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Demetrius [7]

(567 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and first published on 05/06/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [7] | Δημήτριος Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was the author of a treatise entitled Περὶ λόγου συναφῆς, and he is cited exclusively in the late and probably spurious part of Porphyry’s 1 commentary2 on Ptolemy’s 3 Harmonica4, among those who treated the concepts of διάστημα and λόγος as not comp…

Philostratus [1]

(1,467 words)

Author(s): Perrone, Serena
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Serena Perrone è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Philostratus [1] | Φιλόστρατος Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: ante 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Un Filostrato autore di un’opera sul plagiarismo di Sofocle è citato nella φιλόλογος ἀκρόασις di Porfirio ( ap. Eus. PE. 10, 3, 13) e in un commentario a tragedia sconosciuta restituito da un papiro di età romana (PSI 1287 = TrGF adesp. fr. 722). Porfirio gli attribuisce il toponimico Ἀλεξανδρε…

Lysimachus

(8,284 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°/2° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Pochi e incerti sono i dati che possediamo su Lisimaco. Non conosciamo la sua patria d’origine: alcune fonti lo definiscono alessandrino (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 e Sch. Soph. OC. 91), ma ciò è probabilmente da intendersi in relazione alla sua attività di eru…

Callimachus [1]

(17,168 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callimachus [1] | Καλλίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: ca. 303 – ca. 240 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Callimachus was a poet and grammarian1 who was born around 303 BCE and who lived until around 240 BCE (cf. the mention of the Laodicean War2 in 246/245 BCE in fr. 110a Harder3). His career was cente…

Alexander [6] Cotiaeus

(10,332 words)

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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [6] Cotiaeus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Kotiaeion (Phrygia) Date: ca. 70/80 – ca. 150 CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς, a native of the Phrygian city of Κοτιάειον (this is the correct form of the toponym according to Strabo1 12, 8, 122, as opposed to Κοτυάειον and Κοτιαέ…

Aspasius

(8,922 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 08/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aspasius | Ἀσπάσιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2° sec. d.C.? ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no precise information about when Aspasius lived: his dating to the 2nd c. CE is based solely on the information in his works, like the citation from the Neoplatonist1 Eudorus2 (second half of the 1st c. CE) with regard to some …

Archestratus

(1,897 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Alessia Ferreccio è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Archestratus | Ἀρχέστρατος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Pare verosimile che l’Archestrato autore di un Περὶ αὐλητῶν in due libri citato da Ath. 14, 634d sia da identificare con l’Archestrato menzionato da Philod. Mus. col. 137, 13-27 Delattre = 4, 23, 14 Kemke e da Porph. in Harm. 26, 29 (cfr. Düring 1934, p. 145; Centrone 1989, p. 335; Zami…

Philemon [1]

(5,458 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 26/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philemon [1] | Φιλήμων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Aixone Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Philemon was an Athenian glossographer1 (from the deme of Aixone) who is traditionally dated to the 3rd or 2nd c. BCE. He is cited twice by Tryphon2 ( ap. [Amm.] Diff. 405, s.v.πονηρόν and Hdn. Cath. pros. fr. 53 Hunger), who serves a…

Dionysius [12] Musicus

(2,118 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Eleonora Rocconi and first published on 04/10/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [12] Musicus | Διονύσιος ὁ Μουσικός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Halicarnassus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a native of Halicarnassus and lived during the reign of Hadrian1. He earned the nickname ὁ μουσικός, as the Suda2 lexicon affirms, because he produced mostly musical works; these h…

Adrastus

(6,667 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Paola Ascheri è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Adrastus | Ἄδραστος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Afrodisia Data: prima metà del 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo peripatetico nativo di Afrodisia (Caria), vissuto nel 2° sec. d.C.: la menzione di Adrasto da parte di Galeno (130 ca.-200 ca. d.C.) costituisce un terminus ante quem utile per collocare l’attività dello studioso attorno alla prima metà del secolo. Per una …

Hermogenes

(3,076 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 04/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermogenes | Ἑρμογένης Identity: BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Details about the life and the vast production of Hermogenes are known from an inscription from Smyrna ( CIG 3311 = Kaibel, Epigr. Gr. 305 = IGRom 4, 1445) that should have been his funerary epigraph: in it, after two intr…

Neoteles

(2,010 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 29/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Neoteles | Νεοτέλης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The dating of Neoteles is uncertain, since it is based on the hypothesis that he was a student of Aristarchus1, which was formulated by Blau ( Aristarch. discip., 1883, p. 77) because Didymus2 in Sch. Il. 24, 110b1 mentions Neoteles along with two defini…

Ps.-Euclides

(2,482 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Eleonora Rocconi and first published on 23/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ps.-Euclides | [Ἐυκλείδος] Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Some Late Antique sources like Proclus1, Marinus2, and, in the Byzantine Era, Theodorus Metochites mention a work on music by the mathematician Euclides3 (Αἱ κατὰ μουσικὴν στοιχείωσις or Μουσικῆς στοιχεῖα). These testimonia have asserted that the au…

Harpocration [2]

(3,819 words)

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 30/11/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Harpocration [2] | Ἁρποκρατίων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Argos Date: ca. late 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Harpocration was an exponent of Middle Platonism1 and a student of Atticus2. Proclus3 ( in Remp. 2, p. 96, 11-13 Kroll) mentions him among τῶν Πλατωνικῶν οἱ κορυφαῖοι in the era before Porphyry4. Within these restrictions he is…

Apollonius [11] Molo

(5,069 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Apollonius [11] Molo | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Μόλων Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Alabanda Data: 2°-1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il soprannome con cui Apollonio era noto ai suoi contemporanei compare nelle fonti sia come ὁ Μόλων che come ὁ τοῦ Μόλωνος; questo fatto, discusso da Riese 1879 costituisce in realtà un problema soltanto apparente. È infatti evid…

Philemon [3]

(3,883 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 30/03/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philemon [3] | Φιλήμων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian of the imperial age, Philemon has now been dated to ca. 200 CE on the basis of several pieces of evidence, which are not of the same value: 1) Oros1 (5th c. CE) could offer a terminus ante quem, if he is in fact the source, through Choerobo…

Aretades

(1,356 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 30/01/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aretades | Ἀρητάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Cnidus? Date: 3rd-1st c. BCE ? ↓ To Source List Biography: There is no biographical information available about the grammarian Aretades. It is possible that he was a native of Cnidus, if he is in fact the same man as Aretades Κνίδιος who is mentioned in two passages of Ps.-Plutarch1 as th…

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) …

Alexander [1]

(7,792 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 06/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [1] | Ἀλέξανδρος Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Myndus Date: First half of the 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nothing at all is known about the life of Alexander of Myndus, who for a long time was identified with Alexander Polyhistor1. Freudenthal ( Alex. Pol., 1875, pp. 18, 204) first made the distinction betwee…

Soteridas (Soteras)

(2,032 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 22/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Soteridas (Soteras) | Σωτηρίδας (Σωτήρας) Identity: Place of Origin: Epidaurus Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information we have about this grammarian comes from two entries in the Suda1 , probably derived from Hesychius of Miletus2 (σ 875 and 876, s.v.Σωτηρίδας); we can add to these another on Pamphile3 (π 139, s.…
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