Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 20/05/2008.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.



Orion | Ὠρίων


BNP | FGrHist IV

Place of Origin:

Thebes (Egypt)


5th c. CE

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The two very brief biographical entries that appear in the Suda1 (ω 188 and 189) under the heading Ὠρίων probably refer to the same person. The two entries attribute to an author with this name a gnomic collection entitled Ἀνθολόγιον b…

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Ippolito, Antonella, “Orion”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Orion>
First published online: 2015

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