Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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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…

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…

Philippus [2]

(1,505 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 [2] | Φίλιππος Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Galen1 ( Libr. 19, 16, 10ff. Kuhn) relates that, before his move from Pergamum to Smyrna (150 CE), he witnessed a conversation between two doctors, the dogmatist Pelops2 and an empiricist named Philippus. This experience became the basis of his Περὶ τῆς ἰατρικ…

Minucianus

(26,724 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 03/05/2007. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Minucianus | Μινουκιανός Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Athens Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The exact identity of the rhetoric1 teacher and writer Minucianus, who is known from the commentaries on the works of Hermogenes2, is very difficult to ascertain. A date generally accepted in the past – that …

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…

Telephus

(2,779 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 29/03/2006 – 16/09/09. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Telephus | Τήλεφος Identity: Perseus | BNP | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Pergamum Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Telephus was a native of Pergamum and lived in the course of the 2nd c. CE reaching almost the age of 100 years, as is stated by Galen1, who speaks of the grammarian’s well-regulated life (6, pp. 333-334. pp. 379-380 [Kü…

Hephaestion

(6,092 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 12/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Hephaestion | Ἡφαιστίων Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Alexandria Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information that we have for the metrician1 Hephaestion is quite meager. O. Hense ( Hephaistion [n. 7], RE 8, 1 [1912], p. 295) thought that he was the son of Ptolemy Chennos2 and that his grandfather was th…

Iulianus [1]

(1,597 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. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iulianus [1] | Ἰουλιανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A lexicographer and grammarian of the 2nd c. CE, Julianus was the author, according to Photius1 ( Bibl. cod. 150, 99a–b), of a Λεξικὸν τῶν παρὰ τοῖς δέκα ῥήτορσι λέξεων, arranged in alphabetical order (κατὰ στοιχεῖον) and quite detailed (πολύστι…

Artemidorus [2] Capito

(6,197 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 02/09/2005. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Artemidorus [2] Capito | Ἀρτεμίδωρος ὁ Καπίτων Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Artemidorus, surnamed Capito, worked as a doctor1 during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian2 and dedicated himself in particular to the textual study of the Hippocratic3 works; he prepared an edition of these that di…

Albinus

(4,856 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 08/10/2002. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Albinus | Ἀλβῖνος Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Albinus was a student of Gaius, a representative of Middle Platonism1, and an active teacher: Galen2 was one of his students when he moved from Pergamum to Smyrna in 151-152 CE to pursue his medical studies (Gal. Libr. 2: 19, 16 Kuhn). What we know of Albinus…

Iulianus [2]

(2,599 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 23/12/2006. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Iulianus [2] | Ἰουλιανός Identity: BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: A teacher of Galen1 at Alexandria, the doctor Julianus was a follower of the Methodist school2 of Alexandria (which developed at the same time as Soranus’3 activity at Rome) and a student of Apollonides (if one accepts the conjecture of Te…