Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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Nessas

(1,808 words)

Author(s): Ercoles, Marco
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Marco Ercoles and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nessas | Νεσσᾶς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: Chios Date: 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Chios, Nessas was a student of Democritus1 and the teacher of Metrodorus of Chios2 The name is attested also with the variant Νέσσος (Porph. ad Il. 9, 378, Sch. vet. Hes. Op. 77c Pertusi), but the form Νεσσᾶς, used by Diogenes Laertius3 (9, 58) …

Pinytus

(794 words)

Author(s): Ercoles, Marco
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Marco Ercoles and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pinytus | Πίνυτος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Bithynia Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The sole testimonium about Pinytus is provided by Stephanus of Byzantium1 (β 99, s.v.Βιθύνιον), who attests that he came from Bithynion or Claudiopolis (today Bolu, in northern Turkey) and that he worked as a γραμματικός2 (we are probably to u…