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(Λεσβῶναξ; Lesbônax).

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[1] Greek grammarian

Greek grammarian, dates uncertain (perhaps before the end of the 2nd cent. AD). Author of a work on rhetorical figures (Περὶ σχημάτων; Perì schēmátōn) that is extant in two different excerpts (there is no basis for equating him with the orator L. of Mytilene). In it, L. describes a series of grammatical peculiarities (schḗmata, ‘figures’), i.e. changes in the normal form of speech, which …

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Montanari, Franco (Pisa), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) and Dorandi, Tiziano (Paris), “Lesbonax”, 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 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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