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Phainus

(2,807 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: Phainus | Φαεινός Place of Origin: ? Date: imperial age ↓ To Source List Biography: 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 …

Diogenianus

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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: Diogenianus | Διογενειανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Heraclea (?) Date: age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: What little biographical information we have about Diogenianus comes from an entry dedicated to him in the Suda1 (δ 1140), which states that he was a native of a city named Heraclea, with the definite exclusion of…

Menophanes

(1,494 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: Menophanes | Μηνοφάνης Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La nostra esigua conoscenza di Menofane riposa sulla testimonianza isolata della Bibliotheca di Fozio (cod. 176, 120a 6-14), dove è citato in relazione alla tradizione dei Philippika di Teopompo di Chio, a quanto pare in qualità di interprete dell’opera dello storico (Μ. δέ τις τὰ περὶ Θεόπομπον διεξιών) …

Aelius [1] Dionysius

(30,458 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: Aelius [1] Dionysius | Αἴλιος Διονύσιος Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alicarnasso Data: 1°-2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Nativo di Alicarnasso, come lo storiografo e retore quasi omonimo (=> Dionysius [5]), suo illustre avo secondo la Suda (δ 1174), Elio Dionisio visse nell’età di Adriano. Rimane aperta la questione della sua possibile identificazione con il grammatico Διονύσι…

Nicanor [3]

(10,422 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 09/01/2006 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicanor [3] | Νικάνωρ Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: Age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical entry in the Suda1 (ν 375) tells us that the Alexandrian grammarian Nicanor, the son of Hermias2, lived in the age of Hadrian3, and it establishes that he was a contemporary of the grammarian Hermi…

Callistratus

(12,881 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 20/11/2007 – 20/10/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Callistratus | Καλλίστρατος Identità: BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il luogo di origine di Callistrato è ignoto. Come sembra dallo Sch. Aristoph. Thesm. 917 (⟨οὐκ⟩ ἀνάξιος δὲ ἂν εἴη ὁ Καλλίστρατος πιστεύεσθαι ὡς ἂν παρὰ διδασκάλου τοῦ Ἀριστοφάνους λέγων) e dalla testimonianza di Ateneo, che in due luoghi lo definisce ὁ Ἀριστοφάνειος (1, 2…

Aelius [1] Dionysius

(30,303 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: Aelius [1] Dionysius | Αἴλιος Διονύσιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Halicarnassus Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Halicarnassus, like the historiographer and rhetor1 who shared his name and who was his illustrious forefather according to the Suda2 (δ 1174), Aelius Dionysius lived in the age of Hadrian3. The quest…

Harpocration [2]

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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 30/11/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Harpocration [2] | Ἁρποκρατίων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Argos Date: ca. late 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Harpocration was an exponent of Middle Platonism1 and a student of Atticus2. Proclus3 ( in Remp. 2, p. 96, 11-13 Kroll) mentions him among τῶν Πλατωνικῶν οἱ κορυφαῖοι in the era before Porphyry4. Within these restrictions he is…
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