This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 01/11/2018.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
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Basilides was the author of a work entitled Περὶ Ὁμηρικῆς λέξεως; a certain Cratinus1 composed an epitome of this that is cited in the Etymologica2 through Alexander Cotiaeus3 (cf. EGen. α 1167 and 11944). This last scholar, whose death can be da…