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Headword: *ptolemai=os
Adler number: pi,3037
Translated headword: Ptolemy, Ptolemaios
Vetting Status: high
of Alexandria. Grammarian. The son of Hephaestion.[1] He lived under the emperors Trajan and Hadrian; he was called Chennus. [He wrote] On Astonishing Stories; Sphinx (a historical drama); Anthomerus (a poem in 24 rhapsodies); and certain other works.
Greek Original:
*ptolemai=os, *)alecandreu/s, grammatiko/s, o( tou= *(hfaisti/wnos, gegonw\s e)pi/ te *traianou= kai\ *)adrianou= tw=n au)tokrato/rwn, prosagoreuqei\s de\ *xe/nnos. *peri\ parado/cou i(stori/as, *sfi/gga [dra=ma de/ e)stin i(storiko/n], *)anqo/mhron [e)/sti de\ poi/hsis r(ayw|diw=n ei)kositessa/rwn]: kai\ a)/lla tina/.
C1/2 AD. RE Ptolemaios(77).
[1] eta 659: Hephaestion.
K.-H. Tomberg Der Kaine Historia des Ptolemaios Chennos (Bonn 1968).
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; mythology; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 8 September 2003@16:50:48.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keywords, set status) on 8 September 2003@17:00:22.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 9 September 2003@03:10:54.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@03:45:46.


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