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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Mario Regali and first published on 02/03/2007.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Philtatius | Φιλτάτιος

Place of Origin:



4th/5th c. CE


The grammarian Philtatius is known only from a fragment of Olympiodorus of Thebes1 (ap. Phot. Bibl., cod. 80, 1 60b, 7-11), and he probably had direct contact with him, as Photius2 note (Φιλτάτιος ὁ τοῦ ἱστορικοῦ ἑταῖρος) indicates. This permits us to date his akmé between 400 a…

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Regali, Mario, “Philtatius”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 20 August 2018 <>

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