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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…

Onasus

(1,030 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 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Onasus | Ὄνασος Identity: BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Onasus has been generally dated to between the Hellenistic Age and the first century of the Roman Empire by Keydell (1939), but he should be dated, according to Cottier (2016), to an earlier period before Theon1, a grammarian of the Augustan2 Age whose c…

Aristoxenus Tarentinus

(43,317 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 published on 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aristoxenus Tarentinus | Ἀριστόξενος ὁ Ταραντῖνος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Tarantum Date: 370/365 BC–? ↓ To Source List Biography: Ἀριστόξενος ὁ μουσικός is traditionally considered the greatest authority on musical theory in the ancient world. In fact, he made major contributions to the development of th…

Epaphroditus

(14,674 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 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Epaphroditus | Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Chaeronea Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Biographical information about Epaphroditus can be found in the Suda1 (ε 2004 = T 1-2 Braswell-Billerbeck), which calls him a native of Chaeronea and a student of the Alexandrian scholar Archias2, who directed hi…

Claudius [1] Ptolemaeus

(60,033 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Eleonora Rocconi è stata pubblicata il 17/11/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Claudius [1] Ptolemaeus | Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Pelusio Data: 2° sec. d.C. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Scienziato greco vissuto nel 2° sec. d.C., molto probabilmente ad Alessandria, Claudio Tolemeo, famoso soprattutto per i suoi scritti di astronomia e geografia, fu anche autore di un trattato intitolato La scienza armonica, di cui non si conosce …

Leptines

(1,792 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: Leptines | Λεπτίνης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd/1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Identified, probably wrongly, by Boeckh (1819, p. 248) as the Leptines cited in the catalogue of the writings of Chrysippus1, this grammarian2 is mentioned in a scholion to Pindar3 ( O. 10, 55b) together with Aristodemus of Elis4 and a Diony…

Aristoxenus Tarentinus

(43,754 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Eleonora Rocconi è stata pubblicata il 01/10/2020. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Aristoxenus Tarentinus | Ἀριστόξενος ὁ Ταραντῖνος Identità: Perseus | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Taranto Data: 370/365 BC–? ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Ἀριστόξενος ὁ μουσικός è tradizionalmente considerato la maggiore autorità del mondo antico in campo teorico-musicale. Egli ha infatti contribuito in maniera determinante allo sviluppo di metodologie e contenuti dell…

Aristoxenus Tarentinus

(34,359 words)

Author(s): Rocconi, Eleonora
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Eleonora Rocconi è stata pubblicata il 26/06/2006 – 21/04/2008. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Aristoxenus Tarentinus | Ἀριστόξενος ὁ Ταραντῖνος Identità: Perseus | Wikipedia | BNP Luogo di provenienza: Taranto Data: 370/365 a.C.-? Biografia: Nato a Taranto, figlio di Spintharos (o Mnesia, identificato dalla critica recente quale abbreviazione di antroponimo derivato dal verbo μιμνήσκω – l’utilizzo di appellativi collegati alla sfera della memoria era pratica a…

Philogenes

(1,555 words)

Author(s): Bacigalupo, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Bacigalupo and published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Philogenes | Φιλογένης Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Philogenes is known only from rare references, and both his birthplace and his dating remain uncertain. In the absence of other useful information to identify him, we can say that his name occurs twice in the scholia vetera on the Alexandra of Lycophron1; a third citation, …

Amarantus

(3,291 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: Amarantus | Ἀμάραντος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Athenaeus1 (10, 414f) identifies Amarantus as ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, but we do not know if this is simply a reference to his homeland or rather (also) to the geographical and cultural realm of his activity. The terminus post quem for his date is drawn fro…

Claudius [1] Ptolemaeus

(59,475 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 17/11/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Claudius [1] Ptolemaeus | Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Pelusium Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Claudius Ptolemy was a Greek scientist who lived in the 2nd c. CE, most probably at Alexandria, and is famous in particular for his treatises on astronomy and geography. He was…

Theodorus [1]

(7,181 words)

Author(s): Pagani, Lara
Versione della scheda: La prima versione italiana di questa scheda di Lara Pagani è stata pubblicata il 22/12/2005. Qui si trova la versione inglese della scheda. Grammatico: Nome: Theodorus [1] | Θεόδωρος Identità: BNP | BNJ Luogo di provenienza: Gadara Data: akmé 33 a.C. ca. ↓ Elenco delle fonti Biografia: Originario di Gadara in Celesiria e figlio di schiavi ( Sud. θ 151), il retore Teodoro raggiunse la propria akmé intorno al 33 a.C., anno in cui è registrato nel Chronicon di Gerolamo tra i “nobilissimi artis rhetoricae Graeci praeceptores” (p. 162, 16 Helm). Dopo un co…

Theodorus [1]

(7,330 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 22/12/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Theodorus [1] | Θεόδωρος Identity: BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Gadara Date: akmé ca. 33 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Theodorus was a native of Gadara in Coele Syria and the son of slaves ( Sud.θ 151); he was a rhetorician and reached his akmé ca. 33 BCE, the year in which he is registered in Jerome’s1 Chronicon among the “nobilissimi artis rhetoricae Gr…

Aristoxenus Tarentinus

(34,102 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 26/06/2006 – 21/04/2008. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aristoxenus Tarentinus | Ἀριστόξενος ὁ Ταραντῖνος Identity: Perseus | Wikipedia | BNP Place of Origin: Tarentum Date: 370/365 BCE-? Biography: Aristoxenus, Ἀριστόξενος ὁ μουσικός, was born in Tarentum, the son of Spintharus1 (or Mnesias, which recent critics have identified as an abbreviated name derived from the verb μιμνήσκω …

Hesychius

(3,873 words)

Author(s): Valente, Stefano
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Stefano Valente and published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hesychius | Ἡσύχιος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 5th-6th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Hesychius of Alexandria was probably active around the year 500 CE. The sole information that we have about his life and work comes from the prefatory letter to his lexicon (pp. 1–2 Latte). It is dedicated to a certain Eulogi…

Apion

(31,725 words)

Author(s): Bacigalupo, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Bacigalupo and published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Apion | Ἀπίων Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Oasis Date: 1st c. BCE – 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A dense web of notices allows us to date the life and career of the Egyptian grammarian Apion, a native of Oasis (Ios. Ap. 2, 29), to between the end of the 1st c. BCE and the first half of the 1st c. CE. We lear…