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Claudius [1] Ptolemaeus

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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 17/11/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Claudius [1] Ptolemaeus | Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Pelusium Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek scientist who lived in the 2nd c. CE, most probably at Alexandria, and is famous in particular for his treatises on astronomy and geography. He was…

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 …

Aristides Quintilianus

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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 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…

Demetrius [7]

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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 first published on 05/06/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [7] | Δημήτριος Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was the author of a treatise entitled Περὶ λόγου συναφῆς, and he is cited exclusively in the late and probably spurious part of Porphyry’s 1 commentary2 on Ptolemy’s 3 Harmonica4, among those who treated the concepts of διάστημα and λόγος as not comp…

Dionysius [12] Musicus

(2,118 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 04/10/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [12] Musicus | Διονύσιος ὁ Μουσικός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Halicarnassus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a native of Halicarnassus and lived during the reign of Hadrian1. He earned the nickname ὁ μουσικός, as the Suda2 lexicon affirms, because he produced mostly musical works; these h…

Adrastus

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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 first published on 11/01/2011. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Adrastus | Ἄδραστος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Aphrodisias Date: First half of the 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Aphrodisias in Caria, Adrastus was a Peripatetic1 philosopher who lived in the 2nd c. CE. A mention of Adrastus by Galen2 (ca. 130-ca. 200 CE) establishes a terminus ante quem that is useful for fixing the active …