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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 20/12/2015.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Phainus | Φαεινός

Place of Origin:



imperial age


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 inscriptions …

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Montana, Fausto, “Phainus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>

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