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Headword: Ἑκαταῖος
Adler number: epsilon,359
Translated headword: Hecataeus, Hekataios
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Abdera.[1] Philosopher. He also had a nickname, 'critic grammarian', as having a grammatical training.[2] He lived in the time of the Successors.[3] His books are as follows: On the Poetry of Homer and Hesiod.
Greek Original:
Ἑκαταῖος, Ἀβδηρίτης, φιλόσοφος: ὃς ἐπεκλήθη καὶ κριτικὸς γραμματικός, οἷα γραμματικὴν ἔχων παρασκευήν. γέγονε δ' ἐπὶ τῶν διαδόχων. βιβλία αὐτοῦ ταῦτα: Περὶ τῆς ποιήσεως Ὁμήρου καὶ Ἡσιόδου.
Notes:
c.360-290 BC. See generally RE Hekataios(4); OCD4 Hecataeus(2); FGrH 254.
[1] In Thrace; cf. alpha 26.
[2] Again at pi 435.
[3] Of Alexander the Great (d. 323 BC).
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; poetry
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 10 February 2001@16:56:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 29 May 2001@09:50:36.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword) on 31 July 2012@07:08:42.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@08:37:47.

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