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Timogenes

(844 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 01/06/2022. Grammatico: Nome: Timogenes | Τιμογένης Identità: BNJ Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ante seconda metà del 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Un autore di nome Timogene è menzionato nel Lessico omerico di Apollonio Sofista (LGGA, Apollonius [13] Sophista) (pp. 43, 29-44, 3, s.v. ἅρπυιαι), che gli attribuisce delle Παραφράσεις (omeriche, a quanto sembra dal contesto di citazione, ma la fonte non lo esplicita) e ne garantisce un terminus ante quem alla seconda metà de…

Ptolemaeus [8] Pindarion

(4,305 words)

Author(s): Boatti, Anna
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Anna Boatti è stata pubblicata il 23/10/2002. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Ptolemaeus [8] Pindarion | Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Πινδαρίων Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Tolemeo figlio di Oroande, spesso ricordato anche come Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Πινδαρίων, visse e operò ad Alessandria, dove fu discepolo di Aristarco (è detto μαθητὴς Ἀριστάρχου in Sud. π 3034), dato che permette di collocarne la cronologia nella seconda me…

Dionysius [12] Musicus

(2,118 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Eleonora Rocconi and first published on 04/10/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [12] Musicus | Διονύσιος ὁ Μουσικός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Halicarnassus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a native of Halicarnassus and lived during the reign of Hadrian1. He earned the nickname ὁ μουσικός, as the Suda2 lexicon affirms, because he produced mostly musical works; these h…

Tryphon [1]

(24,569 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 29/04/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Tryphon [1] | Τρύφων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: second half of the 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Tryphon was a native of Alexandria and the son of a certain Ammonius; according to the Suda1 (τ 1115: γεγονὼς κατὰ τοὺς Αὐγούστου χρόνους καὶ πρότερον) , he was active during the reign of Augustus2, but he was bor…

Seleucus [2]

(3,303 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Giuseppe Ucciardello è stata pubblicata il 27/09/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Seleucus [2] | Σέλευκος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Emesa Data: tarda età imperiale? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico e poeta epico, originario di Emesa. Secondo Schmidt ( Seleucus, 1848, pp. 443–445) visse in età tiberiana, ma gli argomenti addotti in favore di questa cronologia sembrano insufficienti (così B.A. Müller, Seleukos [n. 43], RE 2 A 1 [1921], 1250…

Iubas [1] II

(19,881 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Antonella Ippolito and first published on 22/11/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iubas [1] II | Ἰόβας / Ἰούβας Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Mauritania Date: ca. 50 a.C. – 23 d.C. ↓ To Source List Biography: This Mauretanian monarch and prolific writer, the son of King Juba I of Numidia1 and grandson of Hiempsal2, is now generally distinguished from the metrician of the same name3 (cf. W. Kroll, Iuba [3], RE 9, 2 […

Nicanor [1]

(874 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 05/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicanor [1] | Νικάνωρ Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cos Date: Hellenistic Age (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: A grammarian who bore the name of Nicanor and was a native of Cos is mentioned twice in the scholia to Theocritus1, both times for an observation on the fountain Burina, a place on his native island ( Sch. Theocr. 7, 5/9 k. o). The fact that Nicanor…

Diodorus [1]

(1,457 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 28/01/2004. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Diodorus [1] | Διόδωρος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 1° sec. d.C. ca.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Una presunta datazione al 1° sec. d.C. per questo Diodoro si ricava dal fatto che egli viene citato ripetutamente ( Sch. Dion. Thr. p. 183, 25–30 [Hilgard]; Ath. 11, 501d–e. 14, 642e) insieme ad Apione di Oasis (<=), di cui fu probabilmente contemporaneo e collaborator…

Chaeremon

(6,689 words)

Author(s): Perrone, Serena
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Serena Perrone and first published on 11/01/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Chaeremon | Χαιρήμων Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Egyptian priest Chaeremon, who was famous as a Stoic1 philosopher and grammarian, lived in the 1st c. CE. He taught at Alexandria and was certainly a prominent man in the cultural life of the city; he may have even had an important role at the Museum2 (accordi…

Herodicus Crateteus

(10,339 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 21/08/2006 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Herodicus Crateteus | Ἡρόδικος ὁ Κρατήτειος Identity: Perseus Place of Origin: Babylonia (Seleucia on the Tigris?) Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Herodicus was a native of Babylonia (ὁ Βαβυλώνιος, Ath. 5, 222a; cf. Eustath. ad Il. 1077, 24-27), or perhaps of Seleucia on the Tigris, the new capital of the kingdom (so I. Düring, He…

Tyrannion [1] Maior

(16,580 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 01/10/2020. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Tyrannion [1] Maior | Τυραννίων ὁ πρεσβύτερος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Amiso Data: 110/100-25 ca. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Ricaviamo la maggior parte delle informazioni sulla biografia di Tirannione dalla testimonianza della Suda (τ 1184). Egli era originario di Amiso nel Ponto, visse al tempo di Pompeo Magno e morì di gotta in età avanzata. Nell’indicazione cronologica fornita dalla Suda…

Menecrates [3]

(657 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 [3] | Μενεκράτης Luogo di provenienza: Mileto Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: L’esistenza di questo grammatico è testimoniata dagli scolî all’ Iliade, che lo citano con l’etnico, in un solo caso ( Sch. Hrd. Il. 4, 94a1), per registrare il suo disaccordo con Aristarco su una divisione di parola (ἐπιπροέμεν tutto insieme, di contro all’aristarcheo ἔπι προέμεν). A lui dovrà risalire anch…

Eteoneus

(1,117 words)

Author(s): Bacigalupo, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Bacigalupo and published on 7/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Eteoneus | Ἐτεωνεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Our knowledge of Eteoneus is based on a single attestation of his name that is preserved in one of scholia Vaticana on the Τέχνη γραμματική attributed to Dionysius Thrax1 (p. 184, 22-25 Hilgard). In the section which includes the comments on § 6 (περὶ στοιχ…

Dionysius [3]

(2,650 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and published on 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [3] | Διονύσιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Phaselis Date: 2nd c. BCE – ante 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Dionysius was a Greek grammarian1 of Phaselis (Lycia), whose date is fixed between a terminus ante quem represented by the mention of him by Didymus2 (1st c. BCE–1st c. CE) in Sch. Pind. N. 11 inscr. a., and a terminus post quem, namely …

Stephanus

(6,603 words)

Author(s): Billerbeck, Margarethe | Clerc, Didier
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Margarethe Billerbeck and Didier Clerc and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Stephanus | Στέφανος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Byzantium Date: 6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Life and Works We have no detailed information about the life and activity of Stephanus of Byzantium, whom the Suda1 mentions only in the entry Ἑρμόλαος (ε 3048 = T 8). Our knowledge of the lexicographer2…

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…

Symmachus [1]

(6,213 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 10/10/2003. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Symmachus [1] | Σύμμαχος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The terminus ante quem for the life of Symmachus is furnished by Herodianus1 (2nd c. CE), who cites him in his Περὶ μονήρους λέξεως2 (2, p. 945 Lentz). This date is consistent with the fact that Symmachus rejected the account of the death of the Athenia…

Ister [1]

(9,768 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Mario Regali and first published on 29/09/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ister [1] | Ἴστρος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Paphos? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The information that we have about Ister’s homeland is contradictory: the Suda1 (ι 706, FGrHist 334 T 1) wavers between Cyrene and Macedonia (Κυρηναῖος ἢ Μακεδών; the entry Ἴστρος in the Suda is in all likelihood the resul…

Callias

(2,555 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 3/10/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callias | Καλλίας Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Mytilene Date: 3rd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We do not know the date of Callias of Mytilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f and P.Köln 2, 61). Athenaeus1 cites him in conjunction with Aristophanes of Byzantium2: some have wanted to see this connection as an indication of chro…

Dionysius [3]

(2,502 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Paola Ascheri è stata pubblicata il 06/09/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Dionysius [3] | Διονύσιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Faselide Data: 2° sec. a.C. – ante 1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico greco di Faselide (Licia), per la datazione del quale si impiega come terminus ante quem la menzione da parte di Didimo (1° sec. a.C.–1° sec. d.C.) (=> Didymus [1]) in Sch. Pind. N. 11 inscr. a., e come terminus post quem il fatto che il grammatico sia una …
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