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Oribasius

(10,056 words)

Author(s): Buzzi, Serena
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Serena Buzzi and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Oribasius | Ὀρειβάσιος/Ὀριβάσιος Place of Origin: Pergamum Date: 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Oribasius (Ὀρειβάσιος/Ὀριβάσιος), a famous doctor1 and scholar who lived ca. 320-390 CE, has come to be considered the founder of Byzantine encyclopedism in the area of practical literature ( Gebrauchsliteratur: cf. Garzya 1981; Ieraci Bio 1982…

Sabinus [1]

(17,971 words)

Author(s): Raiola, Tommaso
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Tommaso Raiola è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Sabinus [1] | Σαβῖνος Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Alessandria? Data: inizio 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Commentatore di Ippocrate, Sabino operò molto probabilmente ad Alessandria nella prima metà del 2°secolo d.C.; il suo floruit è collocabile all’incirca una generazione prima di Galeno. Era sicuramente morto nel decennio 170-180, periodo nel qu…

Oribasius

(9,842 words)

Author(s): Buzzi, Serena
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Serena Buzzi è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Oribasius | Ὀρειβάσιος/Ὀριβάσιος Luogo di provenienza: Pergamo Data: 4° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Oribasio (Ὀρειβάσιος/Ὀριβάσιος), celebre medico ed erudito del 4° sec. d.C., vissuto intorno agli anni compresi fra 320 d.C. e il 390 d.C., viene considerato l’iniziatore dell’enciclopedismo bizantino nel settore della letteratura strumentale ( Gebrauchsliteratur: cfr. Garzya 1981; Ier…

Sabinus [1]

(17,878 words)

Author(s): Raiola, Tommaso
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Tommaso Raiola and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Sabinus [1] | Σαβῖνος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria? Date: beginning of the 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A commentator on Hippocrates1, Sabinus worked quite probably at Alexandria in the first half of the 2nd c. CE; his floruit can be dated generally to a generation before Galen2. He certainly was dead by ca. 170-1…

Helladius [3]

(3,491 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: Helladius [3] | Ἑλλάδιος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 4th-5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Helladius was a priest of Zeus1 at Alexandria and lived during the reign of Theodosius II2; because he was involved in the disorders following the destruction of the Serapeum, he had to flee to …

Hermippus [2]

(2,916 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 12/07/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [2] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Berytus Date: reign of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: A man of slave origin and a native of a village in Phoenicia that shared the name of Berytus with the famous port (cf. the clarification of the Suda1 lexicon, ε 3045, s.v. Ἕρμιππος), Hermippus was a student of Herennius Phil…

Hermogenes

(3,076 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 04/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermogenes | Ἑρμογένης Identity: BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Details about the life and the vast production of Hermogenes are known from an inscription from Smyrna ( CIG 3311 = Kaibel, Epigr. Gr. 305 = IGRom 4, 1445) that should have been his funerary epigraph: in it, after two intr…