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Aretades

(1,711 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 published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aretades | Ἀρητάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Cnidus? Date: 3rd-1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: There is no known biographical information about the grammarian Aretades. The mentions of an Aretades Κνίδιος who was the author of historical-ethnographical works on Macedonia (Μακεδονικά; Plut. 19, 308c, 6–12) and …

Genethlius

(1,790 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 20/12/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Genethlius | Γενέθλιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Petra Data: 2° metà del 3° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Le scarne notizie biografiche relative al retore Genetlio risalgono unicamente al lessico Suda (γ 132). Figlio di un uomo anch’egli di nome Genetlio e originario della città palestinese di Petra, si distinse per il suo talento e le straordinarie …

Dexippus

(1,080 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 18/07/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Dexippus | Δέξιππος Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 4° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il neoplatonico Dessippo, discepolo di Giamblico (Simp. in Cat. 8, 2, 25 ss.), non è sicuramente da identificare con lo storico P. Erennio Dessippo, come sembra fare Giovanni Tzetzes ( Hist. 274, 490–494); tale ipotesi, inizialmente difesa da Mai ( Script. vet., 1825–1838, 2 pp. 31…

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…

Iubas [2]

(3,023 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 12/12/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Iubas [2] | Ἰόβας / Ἰούβας Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: fine 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Metricologo noto attraverso citazioni da parte di grammatici latini tardi, in passato identificato con il poligrafo Giuba II re di Mauritania (=> Iubas [1] II; così B. ten Brink, Iubae Maurusii de re metrica scriptoris Latini reliquiae, Ultrajecti ad Rhenum 1854.; ancora incer…

Soteridas (Soteras)

(2,061 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 published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Soteridas (Soteras) | Σωτηρίδας (Σωτήρας) Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: Epidaurus? Date: 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information about this grammarian is preserved in two articles of the Suda, ones probably derived from Hesychius of Miletus1 (σ 875 and 876, s.v. Σωτηρίδας), as well as another article on Pamph…

Iubas [2]

(3,068 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 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iubas [2] | Ἰόβας / Ἰούβας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: end of the 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Juba is a metrician1 known from citations by late Latin grammarians, and in the past he was identified with the prolific scholar King Juba II of Mauretania2 (so B. ten Brink, Iubae Maurusii de re metrica scriptoris Latini reliquiae, Ultra…

Philippus [2]

(1,505 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 26/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philippus [2] | Φίλιππος Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Galen1 ( Libr. 19, 16, 10ff. Kuhn) relates that, before his move from Pergamum to Smyrna (150 CE), he witnessed a conversation between two doctors, the dogmatist Pelops2 and an empiricist named Philippus. This experience became the basis of his Περὶ τῆς ἰατρικ…

Orus

(11,372 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 20/05/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Orus | Ὦρος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Suda1 , which drew on Hesychius of Miletus’2 Onomasticon3, informs us that Orus, a native of Alexandria, taught at Constantinople; we do not know whether his teaching was connected with an imperial post (cf. K. Alpers, Das attizistische Lexikon…

Archibius [1]

(253 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 02/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archibius [1] | Ἀρχίβιος Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Identifying Archibius with the son of Apollonius Sophista1 would place the former in the 2nd c. CE, but such a situation remains purely hypothetical: cf. F. Montanari, Apollonios [n. 12] Sophistes, N.P. 2 [1996], 884. Cohn seems to favor the identifi…

Genethlius

(1,903 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 20/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Genethlius | Γενέθλιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Petra Date: second half of the 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The meagre biographical information that we have about the rhetorician Genethlius comes solely from the Suda1 lexicon (γ 132). He was the son of a man also named Genethlius and a native of the Palestinian cit…

Hermippus [2]

(2,785 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 12/07/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Hermippus [2] | Ἕρμιππος Identità: BNP | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Berito Data: età adrianea ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Di origine servile, nativo di un villaggio nell’interno della Fenicia che condivideva con il noto centro portuale il nome di Berito (cfr. la precisazione del lessico Suda, ε 3045, s.v. Ἕρμιππος), Ermippo fu allievo di Erennio Filone da Byblos (cfr. FGrHist n. 1060); pr…

Philippus [1]

(7,423 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 26/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philippus [1] | Φίλιππος Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Opus Date: 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Very little is known about the life of Philip of Opus (for an attempt to reconstruct it cf. Oldfather, Lokrika, p. 462). The essential information has been preserved by Diogenes Laertius1 (3, 37. 3, 46) and by the Suda lexicon2 (φ 418…

Apollonius [10] Idographus

(1,381 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 [10] Idographus | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ εἰδογράφος Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 3°-2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Sulla cronologia di Apollonio e la sua città di provenienza alcune informazioni sono contenute in POxy. 10. 1241. Nell’ambito di una crestomazia di argomento storico e mitologico, questo documento fornisce un elen…

Dorotheus

(1,575 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 02/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dorotheus | Δωρόθεος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Ascalon Date: early Imperial age ↓ To Source List Biography: Dorotheus is mentioned as the author of a lexicon of Attic words entitled Λέξεων συναγωγὴ, Ἀττικὴ λέξις, or λέξεις Ἀττικαί; he reportedly dedicated a specific discussion to the Homeric1 use of the term κλίσιον (Porph. ad Od. 24, 208; S…

Minucianus

(26,724 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 03/05/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Minucianus | Μινουκιανός Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Athens Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The exact identity of the rhetoric1 teacher and writer Minucianus, who is known from the commentaries on the works of Hermogenes2, is very difficult to ascertain. A date generally accepted in the past – that …

Heracleon [1]

(5,690 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 11/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heracleon [1] | Ἡρακλέων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Tilotis in Egypt Date: age of Augustus ↓ To Source List Biography: Heracleon was the son of Glaucus or Glaucon, as we learn from Stephanus of Byzantium1 ( s.vv. Ἀγυιά, Ἀρέθουσα, Κροκύλειον), and a native of Tilotis, an Egyptian village near Heracleopolis; he worked as a teacher at Rome (cf. Su…

Pantaenus

(4,051 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 25/07/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pantaenus | Πάνταινος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Sicilia? Date: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ To Source List Biography: The essential biographical information about Pantaenus, who was active in the reign of Marcus Aurelius1 and traditionally considered the first representative of the Alexandrian school2 of catechesis, is preserved by Eusebius3 ( HE.

Hegesander [1]

(6,869 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 16/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hegesander [1] | Ἡγήσανδρος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Delphi Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Hegesander, the author of a miscellany entitled Ὑπομνήματα, was a native of Delphi; the testimony of Athenaeus1 in this regard can be considered trustworthy despite the doubts aired by Pomtow ( Delphoi, RE 4, 2 [1901], 2523…

Pantaenus

(3,891 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 25/07/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Pantaenus | Πάνταινος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Sicilia? Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Essenziali dettagli biografici sulla figura di Panteno, attivo sotto Marco Aurelio e considerato dalla tradizione il primo rappresentante della scuola di catechesi alessandrina, sono conservati da Eusebio ( HE. 5, 10–11), a cui attinge Girolamo ( vir. ill. 36). La presunta ori…

Apollonides

(1,976 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: Apollonides | Ἀπολλωνίδης Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Nicea Data: 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Contemporaneo dell’imperatore Tiberio, al quale dedicò un commentario ai Silli di Timone di Fliunte (Diog. L. 9, 109), Apollonio di Nicea fu autore di opere filologiche di vario argomento. Ad una raccolta di proverbi (Περὶ παροιμιῶν) fa cenno Stefano di Bisanzio (τ 97 Bi…

Hermogenes

(2,931 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Hermogenes | Ἑρμογένης Identità: BNJ | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Smirne Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Dettagli sulla vita e sulla vasta produzione di Ermogene sono noti da un’iscrizione da Smirne ( CIG 3311 = Kaibel, Epigr. Gr. 305 = IGRom 4, 1445), che doveva costituirne l’epigrafe tombale: in essa, dopo due versi introduttivi (la l. 1 si presenta come e…

Archibius [1]

(215 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 02/02/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Archibius [1] | Ἀρχίβιος Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2° sec. d.C. ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La sua eventuale identificazione con il figlio di Apollonio Sofista (<=), consentirebbe di collocare Archibio nel 2 sec. d.C., ma tale circostanza rimane puramente ipotetica (cfr. F. Montanari, Apollonios [n. 12] Sophistes, N.P. 2 [1996], 884). Per l’identificazione con il padre di Apoll…

Philippus [1]

(6,912 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 26/04/2007. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Philippus [1] | Φίλιππος Identità: BNP | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Opunte Data: 4° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Pochissimo si conosce della vita di Filippo di Opunte (per un tentativo di ricostruzione cfr. Oldfather, Lokrika, p. 462). Le notizie essenziali sono tramandate da Diogene Laerzio (3, 37. 3, 46) e dal lessico Suda (φ 418, s.v. φιλόσοφος), che le attinge al repertorio …

Dexippus

(1,156 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 18/07/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dexippus | Δέξιππος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Neoplatonic1 scholar Dexippus, a disciple of Iamblichus2 (Simp. in Cat. 8, 2, 25ff.), cannot be identified with certainty with the historian P\. Herennius Dexippus3, as Johannes Tzetzes4 seems to do ( Hist. 274, 490-494); this hypothe…

Orion

(27,034 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 20/05/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Orion | Ὠρίων Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Thebes (Egypt) Date: 5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The two very brief biographical entries that appear in the Suda1 (ω 188 and 189) under the heading Ὠρίων probably refer to the same person. The two entries attribute to an author with this name a gnomic collection entitled Ἀνθολόγιον b…

Agapius

(717 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 31/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Agapius | Ἀγάπιος Identity: Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 4th-5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Our information about Agapius comes ultimately from Damascius1, whom both Photius2 and the Suda3 draw upon. A native of Alexandria, Agapius was well known for his wide learning and for the deep respect that, according…

Orion

(27,365 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 20/05/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Orion | Ὠρίων Identità: BNP | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Tebe (Egitto) Data: 5° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Sono molto probabilmente da riferire allo stesso personaggio le due brevissime biografie contenute nella Suda (ω 188 e 189) alla voce Ὠρίων. I due articoli che attribuiscono ad un autore con questo nome la paternità di una raccolta gnomica intitolata Ἀνθολόγιον divergono qu…

Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion

(3,793 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 28/08/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion | Διονύσιος ὁ Σκυτοβραχίων Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Mitylene? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It is not clear what the reason was for the nickname Scytobrachion, “Leather-arm”, which is attested in the Suda1, by Athenaeus2, and by Suetonius3 for the mythographer Dionysius, wh…

Apollonius [11] Molo

(5,237 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 published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [11] Molo | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Μόλων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alabanda Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The nickname by which Apollonius was known to his contemporaries appears in the sources both as ὁ Μόλων and as ὁ τοῦ Μόλωνος; this fact, discussed by Riese (1879), is actually only an apparen…

Soteridas (Soteras)

(1,956 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 07/11/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Soteridas (Soteras) | Σωτηρίδας (Σωτήρας) Identità: Pauly-Wissowa Luogo di provenienza: Epidauro? Data: 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Le notizie biografiche su questo grammatico sono tramandate da due articoli della Suda, probabilmente risalenti ad Esichio di Mileto (σ 875 e 876, s.v. Σωτηρίδας), ai quali va aggiunto quello riguardante Panfila (<=, π 139, s.v. Παμφίλη), che secondo l…

Iulius [4] Vestinus

(2,388 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 21/02/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Iulius [4] Vestinus | Οὐηστῖνος Ἰούλιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: età adrianea ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Apprendiamo da una testimonianza epigrafica ( IG 14, 1085 = OGI 679, iscrizione rinvenuta a Roma sulla via Ostiense) alcuni particolari biografici relativi alla carriera di Giulio Vestino, discendente da una nota famiglia originari…

Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion

(3,659 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 28/08/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion | Διονύσιος ὁ Σκυτοβραχίων Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Mitilene? Data: 3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Non è chiara la motivazione del soprannome Scytobrachion “Braccio di cuoio”, attestato dalla Suda, da Ateneo e da Svetonio per il mitografo Dionisio, la cui opera rappresenta una delle fonti di Diodoro e degli …

Hegesander [1]

(6,879 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 16/04/2007. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Hegesander [1] | Ἡγήσανδρος Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Delfi Data: 2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Egesandro, autore di una raccolta miscellanea dal titolo Ὑπομνήματα, era originario di Delfi; la testimonianza di Ateneo in proposito può essere considerata degna di fede nonostante i dubbi espressi da Pomtow ( Delphoi, RE 4, 2 [1901], 2523) che rilevava come il nome Ἡγήσα…

Iulius [4] Vestinus

(2,579 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 21/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iulius [4] Vestinus | Οὐηστῖνος Ἰούλιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: We know from one epigraphical testimonium ( IG 14, 1085 = OGI 679, an inscription found at Rome on the Via Ostiensis) some biographical details about the career of Julius Vestinus, who descended from a …

Pius

(2,760 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 16/02/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Pius | Πῖος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La cronologia di Pio rimane sostanzialmente incerta; l’attività del grammatico è stata inizialmente datata a poco prima della fine del 2° secolo d.C. (A. Gudeman, Scholien, RE 2A 1 [1921], 662), ipotesi condivisa anche da Hiller ( Pius, 1869, pp. 93ss.); Richter ( Interpr. Gr., 1839, p. 82) e Wolff ( Soph. sch. Laur.,…

Agapius

(701 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 31/03/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Agapius | Ἀγάπιος Identità: Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 4°-5° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Le notizie su Agapio derivano essenzialmente da Damascio, a cui si rifanno sia Fozio che la Suda. Originario di Alessandria, Agapio si distinse per la grande cultura e l’ammirato rispetto che, stando alle testimonianze, ispirava tra i contemporanei. Trasfer…

Orus

(11,089 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 20/05/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Orus | Ὦρος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 5° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La Suda, che attinge all’ Onomasticon di Esichio di Mileto, informa che Oros, originario di Alessandria, insegnò a Costantinopoli; non sappiamo se la sua attività didattica fosse legata ad un incarico imperiale (cfr. K. Alpers, Das attizistische Lexikon des Oros. Untersuchung und k…

Eutecnius

(1,072 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 29/06/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Eutecnius | Εὐτέκνιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°/5° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Con il nome di Eutecnius è noto l’autore di una parafrasi in prosa degli Ἀλεξιφάρμακα e dei Θηριακὰ di Nicandro di Colofone, contenuta nel codice Vindob. med. gr. 1, il celebre testimone di Dioscoride, datato intorno al 512 d.C. Le parafrasi, nella stessa maius…

Pamphila

(4,841 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 30/06/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pamphila | Παμφίλη Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Epidaurus Date: Neronian age ↓ To Source List Biography: The essential biographical information about Pamphila is found in the Suda1 (π 139) and in cod. 175 of Photius’2 Library3 which concerns her historiographical work. She was probably the daughter of the grammarian Soteridas4, a…

Gaianus

(407 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 16/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Gaianus | Γαϊανός Place of Origin: Arabia Date: first half of the 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The only information on this scholar comes from the Suda1: Gaianus was a native of Arabia and a student of Apsines of Gadara2; he was active in the time of Maximinus3 and Gordian III4 and worked as a grammarian and rhetorician in Berytus. H…

Tryphon [2]

(842 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 18/10/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Tryphon [2] | Τρύφων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The Etymologica1 ( EGen. A, s.v.δάνειον; EGud. 334, 14-17 [Stef.]; EM. 247, 52-248, 1, cf. Zon. p. 4702) credit an author named Tryphon, son of Arpocration, with an explanation of the term δάνειον, according to which the word originally had the meaning of ἀναφα…

Apollonius [10] Idographus

(1,447 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 published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [10] Idographus | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ εἰδογράφος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 3rd-2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: We find some information about the dating of Apollonius and his city of origin in POxy. 10.1241. A chrestomathy of history1 and mythology2, this document furnishes us with a list of grammaria…

Hermippus [1]

(3,632 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 06/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [1] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Smyrnean origin of Hermippus, who is principally known for his biographical writings1, is attested by Athenaeus2 7, 327b. A quite secure date comes from his nickname Καλλιμάχειος, “student of Callimachus3”, whi…

Aretades

(1,604 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 07/11/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Aretades | Ἀρητάδης Identità: Perseus | BNJ | FGrHist IV Luogo di provenienza: Cnido? Data: 3°-1° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Nessuna notizia biografica del grammatico Aretade ci è nota. La menzione di un Aretade Κνίδιος come autore di opere d’argomento storico-etnografico sulla Macedonia in due passi pseudo-plutarchei (Μακεδονικά; Plut. 19, 308c, 6-12) e sulle isole dell’Egeo (Νησιοτικ…

Hephaestion

(6,092 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 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information that we have for the metrician1 Hephaestion is quite meager. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) thought that he was the son of Ptolemy Chennos2 and that his grandfather was th…

Parmeniscus

(4,742 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 29/06/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Parmeniscus | Παρμενίσκος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ca. 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Although we know practically nothing about the life of Parmeniscus, the dating of this grammarian with Alexandrian1 tendencies can be fixed approximately between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. Against Crates (Πρὸς Κράτητα) was actually t…

Palaephatus

(17,889 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 7/02/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Palaephatus | Παλαίφατος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Parion or Abydus? Date: 4th c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The Suda1 lexicon lists four people under the name of Palaephatus. After the legendary Athenian epic poet2 who was the author of mythological poems (cf. Sud.π 69), there are three other authors behind whom lies only on…

Porphyrius

(6,818 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 29/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Porphyrius | Πορφύριος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Tyre Date: ca. 234-304 CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Porphyry was born around 232/4 CE at Tyre ( Sud. π 20981. 20992) or at Batanea, in modern Syria. His birth name was Malchus – from the Semitic root that means “king” – in honor of his father. The name …

Herminus

(8,414 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 22/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Herminus | Ἑρμῖνος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Pergamum? Date: 2nd c. CE (120–180/190 CE?) ↓ To Source List Biography: The information that we have about the life of Herminus, an exegete of Aristotle’s1 works, who is mentioned among the teachers of Alexander of Aphrodisias2, is quite meager. Zeller (E. Zeller, Die Philosophie der Grieche…
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