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English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Lara Pagani and first published on 21/08/2006 – 23/09/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Herodicus Crateteus | Ἡρόδικος ὁ Κρατήτειος Identity: Perseus Place of Origin: Babylonia (Seleucia on the Tigris?) Date: 2nd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Herodicus was a native of Babylonia (ὁ Βαβυλώνιος, Ath. 5, 222a; cf. Eustath.
ad Il. 1077, 24-27), or perhaps of Seleucia on the Tigris, the new capital of the kingdom (so I. Düring,
Herodicus the Cratetean: a study in anti-Platonic tradition, ‘Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademiens handlingar’ 51, 2, Stockholm 1941 (repr. New York 1987), p. 6, on the basis of a parallel with the case of the philosopher Diogenes1, who was called “the Babylonian” but hail…