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Porphyrius

(6,818 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 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 …

Cassius Longinus

(11,118 words)

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 03/06/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Cassius Longinus | Κάσσιος Λογγῖνος Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Emesa (?) Date: (210-213? - 272/273 CE) ↓ To Source List Biography: Cassius Longinus was a Neoplatonic1 philosopher, grammarian, and rhetorician. His nomen Cassius is attested by the lexicon Suda2 (λ 645), which documents also his familial connection to Front…

Andronicus

(5,790 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Mario Regali and first published on 22/12/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Andronicus | Ἀνδρόνικος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Rhodes Date: 1st c. BCE. ↓ To Source List Biography: Andronicus was a Peripatetic1 philosopher, and his edition of Aristotle’s2 school writings constituted an essential milestone in the transmission of the corpus and fostered the rebirth of Aristotelianism3 in the imperial age. The sour…

Ammonius [5] Peripateticus (?)

(1,661 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ammonius [5] Peripateticus (?) | Ἀμμώνιος ὁ Περιπατητικός Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: end of the 2nd c.-first half of the 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Flavius Philostratus1 (ca. 172-ca. 247 CE) mentions a Peripatetic2 philosopher3 named Ammonius, a teacher of the sophist Hippodromos of Thessaly4 ( floruit late 2nd-early 3rd …

Zoticus

(490 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 03/03/2015. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zoticus | Ζωτικός Identity: Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Zoticus is a figure known solely from a passage of Porphyry1 ( Plot. 7, 12-14); he belonged to the circle of Plotinus2 and died shortly before the philosopher himself did, around 270 CE. His Neoplatonic3 learning is also reflected in the works attribute…

Aristides Quintilianus

(8,774 words)

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 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aristides Quintilianus | Ἀριστείδης Κοϊντιλιανός (or Κουϊντιλιανός) Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nothing is known about the life of this author: the fact that in some manuscripts the nominative Ἀριστείδης is joined with the genitive τοῦ Κοϊντιλιανοῦ has suggested, not without so…

Sopater [1]

(4,489 words)

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 published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sopater [1] | Σώπατρος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: Apamea Date: 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Sopater of Apamea was a sophist and philosopher1 according to the Suda (σ 845), which states that he was the successor of Plotinus2 after Porphyry3 and Iamblichus4. He was the most important Neoplatonic5 philosopher of his time ( Sud.π 1811; c…

Adrastus

(6,766 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Adrastus | Ἄδραστος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Aphrodisias Date: first half of the 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Adrastus was a Peripatetic philosopher1 and native of Aphrodisias in Caria who lived in the 2nd c. CE: the mention of Adrastus by Galen2 (ca. 130-ca. 200 CE) constitutes a terminus ante quem useful for dating the act…

Salu(s)tius [1]

(2,814 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 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

(1,156 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 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…