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Alexander [7] Polyhistor
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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and first published on 06/12/2005.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.


Alexander Polyhistor was born around 110 BCE in Miletus. The Suda1 (α 1129) identifies him as a γραμματικὸς τῶν Κράτητος μαθητῶν, obviously not because he was a direct disciple of Crates2 - whi…

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Pagani, Lara, “Alexander [7] Polyhistor”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Alexander_7_Polyhistor>
First published online: 2015

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