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Headword: *filh/tas
Adler number: phi,332
Translated headword: Philetas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Of Cos. Son of Telephus; lived under both Philip and Alexander. Grammarian [and] critic. He died withered as a result of his quest for the so-called 'Falsified discourse'. He also became tutor of Ptolemy II. He wrote epigrams; elegies; etc.
Greek Original:
*filh/tas, *kw=|os, ui(o\s *thle/fou, w)\n e)pi/ te *fili/ppou kai\ *)aleca/ndrou, grammatiko\s kritiko/s: o(\s i)sxnwqei\s e)k tou= zhtei=n to\n kalou/menon *yeudo/menon lo/gon a)pe/qanen. e)ge/neto de\ kai\ dida/skalos tou= deute/rou *ptolemai/ou. e)/grayen e)pigra/mmata, kai\ e)legei/as kai\ a)/lla.
Note:
C4/3 BC. RE Philetas(1); OCD4 Philitas [sic].
Reference:
R. Pfeiffer A History of Classical Scholarship (Oxford 1968) 88-93
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; medicine; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 26 March 1999@10:39:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 September 2002@11:48:45.
Catharine Roth (added italics) on 8 April 2011@14:08:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 9 December 2013@08:31:09.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@10:22:31.

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