Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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Callias

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Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 5/7/2003. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callias | Καλλίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Mitylene Date: 3rd-2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We can discern the native land of the grammarian Callias from a passage of Athenaeus1 (3, 85f Καλλίας δ’ ὁ Μιτυληναῖος), who cites him along with Aristophanes of Byzantium2 (see infra). Some scholars have wanted to see in this connection…