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 12/10/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Asclepiades  | Ἀσκληπιάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ Place of Origin: Tragilus Date: 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The mention of Asclepiades in a survey of Isocrates’1 students by Plutarch2 (Plut. 55, 837c, 8-11) and Photius3 (Phot.
Bibl. cod. 260, 486b 36-41) allows a generic dating to the 4th c. BCE. The existence of a work by Philochorus4 (who was active at least until 262 BCE) addressed to him (
Hec. 1: Φιλόχορος ἐν τῇ πρὸς Ἀσκληπιάδην ἐπιστολῇ), leads scholars to number him among the younger disciples of the orator: at his teacher’s death (338 BCE) Asclepiades could have been between twenty and thirty years old (so Müller, in
FHG 3, p. 298, but Werfer,
Tragod. rell., 1815, dates the life of Asclepiades ca. the 104th Olympiad …