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Alexander [7] Polyhistor

(34,482 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 06/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alexander [7] Polyhistor | Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Πολυίστωρ Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Miletus Date: ca. 110 BCE - post 40 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Alexander Polyhistor was born around 110 BCE in Miletus. The Suda1 (α 1129) identifies him as a γραμματικὸς τῶν Κράτητος μαθητῶν, obviously not because he was a direct disciple of Crates2 - whi…

Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion

(3,793 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 28/08/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [13] Scytobrachion | Διονύσιος ὁ Σκυτοβραχίων Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Mitylene? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It is not clear what the reason was for the nickname Scytobrachion, “Leather-arm”, which is attested in the Suda1, by Athenaeus2, and by Suetonius3 for the mythographer Dionysius, wh…

Apollonius [11] Molo

(5,237 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 published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apollonius [11] Molo | Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Μόλων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Alabanda Date: 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The nickname by which Apollonius was known to his contemporaries appears in the sources both as ὁ Μόλων and as ὁ τοῦ Μόλωνος; this fact, discussed by Riese (1879), is actually only an apparen…

Iulius [4] Vestinus

(2,579 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 21/02/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iulius [4] Vestinus | Οὐηστῖνος Ἰούλιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: age of Hadrian ↓ To Source List Biography: We know from one epigraphical testimonium ( IG 14, 1085 = OGI 679, an inscription found at Rome on the Via Ostiensis) some biographical details about the career of Julius Vestinus, who descended from a …

Didymus [2] Claudius

(4,740 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: Didymus [2] Claudius | Δίδυμος ὁ Κλαύδιος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The identity and even the very existence of a grammarian named Didymus Claudius are controversial. The sole attestation of the Greek name accompanied by the Latin cognomen appears in the pertinent entry of the Suda1 (δ 874), which al…

Curtius Nicias

(2,624 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 15/05/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Curtius Nicias | Κούρτιος Νικίας Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Cos Date: 1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Curtius Nicias was a grammarian and tyrant of Cos in the Late Republican period. He was in Rome beginning in 62 BCE and became a Roman citizen thanks to Pompey1 and C\. Memmius2. His complete name is preserved only by Suetonius3 ( gramm.

Seleucus [1]

(589 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 05/09/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Seleucus [1] | Σέλευκος Place of Origin: ? Date: age of Tiberius ↓ To Source List Biography: Seleucus was a Greek grammarian and a sympotic companion of the emperor Tiberius1 ( PIR 3, 193 n. 254), who later forced him to commit suicide according to Suetonius’2 account ( Tib. 56). By unanimous scholarly consensus it is extremely pro…

Diogenes [2]

(450 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 03/11/2014. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Diogenes [2] | Διογένης Place of Origin: Rhodes Date: 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Diogenes is known only from one mention by Suetonius1, who states that he was active as a “grammaticus” on Rhodes and used to hold readings on the Sabbath. The anecdote about him places him there when Tiberius2 resided at Rhodes (between 6 BCE and 2 …

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…