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Alexander [4]

(1,316 words)

Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and published on 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [4] | Ἀλέξανδρος Place of Origin: Paphos Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Alexander is known only from two citations preserved by Eustathius1 and derived from the collection of aitia and paradoxa of Ptolemy Chennos2. Because of the doubts raised by critics about the reliability of Ptolemy in mentioning his auctoritates, the figure of Alex…

Asclepiades [5]

(2,475 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 25/05/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Asclepiades [5] | Ἀσκληπιάδης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: In the scholia to Aristophanes1 seven fragments of a grammarian named Asclepiades are preserved; he is cited without any indication of his ethnic or any other detail that could aid us in identifying him or placing him chronologically. The reconstruction of C. Müller (in F…

Basilides

(799 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 22/12/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Basilides | Βασιλείδης Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? Biografia: Grammatico di età ignota, autore di uno scritto Περὶ Ὁμηρικῆς λέξεως, di cui un certo Cratino compose un’epitome, citata negli Etimologici. Meursius aveva identificato erroneamente Basilide con l’omonimo eretico autore di Ἐξηγητικά in almeno 23 libri. Bibliografia: Studi: J.A. Fabricius, Bibliotheca Graeca, sive Notitia scrip…

Dionysius [7]

(302 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 24/06/2013. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Dionysius [7] | Διονύσιος Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Figura nota per una sola citazione, da parte di Diogene Laerzio (9, 15), che lo menziona tra coloro che “hanno interpretato” il trattato di Eraclito di Efeso. Gli altri commentatori di Eraclito insieme a cui è nominato questo Dionisio sono un Pausania detto “Eraclitista” …

Theodorus [2]

(1,510 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 28/02/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Theodorus [2] | Θεόδωρος Luogo di provenienza: Soli Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo platonico e matematico, forse della prima metà del 3° sec. a.C. (Ferrari-Baldi, Plut. Gen. dell’anima, 2002, n. 299), proveniente da Soli, Teodoro fu autore di un commento alle teorie matematiche negli scritti di Platone (cfr. Plut. De def. or. 32, 427a: ἐξηγούμενος τὰ μαθηματικὰ τοῦ Πλάτωνος). La collo…

Sosigenes

(1,039 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 27/04/2011. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sosigenes | Σωσιγένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Sosigenes is a grammarian known to us from four attestations in the scholia on the Iliad1, where he is cited for his Homeric2 ἔκδοσις (ἡ Σωσιγένους [ sc. ἔκδοσις]). His date remains uncertain (J. La Roche, Die Homerische Textkritik im Altherthum, Leipzig 1866 (repr. Hildeshe…

Theodorus [3]

(1,388 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 first published on 28/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theodorus [3] | Θεόδωρος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Athens (?) Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Theodorus was a grammarian perhaps from Athens; he was nicknamed ὁ παναγής and was the author of a work in several books on the γένος Κηρύκων, a priestly family at Eleusis (cf., e.g., Aristot. Ath. 391, fr. 385 Rose; Hirschberger ad Hes. fr. *18…

Theodotus

(541 words)

Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Flavia Cecchi è stata pubblicata il 02/07/2016. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Theodotus | Θεόδοτος Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico di datazione sconosciuta, il cui nome è attestato, con diverse oscillazioni, nella tradizione degli Etimologici e del Lessico dello Ps.-Zonara, a proposito dell’etimologia del termine ὀρίγανον, ricondotto a ῥιγῶ (“rabbrividire”), per antifrasi (l’origano infatti scalderebbe, secondo la spieg…

Menophanes

(1,653 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 20/12/2015. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menophanes | Μηνοφάνης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: What little knowledge we have about Menophanes is based on the isolated testimony of Photius’1 Bibliotheca2 (cod. 176, 120a 6-14), where he is cited in connection with the tradition of the Philippika of Theopompus of Chios3; he appears as an interpreter …

Euphranor [2]

(1,337 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and first published on 03/04/2014. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphranor [2] | Εὐφράνωρ Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Our information about Euphranor, an exponent of the Pythagorean school1 mentioned by Athenaeus2 and Iamblichus3, is scarce. It is possible to date him to the Late Classical and the Hellenistic Ages on the basis of the contexts in which his n…

Phillis

(2,462 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and first published on 10/12/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Phillis | Φίλλις Identity: Place of Origin: Delos Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The two epithets that the sources attribute to Phillis, Δήλιος (Ath. 1, 21f. 14, 634d. 14, 636b; Sch. Vat. Dion. Thr. in GG 1, 3, p. 183, 6) and μουσικός (Ath. 1, 21f; Phot. Lex. σ 354, s.v.σκολιόν; Sch. vet. Plat. Gorg. 451e; Sud.σ 643, s.v.σκολιόν; Sud.φ 836, s.v.φυλ…

Gorgias [2]

(1,119 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Entry Version: 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 09/05/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Gorgias [2] | Γοργίας Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Athens Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Gorgias is an author from Athens whose dating is uncertain. On the basis of the information provided by Pollux1 ( FGrHist 351, 3B, T3, p. 214), Jacoby identifies him with Gorgias the σοφιστής, the author of an Ὀνομαστικόν, and distinguishes him from Go…

Lesbonax

(4,049 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 20/02/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Lesbonax | Λεσβῶναξ Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico di epoca incerta, a cui è ascritta la paternità di un’opera relativa a peculiarità grammaticali, intitolata Περὶ σχημάτων. Questo lavoro ci è pervenuto per tradizione diretta in numerosi manoscritti, secondo due versioni principali, A e B, la seconda delle quali ha subìto un ulteriore rima…

Menecrates [3]

(657 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 31/10/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Menecrates [3] | Μενεκράτης Luogo di provenienza: Mileto Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: L’esistenza di questo grammatico è testimoniata dagli scolî all’ Iliade, che lo citano con l’etnico, in un solo caso ( Sch. Hrd. Il. 4, 94a1), per registrare il suo disaccordo con Aristarco su una divisione di parola (ἐπιπροέμεν tutto insieme, di contro all’aristarcheo ἔπι προέμεν). A lui dovrà risalire anch…

Claudius [2] Casilo

(1,830 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 09/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Claudius [2] Casilo | Κλαύδιος ὁ Καςίλωνος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A lexicographer of uncertain date, Claudius was identified by Nauck ( Krit. Bemerk., 1868) with the Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κασίλωνος cited by the Suda1 (the complete name would then be Κλαύδιος Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κασίλωνος), as a student of a similarly obsc…

Eubulus

(306 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 06/04/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Eubulus | Εὔβουλος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A person named Eubulus, perhaps an otherwise unknown grammarian (H. Erbse, Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem (Scholia Vetera), rec. H. Erbse, 1-7, Berlin-New York 1969-1988, 5, p. 304, test. ad loc.; 6, p. 50, Index 1), is cited at Sch. Il. 22, 162a in a note on the simile that co…

Claudius [2] Casilo

(1,684 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Giuseppe Ucciardello è stata pubblicata il 09/02/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Claudius [2] Casilo | Κλαύδιος ὁ Καςίλωνος Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Lessicografo di età incerta, identificato da Nauck ( Krit. Bemerk., 1868) con l’Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κασίλωνος citato dalla Suda (il nome completo sarebbe quindi Κλαύδιος Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κασίλωνος), come allievo di un non meglio precisato Giuliano (α 1128): se quest’ultimo è da riconoscere, con Nauck ( c…

Menis

(351 words)

Author(s): Savio, Martina
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Martina Savio and first published on 31/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menis | Μῆνις Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The sole attestation of the name Menis is found in a commentary of continuous lemmata on papyrus, one dedicated to the linguistic1-stylistic and mythological exegesis2 of Il. 7, 75–853 (POxy. 8, 1087 = MP3 1186, col. 2, 61–63 [2, p. 225 Erbse]). Here the name Menis, defined by Erbse as a “ gr…

Theodotus

(597 words)

Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and first published on 02/07/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theodotus | Θεόδοτος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Theodotus is a grammarian1 of unknown date, and his name is attested, in different forms, in the tradition of the Etymologica2 and the Lexicon3 of pseudo-Zonaras4 regarding the etymology of the term ὀρίγανον; he derives this word from ῥιγῶ (“to be cold”) by antiphrasis (o…

Glaucon [2]

(725 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 01/03/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Glaucon [2] | Γλαύκων Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The dating and identification of Glaucon, a glossographer1 cited in Athenaeus2, is uncertain. Identifying him as Glaucus of Rhegium3, who lived in the 5th and 4th c. BCE (cf. F. Jacoby, Glaukos [n. 36], RE 7, 1 [1912], 1417-1420; K. Ziegler, Glaukos [n. 6], Kl.P. 2 [1967…
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