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Valerius [3] Harpocration

(1,839 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 23/09/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Valerius [3] Harpocration | Ἁρποκρατίων ὁ Οὐαλέριος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The brief biographical entry in the Suda1 lexicon (α 4014) does not go further than describing Valerius Harpocration as an Alexandrian rhetorician and mentioning the title of two …

Albinus

(4,810 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 08/10/2002. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Albinus | Ἀλβῖνος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Discepolo di Gaio ed esponente del medioplatonismo, Albino svolse attività d’insegnamento ed ebbe tra gli allievi Galeno allorquando questi, nel 151-152, si trasferì da Pergamo a Smirne per proseguire i propri studi di medicina (Gal. Libr. 2: 19, 16 Kühn). Quanto sappiamo dei suoi scritti …

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…

Alexander [5] Aetolus

(3,604 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Alexander [5] Aetolus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Αἰτωλός Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Pleurone Data: ca. 315-? a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La Suda (α 1127 = test. 1 Snell-Kannicht = test. 1 Magnelli) ci informa che Alessandro Etolo nacque a Pleurone, in Etolia, e che i genitori si chiamavano Satiro e Stratocleia. Altrove (α 3745 = test. 2 Snell-Kannicht = test. 2 Magnelli) il lessico biza…

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 …

Callias

(2,244 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 3/10/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Callias | Καλλίας Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Mitilene Data: 3° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Ignoriamo la cronologia di Callia di Mitilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f e P.Köln 2, 61). Ateneo lo cita in parallelo ad Aristofane di Bisanzio (<=): in questa contiguità alcuni hanno voluto vedere un indizio di prossimità cronologica dei due (…

Symmachus [1]

(6,213 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 10/10/2003. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Symmachus [1] | Σύμμαχος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The terminus ante quem for the life of Symmachus is furnished by Herodianus1 (2nd c. CE), who cites him in his Περὶ μονήρους λέξεως2 (2, p. 945 Lentz). This date is consistent with the fact that Symmachus rejected the account of the death of the Athenia…

Callias

(2,555 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 3/10/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callias | Καλλίας Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Mytilene Date: 3rd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We do not know the date of Callias of Mytilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f and P.Köln 2, 61). Athenaeus1 cites him in conjunction with Aristophanes of Byzantium2: some have wanted to see this connection as an indication of chro…

Didymus [2] Claudius

(4,453 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 20/12/2015. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Didymus [2] Claudius | Δίδυμος ὁ Κλαύδιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 1° sec. d.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: L’identità e l’esistenza stessa di un grammatico di nome Didimo Claudio sono controverse. L’unica attestazione del nome greco accompagnato dal cognomen latino è nella relativa voce della Suda (δ 874), che fornisce anche tre titoli di opere: è così possibile rubr…

Timachidas

(4,459 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 10/01/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Timachidas | Τιμαχίδας Identity: Place of Origin: Lindus (Rhodes) Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The dating of the Rhodian grammarian Timachidas is intertwined with the problem of his possible identification with the Τιμαχίδας Ἁγησιτίμου Λινδοπολίτας cited in the inscription of the so-called Chronicle of the temple of Lindus

Chaeris

(10,361 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: Chaeris | Χαῖρις Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no certain information about the life of Chaeris. We know from his fragments that he lived after Aristarchus1, with whom he shares or disputes some philological opinions about the Iliad2, and before Didymus3, who used his writings ( Sch. A Il. 6, …

Phainus

(2,807 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: Phainus | Φαεινός Place of Origin: ? Date: imperial age ↓ To Source List Biography: Our knowledge of the grammarian Φαεινός comes from only his name and a handful of fragments, all concerning or referring to exegesis on preserved comedies of Aristophanes1. The name Phainus is documented at Rome for slaves and freedmen of Greek origin in …

Diogenianus

(7,987 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 10/10/2003. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Diogenianus | Διογενειανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Heraclea (?) Date: age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: What little biographical information we have about Diogenianus comes from an entry dedicated to him in the Suda1 (δ 1140), which states that he was a native of a city named Heraclea, with the definite exclusion of…

Menophanes

(1,494 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 20/12/2015. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Menophanes | Μηνοφάνης Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La nostra esigua conoscenza di Menofane riposa sulla testimonianza isolata della Bibliotheca di Fozio (cod. 176, 120a 6-14), …

Nicanor [3]

(10,422 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 09/01/2006 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: …

Aelius [1] Dionysius

(30,303 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:…

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 dated to around the end of the 2nd c. CE. The identification of him with the Harpocration mentioned among the teachers of the Emperor Lucius Verus5 in Hist. Aug.

Phainus

(2,561 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 20/12/2015. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Phainus | Φαεινός Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: età imperiale ↓ Elenco delle fonti …
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