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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…

Mnaseas [1]

(10,005 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 11/06/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Mnaseas [1] | Μνασέας Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Patara (Lycia) (?) Date: second half of the 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The sources attribute to Mnaseas both the ethnic Πατρεύς and the ethnic Παταρεύς, and so either Patras in Achaia or Patara in Lycia could be his homeland; nonetheless, the variant Παταρεύς seems preferable si…

Phrynichus Arabius

(2,502 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Mario Regali è stata pubblicata il 18/04/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Phrynichus Arabius | Φρύνιχος Ἀράβιος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Bitinia Data: seconda metà 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Fozio attribuisce a Frinico l’etnico Ἀράβιος ( Bibl. cod. 158, 2, 100a, 33), mentre la Suda lo designa come Βιθυνός (φ 764). Fozio colloca la sua ἀκμή sotto Marco Aurelio e Commodo (161–192). Grammatico atticista, allievo di Elio Aristide, a lungo …

Nicander [1]

(1,497 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 04/12/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicander [1] | Νίκανδρος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Colophon Date: 3rd-2nd c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Colophon and the son of certain Anaxagoras, Nicander received the honor of proxenia at Delphi, probably between 225 and 210 BCE (cf. Dittenberger, Syll. Inscr. Gr., 19153, 452; cf. Flacelière, Proxénie, 1928, pp. 83–…

Andronicus

(5,266 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Mario Regali è stata pubblicata il 22/12/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Andronicus | Ἀνδρόνικος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Rodi Data: 1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo peripatetico, la sua edizione degli scritti aristotelici di scuola costituì uno snodo essenziale nella trasmissione del corpus e favorì la rinascita dell’aristotelismo in età imperiale. Le fonti conservano in modo unanime l’etnico Ῥόδιος, ma sono incerte sia la città dove…

Minucius Pacatus Irenaeus

(3,752 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Mario Regali è stata pubblicata il 02/04/2020. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Minucius Pacatus Irenaeus | Μινούκιος Πακᾶτος Εἰρηναῖος Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria Data: 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Allievo del metricologo Eliodoro (<=), Ireneo fiorì probabilmente a metà del 1° sec. d.C. Per la sua datazione è dirimente come terminus ante quem la citazione nel lessico ippocrateo di Eroziano (<=) (cfr. Cohn, Eirenaios [n. 7], RE V 2 [190…

Ister [2]

(510 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Mario Regali è stata pubblicata il 29/09/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Ister [2] | Ἴστρος Luogo di provenienza: Callatis Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Solo Stefano di Bisanzio (p. 349, 2 Meineke, s.v. Κάλλατις) menziona un Istro di Callatis, autore di un καλὸν βιβλίον περὶ τραγῳδίας del quale non conserviamo alcuna altra testimonianza. Probabilmente era presente in origine nella Suda una vita del nostro Istro che è poi confluita nella vita di Istro di P…

Heraclides [5] Lembus

(5,718 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 published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heraclides [5] Lembus | Ἡρακλείδης Λέμβος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Callatis/Alexandria/Oxyrhynchus? Date: 2nd c. BCE. ↓ To Source List Biography: The biography of Heraclides Lembus is shadowy in many respects because of the contradictory nature of the information provided by Diogenes Laertius1 (5, 94) and t…

Agatharchides

(11,524 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 08/09/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Agatharchides | Ἀγαθαρχίδης Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Cnidus Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A web of information allows us to place the life of Agatharchides between 200 BCE (or a few years earlier) and the last decades of the 2nd c. BCE. In codex 213 of the Bibliotheca1 (p. 171a 6-171b 12), Photius2 states that Agatharch…

Gorgias [2]

(1,119 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 09/05/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Gorgias [2] | Γοργίας Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Athens Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Gorgias is an author from Athens whose dating is uncertain. On the basis of the information provided by Pollux1 ( FGrHist 351, 3B, T3, p. 214), Jacoby identifies him with Gorgias the σοφιστής, the author of an Ὀνομαστικόν, and distinguishes him from Go…
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