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Minucius Pacatus Irenaeus

(2,894 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 21/06/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Minucius Pacatus Irenaeus | Μινούκιος Πακᾶτος Εἰρηναῖος Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Irenaeus, a student of the metrist Heliodorus1, flourished probably in the mid-1st c. CE. His dating can be partially defined by a terminus ante quem, i.e., the citation2 in the Hippocratean lexicon3 of Erotianus4 (cf. Coh…

Phainus

(2,807 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Fausto Montana and first published on 20/12/2015. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Phainus | Φαεινός Place of Origin: ? Date: imperial age ↓ To Source List Biography: Our knowledge of the grammarian Φαεινός comes from only his name and a handful of fragments, all concerning or referring to exegesis on preserved comedies of Aristophanes1. The name Phainus is documented at Rome for slaves and freedmen of Greek origin in …

Heliodorus

(5,000 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 25/02/2004. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heliodorus | Ἡλιόδωρος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Heliodorus was an Alexandrian1 scholar who lived around the mid-1st c. CE, and he prepared an edition of Aristophanes’ 2 comedies, with colometric division of the text and metrical commentary; fragments of this have been reconstru…

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…

Heliodorus

(4,979 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Eleonora Rocconi è stata pubblicata il 25/02/2004. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Heliodorus | Ἡλιόδωρος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 1° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Erudito alessandrino vissuto intorno alla metà del 1° sec. d.C., curò una edizione delle commedie di Aristofane, con divisione colometrica del testo e commento metrico, della quale si sono ricostruiti frammenti a partire dagli scolî ad Aristofane (dove è riportata l’espressione κεκώλισται…

Astyages

(2,318 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 10/10/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Astyages | Ἀστυάγης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Astyages, whose time period and city of origin are unknown, is named in the πίναξ1 of grammarians contained in some mss. ( Coisl. gr. 387, Vat. gr. 1456, Bodl. Misc. 211, Barocc. 125: cf. H. Rabe, Die Listen griechischen Profanschriftsteller, «RhM» 65 (1…

Hephaestion

(6,092 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: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information that we have for the metrician1 Hephaestion is quite meager. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) thought that he was the son of Ptolemy Chennos2 and that his grandfather was th…