Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 31/03/2006.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Hestiaea | Ἑστιαῖα


Place of Origin:

Alexandria (in the Troad?)


ante 2nd c. BCE

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The name of this learned woman is attested also in the form Ἱστιαῖα by Eustathius1 (ad Il. 280, 19-20, who seems in his case to be basing it on Strabo2; ad Il. 384, 20-21). We have no biographical information about her apa…

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Ippolito, Antonella, “Hestiaea”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Hestiaea>
First published online: 2015

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