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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 28/10/2002.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Phaenus | Φαεινός

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Imperial age


The name Phaenus appears in the entry βλιμάζειν in the Etymologica Genuinum1 and Magnum2 next to the name Symmachus3; in five ancient scholia to the Knights4 of Aristophanes5; and, also with Symmachus, in the subscriptiones of the scholia to the Clouds6 (κεκώλισται ἐκ τῶν Ἡλιοδώρ…

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Montana, Fausto, “Phaenus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 23 September 2017 <>

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