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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 22/12/2005.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Basilides | Βασιλείδης

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Basilides is a grammarian of unknown date and the author of a treatise entitled Περὶ Ὁμηρικῆς λέξεως; Cratinus1 made an epitome of this work that is cited in the Etymologica2. Meursius has erroneously identified this Basilides with the heretical author Basilides3 who wrote Ἐξηγητικά in…

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Meliadò, Claudio, “Basilides”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <>

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