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Aelianus
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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 Ambra Tocco and published on 02/04/2020.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.

Grammarian:

Name:

Aelianus | Αἰλιανός

Identity:

BNP

Place of Origin:

?

Date:

1st-2nd c. CE?

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Biography:

This musical theorist is known to us solely through Porphyry1, who cites him several times in his Commentary on the Harmonics of Ptolemy2; Porphyry calls him a “Platonist” and credits him with a commentary on the Timaeus. Both Aelianus’ philosophical-musical…

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Tocco, Ambra, “Aelianus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 08 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Aelianus>
First published online: 2015



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