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Headword: Ἕρμιππος
Adler number: epsilon,3045
Translated headword: Hermippos, Hermippus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Berytus; from an inland village. Pupil of Philo of Byblos,[1] by whom he was placed in the household of Herennius Severus,[2] in the time of the emperor Hadrian; he was of servile descent. He was a great expert on literature, and wrote many works.[3]
He also wrote On Dreams.[4]
Greek Original:
Ἕρμιππος, Βηρύτιος, ἀπὸ κώμης μεσογαίου, μαθητὴς Φίλωνος τοῦ Βυβλίου: ὑφ' οὗ ᾠκειώθη Ἐρεννίῳ Σευήρῳ ἐπὶ Ἀδριανοῦ τοῦ βασιλέως, ἔκδουλος ὢν γένος, λόγιος σφόδρα: καὶ ἔγραψε πολλά. ἔγραψε καὶ περὶ ὀνείρων.
Notes:
C2 AD. See generally RE Hermippos(8); OCD4 Hermippus(3).
[1] Phi 447: Philo.
[2] RE Herennius(45).
[3] For one of them, on educated slaves, see under alpha 97 and iota 706.
[4] This addendum comes from the margin of ms A.
Reference:
J. Christes, Sklaven und Freigelassene als Grammatiker und Philologen im Antiken Rom (Wiesbaden 1979) 137-40
Keywords: biography; chronology; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; geography
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 14 February 2001@01:19:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@04:49:42.
David Whitehead (added n.3) on 18 November 2004@05:55:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 October 2005@08:36:09.
David Whitehead (another note) on 28 October 2012@08:57:54.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@09:14:08.

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