Amerias
(109 words)

[German version]

(Ἀμερίας; Amerías) from Macedonia. Greek grammarian and lexicographer from the Alexandrian period, probably earlier than Aristarchus. It is uncertain whether all quotes -- above all with Athenaeus and Hesychius and in various collections of scholia -- derive from the main work, the Γλῶσσαι, which is a lexigraphical collection of dialectical expressions, arranged according to themes. Perhaps one can identify it with one of the glossographoi, which were often quoted with this collective term.

 Aristarchus;  Grammarians;  Lexicography;  Glossography

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Montanari, Franco (Pisa), “Amerias”, 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 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e117780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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