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Headword: Philôn
Adler number: phi,447
Translated headword: Philo, Philon
Vetting Status: high
Of Byblos.[1] Grammarian. He lived in the time of those near Nero, and survived a long while - at any rate, he says that Severus, surnamed Herennius,[2] was consul when he was 78 years old, in the 220th Olympiad.[3] He wrote On the Purchase and Selection of Books (12 books); On Cities and the Famous People Each of them Produced (30 books); On the Reign of Hadrian (under whom Philo lived); etc.
Philo was consul, surnamed Herennius, as he himself says.[4]
Greek Original:
Philôn, Bublios, grammatikos. houtos gegonen epi tôn chronôn tôn engus Nerônos kai pareteinen eis makron: hupaton goun Sebêron, ton Erennion chrêmatisanta, autos einai phêsin, hotan êgen ê# kai o# etos, olumpiadi de k# kai diakosiostêi. gegraptai de autôi Peri ktêseôs kai eklogês bibliôn biblia ib#, Peri poleôn kai hous hekastê autôn endoxous ênenke biblia l#, Peri tês basileias Adrianou, eph' hou kai ên ho Philôn: kai alla. hoti hupatos gegonen ho Philôn, Erennios chrêmatisas, hôs autos phêsi.
AD c.70-c.160. See generally RE Herennios(2); OCD4 Philon(5); FGrH 790.
[1] In Phoenicia; present-day Jubayl in Lebanon.
[2] RE Herennius(45).
[3] AD 101-104.
[4] Incompetently copied to epsilon 2928.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 23 March 1999@16:29:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@10:33:33.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 12 December 2013@04:42:33.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:29:27.


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