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Dionysius [4]

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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 04/07/2014. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Dionysius [4] | Διονύσιος Place of Origin: ? Date: late 1st c. BCE (?) ↓ To Source List Biography: A Dionysius ὁ τοῦ Φιλοξένου is mentioned by the Etymologicum Genuinum1 (α 1225) as supporting the derivation of Ἅρπυς – the name attributed by Parthenius2 (fr. 7 Diehl = 13 Lightfoot) to Eros3 –from “tearing out (ἁρπάζειν) the judgement”. It is not possi…