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 Fausto Montana and first published on 20/12/2015.

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Phainus | Φαεινός

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imperial age

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Our knowledge of the grammarian Φαεινός comes from only his name and a handful of fragments, all concerning or referring to exegesis on preserved comedies of Aristophanes1. The name Phainus is documented at Rome for slaves and freedmen of Greek origin in …

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Montana, Fausto, “Phainus”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Phainus>
First published online: 2015

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