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Sophocleus
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(Σοφόκλειος/Sophókleios; not Sophocles [3. 901]). Greek grammarian of the late 2nd cent. AD, known from his commentary on the Argonautiká of Apollonius [2] Rhodius, which he wrote following Theon [4] and Lucillus [1], presumably with a polemic bias against Eirenaeus [1]. S.' commentary had above all a mythographical/geographical character. Although S. is cited only twice by name in the surviving scholia, etymologies of place names under S.' name in Stephanus [7] of Byzantium can certainly be ascribed to him. Further reminiscences of his explanations…

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Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), “Sophocleus”, 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 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1117140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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