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Zopyrion [1]

(1,184 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zopyrion [1] | Ζωπυρίων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st/2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Zopyrion was the author of a glossographical1 work that dealt with names beginning with α-δ; Pamphilus2 carried out a continuation of it (letters ε-ω), which resulted in the Περὶ ὀνομάτων καὶ γλωσσῶν in 95 books, which Diogenianus3 epitomized in 5 b…

Iubas [2]

(3,023 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 12/12/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Iubas [2] | Ἰόβας / Ἰούβας Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: fine 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Metricologo noto attraverso citazioni da parte di grammatici latini tardi, in passato identificato con il poligrafo Giuba II re di Mauritania (=> Iubas [1] II; così B. ten Brink, Iubae Maurusii de re metrica scriptoris Latini reliquiae, Ultrajecti ad Rhenum 1854.; ancora incer…

Claudius [2] Casilo

(1,830 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 09/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Claudius [2] Casilo | Κλαύδιος ὁ Καςίλωνος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A lexicographer of uncertain date, Claudius was identified by Nauck ( Krit. Bemerk., 1868) with the Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κασίλωνος cited by the Suda1 (the complete name would then be Κλαύδιος Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κασίλωνος), as a student of a similarly obsc…

Iubas [2]

(3,068 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 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iubas [2] | Ἰόβας / Ἰούβας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: end of the 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Juba is a metrician1 known from citations by late Latin grammarians, and in the past he was identified with the prolific scholar King Juba II of Mauretania2 (so B. ten Brink, Iubae Maurusii de re metrica scriptoris Latini reliquiae, Ultra…

Xenon

(672 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 20/02/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Xenon | Ξένων Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°–2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: L’appartenenza di Xenon alla linea critica dei Χωρίζοντες alessandrini è testimoniata da un passo della Vita Homeri di Proclo (p. 102, 2–6 Allen: T 1 Montanari = Hellanikos T 2 Montanari), che associa Xenon a Ellanico nella messa in discussione della paternità omerica dell’ Odissea (… Ἰλιάδα καὶ Ὀδύσσειαν,…

Philippus [2]

(1,505 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 26/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philippus [2] | Φίλιππος Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Galen1 ( Libr. 19, 16, 10ff. Kuhn) relates that, before his move from Pergamum to Smyrna (150 CE), he witnessed a conversation between two doctors, the dogmatist Pelops2 and an empiricist named Philippus. This experience became the basis of his Περὶ τῆς ἰατρικ…

Artemon [4]

(1,127 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 11/10/2010. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Artemon [4] | Ἀρτέμων Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A person with the name Artemon is cited as author of a collection of Aristotle1’s letters by Demetrius2 ( De eloc. 223), by the commentators Elias3 ( In cat. 113, 14-16) and Olympiodorus4 ( Prol. 6, 11-13), as well as in the list of Aristotelian works compiled by a philosopher …

Polemarchus

(1,131 words)

Author(s): D’Alessandro, Giulia
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Giulia D’Alessandro è stata pubblicata il 03/07/2016. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Polemarchus | Πολέμαρχος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 1° sec. a.C. – 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Gli esigui indizi ricavabili dalle testimonianze che ci sono pervenute sull’opera di Polemarco indurrebbero a ritenere credibile per lui una collocazione a cavallo tra il 1° sec. a.C. e il 1° sec. d.C.: un terminus ante quem è rappresentato da Eroziano (<=), di cui fu…

Silenus

(3,642 words)

Author(s): Dettori, Emanuele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Emanuele Dettori and first published on 10/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Silenus | Σιληνός Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It is commonly asserted that Silenus mentions (Ath . 11, 482f) Nicander1 and that hence his date would be tied to Nicander’s or to the Nicanders’, which is, however, uncertain: a) the second half of the 3rd c. BCE-beginning of the 2nd c. BCE, b) the last third of the 2nd c…

Archigenes

(573 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Novembri and first published on 03/05/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archigenes | Ἀρχιγένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Even the name of Archigenes is uncertain: it appears only in the Homeric lexicon1 of Apollonius2 (123, 14 Bekker), but the 17th c. editors proposed to correct it: 1) to Ἀντιγένης (D'Ansse de Villoison 1773, 1, pp. XX-XXI, 2, pp. 614 and 615) though without ta…

Harpocration [4]

(844 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Harpocration [4] | Ἁρποκρατίων Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: post 1° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico noto per una sola attestazione negli scolii all’ Iliade (9, 453c), dove è menzionato per un suo commentario al libro 9, oppure all’intero poema, se si accetta la congettura di Heyne (1802, p. 626) che correggeva la lezione ῑ del manoscritto (A) in Ἰλιάδος (“fort. verum” secondo Erbse 1969-1…

Philtatius

(1,176 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 02/03/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philtatius | Φιλτάτιος Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th/5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Philtatius is known only from a fragment of Olympiodorus of Thebes1 ( ap. Phot. Bibl., cod. 80, 1 60b, 7-11), and he probably had direct contact with him, as Photius’2 note (Φιλτάτιος ὁ τοῦ ἱστορικοῦ ἑταῖρος) indicates. This permits us to date his akmé

Philostratus [2]

(1,178 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Giuseppe Ucciardello è stata pubblicata il 31/03/2006. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Philostratus [2] | Φιλόστρατος Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: Tyrus ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filostrato di Tiro è citato da Fozio ( Bibl. cod. 150, 99a–b) come autore di un lessico sugli oratori, in concomitanza con la menzione delle opere analoghe di Giuliano (=> Iulianus [1]) e Valerio Diodoro (=> Valerius [2] Diodorus). Cohn ( Griech. Lexikogr., 1913, p. 590) ha proposto l’identifica…

Clemens

(1,392 words)

Author(s): Valente, Stefano
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Stefano Valente and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Clemens | Κλήμης Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no biographical information about Clemens. His Latin name suggests to date him in the imperial period, probably between the 1st and 2nd c. CE. Only three citations of Clemens survive in some lexicographical works…

Archibius [1]

(253 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 02/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archibius [1] | Ἀρχίβιος Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Identifying Archibius with the son of Apollonius Sophista1 would place the former in the 2nd c. CE, but such a situation remains purely hypothetical: cf. F. Montanari, Apollonios [n. 12] Sophistes, N.P. 2 [1996], 884. Cohn seems to favor the identifi…

Glaucus [3]

(545 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 10/03/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Glaucus [3] | Γλαῦκος Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Glaucus was a teacher of Greek grammar at Augustodunum and is cited in a panegyric1 (which is now preserved among the Panegyrici Latini2) of Eumenius3, a rhetor of Greek origin who was born in the same city ( status quaestionis in B. Rodgers, Eumenius of Augustodu…

Sal(l)ustius [2]

(2,194 words)

Author(s): Ucciardello, Giuseppe
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Giuseppe Ucciardello and first published on 01/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sal(l)ustius [2] | Σαλούστιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Sal(l)ustius was a sophist and grammarian, and according to the Suda1, he was also the author of commentaries on authors including Demosthenes2 and Herodotus3. It is difficult to maintain Cumont’s proposal to identify him with Sallustius of D…

Attalus [2]

(1,405 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and first published on 31/10/2017. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Attalus [2] | Ἄτταλος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Attalus is a grammarian of unknown origin and date; Maass (1888, p. XXV, and 1898, p. XIII n. 4) reasonably distinguishes him from the more famous Attalus of Rhodes1. Our Attalus was probably the author of a commentary on the Iliad2, in which he treated problems of a…

Leptines

(1,792 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Leptines | Λεπτίνης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Identified, probably wrongly, by Boeckh (1819, p. 248) as the Leptines cited in the catalogue of the writings of Chrysippus1, this grammarian2 is mentioned in a scholion to Pindar3 ( O. 10, 55b) together with Aristodemus of Elis4 and a Diony…

Diogenes [3]

(1,113 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 28/06/2014. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Diogenes [3] | Διογένης Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: ante 1° sec. a.C.–1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico di cui si conoscono due soli frammenti, entrambi tramandati da scolî all’ Iliade riconducibili a Didimo, che rappresenta dunque il terminus ante quem. Nei due casi, si fa riferimento a suoi hypomnemata, dai quali si ricavano rispettivamente un intervento esegetico e una …
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