]

(2,785 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 12/07/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Hermippus [2] | Ἕρμιππος Identità: BNP | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Berito Data: età adrianea ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Di origine servile, nativo di un villaggio nell’interno della Fenicia che condivideva con il noto centro portuale il nome di Berito (cfr. la precisazione del lessico Suda, ε 3045, s.v. Ἕρμιππος), Ermippo fu allievo di Erennio Filone da Byblos (cfr. FGrHist n. 1060); pr…

Hermippus [1]

(3,632 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 06/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [1] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Smyrnean origin of Hermippus, who is principally known for his biographical writings1, is attested by Athenaeus2 7, 327b. A quite secure date comes from his nickname Καλλιμάχειος, “student of Callimachus3”, whi…

Tryphon [1]

(24,444 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 29/04/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Tryphon [1] | Τρύφων Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 2a metà del 1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Originario di Alessandria e figlio di un certo Ammonio, Trifone fu attivo, secondo il lessico Suda (τ 1115: γεγονὼς κατὰ τοὺς Αὐγούστου χρόνους καὶ πρότερον), durante il principato augusteo, ma la sua nascita si colloca in età tardorepubblicana. …

Artemidorus [2] Capito

(6,066 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 02/09/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Artemidorus [2] Capito | Ἀρτεμίδωρος ὁ Καπίτων Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Artemidoro, soprannominato Capitone, esercitò durante il regno di Adriano la professione di medico, dedicandosi in particolare allo studio testuale delle opere ippocratiche, delle quali allestì un’edizione che si discostava abbastanza dalla ‘vulgata’ del corp…

Aretades

(1,356 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 30/01/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aretades | Ἀρητάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Cnidus? Date: 3rd-1st c. BCE ? ↓ To Source List Biography: There is no biographical information available about the grammarian Aretades. It is possible that he was a native of Cnidus, if he is in fact the same man as Aretades Κνίδιος who is mentioned in two passages of Ps.-Plutarch1 as th…

Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion

(3,659 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 28/08/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion | Διονύσιος ὁ Σκυτοβραχίων Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Mitilene? Data: 3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Non è chiara la motivazione del soprannome Scytobrachion “Braccio di cuoio”, attestato dalla Suda, da Ateneo e da Svetonio per il mitografo Dionisio, la cui opera rappresenta una delle fonti di Diodoro e degli …

Apollonius [11] Molo

(5,237 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [11] Molo | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Μόλων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alabanda Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The nickname by which Apollonius was known to his contemporaries appears in the sources both as ὁ Μόλων and as ὁ τοῦ Μόλωνος; this fact, discussed by Riese (1879), is actually only an apparen…

Hermippus [2]

(2,916 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 12/07/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [2] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Berytus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: A man of slave origin and a native of a village in Phoenicia that shared the name of Berytus with the famous port (cf. the clarification of the Suda1 lexicon, ε 3045, s.v. Ἕρμιππος), Hermippus was a student of Herennius Phil…

Apollonides

(1,976 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Apollonides | Ἀπολλωνίδης Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Nicea Data: 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Contemporaneo dell’imperatore Tiberio, al quale dedicò un commentario ai Silli di Timone di Fliunte (Diog. L. 9, 109), Apollonio di Nicea fu autore di opere filologiche di vario argomento. Ad una raccolta di proverbi (Περὶ παροιμιῶν) fa cenno Stefano di Bisanzio (τ 97 Bi…

Heracleon [1]

(5,690 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 11/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heracleon [1] | Ἡρακλέων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Tilotis in Egypt Date: age of Augustus ↓ To Source List Biography: Heracleon was the son of Glaucus or Glaucon, as we learn from Stephanus of Byzantium1 ( s.vv. Ἀγυιά, Ἀρέθουσα, Κροκύλειον), and a native of Tilotis, an Egyptian village near Heracleopolis; he worked as a teacher at Rome (cf. Su…

Hephaestion

(5,790 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 12/12/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Sono assai scarsi i dati biografici sul metricologo Efestione. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) lo ritenne figlio di Tolomeo Chenno (=> Ptolemaeus [4]), considerando suo avo l’Efestione menzionato dalla Suda come padre del grammatico (ε 2004, s. v. Ἐ…

Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion

(3,793 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 28/08/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion | Διονύσιος ὁ Σκυτοβραχίων Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Mitylene? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It is not clear what the reason was for the nickname Scytobrachion, “Leather-arm”, which is attested in the Suda1, by Athenaeus2, and by Suetonius3 for the mythographer Dionysius, wh…

Genethlius

(1,903 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 20/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Genethlius | Γενέθλιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Petra Date: second half of the 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The meagre biographical information that we have about the rhetorician Genethlius comes solely from the Suda1 lexicon (γ 132). He was the son of a man also named Genethlius and a native of the Palestinian cit…

Orus

(11,372 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 20/05/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Orus | Ὦρος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Suda1 , which drew on Hesychius of Miletus’2 Onomasticon3, informs us that Orus, a native of Alexandria, taught at Constantinople; we do not know whether his teaching was connected with an imperial post (cf. K. Alpers, Das attizistische Lexikon…

Eutecnius

(1,072 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 29/06/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Eutecnius | Εὐτέκνιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°/5° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Con il nome di Eutecnius è noto l’autore di una parafrasi in prosa degli Ἀλεξιφάρμακα e dei Θηριακὰ di Nicandro di Colofone, contenuta nel codice Vindob. med. gr. 1, il celebre testimone di Dioscoride, datato intorno al 512 d.C. Le parafrasi, nella stessa maius…

Soteridas (Soteras)

(2,032 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 22/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Soteridas (Soteras) | Σωτηρίδας (Σωτήρας) Identity: Place of Origin: Epidaurus Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information we have about this grammarian comes from two entries in the Suda1 , probably derived from Hesychius of Miletus2 (σ 875 and 876, s.v.Σωτηρίδας); we can add to these another on Pamphile3 (π 139, s.…

Gaianus

(407 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 16/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Gaianus | Γαϊανός Place of Origin: Arabia Date: first half of the 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The only information on this scholar comes from the Suda1: Gaianus was a native of Arabia and a student of Apsines of Gadara2; he was active in the time of Maximinus3 and Gordian III4 and worked as a grammarian and rhetorician in Berytus. H…

Herminus

(8,414 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 22/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Herminus | Ἑρμῖνος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Pergamum? Date: 2nd c. CE (120–180/190 CE?) ↓ To Source List Biography: The information that we have about the life of Herminus, an exegete of Aristotle’s1 works, who is mentioned among the teachers of Alexander of Aphrodisias2, is quite meager. Zeller (E. Zeller, Die Philosophie der Grieche…

Hephaestion

(6,092 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
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 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information that we have for the metrician1 Hephaestion is quite meager. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) thought that he was the son of Ptolemy Chennos2 and that his grandfather was th…
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