Philemon [2]
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Entry Version:

This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 15/06/2005.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Philemon [2] | Φιλήμων

Place of Origin:



3rd/2nd c. BCE


The birthplace of Philemon is unknown, and the presumed ethnic attested in Sch. Il. 2, 258a1 (κατὰ Φιλήμωνα τὸν Κρητικόν) and accepted by Erbse (ad loc.1) is probably a corruption: Villoison (Proll. Il., 1788, p. XXIII2) suggested emending it to τὸν κριτικόν, while Bec…

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Ucciardello, Giuseppe, “Philemon [2]”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 17 March 2018 <>

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