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Nicomachus Gerasenus

(14,226 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 30/07/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicomachus Gerasenus | Νικόμαχος ὁ Γερασηνός Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Gerasa Date: 1st-2nd CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nicomachus was a Neopythagorean1 philosopher famous as a mathematician and as a musical theorist; he lived between ca. 1st and 2nd c. CE. His geographical origin is attested by the epithet Γερασηνός…

Porphyrius

(6,818 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 29/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Porphyrius | Πορφύριος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Tyre Date: ca. 234-304 CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Porphyry was born around 232/4 CE at Tyre ( Sud. π 20981. 20992) or at Batanea, in modern Syria. His birth name was Malchus – from the Semitic root that means “king” – in honor of his father. The name …

Alypius

(1,897 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 31/07/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alypius | Ἀλύπιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th-5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Εἰσαγωγὴ μουσική of Alypius is the most complete and exhaustive of the treatises that discuss ancient Greek musical notation. It was one of the principal sources used by Latin authors (especially Cassiodorus1 and Boethius2) who transm…

Aspasius

(8,922 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 08/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aspasius | Ἀσπάσιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2° sec. d.C.? ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no precise information about when Aspasius lived: his dating to the 2nd c. CE is based solely on the information in his works, like the citation from the Neoplatonist1 Eudorus2 (second half of the 1st c. CE) with regard to some …

Ps.-Euclides

(2,482 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 23/05/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Ps.-Euclides | [Ἐυκλείδος] Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Some Late Antique sources like Proclus1, Marinus2, and, in the Byzantine Era, Theodorus Metochites mention a work on music by the mathematician Euclides3 (Αἱ κατὰ μουσικὴν στοιχείωσις or Μουσικῆς στοιχεῖα). These testimonia have asserted that the au…