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Posidonius [1]

(2,647 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 16/11/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Posidonius [1] | Ποσειδώνιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Known from a few surviving fragments, the grammarian Posidonius was an ἀναγνώστης of Aristarchus1, as we know from the scholia to the Iliad2 and Eustathius3, who drew on them ( Sch. Il. 6, 511a. 17, 75a, cf. Eustath. ad Il. 659, 15–18. 1096, 12–15). Thi…

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…

Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos

(10,085 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: Ptolemaeus [4] Chennos | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Χέννος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Ptolemy, the son of a man named Hephaestion, was nicknamed Χέννος (“quail”) and was a native of Alexandria; he lived, according to the two entries about him in the Suda1, between the reigns of Nero2 ( Sud.ε 2004) and Hadrian…

Menecrates [2]

(2,122 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 31/10/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Menecrates [2] | Μενεκράτης Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Nysa Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Strabo1 (14, 1, 48) mentions that a Menecrates from Nysa was a student of Aristarchus2 and the father of Aristodemus3 whom the young Strabo heard when he was an elderly man: from this information we can date Menecrates to the 2nd c. BCE. Some note…

Posidonius [3]

(405 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 16/11/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Posidonius [3] | Ποσειδώνιος Place of Origin: Apollonia (?) Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian named Posidonius, identified by the ethnic Ἀπολλωνιάτης, is cited by Tzetzes1 ( Exeg. Il. p. 4, 9–15) and placed by him among the scholars who were dedicated to Homeric2 exegesis. In particular, he attributed to this figure a criticism on Hesiod3,…

Dionysius [9]

(2,757 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 20/06/2013. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [9] | Διονύσιος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: In the subscriptions of the scholia on the Medea1 and the Orestes2 the ὑπόμνημα of a Dionysius who is not further identified is mentioned as one of the sources of the material combined into the Euripidean3 scholiographical corpus. Nothing more…

Lysanias

(2,785 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 12/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Lysanias | Λυσανίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Lysanias was a native of Cyrene and the teacher of his fellow citizen Eratosthenes1 ( Sud.ε 2898); this information dates him safely to the 3rd c. BCE. We know the title of only one of his works, his Περὶ ἰαμβοποιῶν, in several books; it i…

Demo

(3,129 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 16/01/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demo | Δημώ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 5th c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A scholar with an allegorical approach, Demo is cited in the scholia to the Iliad1 and Lucian2 and in Eustathius3, and is the object of a polemic by Johannes Tzetzes4, who mentions her with the offensive epithet μιμώ, together with Heraclitus5, Cornutus6, Palaephatus7…

Dionysius [9]

(2,671 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 20/06/2013. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Dionysius [9] | Διονύσιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Nelle sottoscrizioni degli scolî alla Medea e all’ Oreste è menzionato, come una delle fonti del materiale confluito nel corpus scoliografico euripideo, l’ὑπόμνημα di un Dionisio non meglio identificato. Non si sa nulla di questa figura, ma non è inverosimile che sia lo stesso erud…