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Amarantus
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(Ἀμαραντός; Amarantós) of Alexandria. Greek grammarian of the 2nd cent. AD (older contemporary of  Galen, who quotes him). His commentary on  Theocritus was extensively used in late antiquity and Byzantine times, and is quoted in the EM. Athenaeus reproduces some fragments of a work Περὶ σκηνής in connection with biographical anecdotes about actors.

 Biography;  Theocritus

Bibliography

M. Haupt, De A. grammatici commentario in Theocriti idyllia, Opuscula III 2, 1876, 645

H. Maehler, in: Entretiens XL, 98-99

G. Wentzel, s. v. A. (3)…

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Montanari, Franco (Pisa), “Amarantus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e117140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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