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Porphyrius
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Entry Version:

This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and published on 01/10/2020.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Porphyrius | Πορφύριος

Identity:

Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ

Place of Origin:

Tyre

Date:

232/4 CE–ca. 304 CE

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Biography:

Born around 232/4 CE at Tyre (Sud. π 2098. 2099) or Batanea, in modern day Syria, Porphyry was called Malchus at birth – from the Semitic root meaning "king" – in honor of his father; t…

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Ippolito, Antonella, “Porphyrius”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Porphyrius>
First published online: 2015



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