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Headword: *ptolemai=os
Adler number: pi,3034
Translated headword: Ptolemy, Ptolemaios
Vetting Status: high
of Alexandria. Grammarian. He was nicknamed Pindarion. He was the son of Oroandes, and a pupil of Aristarchus.[1] He wrote Illustrations of Homer (3 books); On the Stylistic Character of Homer; To Neothalides, on Diction; On the [Word] 'Outis' in Homer; On the Asteropaeus Mentioned by Homer;[2] and so on.
Greek Original:
*ptolemai=os, *)alecandreu/s, grammatiko/s, o(\s e)pekalei=to *pindari/wn: ui(o\s de\ h)=n *)oroa/ndou, maqhth\s *)arista/rxou. e)/grayen *(omhrikw=n u(podeigma/twn bibli/a g#, *peri\ tou= *(omhrikou= xarakth=ros, *pro\s *neoqali/dhn peri\ le/cews, *peri\ tou= par' *(omh/rw| *ou)/tidos, *peri\ *)asteropai/ou tou= par' *(omh/rw| mnhmoneuome/nou: kai\ e(/tera.
RE Suppl. 9, Ptolemaios (78a).
[1] alpha 3892: Aristarchus.
[2] cf. alpha 4233.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 8 September 2003@15:21:39.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added headword, set status) on 8 September 2003@16:57:18.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 31 December 2007@10:11:47.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@03:43:59.


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