This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Margarethe Billerbeck and Didier Clerc and published on 04/04/2019.
Here is the Italian version of this entry.
Life and Works
We have no detailed information about the life and activity of Stephanus of Byzantium, whom the Suda1 mentions only in the entry Ἑρμόλαος (ε 3048 = T 8). Our knowledge of the lexicographer2 is based, therefore, on his work and on the occasional testimonia of other parties, though these are not beyond dispute. From the entry Ἀνακτόριον (α 305 = T 1) it is clear that he was active in the imperial school of Consta…