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Neleus

(4,673 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 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Neleus | Νηλεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Scepsis Date: 4th-3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Neleus was the son of the Coriscus1 who is cited many times by Aristotle2 (cf. Bonitz 1870, p. 405 and Gottschalk 2000, 809–810); according to Strabo3 (13, 1, 54) Neleus was a native of Scepsis and a student of Aristotle and Theophrastus4. …

Aristocles

(4,087 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Michele Corradi è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Aristocles | Ἀριστοκλῆς Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Rodi Data: seconda metà del 1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il grammatico Aristocle è inserito in una panoramica di personalità rodie degne di fama da Strabone (14, 2, 13), che lo cita come suo contemporaneo (ὁ γραμματικὸς καὶ Ἀριστοκλῆς ὁ καθ’ ἡμᾶς). Con questo Aristocle deve essere probabilmente identificato l’Aristocle ric…

Callimachus [1]

(17,168 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: Callimachus [1] | Καλλίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Cyrene Date: ca. 303 – ca. 240 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Callimachus was a poet and grammarian1 who was born around 303 BCE and who lived until around 240 BCE (cf. the mention of the Laodicean War2 in 246/245 BCE in fr. 110a Harder3). His career was cente…

Euphorion

(4,594 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: Euphorion | Εὐφορίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Chalcis on Euboea Date: 275/268 BCE-? ↓ To Source List Biography: Euphorion was a versatile author who was born at Chalcis ca. 275-268 BCE. According to the Suda1 he studied poetry2 with Archebulus of Thera3 and philosophy4 with Lacydes of Cyrene5 (head of the Academy6 after 241/40 BCE) and Pryt…

Alexander [6] Cotiaeus

(10,332 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [6] Cotiaeus | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Kotiaeion (Phrygia) Date: ca. 70/80 – ca. 150 CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Κοτιαεύς, a native of the Phrygian city of Κοτιάειον (this is the correct form of the toponym according to Strabo1 12, 8, 122, as opposed to Κοτυάειον and Κοτιαέ…

Apellicon

(5,028 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 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apellicon | Ἀπελλικῶν Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Teos Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE († 86 BCE?) ↓ To Source List Biography: Apellicon was, according to Strabo1 (13, 1, 54), a rich collector of books and a native of Teos (different attested variants for his name are gathered by Dziatzko 1894, 2693: Ἀπελλικῶν/Ἀπελλικῶντος, Ἀπελλίκων/Ἀπελλίκων…

Euphronius

(11,070 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 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphronius | Εὐφρόνιος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Chersonesus? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of a Euphronius who commented on the comic poets appears frequently in the scholia on Aristophanes1 (27 explicit mentions, of which 14 occur in only the scholia on the Birds and 9 in those on the Wasps), however…

Hestiaea

(1,129 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 31/03/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hestiaea | Ἑστιαῖα Identity: Place of Origin: Alexandria (in the Troad?) Date: ante 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of this learned woman is attested also in the form Ἱστιαῖα by Eustathius1 ( ad Il. 280, 19-20, who seems in his case to be basing it on Strabo2; ad Il. 384, 20-21). We have no biographical information about her apa…

Callias

(2,244 words)

Author(s): Montana, Fausto
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Fausto Montana è stata pubblicata il 3/10/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Callias | Καλλίας Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Mitilene Data: 3° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Ignoriamo la cronologia di Callia di Mitilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f e P.Köln 2, 61). Ateneo lo cita in parallelo ad Aristofane di Bisanzio (<=): in questa contiguità alcuni hanno voluto vedere un indizio di prossimità cronologica dei due (…

Tyrannion [1] Maior

(16,580 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 01/10/2020. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Tyrannion [1] Maior | Τυραννίων ὁ πρεσβύτερος Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Amiso Data: 110/100-25 ca. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Ricaviamo la maggior parte delle informazioni sulla biografia di Tirannione dalla testimonianza della Suda (τ 1184). Egli era originario di Amiso nel Ponto, visse al tempo di Pompeo Magno e morì di gotta in età avanzata. Nell’indicazione cronologica fornita dalla Suda…

Stephanus

(6,603 words)

Author(s): Billerbeck, Margarethe | Clerc, Didier
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Margarethe Billerbeck and Didier Clerc and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Stephanus | Στέφανος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Byzantium Date: 6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Life and Works We have no detailed information about the life and activity of Stephanus of Byzantium, whom the Suda1 mentions only in the entry Ἑρμόλαος (ε 3048 = T 8). Our knowledge of the lexicographer2…

Callias

(2,555 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 published on 3/10/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Callias | Καλλίας Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Mytilene Date: 3rd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We do not know the date of Callias of Mytilene (ὁ Μυτιληναῖος in Ath. 3, 85f and P.Köln 2, 61). Athenaeus1 cites him in conjunction with Aristophanes of Byzantium2: some have wanted to see this connection as an indication of chro…

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…

Daphitas

(3,727 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 published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Daphitas | Δαφίτας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Telmessus (Caria or Lycia?) Date: 3rd or 2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Daphitas was a grammarian1 and sophist who was a native of Telmessus and whose dating wavers between the 3rd and 2nd c. BCE. The sources furnish different forms for his name too: Δαφίτας/ Daphitas (Strab. 14, 1, 39 [= C 647], Cic. De f…

Euripides

(1,641 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. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euripides | Εὐριπίδης Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 5th-4th c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A figure whose character it is difficult for us to reconstruct, this Euripides was, according to the Suda1 (ε 3694), the nephew of another Euripides2, older than the famous tragedian3 ( Sud. ε 36934; cf. Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, 1: Didascaliae…

Apollonius [11] Molo

(5,069 words)

Author(s): Ippolito, Antonella
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Antonella Ippolito è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Apollonius [11] Molo | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Μόλων Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Alabanda Data: 2°-1° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Il soprannome con cui Apollonio era noto ai suoi contemporanei compare nelle fonti sia come ὁ Μόλων che come ὁ τοῦ Μόλωνος; questo fatto, discusso da Riese 1879 costituisce in realtà un problema soltanto apparente. È infatti evid…

Daphitas

(3,503 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Paola Ascheri è stata pubblicata il 04/04/2019. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Daphitas | Δαφίτας Identità: BNP Luogo di provenienza: Telmesso (Caria o Licia?) Data: 3° o 2° sec. a.C.? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Grammatico e sofista originario di Telmesso, la cui datazione oscilla tra il 3° e il 2° sec. a.C. Anche per il suo nome le fonti forniscono diverse forme: Δαφίτας/ Daphitas (Strab. 14, 1, 39 [= C 647], Cic. De fato 3, 5), Δαφίδας (Ps.-Hsch. Περὶ τῶν ἐν παιδείᾳ διαλαμψάντων σοφῶν 14 [= F…

Praxiphanes

(8,521 words)

Author(s): Corradi, Michele
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Michele Corradi è stata pubblicata il 02/04/2020. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Praxiphanes | Πραξιφάνης Identità: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Mitilene Data: 4°/3° sec. a.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Filosofo peripatetico e grammatico, figlio di Dionisifane (IG 11, 4, 613) o Dionisofane (Clem. Str. 1, 16, 79, 3), Prassifane fu, secondo alcune fonti (Clem. ibid.; V. Arati 3, p. 16, 11–16 Martin), originario di Mitilene, secondo altre (Strab. 14, 2, 13; Epiph. Haer. 3,…

Hypsicrates

(2,824 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: Hypsicrates | Ὑψικράτης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Amisus Date: 1st c. BCE - 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The grammarian1 named Hypiscrates who is cited among others by Varro2 (LL 5, 88) and Stephanus of Byzantium3 (α 124 [Billerbeck], s.v.Αἰθίοψ) can plausibly be identified as the historian4 ( FGrHist 190 [BNJ]) who is m…

Iason

(2,894 words)

Author(s): Matijašić, Ivan
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Ivan Matijašić and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iason | Ἰάσων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Argos Date: 1st-2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Biographical information about Iason of Argos is scarce, confused, and contradictory. The starting point is necessarily the lemma of the Suda1 dedicated to him ( Sud.ι 53): there he is called a historian2 contemporaneous with, but yo…
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