Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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Parmenon

(2,592 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: Parmenon | Παρμένων Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Byzantium Date: before 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A glossographer1 born in Byzantium, Parmenon was the author of a work Περὶ διαλέκτων in at least four books ( Sch. ex. Il. 21, 259d). The form of his name remained uncertain until the publication, in 1986, of POxy. 3710 (2n…

Seleucus [2]

(3,404 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 27/09/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Seleucus [2] | Σέλευκος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: Emesa Date: late imperial period? ↓ To Source List Biography: Seleucus, a native of Emesa, was a grammarian and epic poet. According to Schmidt ( Seleucus, 1848, pp. 443-445) he lived in the age of Tiberius1, but the arguments adopted in support of this dating seem …

Aelianus

(3,392 words)

Author(s): Tocco, Ambra
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Ambra Tocco and published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aelianus | Αἰλιανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 1st-2nd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: This musical theorist is known to us solely through Porphyry1, who cites him several times in his Commentary on the Harmonics of Ptolemy2; Porphyry calls him a “Platonist” and credits him with a commentary on the Timaeus. Both Aelianus’ philosophical-musical…

Apollonides

(2,194 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: Apollonides | Ἀπολλωνίδης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Nicaea Date: 1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A contemporary of the emperor Tiberius1, to whom he dedicated a commentary on the Silloi of Timon of Phlius2 (Diog. L. 9, 109), Apollonius of Nicaea was the author of philological works3 on various subjects. Stephanus of Byzant…

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…

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…

Pisistratus [1]

(2,367 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 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pisistratus [1] | Πεισίστρατος Place of Origin: Ephesus Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: Little is known of the activity of the grammarian Pisistratus, for he is only mentioned twice in the tradition: once – and this is the more problematic occurrence – in a passage of Diogenes Laertius1 (2, 60), who records a judgement of his on the authorsh…

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 …

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…