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Headword: *zhno/dotos
Adler number: zeta,74
Translated headword: Zenodotus, Zenodotos
Vetting Status: high
Of Ephesus. Epic poet and grammarian. A pupil of Philetas;[1] he lived under Ptolemy I. He was the first textual critic of the [works] of Homer,[2] and was director of the libraries in Alexandria, and taught Ptolemy's children.
Greek Original:
*zhno/dotos, *)efe/sios, e)popoio\s kai\ grammatiko/s, maqhth\s *filhta=, e)pi\ *ptolemai/ou gegonw\s tou= prw/tou, o(\s kai\ prw=tos tw=n *(omh/rou diorqwth\s e)ge/neto kai\ tw=n e)n *)alecandrei/a| biblioqhkw=n prou)/sth kai\ tou\s pai=das *ptolemai/ou e)pai/deusen.
C4/3 BC. See generally RE Zenodotos(3); OCD4 Zenodotus. Not to be confused with zeta 75.
[1] cf. phi 332: Philetas.
[2] Adler notes Bernhardy's deletion of tw=n. An alternative, put to DW by Dr Konrad Stauner, would be to emend tw=n to tou=. But the text is unexceptionable as it stands.
P.M. Fraser, Ptolemaic Alexandria (Oxford 1972) 450-1
R. Pfeiffer, A History of Classical Scholarship (Oxford 1968) 105-119
Keywords: biography; children; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; history
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 10 February 2001@09:11:45.
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David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2001@11:03:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:32:19.
David Whitehead on 29 November 2012@07:00:29.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:43:23.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 January 2020@11:20:55.


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