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(Ὦρος; Ôros). Grammarian of the 1st half of the 5th cent. AD. While O. was from Alexandria, his active life was spent in Constantinople (Suda ω 201), cf. [9. 87-101]. The period in which he lived can be determined with the help of a quotation (in work nr. 3 below) from the epic poem by Ammonius, recited in 438 [9. 89f.]. His epithet 'the Milesian', which is found in the two manuscripts AB of the Etymologicum genuinum and its descendants (ὁ Μιλ() and ὁ Μιλήσιος, respectively), has not been explained. Of O.'s numerous works,  few manuscript remains hav…

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Alpers, Klaus (Lüneburg), “Orus”, 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 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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