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 29/04/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Tryphon  | Τρύφων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: second half of the 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Tryphon was a native of Alexandria and the son of a certain Ammonius; according to the
Suda1 (τ 1115: γεγονὼς κατὰ τοὺς Αὐγούστου χρόνους καὶ πρότερον)
, he was active during the reign of Augustus2, but he was born during the late Republican period. The name of his father is elsewhere reported as Ἄμμων (cf.
EGud. p. 260, 16-17,
s. v.βάναυσος), wh…