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Basilides

(1,859 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: Basilides | Βασιλείδης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Basilides was the author of a work entitled Περὶ Ὁμηρικῆς λέξεως; a certain Cratinus1 composed an epitome of this that is cited in the Etymologica2 through Alexander Cotiaeus3 (cf. EGen. α 1167 and 11944). This last scholar, whose death can be dated to around 150 CE, can thus serve as a terminus ante quem for the career of Basilides and Cratinus (cf. Alpers 1998, p. 97 n. 20). Meursius (1701, 1275) has identified this Basilides wrongly as the heretic Basilides5 who wrote Ἐξηγητικά in at least 23 books. What remains of Basilides’ work involves the recons…

Alexander [3]

(384 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: Alexander [3] | Ἀλέξανδρος Identity: BNJ Place of Origin: Chersonesus of Caria Date: 3rd-1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Alexander was a scholar perhaps from the Hellenistic Age (so Jacoby 1923-1958, 3C, p. 714) and a native of the Chersonesus of Caria. He was the author of an antiquarian work on Caria (no…

Theodorus [3]

(1,737 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Theodorus [3] | Θεόδωρος Luogo di provenienza: Soli Data: ? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo e matematico, proveniente da Soli, Teodoro fu autore di un commento al Timeo di Platone, nel quale prestava attenzione alle teorie matematiche negli scritti del filosofo (cfr. Plut. De def. or. 32, 427a: ἐξηγούμενος τὰ μαθηματικὰ τοῦ Πλάτωνος). In dialogo con la dottrina platonica, Teodoro ipotizzava che i solidi regolari piramide, ottaedro, icosaedro e dodecae…

Zopyrion [2]

(616 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 [2] | Ζωπυρίων Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Zopyrion, who appears as one of the participants in the dialogues of Plutarch’s1 Quaestiones convivales, where he is identified as a γραμματιστής2, should perhaps be identified as Zopyrion3 the grammarian who was the author of a glossographical work that dealt with nouns …
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