Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity


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Author(s): Tocco, Ambra
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Ambra Tocco and published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aelianus | Αἰλιανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st-2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: This musical theorist is known to us solely through Porphyry1, who cites him several times in his Commentary on the Harmonics of Ptolemy2; Porphyry calls him a “Platonist” and credits him with a commentary on the Timaeus. Both Aelianus’ philosophical-musical…