Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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Nicocrates

(5,381 words)

Author(s): Comunetti, Marco
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Marco Comunetti and published on 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Nicocrates | Νικοκράτης Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNJ Place of Origin: Boeotia? Date: 3rd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no information about the life of Nicocrates, but surviving material allows us to credit him with the composition of two works: a periegetic text on Boeotia and an erudite essay on the agones and, presumably, the…

Euphronius

(11,070 words)

Author(s): Novembri, Valeria
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Valeria Novembri and published on 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphronius | Εὐφρόνιος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Chersonesus? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: The name of a Euphronius who commented on the comic poets appears frequently in the scholia on Aristophanes1 (27 explicit mentions, of which 14 occur in only the scholia on the Birds and 9 in those on the Wasps), however…

Rufus [3]

(2,371 words)

Author(s): Ercoles, Marco
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Marco Ercoles and published on 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Rufus [3] | Ῥοῦφος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Almost nothing is known about the grammarian Rufus, the author of learned treatises that were extensively used by Sopater (probably the Neoplatonic philosopher)1 in his Various Extracts (Phot. Bibl. 161, 103a 18–20; 161, 103b 7–41; 161, …

Aretades

(1,711 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 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aretades | Ἀρητάδης Identity: Perseus | BNJ | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Cnidus? Date: 3rd-1st c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: There is no known biographical information about the grammarian Aretades. The mentions of an Aretades Κνίδιος who was the author of historical-ethnographical works on Macedonia (Μακεδονικά; Plut. 19, 308c, 6–12) and …

Soteridas (Soteras)

(2,061 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 07/11/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Soteridas (Soteras) | Σωτηρίδας (Σωτήρας) Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: Epidaurus? Date: 1st c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The biographical information about this grammarian is preserved in two articles of the Suda, ones probably derived from Hesychius of Miletus1 (σ 875 and 876, s.v. Σωτηρίδας), as well as another article on Pamph…

Cassius Longinus

(12,238 words)

Author(s): Castelli, Carla
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Carla Castelli and published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Cassius Longinus | Κάσσιος Λογγῖνος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | FGrHist IV Place of Origin: Emesa (?) Date: 3rd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Cassius Longinus was a Neoplatonic philosopher, grammarian, and rhetor who was born between 200 and 213 CE (Brisson-Patillon 1994, pp. 5219-5220). The nomen Cassius is attested by the lexicon Suda

Praxiphanes

(8,822 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 published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Praxiphanes | Πραξιφάνης Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Mitylene Date: 4th/3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: A Peripatetic philosopher and grammarian and the son of Dionysiphanes ( IG 11, 4, 613) or Dionysophanes (Clem. Str. 1, 16, 79, 3), Praxiphanes was, according to some sources (Clem. ibid.; V. Arati 3, p. 16, 11–16 Martin), a na…

Eubulus

(737 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 published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Eubulus | Εὔβουλος Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: A person named Eubulus, perhaps an otherwise unknown grammarian (Erbse 1969–1988, 5, p. 304, test. ad loc.; 6, p. 50, Index 1), is cited in Sch. ex. (?) Il. 22, 162a, for a note on the simile in which the racing Hector and Achilles are compared to horses rushing to victory which gall…

Parmeniscus

(5,135 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 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Parmeniscus | Παρμενίσκος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: ca. 2nd-1st c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: Despite the fact that practically nothing is known about the life of Parmeniscus, this grammarian of the Aristarchan1 school (cf. Blau 1883, p. 48) can be dated approximately to between the 2nd and 1st c. BCE. Against Crates (Π…

Pythocles

(723 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 published on 02/04/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pythocles | Πυθοκλῆς Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: We know little about this grammarian; our sole source for his existence is a reference in the scholia on the Iliad, where there are no details useful for establishing his date or his cultural context (cf. Erbse 1969-1988, 5, p. 128, ad loc.: “grammaticus aliund…

Habron

(5,926 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 01/10/2020. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Habron | Ἅβρων Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Phrygia? Date: 1st c. BCE-1st c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Only brief notices about the life of this grammarian have survived: we learn from the biographical entry dedicated to him in the Suda (α 97) that Habron, a Phrygian or Rhodian (Φρὺξ ἢ Ῥόδιος: on this alternative see infra), was a …

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…