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Symmachus
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I. Greek

(Σύμμαχος/Sýmmachos).

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[I 1] Author of a commentary on Aristophanes, 1st half of the 2nd cent.

No later than the first half of the 2nd cent. AD (citation in Herodian. 2,945-946 Lentz); author of a commentary on Aristophanes [3], frequently used in Late Antiquity and Byzantine scholia literature (subscriptio Schol. Aristoph. Av.; Nub.; Pax). It remains unclear whether S. also commented on comedies which do not survive [2. 1138 f.]. Of the 41 (factual) explanations attrib…

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Simons, Roswitha (Düsseldorf), Lehnardt, Andreas, Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main), Zelzer, Michaela (Vienna) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Symmachus”, 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 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill140000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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