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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…

Naucrates [2]

(687 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 22/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Naucrates [2] | Ναυκράτης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Erythrae Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Naucrates was a Homeric1 commentator and native of Erythrae, and he is cited only in Stephanus of Byzantium2 (the later mention of him in Eustathius3 most probably derives from this work). The identification of Naucrates with the disciple of I…

Andromachus [1]

(503 words)

Author(s): D’Alessandro, Giulia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giulia D’Alessandro and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Andromachus [1] | Ἀνδρόμαχος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: We do not have enough evidence to accept outright the identification of the Andromachus mentioned in Sch. D Il. 13, 130 as the author of Ἐτυμολογικά with the philologist Andromachus of Hierapolis1, the father of the tragedian Homer2 and the …

Neoptolemus

(11,899 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 11/02/2009 – (05/06/2009)–(02/03/2010). Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Neoptolemus | Νεοπτόλεμος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Parium Date: 3th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Neoptolemus was a Peripatetic1 glossographer2, poet, and literary critic; he was also a native of Parium, an Ionic colony lying on the coast of the Sea of Marmara and situated in …

Heracleon [1]

(5,690 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 11/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heracleon [1] | Ἡρακλέων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Tilotis in Egypt Date: age of Augustus ↓ To Source List Biography: Heracleon was the son of Glaucus or Glaucon, as we learn from Stephanus of Byzantium1 ( s.vv. Ἀγυιά, Ἀρέθουσα, Κροκύλειον), and a native of Tilotis, an Egyptian village near Heracleopolis; he worked as a teacher at Rome (cf. Su…

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…

Glaucus [1]

(4,422 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 10/10/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Glaucus [1] | Γλαῦκος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Rhegium Date: 5th-4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: We have little certain information about the life of Glaucus of Rhegium, or simply “of Italy.” It is not easy to determine his date, which scholars currently base on two pieces of information: a) he was a contemporary of Democrit…

Dionysius [3]

(2,650 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 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [3] | Διονύσιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Phaselis Date: 2nd c. BCE – ante 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a Greek grammarian1 of Phaselis (Lycia), whose date is fixed between a terminus ante quem represented by the mention of him by Didymus2 (1st c. BCE–1st c. CE) in Sch. Pind. N. 11 inscr. a., and a terminus post quem, namely …

Attalus [1]

(9,174 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 31/10/2017. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Attalus [1] | Ἄτταλος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Rhodes Date: mid-2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Attalus was an astronomer1 and mathematician2 of the mid-2nd c. BCE (Kidd 1997, p. 18) and an older contemporary of Hipparchus3. He revised the text of Aratus’4 Phaenomena5, probably based on a collation of several manuscripts (Lui…

Orus

(11,372 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 20/05/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Orus | Ὦρος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Suda1 , which drew on Hesychius of Miletus’2 Onomasticon3, informs us that Orus, a native of Alexandria, taught at Constantinople; we do not know whether his teaching was connected with an imperial post (cf. K. Alpers, Das attizistische Lexikon…

Heliodorus

(5,000 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 25/02/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heliodorus | Ἡλιόδωρος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Heliodorus was an Alexandrian1 scholar who lived around the mid-1st c. CE, and he prepared an edition of Aristophanes’ 2 comedies, with colometric division of the text and metrical commentary; fragments of this have been reconstru…

Onasander

(1,720 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Onasander | Ὀνάσανδρος (Ὀνήσανδρος) Identity: Perseus | BNP Date: 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The spelling of the name of Onasander is disputed in the ancient sources: Johannes Lydus1 ( Mag. 1, 47) and the Tactica2 (14, 112) attributed to Leo VI3 record an Ὀνήσανδρος among the authors of military strategy, while the entry in the Suda4 (ο 386) pre…

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…

Soteridas (Soteras)

(2,032 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 22/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Soteridas (Soteras) | Σωτηρίδας (Σωτήρας) Identity: Place of Origin: Epidaurus Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information we have about this grammarian comes from two entries in the Suda1 , probably derived from Hesychius of Miletus2 (σ 875 and 876, s.v.Σωτηρίδας); we can add to these another on Pamphile3 (π 139, s.…

Alexander [6] Cotiaeus

(10,332 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [6] Cotiaeus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Kotiaeion (Phrygia) Date: ca. 70/80 – ca. 150 CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς, a native of the Phrygian city of Κοτιάειον (this is the correct form of the toponym according to Strabo1 12, 8, 122, as opposed to Κοτυάειον and Κοτιαέ…

Curtius Nicias

(2,624 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 15/05/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Curtius Nicias | Κούρτιος Νικίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cos Date: 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Curtius Nicias was a grammarian and tyrant of Cos in the Late Republican period. He was in Rome beginning in 62 BCE and became a Roman citizen thanks to Pompey1 and C\. Memmius2. His complete name is preserved only by Suetonius3 ( gramm.

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.…

Asclepiades [2]

(13,547 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 - 15/01/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Asclepiades [2] | Ἀσκληπιάδης Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Myrlea (Bithynia) Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Asclepiades was a native of Myrlea (later Apamea) in Bithynia and lived between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. He journeyed to Rome in the age of Pompey the Great1, to Alexandria in Egypt, and to Spain, …

Apollonius [8] Chaeridis filius

(1,270 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 28/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [8] Chaeridis filius | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Villoison ( Proll. Il., 1788, p. XXIX)1 accepted as genuine the form ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος (attested only in Sch. Aristoph. Ve. 1238b) against the corrupt ὁ Χάριδος of Sch. Il. 3, 448a and Ap. Soph. p. 162, 14-16. 171, 17…

Zenodotus [2]

(3,330 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 16/06/05. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zenodotus [2] | Ζηνόδοτος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Zenodotus was born in Alexandria, and the Suda1 applies the epithet ὁ ἐν ἄστει to distinguish him from the better known Zenodotus of Ephesus2. He has been wrongly identified with Zenodotus3 the follower of C…

Epaphroditus

(14,674 words)

Author(s): Billerbeck, Margarethe | Clerc, Didier
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Margarethe Billerbeck and Didier Clerc and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Epaphroditus | Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Chaeronea Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Biographical information about Epaphroditus can be found in the Suda1 (ε 2004 = T 1-2 Braswell-Billerbeck), which calls him a native of Chaeronea and a student of the Alexandrian scholar Archias2, who directed hi…

Alexander [1]

(7,792 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 06/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [1] | Ἀλέξανδρος Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Myndus Date: First half of the 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nothing at all is known about the life of Alexander of Myndus, who for a long time was identified with Alexander Polyhistor1. Freudenthal ( Alex. Pol., 1875, pp. 18, 204) first made the distinction betwee…

Herodicus Crateteus

(10,339 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 21/08/2006 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Herodicus Crateteus | Ἡρόδικος ὁ Κρατήτειος Identity: Perseus Place of Origin: Babylonia (Seleucia on the Tigris?) Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Herodicus was a native of Babylonia (ὁ Βαβυλώνιος, Ath. 5, 222a; cf. Eustath. ad Il. 1077, 24-27), or perhaps of Seleucia on the Tigris, the new capital of the kingdom (so I. Düring, He…

Demetrius [14] Ixion

(9,664 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 24/08/2006 – (02/02/2009). Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [14] Ixion | Δημήτριος ὁ Ἰξίων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Adramyttium (Mysia) Date: 2nd c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius of Adramyttium, nicknamed Ixion, is a figure whose dating is in dispute. The entry in the Suda1, which is derived from Hesychius Onomatologos2 (δ 430, s.v.), furnishes contradictory …

Hypsicrates

(2,824 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hypsicrates | Ὑψικράτης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Amisus Date: 1st c. BCE - 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian1 named Hypiscrates who is cited among others by Varro2 (LL 5, 88) and Stephanus of Byzantium3 (α 124 [Billerbeck], s.v.Αἰθίοψ) can plausibly be identified as the historian4 ( FGrHist 190 [BNJ]) who is m…

Zenodotus [4]

(3,234 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 21/08/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zenodotus [4] | Ζηνόδοτος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Mallos Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Zenodotus is a grammarian of unknown date, but he may perhaps belong to the Hellenistic Age (so K. Nickau, Zenodotos [n. 4], RE 10 A [1972], 45-47; H. Gärtner, Zenodotos [n. 3], Der Kleine Pauly. Lexikon der Antike, auf der Grundlage von Pau…

Agallis

(2,234 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 31/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Agallis | Ἀγαλλίς Identity: Place of Origin: Corcyra Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Agallis’ gender and the form of her name are known for certain from Athenaeus1 (1, 14d: Ἀγαλλὶς ἡ Κερκυραία), who allows us to recognize the Ἀναγαλλίς of the Suda2 (which is completely dependent on Athenaeus) as a corrupt reading and the Ἀγαλλίας ὁ Κερκυραῖος …

Dionysius [10] Cyclographus

(4,327 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 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [10] Cyclographus | Διονύσιος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNJ Place of Origin: Rhodes or Samos Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We know from the Suda (δ 1881, FGrHist 15 T 1) that Dionysius was the son of Musonius, that he was from Rhodes or Samos, that he was a priest of the temple of Helios1, and that he was the author of Local …

Critolaus

(2,601 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 | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List 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…

Dionysius [8]

(448 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 13/06/2013. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [8] | Διονύσιος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A D scholion on the Iliad (II 308) mentions a Dionysius as the author of Ἄπορα in at least five books. The title of the work leads us to place it in the tradition of zetemata that were dedicated to identifying problems in the text of Homer and proposing solutions to them (K. Lehrs, De …

Dionysius [2]

(7,135 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 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [2] | Διονύσιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Sidon Date: second half of the 2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a grammarian1 who probably lived in the second half of the 2nd c. BCE and whom Sengebusch (1855, p. 30) included among Aristarchus' pupils2. He worked chiefly on the text of Homer3, dealing with textual, prosodic4, an…

Lesbonax

(4,108 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: Lesbonax | Λεσβῶναξ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Lesbonax is a grammarian of unknown date who is credited with a grammatical work entitled Περὶ σχημάτων. This work has survived through a direct manuscript tradition with many exemplars, according to two principal versions, A and B, the second of which has unde…

Parmeniscus

(4,742 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 29/06/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Parmeniscus | Παρμενίσκος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ca. 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Although we know practically nothing about the life of Parmeniscus, the dating of this grammarian with Alexandrian1 tendencies can be fixed approximately between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. Against Crates (Πρὸς Κράτητα) was actually t…

Leptines

(1,792 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 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Leptines | Λεπτίνης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Identified, probably wrongly, by Boeckh (1819, p. 248) as the Leptines cited in the catalogue of the writings of Chrysippus1, this grammarian2 is mentioned in a scholion to Pindar3 ( O. 10, 55b) together with Aristodemus of Elis4 and a Diony…

Hermogenes

(3,076 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 04/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermogenes | Ἑρμογένης Identity: BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Details about the life and the vast production of Hermogenes are known from an inscription from Smyrna ( CIG 3311 = Kaibel, Epigr. Gr. 305 = IGRom 4, 1445) that should have been his funerary epigraph: in it, after two intr…

Euphronius

(9,190 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 20/04/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphronius | Εὐφρόνιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Chersonese Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of a Euphronius who was a commentator on comic poets appears frequently in the scholia on Aristophanes1 (27 explicit mentions, fourteen of which are in the scholia on the Frogs2 alone and nine on the Wasps3), but it is no…

Hermap(p)ias

(2,152 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 27/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermap(p)ias | Ἑρμαπ(π)ίας Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian named Hermapias or Hermappias is cited many times in the scholia to the Iliad1, in some cases through Herodianus2, who thus serves as a terminus ante quem. The fluctuation in the spelling of his name (Ἑρμαππίας in Sch. Il. 4, 235a1. a2. 21, 331e. 24, 55…

Iulius [4] Vestinus

(2,579 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 21/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iulius [4] Vestinus | Οὐηστῖνος Ἰούλιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: We know from one epigraphical testimonium ( IG 14, 1085 = OGI 679, an inscription found at Rome on the Via Ostiensis) some biographical details about the career of Julius Vestinus, who descended from a …

Dius

(1,529 words)

Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and first published on 19/11/2014. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dius | Δίος Place of Origin: ? Date: post 1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: According to a Homeric1 scholion ( Sch. ex. [vel Porph.] Il. 9, 453c), Dius was a student of a scholar named Harpocration2 who was the author of an ὐπόμνημα3 on the ninth book of the Iliad4, or on the entire poem according to the conjecture of Heyne who substitutes ἰλιάδος for the ῑ…

Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos

(10,085 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: Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Χέννος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Ptolemy, the son of a man named Hephaestion, was nicknamed Χέννος (“quail”) and was a native of Alexandria; he lived, according to the two entries about him in the Suda1, between the reigns of Nero2 ( Sud.ε 2004) and Hadrian…

Apellicon

(5,028 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apellicon | Ἀπελλικῶν Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Teos Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE († 86 BCE?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Apellicon was, according to Strabo1 (13, 1, 54), a rich collector of books and a native of Teos (different attested variants for his name are gathered by Dziatzko 1894, 2693: Ἀπελλικῶν/Ἀπελλικῶντος, Ἀπελλίκων/Ἀπελλίκων…

Zopyrus

(2,691 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 10/10/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zopyrus | Ζώπυρος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Magnesia Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A person named Zopyrus called the Magnesian (ὁ Μάγνης), who claimed to have read (ἀναγινώσκεσθαι) Homer1 in a version in the Aeolic dialect, is cited next to Dicaearchus2 in a passage of the Anecdoton3 edited by Osann. If the cit…

Democritus

(1,173 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 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Democritus | Δημόκριτος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Troezen Date: ante 2nd-3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The two fragments that bear the name of Democritus of Troezen, preserved by the Certamen Homeri et Hesiodi1 and by Diogenes Laertius2, have been attributed until now to the grammarian3 Demetrius of Troezen4, on the basis of two authorit…

Demetrius [6]

(2,041 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 12/10/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [6] | Δημήτριος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Troezen Date: ante 2nd-3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was a grammarian of Troezen (in the Argolid), and we have little other information about him. Since he is mentioned by Athenaeus1 (and perhaps by Diogenes Laertius2, cf. infra) he should be dated before or, at…

Nicanor [3]

(10,422 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 09/01/2006 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicanor [3] | Νικάνωρ Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: Age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical entry in the Suda1 (ν 375) tells us that the Alexandrian grammarian Nicanor, the son of Hermias2, lived in the age of Hadrian3, and it establishes that he was a contemporary of the grammarian Hermi…

Zoilus [1]

(3,913 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 . Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zoilus [1] | Ζωίλος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Amphipolis Date: 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The majority of the sources name Amphipolis as Zoilus’ birthplace. The Suda1 (ζ 130, 6-7) also attributes to Zoilus a work entitled Περὶ Ἀμφιπόλεως (cf. H. Gärtner, Zoilos [n. 14], RE suppl. 15 [1978], 1532). The tradition, wholly a minority one (f…

Aristodemus [3]

(3,112 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 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aristodemus [3] | Ἀριστόδημος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Nysa (Caria) Date: 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Aristodemus was a grammarian1 and rhetorician2 of the 1st c. BCE and a cousin of Aristodemus, a lesser known grammarian of the 2nd-1st c. BCE3; he was the son of the Aristarchean Menecrates4 and was also a student of Aristarchus5…

Archigenes

(573 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 03/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archigenes | Ἀρχιγένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Even the name of Archigenes is uncertain: it appears only in the Homeric lexicon1 of Apollonius2 (123, 14 Bekker), but the 17th c. editors proposed to correct it: 1) to Ἀντιγένης (D'Ansse de Villoison 1773, 1, pp. XX-XXI, 2, pp. 614 and 615) though without ta…

Demetrius [5]

(1,138 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 05/06/2009 – (02/03/2010). Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [5] | Δημήτριος ὁ Γονύπεσος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 2° sec. d.C. ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was a grammarian of unknown origin, and information about him is scarce. Herodianus1 (2nd c. CE) mentions him ( Sch. Il. 8, 233b), and this serves as a terminus ante quem and the sole point of reference …

Ister [1]

(9,768 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 29/09/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ister [1] | Ἴστρος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Paphos? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The information that we have about Ister’s homeland is contradictory: the Suda1 (ι 706, FGrHist 334 T 1) wavers between Cyrene and Macedonia (Κυρηναῖος ἢ Μακεδών; the entry Ἴστρος in the Suda is in all likelihood the resul…

Sopater [2]

(1,400 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 08/02/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sopater [2] | Σώπατρος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Athens? Date: second half of the 4th c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Sopater was a rhetorician who lived at Athens in the second half of the 4th c. CE, if he was in fact a student of Himerius1 (8, 318, 29 Walz; cf. D. Innes, M. Winterbottom, Sopatros the rhetor. Studies in the text of th…

Menogenes

(571 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 03/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menogenes | Μηνογένης Place of Origin: ? Date: before 3rd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: According to Eustathius1 ( ad Il. 1, 401, 24-30 [ Il. 2, 494]), Menogenes was the author of a commentary on the Homeric2 Catalogue of Ships in 23 books. We have no other certain information about him. We can hypothesize with Gudeman (1931, …

Philemon [1]

(5,458 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 26/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philemon [1] | Φιλήμων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Aixone Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Philemon was an Athenian glossographer1 (from the deme of Aixone) who is traditionally dated to the 3rd or 2nd c. BCE. He is cited twice by Tryphon2 ( ap. [Amm.] Diff. 405, s.v.πονηρόν and Hdn. Cath. pros. fr. 53 Hunger), who serves a…

Hesychius

(3,873 words)

Author(s): Valente, Stefano
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Stefano Valente and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hesychius | Ἡσύχιος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 5th-6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Hesychius of Alexandria was probably active around the year 500 CE. The sole information that we have about his life and work comes from the prefatory letter to his lexicon (pp. 1–2 Latte). It is dedicated to a certain Eulogi…

Hestiaea

(1,129 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 31/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hestiaea | Ἑστιαῖα Identity: Place of Origin: Alexandria (in the Troad?) Date: ante 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of this learned woman is attested also in the form Ἱστιαῖα by Eustathius1 ( ad Il. 280, 19-20, who seems in his case to be basing it on Strabo2; ad Il. 384, 20-21). We have no biographical information about her apa…

Sopater [3]

(390 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 08/02/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sopater [3] | Σώπατρος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The scholia on the Iliad (Sch. Il. 23, 726a) cite a person named Sopater to document the definition of a type of attack employed by Odysseus1 in battle. This man is described doubtfully as rhetor vel grammaticus by Erbse ( Sch. Il., 1969-1988, 6, Index I, s.v.), who draws on th…

Amerias

(4,660 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 09/11/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Amerias | Ἀμερίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Macedonia Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Amerias was a grammarian and lexicographer of the Alexandrine1 Age, and he is named by Eustathius2 ( ad Il. 757, 19-22) as one of the γλωσσογράφοι3, the group of scholars before Aristarchus4 who are often mentioned in the sources by this term.…

Heraclides [1]

(4,848 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 12/04/2005 – 07/05/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heraclides [1] | Ἡρακλείδης Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Heracleia Pontica Date: ca. 390–ca. 310 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: We can deduce the date of Heraclides from the testimonia only with a certain degree of difficulty. Amid the more useful information furnished by the sources is the notice – preserved by the Suda

Lysanias

(2,785 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 12/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Lysanias | Λυσανίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Lysanias was a native of Cyrene and the teacher of his fellow citizen Eratosthenes1 ( Sud.ε 2898); this information dates him safely to the 3rd c. BCE. We know the title of only one of his works, his Περὶ ἰαμβοποιῶν, in several books; it i…

Proteas

(967 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 03/04/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Proteas | Πρωτέας Place of Origin: Zeugma Date: ante 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A commentator on Homer1, Proteas was a native of the Syrian city of Zeugma (Steph. Byz. p. 295, 12-15 [Meineke], s.v.Ζεῦγμα) and lived in an era that cannot be determined with complete certainty. The lower limit for his date, however, …

Archias

(3,006 words)

Author(s): Savio, Martina
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Martina Savio and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archias | Ἀρχίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The principal source of information about the life of Archias is an entry in the Suda1 (ε 2004, s.v.Ἐπαφρόδιτος), probably derived from the biographical work of Hermippus of Berytus2 περὶ τῶν διαπρεψάντων ἐν παιδείᾳ δούλων, in which Archias is presen…

Posidonius [3]

(405 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 16/11/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Posidonius [3] | Ποσειδώνιος Place of Origin: Apollonia (?) Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian named Posidonius, identified by the ethnic Ἀπολλωνιάτης, is cited by Tzetzes1 ( Exeg. Il. p. 4, 9–15) and placed by him among the scholars who were dedicated to Homeric2 exegesis. In particular, he attributed to this figure a criticism on Hesiod3,…

Orion

(27,034 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 20/05/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Orion | Ὠρίων Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Thebes (Egypt) Date: 5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The two very brief biographical entries that appear in the Suda1 (ω 188 and 189) under the heading Ὠρίων probably refer to the same person. The two entries attribute to an author with this name a gnomic collection entitled Ἀνθολόγιον b…

Sosibius [1]

(722 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English ver…

Asclepiades [1]

(7,837 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 12/10/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Asclepiades [1] | Ἀσκληπιάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Tragilus Date: 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The mention of Asclepiades in a survey of Isocrates’1 students by Plutarch2 (Plut. 55, 837c, 8-11) and Photius3 (Phot. Bibl. cod. 260, 486b 36-41) allows a generic dating to the 4th c. BCE. The existence of a work by Philochorus4 (wh…

Diogenianus

(7,987 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 10/10/2003. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Diogenianus | Διογενειανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Heraclea (?) Date: age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: What little biographical information we have about Diogenianus comes from an entry dedicated to him in the Suda1 (δ 1140), which states that he was a native of a city named Heraclea, with the definite exclusion of Heraclea Pontica, and that he lived during the age of Hadrian2. The list of works contained in the Byzantine lexicon’s entry opens with the Λέξις παντοδαπὴ κατὰ στοιχεῖον in five books; it is described as an epitome of the monumental lexicographi…

Tryphon [1]

(24,569 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian …

Philemon [2]

(1,083 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version:…

Chaeris

(10,361 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 20/12/2015. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Chaeris | Χαῖρις Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no certain information about the life of Chaeris. We know from his fragments that he lived after Aristarchus1, with whom he shares or disputes some philological opinions about the Iliad2, and before Didymus3, who used his writings ( Sch. A Il. 6, 71 a1). In light of Sch. A Il. 9, 605b (from Herodian4: ὁ δὲ Χαῖρις βοηθῶν αὐτῷ [ scil. Ἀριστάρχῳ] φησιν ὅτι κτλ.) we cannot rule out that he was one of the immediate students of Aristarchus (Blau 1883, p. 57; West 2001, p. 81; contra Berndt 1902, p. 48, who prefers to date him to the 1st c. BCE without, however, giving positive counterarguments, except for mentioning that Chaeris dissents from Aristarchus in the scholion of Didymus A Il. 2, 865). Ch…

Artemon [3]

(458 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 12/07/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Artemon [3] | Ἀρτέμων Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Clazomenae Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian by the name of Artemon, a native of Clazomenae, is cited by the Suda1 as the author of a Περὶ Ὁμήρου and the source of a note stating that Arctinus of Miletus2 was a pupil of Homer3 (α 3960, s.v.Ἀρκτῖνος). Scholars have proposed i…

Leogoras (Leagoras)

(1,234 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 29/05/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Leogoras (Leagoras) | Λεωγόρας (Λεαγόρας) Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Syracuse Date: 2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A native son of Syracuse, the grammarian Leogoras is known thanks to two Latin testimonia related to the use of the diple diacritical sign in the text of Homer1. His name varies in the sources between the forms Leogora…

Dorotheus

(1,575 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 02/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dorotheus | Δωρόθεος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Ascalon Date: early Imperial age ↓ To Source List Biography: Dorotheus is mentioned as the author of a lexicon of Attic words entitled Λέξεων συναγωγὴ, Ἀττικὴ λέξις, or λέξεις Ἀττικαί; he reportedly dedicated a specific discussion to the Homeric1 use of the term κλίσιον (Porph. ad Od. 24, 208; S…

Diogenes [3]

(1,243 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 28/06/2014. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Diogenes [3] | Διογένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Diogenes is a grammarian known only from two fragments, both of them preserved by scholia on the Iliad1 that can be traced back to Didymus2, who thus represents the terminus ante quem. Both fragments refer to his hypomnemata3; one concerns an exegetica…

Xenon

(703 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: Xenon | Ξένων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd-2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Xenon’s place in the critical stream of the Alexandrine Χωρίζοντες1 is attested by a passage of Proclus’2 Vita Homeri3 (p. 102, 2-6 Allen: T 1 Montanari = Hellanikos T 2 Montanari), which associates Xenon with Hellanicus4 in doubting Homeric5 authorship of the O…

Ptolemaeus [8] Pindarion

(4,435 words)

Author(s): Boatti, Anna
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Anna Boatti and first published on 23/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ptolemaeus [8] Pindarion | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Πινδαρίων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Ptolemy son of Oroandes is often also called Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Πινδαρίων, and he lived and worked at Alexandria, where he was a student of Aristarchus1 (he is called μαθητὴς Ἀριστάρχου in Sud.π 3034); this allows us to d…

Alexander [4]

(1,316 words)

Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and published on 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [4] | Ἀλέξανδρος Place of Origin: Paphos Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Alexander is known only from two citations preserved by Eustathius1 and derived from the collection of aitia and paradoxa of Ptolemy Chennos2. Because of the doubts raised by critics about the reliability of Ptolemy in mentioning his auctoritates, the figure of Alex…

Neleus

(4,673 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Neleus | Νηλεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Scepsis Date: 4th-3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Neleus was the son of the Coriscus1 who is cited many times by Aristotle2 (cf. Bonitz 1870, p. 405 and Gottschalk 2000, 809–810); according to Strabo3 (13, 1, 54) Neleus was a native of Scepsis and a student of Aristotle and Theophrastus4. …

Didymus [2] Claudius

(4,740 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 20/12/2015. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Didymus [2] Claudius | Δίδυμος ὁ Κλαύδιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The identity and even the very existence of a grammarian named Didymus Claudius are controversial. The sole attestation of the Greek name accompanied by the Latin cognomen appears in the pertinent entry of the Suda1 (δ 874), which al…

Sosigenes

(1,039 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 27/04/2011. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sosigenes | Σωσιγένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Sosigenes is a grammarian known to us from four attestations in the scholia on the Iliad1, where he is cited for his Homeric2 ἔκδοσις (ἡ Σωσιγένους [ sc. ἔκδοσις]). His date remains uncertain (J. La Roche, Die Homerische Textkritik im Altherthum, Leipzig 1866 (repr. Hildeshe…

Democrines

(1,082 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 30/03/2007 – 09/10/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Democrines | Δημοκρίνης Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of Democrines, who was probably a scholar (cf. H. Erbse, Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem (Scholia Vetera), rec. H. Erbse, 1–7, Berlin-New York 1969–1988, 6, index [1], s.v.), was restored by Bekker in the scholion of Didymus1 on Il.…

Euripides

(1,641 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: Euripides | Εὐριπίδης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 5th-4th c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A figure whose character it is difficult for us to reconstruct, this Euripides was, according to the Suda1 (ε 3694), the nephew of another Euripides2, older than the famous tragedian3 ( Sud. ε 36934; cf. Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, 1: Didascaliae…

Comanus

(5,522 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Comanus | Κομανός Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Naucratis Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: For the name of Comanus, which is written and accented in different ways in the manuscripts, cf. Solmsen (1945, p. 115 n. 3) and Schmidhauser (2008). He was a native of Naucratis according to the scholia to the Iliad1 ( Sch. ex. Il. 21, 363e)…

Timachidas

(4,459 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 10/01/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Timachidas | Τιμαχίδας Identity: Place of Origin: Lindus (Rhodes) Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The dating of the Rhodian grammarian Timachidas is intertwined with the problem of his possible identification with the Τιμαχίδας Ἁγησιτίμου Λινδοπολίτας cited in the inscription of the so-called Chronicle of the temple of Lindus

Achilles [Tatius]

(3,489 words)

Author(s): Rossetti, Matteo
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Matteo Rossetti and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Achilles [Tatius] | Ἀχιλλεὺς [Τάτιος] Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: This grammarian1 is dated to ca. 2nd/3rd c. CE (this dating was proposed also by Martin 1956 , p. 132): the first testimonium about a work by Achilles on the sphaera barbarica appears in Firmicus Maternus2 ( Math. 4, 17 ,12), …

Heracleon [2]

(1,718 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 03/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heracleon [2] | Ἡρακλέων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Ephesus Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: In the work of Athenaeus1 we find seven citations from a lexicographer named Heracleon of Ephesus, who at one point is mentioned along with Nicander ὁ Θυατειρηνὸς2, and in another instance with a certain Polemarchus (regarding this cf. also Heroti…

Athenodorus

(1,331 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 21/06/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Athenodorus | Ἀθηνόδωρος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Tarsus Date: 1st c. BCE. ↓ To Source List Biography: Athenodorus was a Stoic1 philosopher of the first rank (Plut. CMi. 10, 1). Nicknamed Cordylion, “the Hunchback”, he lived in the 1st c. BCE and worked as the head of the library of Pergamum, until, following a visit by M. Porcius Cat…

Crates [1]

(30,768 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 18/06/2007 - 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Crates [1] | Κράτης Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist V Place of Origin: Mallus Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: According to the Suda1 (κ 2342 = T 1 Broggiato), Crates was a native of Mallus (Cilicia) and “was a contemporary of Aristarchus (of Samothrace)2 in the time of Ptolemy (VI) Philometor3”, who ruled in Egypt from 180 to…

Nicanor [1]

(874 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 05/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicanor [1] | Νικάνωρ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cos Date: Hellenistic Age (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian who bore the name of Nicanor and was a native of Cos is mentioned twice in the scholia to Theocritus1, both times for an observation on the fountain Burina, a place on his native island ( Sch. Theocr. 7, 5/9 k. o). The fact that Nicanor…

Sim(m)ias

(1,548 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 17/03/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sim(m)ias | Σιμ(μ)ίας Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Rhodes Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Sim(m)ias belongs to the group of poet-philologists who represent the pinnacle of philological activity in the early Hellenistic period. He was also the inventor of the technopaignion and the author of a collection of glo…

Ptolemaeus [3] Aristonici pater (?)

(1,455 words)

Author(s): Boatti, Anna
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Anna Boatti and first published on 23/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ptolemaeus [3] Aristonici pater (?) | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ τοῦ Ἀριστονίκου Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria-Rome Date: 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Ptolemy was (more probably) the father or the son of the more famous grammarian Aristonicus1, as we can gather from the apparently contradictory information we have rece…

Dionysodorus

(1,814 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: Dionysodorus | Διονυσόδωρος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Troezen Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Troezen (Plut. Arat. 1, 1–1, 3; Ap. Dysc. Pron. p. 3, 12–29), Dionysodorus was a student of Aristarchus1 and dedicated himself to many fields of study. He is credited with a work On rivers (Περὶ ποταμῶν, Sch. Eur. Hip. 12…

Daphitas

(3,899 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 05/06/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Daphitas | Δαφίτας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Telmessus (in Caria or Lycia?) Date: 3rd or 2nd c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Daphitas was a grammarian and sophist from Telmessus; scholars date his life variously to the 3rd and to the 2nd c. BCE. The sources also give different forms for his name: Δαφίτας/ Daphitas (Strab. XIV 1, 39 [= C 647], Cice…

Parmenon

(1,631 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 23/10/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Parmenon | Παρμένων ὁ γλωσσογράφος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Byzantium Date: ante 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Parmenon was a glossographer1 and a native of Byzantium. He was the author of a treatise Περὶ διαλέκτων in at least four books ( Sch. Il. 21, 259d). The form of his name remained uncertain until the publication of POxy.

Metrodorus

(2,496 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 02/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Metrodorus | Μητρόδωρος Identity: Place of Origin: Lampsacus Date: 5th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Metrodorus was a student of the philosopher Anaxagoras1 (Diog. L. 2, 11), and so he has to be dated to the 5th c. BCE and to be considered distinct from the younger Epicurean2 Metrodorus3 who was also from Lampsacus. Metrodorus is mentioned in Plato’s4…

Artemon [1]

(2,176 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 23/06/2004 - 28/06/2013. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Artemon [1] | Ἀρτέμων Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Pergamum Date: ca. 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Artemon was a native of Pergamum ( Sch. Pind. O. 2, 16b) and lived presumably in the 2nd c. BCE: the polemic conducted against him by the disciple of Aristarchus1, Menecrates of Nysa2 (2nd c. BCE; cf. Sch. Pind. O. 2, 16b-c),…

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 …

Hellanicus

(1,822 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: Hellanicus | Ἑλλάνικος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd-2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Hellanicus is mentioned in the Suda1 (π 3035 = T 1 Montanari) as a pupil of Agathocles of Cyzicus2, who was in turn a student of Zenodotus3; and as the teacher of Ptolemy Epithetes4 (who was an opponent of Aristarchus of Samothrace5). He s…

Hegesianax

(5,072 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 20/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hegesianax | Ἡγησιάναξ Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria (in the Troad) Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Hegesianax was a native of Alexandria in the Troad, and he is named as a proxenus of Delphi in the inscription ISyll.3 585, 41 and mentioned by Demetrius of Scepsis1 ( ap. Ath. 4, 155a-b) as a φίλος of King Antiochus t…

Dionysius [15] Thrax

(17,533 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 - 28/06/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [15] Thrax | Διονύσιος ὁ Θρᾷξ Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria? Date: ca. 170-90 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Sources have given us scant and sometimes contradictory information about the life of Dionysius Thrax. Regarding his place of origin the Scholia Vaticana on the Techne (pp. 160, 24-161, 6 Hil…
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