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 15/12/2005.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
Harpocration was active in the late imperial period and was the author of a Περὶ φυσικῶν δυνάμεων ζῴων τε καὶ φυτῶν καὶ λίθων, on the δυνάμεις of plants, animals, and rocks. Part of this work, in which he told his daughter how mu…