Dionysius [4]
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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 04/07/2014.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Dionysius [4] | Διονύσιος

Place of Origin:



late 1st c. BCE (?)


A Dionysius ὁ τοῦ Φιλοξένου is mentioned by the Etymologicum Genuinum1 (α 1225) as supporting the derivation of Ἅρπυς – the name attributed by Parthenius2 (fr. 7 Diehl = 13 Lightfoot) to Eros3 –from “tearing out (ἁρπάζειν) the judgement”. It is not possible to establ…

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Pagani, Lara, “Dionysius [4]”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 14 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_lgga_urn:cite:cidocCRM.E21:lgga.Dionysius_4>

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