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Headword: Philoxenos
Adler number: phi,394
Translated headword: Philoxenus, Philoxenos
Vetting Status: high
Of Alexandria. Grammarian. He was a sophist in Rome. [He wrote] On Monosyllabic Verbs;[1] On the Critical Signs in the Iliad; On -mi Verbs; On Reduplication; On Metres; On the Syracusan Dialect; On Hellenism (6 books); On Conjugations; On Rare Words (5 books); On Rare Words in Homer; On the Laconian Dialect; On the Ionic Dialect; and so on.
Greek Original:
Philoxenos, Alexandreus, grammatikos: hos esophisteusen en Rhômêi. Peri monosullabôn rhêmatôn, Peri sêmeiôn tôn en têi Iliadi, Peri tôn eis mi lêgontôn rhêmatôn, Peri diplasiasmou, Peri metrôn, Peri tês tôn Surakousiôn dialektou, Peri hellênismou #2#, Peri suzugiôn, Peri glôssôn e#, Peri tôn par' Homêrôi glôssôn, Peri tês Lakônôn dialektou, Peri tês Iados dialektou, kai tôn loipôn.
C1 BC. RE Philoxenos(27); OCD4 Philoxenus(4).
[1] On his theory that the Greek vocabulary was based on a core of monosyllabic verbs: see Dickey, 3.1.10 (p. 85). In the Suda, examples are found at alpha 3852, alpha 4426, epsilon 1031, kappa 1874, mu 250, mu 1291, nu 290, pi 993, pi 1363, rho 81, sigma 854.
Eleanor Dickey, Ancient Greek Scholarship: A Guide to Finding, Reading, and Understanding Scholia, Commentaries, Lexica, and Grammatical Treatises, from Their Beginnings to the Byzantine Period. American Philological Association Classical Resource Series. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007
C. Theodoridis, Die Fragmente des Grammatikers Philoxenos (SGLG 2, Berlin 1976)
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; meter and music
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 26 March 1999@10:31:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@11:10:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 December 2013@05:36:57.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 17 December 2013@21:44:27.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:27:50.
Catharine Roth (expanded note with cross-references) on 8 December 2016@19:29:03.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 20 December 2016@13:47:46.
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