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Headword: *pa/mfilos
Adler number: pi,142
Translated headword: Pamphilos, Pamphilus
Vetting Status: high
of Alexandria. A grammarian of the school of Aristarchus.[1] He wrote Meadow (a summary of miscellaneous contents); On Rare Words, i.e. vocabulary (95 books: it runs from epsilon to omega, since Zopyrion[2] had done the letters from alpha to delta);[3] On Unexplained Passages in Nicander and the so-called Opica; [4] Art of Criticism; and very many other works on grammar.
Greek Original:
*pa/mfilos, *)alecandreu/s, grammatiko\s *)arista/rxeios. e)/graye *leimw=na: e)/sti de\ poiki/lwn perioxh/, *peri\ glwssw=n h)/toi le/cewn bibli/a #4e#: e)/sti de\ a)po\ tou= e stoixei/ou e(/ws tou= w: ta\ ga\r a)po\ tou= a me/xri tou= d *zwpuri/wn e)pepoih/kei. *ei)s ta\ *nika/ndrou a)nech/ghta kai\ ta\ kalou/mena *)opika/, *te/xnhn kritikh/n, kai\ a)/lla plei=sta grammatika/.
C1 AD. RE Pamphilus(25); OCD4 Pamphilus(2).
[1] alpha 3892: Aristarchus.
[2] RE Zopyrion(2); see also under delta 1140 (Diogenianus).
[3] For this work see also the Suda's general proem.
[4] Probably, as Bernhardy first conjectured, a reference to Nicander's Ophiaka (Serpents); see A.S.F. Gow and A.F. Scholfield, Nicander: the Poems and Poetical Fragments (Cambridge 1953) 204.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 5 September 2003@14:37:41.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 5 September 2003@15:04:36.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 6 September 2003@04:20:30.
Fred Jenkins (augmented notes) on 17 January 2012@21:57:13.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 18 January 2012@01:33:30.
David Whitehead (expanded n.4; more keywords) on 18 January 2012@03:07:38.
David Whitehead on 13 August 2013@05:15:21.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@11:31:38.


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