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(Παρμενίσκος; Parmenískos). Greek grammarian in the Alexandrine tradition, 2nd/1st cent. BC, certainly before Varro (Ling. 10,10) and Didymus [1] Chalkenteros, who first made reference to him. Surviving from his works are 22 fragments (collected by [3]) and the title of one of his writings: Πρὸς Κράτητα/Pròs Krátēta ('Against Crates'), a treatise in at least 2 volumes opposing the Pergamenian philologist Crates [5] of Mallus (2nd cent. BC). The content of his works includes studies on Homeric problems, on Euripides, on astronomy and grammati…

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Ax, Wolfram (Cologne), “Parmeniscus”, 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 02 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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