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Ion
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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 Valeria Bacigalupo and published on 02/04/2020.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Ion | Ἴων

Identity:

Pauly-Wissowa

Place of Origin:

?

Date:

ante 1st c. BCE

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Biography:

The grammarian Ion is mentioned only once in the Classical tradition, namely in a fragment of Varro1 (fr. 46 Goetz-Schoell), who identifies him as the source of his knowledge of the existence of a letter of the alphabet named agma, which was used to i…

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Bacigalupo, Valeria, “Ion”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Ion>
First published online: 2015



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