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Seleucus [2]

(3,404 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 27/09/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Seleucus [2] | Σέλευκος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Emesa Date: late imperial period? ↓ To Source List Biography: Seleucus, a native of Emesa, was a grammarian and epic poet. According to Schmidt ( Seleucus, 1848, pp. 443-445) he lived in the age of Tiberius1, but the arguments adopted in support of this dating seem …

Sosibius [2] Lacon

(3,681 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 22/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sosibius [2] Lacon | Σωσίβιος ὁ Λάκων Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Laconia Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The date of Sosibius can be determined only approximately because his Χρόνων ἀναγραφή certainly presupposes knowledge of Timaeus of Tauromenium’s1 Ὀλυμπιονῖκαι (Timaeus died in 264 BCE, but the composit…

Megaclides

(6,481 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 – 09/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Megaclides | Μεγακλείδης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Athens? Date: second half of the 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Megaclides was a grammarian of the Peripatetic1 school who lived in the second half of the 4th c. BCE (Tat. Or. 31, 2; Eus. PE. 10, 11, 3). The content of some of the fragments gives us the impression that he…

Dionysius [11] Iambus

(2,963 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 13/10/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [11] Iambus | Διονύσιος ὁ Ἴαμβος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: We know very little about Dionysius ὁ Ἴαμβος: according to the Suda1 he was the teacher of Aristophanes of Byzantium2, along with Euphronius3 and Machon4; this favors a date in the mid-3rd c. BCE during the reign of Pto…

Agelochus

(679 words)

Author(s): Perrone, Serena
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Serena Perrone and first published on 02/12/2015. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Agelochus | Ἀγέλοχος Place of Origin: ? Date: before 3rd c. CE. ↓ To Source List Biography: Apart from a citation in Athenaeus’1 Deipnosophistae (2, 54d) regarding a local name for chestnuts nothing is known about this grammarian. Meineke (1858-1867, ad loc. and 4, p. 28) corrected the name Ἀγέλοχος cited by Athenaeus to Ἀμφίλοχος , thus identifyin…

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…

Chamaeleon

(11,910 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Michele Corradi and first published on 05/10/2007 – 09/01/2012. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Chamaeleon | Χαμαιλέων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Heraclea Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Chamaeleon was a native of Heraclea in Pontus and, according to Tatian1 ( Or. 31), a student of the Peripatus2. We should identify him as the Chamaeleon who, as Photius3 reports in an extract from the historian Memnon of Herac…

Antiochus

(1,132 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Michele Corradi and first published on 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Antiochus | Ἀντίοχος Identity: Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: ante 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian native to Alexandria, Antiochus is the author of a work on poets ridiculed in Middle Comedy1 (Περὶ τῶν ἐν τῇ μέσῃ κωμῳδίᾳ κωμῳδουμένων ποιητῶν). Athenaeus2 (11, 482c) refers to this work in a list of types of glasses a…

Hermonax

(1,151 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 29/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermonax | Ἑρμῶναξ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 1st c. CE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Hermonax was the author of a collection of Cretan Glosses; Athenaeus1 preserves four certain fragments from this work, and these involve the Cretan names for a variety of figs (3, 76e), quinces (3, 81f), and a category of slaves (6, 267c), as well as a …

Neleus

(4,402 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Michele Corradi è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Neleus | Νηλεύς Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Scepsi Data: 4°–3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Figlio del Corisco più volte citato da Aristotele (cfr. Bonitz 1870, p. 405 e Gottschalk 2000, 809–810), secondo Strabone (13, 1, 54) Neleo era originario di Scepsi e fu allievo di Aristotele (=> Aristoteles [1]) e Teofrasto (<=). Stando a…

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…

Lycophron

(8,118 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Lycophron | Λυκόφρων Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Calcide di Eubea Data: 4°/3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico e tragediografo, membro della Pleiade, Licofrone, nativo di Calcide, era figlio di Socle e figlio adottivo di Lico di Reggio. Scrisse 64 o 46 tragedie, di cui conosciamo grazie alla Suda 20 titoli (Αἴολος, Ἀνδρομέδα, Ἀλήτης, Αἰολίδης [ma Αἰθαλίδης per Jahn 186…

Apellicon

(4,751 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Michele Corradi è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Apellicon | Ἀπελλικῶν Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Teo Data: 2°-1° sec. a.C. († 86 a.C.?) ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Apellicone o Apelliconte fu, secondo Strabone (13, 1, 54), un ricco collezionista di libri originario di Teo (sono attestate diverse varianti per il nome, registrate da Dziatzko 1894, 2693: Ἀπελλικῶν/Ἀπελλικῶντος, Ἀπελλίκων/Ἀπελλίκωντος e, in Plut. Sul. 26, Ἀπελ…

Lysimachus

(8,284 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°/2° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Pochi e incerti sono i dati che possediamo su Lisimaco. Non conosciamo la sua patria d’origine: alcune fonti lo definiscono alessandrino (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 e Sch. Soph. OC. 91), ma ciò è probabilmente da intendersi in relazione alla sua attività di eru…

Anicetus

(508 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 25/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Anicetus | Ἀνίκητος Place of Origin: ? Date: Before 2nd-3rd c. BCE. ↓ To Source List Biography: Athenaeus1 (11.783c) cites someone named Anicetus for an explanation of the adjective ἀμφικύπελλος that draws an analogy between the nouns κύπελλον and φιάλη on one side and the adjectives ἀμφικύπελλος and ὑπερφίαλος on the other: he argues that ἀμφικύπελλο…

Demetrius [2]

(13,084 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: Demetrius [2] | Δημήτριος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Scepsis Date: born ca. 205 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was a scholar and antiquarian from Scepsis in the Troad, and he had a wealthy and noble background, as Diogenes Laertius1, who calls him a φιλόλογος (5, 84) among other things, informs us. Strabo2 calls him a contemporary of Cra…

Theodorus [2]

(1,506 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theodorus [2] | Θεόδωρος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: before second half of the 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian named Theodorus who was author, according to Athenaeus1, of Ἀττικαὶ γλῶσσαι (14, 646c. 15, 678d) or Ἀττικαὶ φωναί (15, 677b) was identified as Theodorus ὁ παναγής2 by Jacoby (1923–1958, 3b ( Komm…

Silenus

(3,681 words)

Author(s): Dettori, Emanuele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Emanuele Dettori and first published on 10/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Silenus | Σιληνός Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE Biography: It is commonly asserted that Silenus mentions (Ath. 11, 482f) Nicander1 and that hence his date would be tied to Nicander’s or to the Nicanders’, which is, however, uncertain: a) the second half of the 3rd c. BCE-beginning of the 2nd c. BCE, b) the last third of the 2nd c. BCE (see th…

Philostephanus

(7,565 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
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 ↓ To Source List 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.…

Nicanor [2]

(2,137 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 26/07/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicanor [2] | Νικάνωρ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: Hellenistic Age? ↓ To Source List Biography: The identification of this grammarian, who was a native of Cyrene according to Athenaeus1 (7, 296d), with the Alexandrian Nicanor son of Hermias2 was maintained in the past by Vossius ( Hist. Gr., 16512, p. 263) and Gräfenhan ( Klass. Philol., 1…
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