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Chorizontes

(188 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (χωρίζοντες; chōrízontes). Collective name (from χωρίζειν; chōrízein, ‘to separate’) used in the Homer scholia to describe grammarians who, on the grounds of conscientious observation of linguistic and stylistic differences and contradictions in the ‘ Iliad and the ‘ Odyssey, as well as their content, hold to the thesis that the ‘ Odyssey is not by Homer. The Alexandrian  grammarians, who held to the ‘orthodox’ position (established by Aristotle), saw Homer as author of both Iliad and Odyssey; in consequence,  Aristarchus [4] of Samothrace and his school …

Diple

(178 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (διπλῆ; diplê). Editorial mark of the Alexandrian philologists, used in textual criticism, simple (generally >, but also <) or accompanied by two dots (). Documentary evidence relates it predominantly with Homeric philology: The simple diple (ἀπερίστικτος or καθαρά; aperístiktos or kathará) was used by Aristarchus of Samothrace, to refer to various critical-exegetic observations on the interpretation of a text, on its language, the realia etc., and the diplê periestigménē (διπλῆ περιεστιγμένη) by contrast, to mark those passages in which he polem…

Acusilaus

(277 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Ἀκουσίλαος; Akousílaos) from Argos. Lived at the end of the 6th and first half of 5th cent. BC, was according to Hecataeus of Miletus one of the first Greek prose writers and wrote in the Ionian dialect. He is traditionally regarded as belonging to the group of so-called logographoi (a generic term used in Thuc. 1,21,1) ( Logographer) and, as far as we can determine, was primarily concerned with  mythography. His Γενεαλογίαι or Ἱστορίαι comprised three books that, it seems, corresponded to the break-up into divine, heroic and …

Hypomnema

(986 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (ὑπόμνημα; hypómnēma, more rarely ὑπομνηματισμός; hypomnēmatismós; Latin commentarius or more rarely commentarium). The word Hypommnema (from the root of μιμνήσκω; mimnḗskō, ‘to remember’) has the abstract basic meaning ‘memory’, presence in the memory or call/support for the memory (in this sense it already appears in Thuc. 2,44,2 and in Isocrates, Demosthenes, Xenophon etc.), however, in the course of time it takes on a large number of different connotations and nuances, especially the widespread (…

Daphitas

(234 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Δαφίτας; Daphítas, also Δαφίδας; Daphídas). Greek grammarian (‘sophist’ according to Val. Max. 1,8), probably from the 2nd cent. BC, if it is accepted that he lived at the same time as Attalus III (see below). The Suda (δ 99 s.v. Δαφίδας) says that he came from Telmessus in Caria and made claims in a work about Homer that the poet was not telling the truth because the Athenians did not take part in the expedition to Troy. Strabo (14,647) tells that D. was crucified on Mt Thorax near …

Amarantus

(96 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Ἀμαραντός; Amarantós) of Alexandria. Greek grammarian of the 2nd cent. AD (older contemporary of  Galen, who quotes him). His commentary on  Theocritus was extensively used in late antiquity and Byzantine times, and is quoted in the EM. Athenaeus reproduces some fragments of a work Περὶ σκηνής in connection with biographical anecdotes about actors.  Biography;  Theocritus Montanari, Franco (Pisa) Bibliography M. Haupt, De A. grammatici commentario in Theocriti idyllia, Opuscula III 2, 1876, 645 H. Maehler, in: Entretiens XL, 98-99 G. Wentzel, s. v. A. (3)…

Choiroboskos Georgios

(466 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Χοιροβοσκός; Choiroboskós). Byzantine grammarian. His dates were for a long time problematic, but he has now been firmly placed in the 9th cent.: terminus post quem is his quotation (in the epimerismi) of authors in the 1st half of the 9th cent.; terminus ante quem use of his work in the Etymologicum genuinum (2nd half of the 9th cent.). He is ascribed the official title of οἰκουμενικὸς διδάσκαλος ( oikoumenikòs didáskalos), which is attested for the 1st half of the 9th cent. Thus he fits well into the cultural milieu of the 9th-cent. renaissance (…

Critical signs

(858 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Greek σημεῖα/ sēmeîa, Lat. notae). One of the most important technical and methodological inventions of Alexandrian  philology were the critical signs (CS) used in philological exegetic work. Their development and use cannot be followed continuously as there are gaps in the evidence. One exception, however, is the edition and exegesis technique of the Alexandrian grammarians with reference to Homer, about which we are adequately informed both through a small number of anonymous gramm…

Asterisk

(128 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (ἀστερίσκος). Symbol of textual criticism in Alexandrian philology. It is not clear what meaning  Aristophanes [4] of Byzantium attached to it when he introduced it; for  Aristarchus [4] of Samothrace, it marked a repeated verse: he used an asterisk for repetitions that he regarded as appropriate, and an asterisk with an obelus for those that he regarded as interpolations. In ‘editorial’ usage the asterisk marked the end of an ode in lyric poetry: in the edition of Alcaeus, Aristo…

Antidorus

(140 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] From Cyme (Ἀντίδωρος ὁ Κυμαῖος; Antídōros ho Kymaîos). Grammarian and perhaps also lexicographer, lived probably in the 3rd cent. BC. He is said to have initially called himself γραμματικός ( grammatikós; schol. Dion. Thrax 3,24; 7,24; 448,6); in the sources he often appears erroneously as Autodorus. We know two titles of his works, Περὶ Ὁμήρου καὶ Ἡσιόδου and Λέξις; the first is doubtless a syngramma, regarding the second one, it is not entirely certain that it was a lexicographical collection, as it may have been a treatise concerning style.…

Chaeris

(187 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Χαῖρις; Chaîris). Greek grammarian of the school of Aristarchus of Samothrace; father of a grammarian called Apollonius [7] (ὁ τοῦ Χαίριδος; ho toû Chaíridos). It is not clear whether he lived directly after Aristarchus. His work was used by Tryphon, Didymus and Herodianus. We are better informed about his exegesis on Homer: about 10 fragments are known from the scholiae, and Schol. Hom. Od. 7,80 mentions the title Διορθωτικά ( Diorthōtiká; ‘Improvements). C. is also quoted about 10 times in the Pindar scholiae, almost exclusively at P. 4. There are also a few…

Diple

(164 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[English version] (διπλῆ). Textkritisches Zeichen der alexandrinischen Philol., einfach (gewöhnlich >, aber auch <) oder von zwei Punkten () begleitet. Die Zeugnisse beziehen sich hauptsächlich auf die Homerphilol.: Die einfache D. (ἀπερίστικτος oder καθαρά) wurde von Aristarchos von Samothrake benutzt, um auf verschiedenartige kritisch-exegetische Beobachtungen zur Interpretation des Textes, zur Sprache, den Realien usw. zu verweisen, die diplḗ periestigménē (διπλῆ περιεστιγμένη) dagegen, um gerade die Stellen zu kennzeichnen, an denen er gegen Zenod…

Arkadios

(67 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[English version] (Ἀρκάδιος) aus Antiocheia. Griech. Grammatiker spätant. Zeit, sicher nach Herodianos und vor Stephanos von Byzantion. Er schrieb verschiedene Werke zu grammatikalischen Themen (zit. von Stephanos Byzantios und Choiroboskos). In einigen Hss. wird ihm zu Unrecht eine Epitome der Καθολικὴ Προσῳδία des Herodianos zugewiesen. Montanari, Franco (Pisa) Bibliography L. Cohn, in: RE 2. 1, 1153-1156  Hunger, Literatur II,1, 13, 15, 19  Schmid /Stählin II, 2,2, 1077-1078.

Antidoros

(136 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[English version] aus Kyme (Ἀντίδωρος ὁ Κυμαῖος). Grammatiker und vielleicht auch Lexikograph, lebte wahrscheinlich im 3. Jh. v. Chr.; er soll sich zunächst γραμματικός genannt haben (schol. Dion. Thrax 3,24; 7,24; 448,6); in den Quellen erscheint er irrtümlicherweise manchmal als Autodoros. Von seinen Werken kennen wir zwei Titel, Περὶ Ὁμήρου καὶ Ἡσιόδου und Λέξις; das erste ist zweifellos ein sýngramma, bei dem zweiten ist es nicht ganz sicher, daß es sich um eine lexikographische Sammlung handelt und nicht um eine Abhandlung zur Stillehre. Er wird au…

Amarantos

(98 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[English version] (Ἀμαραντός) von Alexandreia. Griech. Grammatiker des 2. Jh. n. Chr. (älterer Zeitgenosse des Galenos, der ihn zit.). Sein Komm. zu Theokritos wurde in spätant. und byz. Zeit viel benutzt und wird im Etym. m. zitiert. Athenaios gibt einige Fragmente eines Werkes Περὶ σκηνής im Zusammenhang mit biographischen Anekdoten über Theaterschauspieler wieder. Biographie; Theokritos Montanari, Franco (Pisa) Bibliography M. Haupt, De A. grammatici commentario in Theocriti idyllia, Opuscula III 2, 1876, 645  H. Maehler, in: Entretiens XL, 98-99  G. Wentzel, s. v. A. (3…

Apion

(663 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Ἀπίων; Apíōn). Grammarian and lexicographer, lived at end of the 1st cent. BC to first half of 1st cent. AD. He was born in an Egyptian oasis, was the son of a certain Poseidonius, was brought up in the house of Didymus in Alexandria and was the successor to Theon as leader of the Alexandrian school of grammarians. During the reign of Tiberius and of Claudius he taught in Rome, where Plinius the Elder heard him. He also undertook travels in Greece and held lectures in various plac…

Amerias

(109 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Ἀμερίας; Amerías) from Macedonia. Greek grammarian and lexicographer from the Alexandrian period, probably earlier than Aristarchus. It is uncertain whether all quotes -- above all with Athenaeus and Hesychius and in various collections of scholia -- derive from the main work, the Γλῶσσαι, which is a lexigraphical collection of dialectical expressions, arranged according to themes. Perhaps one can identify it with one of the glossographoi, which were often quoted with this collective term.  Aristarchus;  Grammarians;  Lexicography;  Glossography Montanari…

Carystius

(163 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[German version] (Καρύστιος; Karýstios) of Pergamum. Greek polygraph with a wide range of interests, who probably lived in the 2nd half of the 2nd cent. BC. The majority of fragments is found in Athenaeus, who predominantly quotes from Ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα (at least 2 vols, or possibly 3 vols, if the two references ἐν τρίτῳ Ὑπομνημάτων in Ath. 12,542e; 13,577c are to be assigned to the same opus: discussion in [2]), an assorted collection of reports on various historical personalities, customs, and …

Chorizontes

(176 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[English version] (χωρίζοντες). Kollektivname (von χωρίζειν, “trennen”), der in den Homerscholien Grammatiker bezeichnet, die auf Grund von gewissenhaften Beobachtungen der sprachlich-stilistischen Unterschiede und Widersprüche sowie der Inhalte in ‘Ilias und ‘Odyssee die These vertraten, die ‘Odyssee sei nicht von Homer. Die alexandrinischen Grammatiker, die die (von Aristoteles festgeschriebene) “orthodoxe” Position einnahmen, sahen in Homer den Autor von Ilias und Odyssee, daher polemisierten A…

Daphitas

(214 words)

Author(s): Montanari, Franco (Pisa)
[English version] (Δαφίτας, daneben auch Δαφίδας). Griech. Grammatiker (für Val. Max. 1,8 ein “Sophist”), wahrscheinlich aus dem 2. Jh.v.Chr., wenn man die Zeitgleichheit mit Attalos III. akzeptiert (s. unten). Die Suda (δ 99 s.v. Δαφίδας) besagt, daß er aus Telmessos in Karien stammte und in einem Werk über Homer behauptete, der Dichter sage Falsches, weil die Athener nicht an der Expedition gegen Troja teilgenommen hätten. Strabon (14,647) erzählt, daß D. auf dem Berg Thorax bei Magnesia am Mäan…
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