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Philippus [1]

(7,423 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 26/04/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philippus [1] | Φίλιππος Identity: BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Opus Date: 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Very little is known about the life of Philip of Opus (for an attempt to reconstruct it cf. Oldfather, Lokrika, p. 462). The essential information has been preserved by Diogenes Laertius1 (3, 37. 3, 46) and by the Suda lexicon2 (φ 418…

Eumenes

(757 words)

Author(s): Perrone, Serena
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Serena Perrone è stata pubblicata il 01/11/2018. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Eumenes Luogo di provenienza: Aspendo Data: 3° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Eumene di Aspendo si trova citato nel catalogo degli accademici di Filodemo ( Acad. Hist. p. 150, 9-10 Dorandi = P.Herc. 1021 col. S 32-33) come autore di un’opera περὶ κωμῳδίας. Da P.Herc. 1021, nostra unica fonte, per altro lacunosa, su Eumene, sembra di poter desumere che il suo maestro fu Crantore di…

Satyrus

(8,999 words)

Author(s): Regali, Mario
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Mario Regali è stata pubblicata il 14/01/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Satyrus | Σάτυρος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Callatis Data: 3°–2° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: La città di origine di Satiro, Callatis, si deduce solo da un frammento del PHerc 558 (T1 Schorn; il frammento è stato reso noto da W. Crönert, Herkulanensische Bruchstücke einer Geschichte des Sokrates und seiner Schule, «RhM» 2 (1902), pp. 285–300, p. 295 e n. 21) ma è con…

Chamaeleon

(12,646 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Michele Corradi è stata pubblicata il 07/11/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Chamaeleon | Χαμαιλέων Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Eraclea Data: 4°/3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Originario di Eraclea del Ponto, Cameleonte fu, secondo Taziano ( Or. 31), allievo del Peripato. Con questa figura deve essere identificato il Cameleonte che, secondo quanto riportato da Fozio in un estratto dallo storico Memnone di Eraclea ( Bibl. cod. 224, 9–25 = FGrHist

Persaeus

(8,614 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Novembri and published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Persaeus | Περσαῖος Place of Origin: Citium Date: ca. 305-? BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Persaeus was a Stoic philosopher, a student of Zeno1 and, like him, a native of Citium. The majority of the information that we have about him comes from the Historia stoicorum of Philodemus2 ( PHerc. 1018) and from some passages of the section dedicated to…

Lysimachus

(8,380 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: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The information we have about Lysimachus is meager and uncertain. We do not know his city of origin: some sources call him an Alexandrian (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 and Sch. Soph. OC. 91), but this should probab…

Metrodorus

(2,496 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
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 02/02/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Metrodorus | Μητρόδωρος Identity: Place of Origin: Lampsacus Date: 5th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Metrodorus was a student of the philosopher Anaxagoras1 (Diog. L. 2, 11), and so he has to be dated to the 5th c. BCE and to be considered distinct from the younger Epicurean2 Metrodorus3 who was also from Lampsacus. Metrodorus is mentioned in Plato’s4…

Zenon [3]

(5,993 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Novembri and first published on 30/01/2012. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Zenon [3] | Ζήνων Identity: Place of Origin: Sidon Date: ca. 150 BCE-ca. 70 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Zeno was a native of Sidon and a pupil of the Epicurean1 Apollodorus Kepotyrannos2 (ἀκροατὴς Ἀπολλοδώρου, Diog. Laert. 10, 25) but also attended the lectures of the Academic Carneades3 (Cic. ac. 1, 12, 46; cf. T. Dorandi, Ricerche sulla crono…

Demetrius [4]

(3,479 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and first published on 12/02/2009 – (05/06/2009). Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Demetrius [4] | Δημήτριος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Byzantium Date: ca. mid-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Demetrius was a grammarian of the Peripatetic school1 and his activity has been dated to the mid 1st c. BCE on the basis of his appearing in third place on a list of grammarians named Demetrius drawn up by Diogenes…

Eumenes

(872 words)

Author(s): Perrone, Serena
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Serena Perrone and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Eumenes Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: Aspendus Date: 3rd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Eumenes of Aspendus appears in Philodemus’1 list of Academics ( Acad. Hist. p. 150, 9-10 Dorandi = P.Herc. 1021 col. S 32-33) as the author of a work Περὶ κωμῳδίας. From P.Herc. 1021, our sole source, though a lacunose one, about Eumenes, we l…

Praxiphanes

(7,622 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Michele Corradi and first published on 15/01/2007 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Praxiphanes | Πραξιφάνης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Mitylene Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Praxiphanes was a Peripatetic1 philosopher and grammarian; he was the son of Dionysiphanes (IG 11, 4, 613) or Dionysophanes (Clem. Str. 1, 16, 79, 3); according to some sources (Clem. ibid.; V. Arati 3, p. 16, 11-16 Martin) …

Hermippus [1]

(3,632 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 06/04/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hermippus [1] | Ἕρμιππος Identity: Perseus | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Smyrna Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Smyrnean origin of Hermippus, who is principally known for his biographical writings1, is attested by Athenaeus2 7, 327b. A quite secure date comes from his nickname Καλλιμάχειος, “student of Callimachus3”, whi…

Persaeus

(8,541 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Valeria Novembri è stata pubblicata il 07/11/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Persaeus | Περσαῖος Luogo di provenienza: Citio Data: 305 ca.-? a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo stoico, discepolo di Zenone (=> Zenon [1]) e, come lui, originario di Cizio. La maggior parte delle notizie sul suo conto derivano dalla Historia stoicorum di Filodemo (PHerc. 1018) e da alcuni passi della sezione dedicata a Zenone nelle Vite dei filosofi di Diogene Laerzio. Quest’ultimo (7, 6)…

Neoptolemus

(11,899 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and first published on 11/02/2009 – (05/06/2009)–(02/03/2010). Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Neoptolemus | Νεοπτόλεμος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Parium Date: 3th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Neoptolemus was a Peripatetic1 glossographer2, poet, and literary critic; he was also a native of Parium, an Ionic colony lying on the coast of the Sea of Marmara and situated in …

Archestratus

(1,943 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archestratus | Ἀρχέστρατος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It seems likely that Archestratus, the author of a Περὶ αὐλητῶν in two books cited by Ath. 14, 634d, should be identified as the Archestratus mentioned by Philod. Mus. col. 137, 13-27 Delattre = 4, 23, 14 Kemke and by Porph. in Harm. 26, …

Megaclides

(6,481 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
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 20/02/2006 – 09/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Megaclides | Μεγακλείδης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Athens? Date: second half of the 4th c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Megaclides was a grammarian of the Peripatetic1 school who lived in the second half of the 4th c. BCE (Tat. Or. 31, 2; Eus. PE. 10, 11, 3). The content of some of the fragments gives us the impression that he…

Chamaeleon

(13,085 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Michele Corradi and published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Chamaeleon | Χαμαιλέων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Heraclea Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A native of Heraclea of Pontus, Chamaeleon was, according to Tatian1 ( Or. 31), a student of the Peripatos. We should identify with this figure the Chamaeleon who, as is reported by Photius2 in an extract from the historian Memnon…

Tauriscus

(878 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
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 17/03/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Tauriscus | Ταυρίσκος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A direct student of Crates of Mallos1, Tauriscus is known from only one attestation in Sextus Empiricus2 ( Adv. math. 1, 248-249), according to whom he maintained the subdivision of philological work (ἡ κριτική) into three parts: 1) λογικόν, grammar in t…

Lysimachus

(8,284 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: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identità: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: ? Data: 3°/2° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Pochi e incerti sono i dati che possediamo su Lisimaco. Non conosciamo la sua patria d’origine: alcune fonti lo definiscono alessandrino (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 e Sch. Soph. OC. 91), ma ciò è probabilmente da intendersi in relazione alla sua attività di eru…

Valerius [2] Diodorus

(3,998 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 21/03/2006 – 29/01/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Valerius [2] Diodorus | Διόδωρος ὁ Οὐαλέριος Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Valerius Diodorus was a grammarian born in Alexandria and the son of the lexicographer Valerius Pollio1; he was the author, according to the Suda2 (δ 1150), of an Ἐξήγησις τῶν ζητουμένων παρὰ τοῖς ιʹ ῥήτορσιν, a wor…
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