Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity

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Phillis

(2,462 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and first published on 10/12/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Phillis | Φίλλις Identity: Place of Origin: Delos Date: ? ↓ To Source List Biography: The two epithets that the sources attribute to Phillis, Δήλιος (Ath. 1, 21f. 14, 634d. 14, 636b; Sch. Vat. Dion. Thr. in GG 1, 3, p. 183, 6) and μουσικός (Ath. 1, 21f; Phot. Lex. σ 354, s.v.σκολιόν; Sch. vet. Plat. Gorg. 451e; Sud.σ 643, s.v.σκολιόν; Sud.φ 836, s.v.φυλ…

Gaudentius

(1,710 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 published on 01/11/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Gaudentius | Γαυδέντιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd-4th c. CE. ↓ To Source List Biography: We have no biographical information about Gaudentius, the author of an Introduction to Harmonics (Ἀρμονικὴ εἰσαγωγή) which combines sources of musical theory1 from the Aristoxenic2 and Pythagorean traditions3. This text was writt…

Aristides Quintilianus

(8,774 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 06/09/2018. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Aristides Quintilianus | Ἀριστείδης Κοϊντιλιανός (or Κουϊντιλιανός) Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/4th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Nothing is known about the life of this author: the fact that in some manuscripts the nominative Ἀριστείδης is joined with the genitive τοῦ Κοϊντιλιανοῦ has suggested, not without so…

Archestratus

(1,943 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Archestratus | Ἀρχέστρατος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd c. BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: It seems likely that Archestratus, the author of a Περὶ αὐλητῶν in two books cited by Ath. 14, 634d, should be identified as the Archestratus mentioned by Philod. Mus. col. 137, 13-27 Delattre = 4, 23, 14 Kemke and by Porph. in Harm. 26, …

Adrastus

(6,766 words)

Author(s): Ascheri, Paola
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Paola Ascheri and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Adrastus | Ἄδραστος Identity: Pauly-Wissowa | BNP Place of Origin: Aphrodisias Date: first half of the 2nd c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: Adrastus was a Peripatetic philosopher1 and native of Aphrodisias in Caria who lived in the 2nd c. CE: the mention of Adrastus by Galen2 (ca. 130-ca. 200 CE) constitutes a terminus ante quem useful for dating the act…

Euphranor [2]

(1,532 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Euphranor [2] | Εὐφράνωρ Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The information we have about Euphranor, an exponent of the Pythagorean school1 who is mentioned by Athenaeus2 and Iamblichus3, is meager. It is possible to date the scholar between the late Classical age and the Helleni…

Alypius

(1,897 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 31/07/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Alypius | Ἀλύπιος Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: ? Date: 4th-5th c. CE ↓ To Source List Biography: The Εἰσαγωγὴ μουσική of Alypius is the most complete and exhaustive of the treatises that discuss ancient Greek musical notation. It was one of the principal sources used by Latin authors (especially Cassiodorus1 and Boethius2) who transm…

Heraclides [1]

(4,848 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 12/04/2005 – 07/05/2009. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Heraclides [1] | Ἡρακλείδης Identity: Perseus | BNP Place of Origin: Heracleia Pontica Date: ca. 390–ca. 310 BCE ↓ To Source List Biography: We can deduce the date of Heraclides from the testimonia only with a certain degree of difficulty. Amid the more useful information furnished by the sources is the notice – preserved by the Suda

Pyrrhander

(1,152 words)

Author(s): Ferreccio, Alessia
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Alessia Ferreccio and first published on 04/12/2016. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Pyrrhander | Πύρρανδρος Place of Origin: ? Date: ante 2nd/3rd c. CE? ↓ To Source List Biography: Pyrrhander is known solely from the citation of Ath. 14, 634d, which allows us only to establish a very vague terminus ante quem at the beginning of the 2nd/3rd c. CE at the latest. The fact that Athenaeus1 mentions him in a list of authors of works…