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Amarantus

(3,291 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Amarantus | Ἀμάραντος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Athenaeus1 (10, 414f) identifies Amarantus as ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, but we do not know if this is simply a reference to his homeland or rather (also) to the geographical and cultural realm of his activity. The terminus post quem for his date is drawn fro…

Alexander [5] Aetolus

(3,773 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [5] Aetolus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Αἰτωλός Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Pleuron Date: ca. 315-? BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Suda1 (α 1127 = test. 1 Snell-Kannicht = test. 1 Magnelli) tells us that Alexander Aetolus was born at Pleuron in Aetolia and that his parents were named Satyrus and Stratocleia. Elsewhere (α 3745 = test. 2 Snel…

Latinus

(1,223 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and published on 7/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Latinus | Λατῖνος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of the grammarian Λατῖνος, which is attested in a fragment of the first book of the Φιλόλογος ἀκρόασις of Porphyry1 cited by Eusebius of Caesarea2 ( PE. 10, 3, 12) and which was in the past considered the result of corruption (f…

Antipater

(889 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Antipater | Ἀντίπατρος Identità: Pauly-Wissowa Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il nome di Antipatro, senza altre qualificazioni, è menzionato nello scolio ad Aristoph. Av. 1403b Holwerda, nel quale si spiega la parola κυκλιοδιδάσκαλον (Las. T 10a Brussich; dithyr. T 51 Ieranò): secondo lo scolio, Antipatro ed Eufronio (fr. 77 Strecker; => Euphronius, 3/2° secolo a.C.) negli ὑπ…

Apollonius [8] Chaeridis filius

(1,214 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 28/10/2002. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Apollonius [8] Chaeridis filius | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2°/1° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La forma ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος (attestata solo in Sch. Aristoph. Ve. 1238b) venne ritenuta quella autentica a partire da Villoison ( Proll. Il., 1788, p. XXIX), contro il corrotto ὁ Χάριδος dello Sch. Il. 3, 448a e di Ap. Soph. p. 162, 14-16. 171, 17-20 (…

Didymus [2] Claudius

(4,740 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Didymus [2] Claudius | Δίδυμος ὁ Κλαύδιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The identity and even the very existence of a grammarian named Didymus Claudius are controversial. The sole attestation of the Greek name accompanied by the Latin cognomen appears in the pertinent entry of the Suda1 (δ 874), which al…

Athenodorus

(1,299 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 21/06/2004. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Athenodorus | Ἀθηνόδωρος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Tarso Data: 1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo stoico di primo piano (Plut. CMi. 10, 1), soprannominato Cordylion, “il Gobbo”, visse nel 1° sec. a.C. Fu a capo della biblioteca di Pergamo, finché, a seguito di una visita di M. Porcio Catone (67 a. C.), si recò a Roma e si stabilì presso di lui (Plut. CMi. 10, 1-3. 16,…

Nicocles [2] Lacon

(2,220 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicocles [2] Lacon | Νικοκλῆς ὁ Λάκων Place of Origin: Laconia Date: 1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We know Nicocles Lacon only because he is cited twice by Didymus Chalcenterus1, who thus serves as a chronological terminus post quem non for him. In two passages of the Deipnosophistae2 (4, 17, 140d. 18, 141a), Athenaeus3 includes some criti…

Apollonius [8] Chaeridis filius

(1,270 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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 28/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [8] Chaeridis filius | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Villoison ( Proll. Il., 1788, p. XXIX)1 accepted as genuine the form ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος (attested only in Sch. Aristoph. Ve. 1238b) against the corrupt ὁ Χάριδος of Sch. Il. 3, 448a and Ap. Soph. p. 162, 14-16. 171, 17…

Valerius [3] Harpocration

(1,839 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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 23/09/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Valerius [3] Harpocration | Ἁρποκρατίων ὁ Οὐαλέριος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The brief biographical entry in the Suda1 lexicon (α 4014) does not go further than describing Valerius Harpocration as an Alexandrian rhetorician and mentioning the title of two …

Albinus

(4,810 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 08/10/2002. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Albinus | Ἀλβῖνος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Discepolo di Gaio ed esponente del medioplatonismo, Albino svolse attività d’insegnamento ed ebbe tra gli allievi Galeno allorquando questi, nel 151-152, si trasferì da Pergamo a Smirne per proseguire i propri studi di medicina (Gal. Libr. 2: 19, 16 Kühn). Quanto sappiamo dei suoi scritti …

Alexander [6] Cotiaeus

(10,332 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [6] Cotiaeus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Kotiaeion (Phrygia) Date: ca. 70/80 – ca. 150 CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς, a native of the Phrygian city of Κοτιάειον (this is the correct form of the toponym according to Strabo1 12, 8, 122, as opposed to Κοτυάειον and Κοτιαέ…

Alexander [5] Aetolus

(3,604 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Alexander [5] Aetolus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Αἰτωλός Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Pleurone Data: ca. 315-? a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La Suda (α 1127 = test. 1 Snell-Kannicht = test. 1 Magnelli) ci informa che Alessandro Etolo nacque a Pleurone, in Etolia, e che i genitori si chiamavano Satiro e Stratocleia. Altrove (α 3745 = test. 2 Snell-Kannicht = test. 2 Magnelli) il lessico biza…

Menophanes

(1,653 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menophanes | Μηνοφάνης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: What little knowledge we have about Menophanes is based on the isolated testimony of Photius’1 Bibliotheca2 (cod. 176, 120a 6-14), where he is cited in connection with the tradition of the Philippika of Theopompus of Chios3; he appears as an interpreter …

Callias

(2,244 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 3/10/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Callias | Καλλίας Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Mitilene Data: 3° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Ignoriamo la cronologia di Callia di Mitilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f e P.Köln 2, 61). Ateneo lo cita in parallelo ad Aristofane di Bisanzio (<=): in questa contiguità alcuni hanno voluto vedere un indizio di prossimità cronologica dei due (…

Symmachus [1]

(6,213 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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 10/10/2003. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Symmachus [1] | Σύμμαχος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The terminus ante quem for the life of Symmachus is furnished by Herodianus1 (2nd c. CE), who cites him in his Περὶ μονήρους λέξεως2 (2, p. 945 Lentz). This date is consistent with the fact that Symmachus rejected the account of the death of the Athenia…

Callias

(2,555 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and published on 3/10/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callias | Καλλίας Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Mytilene Date: 3rd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We do not know the date of Callias of Mytilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f and P.Köln 2, 61). Athenaeus1 cites him in conjunction with Aristophanes of Byzantium2: some have wanted to see this connection as an indication of chro…

Didymus [2] Claudius

(4,453 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 20/12/2015. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Didymus [2] Claudius | Δίδυμος ὁ Κλαύδιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 1° sec. d.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: L’identità e l’esistenza stessa di un grammatico di nome Didimo Claudio sono controverse. L’unica attestazione del nome greco accompagnato dal cognomen latino è nella relativa voce della Suda (δ 874), che fornisce anche tre titoli di opere: è così possibile rubr…

Timachidas

(4,459 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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 10/01/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Timachidas | Τιμαχίδας Identity: Place of Origin: Lindus (Rhodes) Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The dating of the Rhodian grammarian Timachidas is intertwined with the problem of his possible identification with the Τιμαχίδας Ἁγησιτίμου Λινδοπολίτας cited in the inscription of the so-called Chronicle of the temple of Lindus

Chaeris

(10,361 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: 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. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Chaeris | Χαῖρις Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no certain information about the life of Chaeris. We know from his fragments that he lived after Aristarchus1, with whom he shares or disputes some philological opinions about the Iliad2, and before Didymus3, who used his writings ( Sch. A Il. 6, …
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