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Headword: *dionu/sios
Adler number: delta,1172
Translated headword: Dionysius, Dionysios
Vetting Status: high
Of Alexandria; but a Thracian on the side of his father Teres, called Terus;[1] a pupil of Aristarchus.[2] Grammarian. He was a sophist in Rome under Pompey the Great, and taught the elder Tyrannio.[3] He composed very many works on grammar, treatises and commentaries.
Greek Original:
*dionu/sios, *)alecandreu/s, *qra=|c de\ a)po\ tou= patro\s *th/rou *th=ros tou)/noma klhqei/s, *)arista/rxou maqhth/s, grammatiko/s. o(\s e)sofi/steusen e)n *(rw/mh| e)pi\ *pomphi/+ou tou= mega/lou kai\ e)chgh/sato *turanni/wni tw=| prote/rw|. sune/tace de\ plei=sta grammatika/ te kai\ suntagmatika\ kai\ u(pomnh/mata.
c.170-c.90 BC. See generally RE Dionysios(134); NP Dionysios(17); OCD4 Dionysius(15); FGrH 512.
[1] Or (if "Terus" is deleted): called the Thracian [Thrax] from his father Teres.
[2] [alpha 3892] Aristarchus.
[3] [tau 1184] Tyrannio.
P.M. Fraser, Ptolemaic Alexandria (Oxford 1972) 469-70
K. Linke, Die Fragmente des Grammatikers Dionysios Thrax (SGLG 3, Berlin 1977)
R. Pfeiffer, A History of Classical Scholarship (Oxford 1968) 266-72
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 10 February 2001@10:55:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@06:24:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 12 July 2012@06:26:16.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@08:14:07.


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