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Ammonius [4] Neoplatonicus

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 09/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ammonius [4] Neoplatonicus | Ἀμμώνιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: first half of the 6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Ammonius, son of Hermias1, was born in Alexandria and was a crucial figure of 6th c. CE Neo-Platonism: he attended the lectures of Proclus2 at Athens, and then he served as director of the Academy of Alexan…

Amerias

(4,660 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 09/11/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Amerias | Ἀμερίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Macedonia Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Amerias was a grammarian and lexicographer of the Alexandrine1 Age, and he is named by Eustathius2 ( ad Il. 757, 19-22) as one of the γλωσσογράφοι3, the group of scholars before Aristarchus4 who are often mentioned in the sources by this term.…

Tyrannion [1] Maior

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and published on 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Tyrannion [1] Maior | Τυραννίων ὁ πρεσβύτερος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Amisus Date: 110/100-25 ca. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The majority of the information we have about the life of Tyrannion comes from the Suda (τ 1184). He was a native of Amisus in Pontus who lived in the time of Pompey the Great and died of gout at an advan…

Nicanor [2]

(2,137 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 26/07/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicanor [2] | Νικάνωρ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: Hellenistic Age? ↓ To Source List Biography: The identification of this grammarian, who was a native of Cyrene according to Athenaeus1 (7, 296d), with the Alexandrian Nicanor son of Hermias2 was maintained in the past by Vossius ( Hist. Gr., 16512, p. 263) and Gräfenhan ( Klass. Philol., 1…

Diodorus [1]

(1,520 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 28/01/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Diodorus [1] | Διόδωρος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ca. 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A tentative dating of this Diodorus to the 1st c. CE relies on the fact that he is cited repeatedly ( Sch. Dion. Thr. p. 183, 25-30 [Hilgard]; Ath. 11, 501d-e. 14, 642e) with Apion of Oasis1, who was probably a contemporary and collaborator of his.…

Hermap(p)ias

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 27/04/2007. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Hermap(p)ias | Ἑρμαπ(π)ίας Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ante 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Un grammatico di nome Ermapia o Ermappia è citato più volte negli scolî all’ Iliade, in alcuni casi per il tramite di Erodiano, che costituisce dunque il suo terminus ante quem. La fluttuazione del suo nome (Ἑρμαππίας in Sch. Il. 4, 235a1. a2. 21, 331e. 24, 557a; Ἑρμαπίας in Sch. Il. 11, 326b. 13, 137b. 21…

Autochthon

(2,285 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 15/05/2005 – 09/09/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Autochthon | Αὐτόχθων Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/3rd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Autochthon was a Homeric1 commentator of uncertain era but presumably belonged to the early imperial period (2nd/3rd c. CE), as Erbse ( Beiträge, 1960, p. 58) deduced from the fact that he was cited together with Epaphroditus2 ( Sch. Il. 22, 3). To this …

Xenon

(703 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Xenon | Ξένων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd-2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Xenon’s place in the critical stream of the Alexandrine Χωρίζοντες1 is attested by a passage of Proclus’2 Vita Homeri3 (p. 102, 2-6 Allen: T 1 Montanari = Hellanikos T 2 Montanari), which associates Xenon with Hellanicus4 in doubting Homeric5 authorship of the O…

Hermias

(603 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 17/03/2008 – 12/03/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermias | Ἑρμείας Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd–1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Hermias is known from only one citation in the scholion of Herodianus1 on Il. 16, 2072; this fragment attests his attachment to the Cratetean3 school (Κρατήτ<ε>ιος) and can therefore suggest a dating between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. His …

Telephus

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 29/03/2006 – 16/09/09. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Telephus | Τήλεφος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Pergamum Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Telephus was a native of Pergamum and lived in the course of the 2nd c. CE reaching almost the age of 100 years, as is stated by Galen1, who speaks of the grammarian’s well-regulated life (6, pp. 333-334. pp. 379-380 [Kü…

Theodosius

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theodosius | Θεοδόσιος Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 4th-5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Theodosius was a grammarian native to Alexandria and can be dated to the 4th/5th c. CE because he was a contemporary of Synesius of Cyrene1, who, in a letter to his brother, sends greetings to a θαυμάσιος γραμματικὸς Θεοδόσιος, who is commonly identifie…

Menecrates [1]

(1,640 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 31/10/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Menecrates [1] | Μενεκράτης Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Efeso Data: 4°–3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Poeta e grammatico originario di Efeso, Menecrate fu maestro di Arato di Soli ( Sud. α 3745) e dovette perciò vivere tra il 4° e il 3° sec. a.C. Fu autore di un’opera in versi su agricoltura e apicoltura (a meno che i frammenti relativi a quest’ulti…

Pythocles

(657 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 02/04/2020. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Pythocles | Πυθοκλῆς Identità: Pauly-Wissowa Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Nulla sappiamo di questo grammatico, noto per una sola attestazione negli scolii all’ Iliade, in cui non si ravvisano elementi utili per definirne la cronologia o l’ambito d’appartenenza (cfr. Erbse 1969-1988, 5, p. 128, ad loc.: “grammaticus aliunde ignotus”; West 1998-2000, 2, p. 240, ad loc.: “Pythoc…

Euphranor [1]

(808 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 03/01/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphranor [1] | Εὐφράνωρ Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: It is hardly plausible that the Euphranor cited in a note of the Herodian1 scholion ad Il. 14, 372a (taken up by Eustath. ad Il. 992, 55–60) should be identified with the celebrated painter and sculptor of Corinth2 (cf. H. Erbse, Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem …

Autochthon

(2,212 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 15/05/2005 – 09/09/2010. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Autochthon | Αὐτόχθων Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 2°/3° sec. d.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Commentatore di Omero d’età non certa, ma presumibilmente primo-imperiale (2°/3° sec.), come Erbse ( Beiträge, 1960, p. 58) deduceva dal fatto che egli fosse citato insieme con Epafrodito ( Sch. Il. 22, 3). A tale dato si può aggiungere la sua menzione come contemporaneo da parte …

Polyclitus

(1,189 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Polyclitus | Πολύκλειτος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian1 Polyclitus is known to us from only one source, the Quaestiones Homericae of Porphyry2 (pp. 42, 17-43, 25 Sodano), where his name has been conjecturally restored from a variously corrupt text (πολύκλυτ/π̣ο̣λ̣υ̣κλυτ/πολύκλυ…

Demetrius [12] Pyktes

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Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 21/12/2007. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Demetrius [12] Pyktes | Δημήτριος ὁ Πύκτης Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ante 2a metà del 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico noto per pochissime attestazioni, Demetrio detto “il pugile”, visse certamente entro la seconda metà del 1° secolo, come garantisce il fatto che egli fosse noto ad Apollonio Sofista (121, 23–27, s.v. ὀπαζόμενος). L’origine del soprannome è spieg…

Artemon [3]

(431 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 12/07/2004. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Artemon [3] | Ἀρτέμων Identità: Perseus | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Clazomene Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Un grammatico di nome Artemone, originario di Clazomene, è citato dalla Suda come autore di un Περὶ Ὁμήρου e fonte della notizia del discepolato di Arctino di Mileto presso Omero (α 3960, s.v. Ἀρκτῖνος). Si è ipotizzata, ma non è certa, la sua identificazione con lo storico che scrisse degli Ὧροι …

Demetrius [2]

(13,084 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: 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 20/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [2] | Δημήτριος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Scepsis Date: born ca. 205 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was a scholar and antiquarian from Scepsis in the Troad, and he had a wealthy and noble background, as Diogenes Laertius1, who calls him a φιλόλογος (5, 84) among other things, informs us. Strabo2 calls him a contemporary of Cra…

Theodorus [1]

(7,181 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 22/12/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Theodorus [1] | Θεόδωρος Identità: BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Gadara Data: akmé 33 a.C. ca. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Originario di Gadara in Celesiria e figlio di schiavi ( Sud. θ 151), il retore Teodoro raggiunse la propria akmé intorno al 33 a.C., anno in cui è registrato nel Chronicon di Gerolamo tra i “nobilissimi artis rhetoricae Graeci praeceptores” (p. 162, 16 Helm). Dopo un co…
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