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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Emanuele Dettori and first published on 10/05/2016.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Silenus | Σιληνός

Place of Origin:



3rd/2nd c. BCE


It is commonly asserted that Silenus mentions (Ath. 11, 482f) Nicander1 and that hence his date would be tied to Nicander’s or to the Nicanders’, which is, however, uncertain: a) the second half of the 3rd c. BCE-beginning of the 2nd c. BCE, b) the last third of the 2nd c. BCE (see th…

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Dettori, Emanuele, “Silenus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>

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