Silenus
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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…

Cite this page
Dettori, Emanuele, “Silenus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Silenus>



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