Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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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 Margarethe Billerbeck and Didier Clerc and published on 04/04/2019.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Stephanus | Στέφανος


Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP

Place of Origin:



6th c. CE

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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…

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Billerbeck, Margarethe and Clerc, Didier, “Stephanus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Stephanus>
First published online: 2015

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