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Sopater [1]

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Author(s): Castelli, Carla
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Carla Castelli and first published on 08/02/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sopater [1] | Σώπατρος Identity: Place of Origin: Apamea Date: age of Constantine ↓ To Source List Biography: Sopater of Apamea was a sophist and philosopher1 according to the Suda2 (σ 845), which describes him as the successor of Plotinus3 after Porphyry4 and Iamblichus5: he was the most important Neo-Platonic6 philosopher of his time (π 1811; cf.…

Herminus

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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…

Nicomachus Gerasenus

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Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Eleonora Rocconi and first published on 30/07/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicomachus Gerasenus | Νικόμαχος ὁ Γερασηνός Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Gerasa Date: 1st-2nd CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nicomachus was a Neopythagorean1 philosopher famous as a mathematician and as a musical theorist; he lived between ca. 1st and 2nd c. CE. His geographical origin is attested by the epithet Γερασηνός…

Salu(s)tius [1]

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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 15/11/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Salu(s)tius [1] | Σαλού⟨σ)τιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Salu(s)tius was the author of a treatise entitled περὶ θεῶν καὶ κόσμου1 that was ‘rediscovered’ only in 1638 thanks to the ed. pr. of G. Naudé. He has been variously identified by scholars: Wilamowitz thought (quite doubtf…

Dexippus

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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 18/07/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dexippus | Δέξιππος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Neoplatonic1 scholar Dexippus, a disciple of Iamblichus2 (Simp. in Cat. 8, 2, 25ff.), cannot be identified with certainty with the historian P\. Herennius Dexippus3, as Johannes Tzetzes4 seems to do ( Hist. 274, 490-494); this hypothe…

Euphranor [2]

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Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and first published on 03/04/2014. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphranor [2] | Εὐφράνωρ Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Our information about Euphranor, an exponent of the Pythagorean school1 mentioned by Athenaeus2 and Iamblichus3, is scarce. It is possible to date him to the Late Classical and the Hellenistic Ages on the basis of the contexts in which his n…

Porphyrius

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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 29/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Porphyrius | Πορφύριος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Tyre Date: ca. 234-304 CE ↓ To Source List 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 …

Eustathius

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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 19/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Eustathius | Εὐστάθιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th/5th c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Initially identified with the archbishop of Thessalonica1 (Fuhr, Zwei Hermogeneskommentartoren, «RhM» 51 (1896), pp. 45-51, esp. p. 48), the rhetor Eustathius actually belonged to a much earlier age (to the 5th c. CE according to L. Schilling, Quae…