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Palaephatus

(17,629 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 7/02/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Palaephatus | Παλαίφατος Identity: Wikipedia | BNP Place of Origin: Parion or Abydus? Date: 4th c. BCE? Biography: The Suda1 lexicon lists four people under the name of Palaephatus. After the legendary Athenian epic poet2 who was the author of mythological poems (cf. Sud. π 69), there are three other authors behind whom lies only one p…

Glaucus [2]

(3,276 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 15/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Glaucus [2] | Γλαῦκος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Samos Date: 3rd c. BCE Biography: Glaucus was a grammarian of the Alexandrian1 age who may have lived before Aristophanes of Byzantium2; some consider him a Peripatetic3 of the early 3rd c. BCE. He is mentioned explicitly in a long passage on the doctrine of accentuation4 within Ps.-Sergiu…

Euphorion

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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 first published on 22/03/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphorion | Εὐφορίων Identity: Perseus | Wikipedia | BNP Place of Origin: Chalcis in Euboea Date: 275/268-? BCE Biography: Euphorion was a versatile author who was born at Chalcis between ca. 275 and 268 BCE; according to the Suda1 he studied poetry under Archebulus of Thera2 and philosophy under Lacydes3 (the head of the Academy4 after 241/40 BC…

Pyrrhander

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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 04/12/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pyrrhander | Πύρρανδρος Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 2nd/3rd c. CE? Biography: Pyrrhander is known solely from the citation of Ath. 14, 634d, which allows us only to establish a very vague terminus ante quem at the beginning of the 2nd/3rd c. CE at the latest. The fact that Athenaeus1 mentions him in a list of authors of works on aulos-pla…

Andronicus

(5,772 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: Wikipedia | BNP Place of Origin: Rhodes Date: 1st c. BCE. 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 source…

Megaclides

(6,379 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: Wikipedia | BNP Place of Origin: Athens? Date: second half of the 4th c. BCE 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 wa…

Ammonius [5] Peripateticus (?)

(1,456 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 first published on 12/04/2011. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ammonius [5] Peripateticus (?) | Ἀμμώνιος Place of Origin: ? Date: End of the 2nd-first half of the 3rd c. CE Biography: Flavius Philostratus1 (ca. 172-ca. 247 CE) mentions a Peripatetic2 philosopher named Ammonius as the teacher of the sophist Hippodromus of Thessaly3 ( floruit end of the 2nd-beginning of the 3rd c. CE). This Ammonius was cele…

Agatharchides

(11,399 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 08/09/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Agatharchides | Ἀγαθαρχίδης Identity: Perseus | Wikipedia | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Cnidus Date: 2nd c. BCE Biography: A web of information allows us to place the life of Agatharchides between 200 BCE (or a few years earlier) and the last decades of the 2nd c. BCE.  In codex 213 of the Bibliotheca1 (p. 171a 6-171b 12), Photius2 states that Agatharchid…

Theodorus [2]

(1,598 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 first published on 28/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theodorus [2] | Θεόδωρος Place of Origin: Soli Date: ? Biography: Theodorus was a Platonic1 philosopher and a mathematician, who was native of Soli and can perhaps be dated to the first half of the 3rd c. BCE (Ferrari-Baldi, Plut. Gen. dell’anima, 2002, n. 299). He was the author of a commentary on the mathematical theories in Plato’s2 writings (cf.…

Critolaus

(2,602 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 30/07/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Critolaus | Κριτόλαος Identity: Perseus | Wikipedia | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: ? Biography: Jacoby 1922 attributes to a scholar named Critolaus a grammatical1 interpretation of the meaning of the phrase ἦ δ’ ὅς; it is ascribed by the lexicographical tradition to a Critolaus and to a Chares2 who cannot otherwise be identified (Phot. Lex. η 52, s.v. ἦ δ’ ὅς; EGen., in Schironi 2004, p. 545; EM., p. 416, 31–40 Gaisford; Syn. Lex., p. 249, 8–11 Bachmann, s.vv. ἦ δ’ ὅς; cf. Sud. η 101, s.v. ἦ δ’ ὅς3). Scholars have ruled out the possibility that the Critolaus in question could be the famous Peripatetic philosopher4 because no interest of this type has …

Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos

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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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. …

Adrastus

(6,129 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 first published on 11/01/2011. Here is the Italian version of this entry. G…