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Artemon [4]

(1,127 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 11/10/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Artemon [4] | Ἀρτέμων Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A person with the name Artemon is cited as author of a collection of Aristotle1’s letters by Demetrius2 ( De eloc. 223), by the commentators Elias3 ( In cat. 113, 14-16) and Olympiodorus4 ( Prol. 6, 11-13), as well as in the list of Aristotelian works compiled by a philosopher …

Ammonius [3] Ammonii filius

(3,697 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ammonius [3] Ammonii filius | Ἀμμώνιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st/2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Ἀμμώνιος Ἀμμωνίου γραμματικὸς ἐσημειωσάμην: so reads the note found between columns 10 and 11 of POxy. 221 (Pack2 1205 [XII Erbse]; now Pap. Mus. Brit. 1184 = Pap. Lond. 178), a commentary on Book 21 of the Iliad1. The meaning of this …

Dionysius [8]

(448 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 13/06/2013. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [8] | Διονύσιος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A D scholion on the Iliad (II 308) mentions a Dionysius as the author of Ἄπορα in at least five books. The title of the work leads us to place it in the tradition of zetemata that were dedicated to identifying problems in the text of Homer and proposing solutions to them (K. Lehrs, De …

Lesbonax

(4,108 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Lesbonax | Λεσβῶναξ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Lesbonax is a grammarian of unknown date who is credited with a grammatical work entitled Περὶ σχημάτων. This work has survived through a direct manuscript tradition with many exemplars, according to two principal versions, A and B, the second of which has unde…

Plutarchus [3]

(3,477 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 09/01/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Plutarchus [3] | Πλούταρχος Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd-3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian named Plutarch is presented by Athenaeus1 as a participant in the banquet of Larensis that frames the learned discussion of the Deipnosophists2. This circumstance places the figure, if we are in fact dealing with a real p…

Tyrannion [1] Maior

(13,790 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006 – 01/12/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Tyrannion [1] Maior | Τυραννίων ὁ πρεσβύτερος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Amisus Date: 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Amisus in Pontus, the grammarian Tyrannion lived in the time of Pompey the Great1, according to the Suda2 (τ 1184), and he died at an advanced age. In the date given by the Suda for his death, ὀλυμπιάδι ριηʹ, ἐ…

Hermias

(603 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 17/03/2008 – 12/03/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermias | Ἑρμείας Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd–1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Hermias is known from only one citation in the scholion of Herodianus1 on Il. 16, 2072; this fragment attests his attachment to the Cratetean3 school (Κρατήτ<ε>ιος) and can therefore suggest a dating between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. His …

Asclepiades [3]

(1,608 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 06/02/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Asclepiades [3] | Ἀσκληπιάδης Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria/Nicaea? Date: ante 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: An Asclepiades described as “the Alexandrine” is cited in Sch. Aristoph. Nub. 37 on the subject of the Athenian office of demarch1. The fragment preserved in EGud. 355, 38-52, which concerns the law tablets (κύ…

Sosibius [1]

(642 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 28/08/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Sosibius [1] | Σωσίβιος ὁ λυτικός Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Secondo la testimonianza di Ateneo (11, 493c–494b), il grammatico Sosibio visse alla corte di Tolomeo Filadelfo (285–246 a.C.) e fu un abile risolutore di προβλήματα omerici (da cui il soprannome ὁ λυτικός). È ormai superata l’ipotesi di identificazione con Σωσίβιος ὁ Λάκων (<=), erroneamente sost…

Theaetetus

(2,120 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 12/09/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theaetetus | Θεαίτητος Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c./6th c. CE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian named Theaetetus is cited four times in the scholia to the first Idyll1 of Theocritus2 for remarks that involved problems of prosody3 (παίδιον as proparoxytone, Sch. Theocr. 1, 50b; the Doric4 accentuation of accusatives like πτώκας, Sch. 1, 11…

Alexander [7] Polyhistor

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 06/12/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Alexander [7] Polyhistor | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Πολυίστωρ Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Mileto Data: 110 a.C. ca.- post 40 a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Nacque intorno al 110 a.C. a Mileto. Il lessico Suda (α 1129) lo ricorda come γραμματικὸς τῶν Κράτητος μαθητῶν, ovviamente non perché egli sia stato discepolo diretto di Cratete, fatto cui ostano ragioni cronologiche, ma…

Hermap(p)ias

(2,152 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 27/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermap(p)ias | Ἑρμαπ(π)ίας Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian named Hermapias or Hermappias is cited many times in the scholia to the Iliad1, in some cases through Herodianus2, who thus serves as a terminus ante quem. The fluctuation in the spelling of his name (Ἑρμαππίας in Sch. Il. 4, 235a1. a2. 21, 331e. 24, 55…

Tauriscus

(797 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 17/03/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Tauriscus | Ταυρίσκος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Allievo diretto di Cratete di Mallo, Taurisco è noto per una sola attestazione in Sesto Empirico ( adv. math. 1, 248–249), stando alla quale egli sosteneva la suddivisione del lavoro filologico (ἡ κριτική) in tre parti: 1) λογικόν, la grammatica in senso stretto, che studia l’elocuzione (λέξις) e le…

Menecrates [2]

(2,122 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 31/10/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menecrates [2] | Μενεκράτης Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Nysa Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Strabo1 (14, 1, 48) mentions that a Menecrates from Nysa was a student of Aristarchus2 and the father of Aristodemus3 whom the young Strabo heard when he was an elderly man: from this information we can date Menecrates to the 2nd c. BCE. Some note…

Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos

(10,012 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 20/02/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Χέννος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 1°–2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Tolemeo, figlio di un tale Efestione e soprannominato Χέννος (“quaglia”), era originario di Alessandria e visse, secondo le due voci della Suda che lo concernono, tra il regno di Nerone ( Sud. ε 2004) e quello di Adriano ( Sud. π 3037), risiedendo, forse tempora…

Leogoras (Leagoras)

(1,014 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 29/05/2007. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Leogoras (Leagoras) | Λεωγόρας (Λεαγόρας) Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Siracusa Data: 2° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Originario di Siracusa, il grammatico Leogora è noto grazie a due testimonianze latine, relative all’uso del segno diacritico della diple nel testo omerico. Il suo nome oscilla nelle fonti tra le forme Leogoras e Leagoras, la prima delle quali è i…

Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos

(10,085 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Χέννος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Ptolemy, the son of a man named Hephaestion, was nicknamed Χέννος (“quail”) and was a native of Alexandria; he lived, according to the two entries about him in the Suda1, between the reigns of Nero2 ( Sud.ε 2004) and Hadrian…

Anicetus

(562 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 25/06/2007. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Anicetus | Ἀνίκητος Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ante 2°-3° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Un personaggio di nome Aniceto è citato da Ateneo (11, 783c) per una spiegazione dell’aggettivo ἀμφικύπελλος fondata su una corrispondenza tra i nomi κύπελλον e φιάλη da una parte e gli aggettivi ἀμφικύπελλος e ὑπερφίαλος dall’altra: equivalendo a ὑπερφίαλος, ἀμφικύπελλος indicherebbe una cosa splen…

Menecrates [3]

(695 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 31/10/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menecrates [3] | Μενεκράτης Place of Origin: Miletus Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The existence of this grammarian is attested in the scholia to the Iliad1, which cite him once with the ethnic ( Sch. Hrd. Il. 4, 94a1) and state his disagreement with Aristarchus2 on the division of a word (Menecrates regarded ἐπιπροέμεν as one word, whereas Aris…

Apollonius [3]

(2,086 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 23/01/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [3] | Ἀπολλώνιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Citium Date: 1st c. BCE. ↓ To Source List Biography: The doctor Apollonius was a native of Citium on the island of Cyprus and was educated at Alexandria, where he was a student of Zopyrus1 (cf. Ap. in Hp. Art. 1, 2). Concerning his literary production, there is scholarly interest in his wo…
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