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Sosibius [1]
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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 28/08/2006.

Here is the Italian version of this entry.


According to Athenaeus1 (11, 493c-494b), the grammarian2 Sosibius lived at the court of Ptolemy II Philadelphus3 (285-246 BCE) and was a skilled solver of Homeric4 προβλήματα (hence his nickname ὁ λυτικός).

The hypothesis that he should be identif…

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Pagani, Lara, “Sosibius [1]”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9278_Sosibius_1>
First published online: 2015

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