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Headword: *grammatisth/s
Adler number: gamma,422
Translated headword: grammarian
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] he who teaches the first elements.[1]
But 'grammar' is the science of reading and writing.[2]
"[Paulos] attended a grammarian's classes among [the] Antiochenes."[3]
And elsewhere: "having learned thoroughly not even the first elements from the grammarians."[4]
And elsewhere: "by attending the grammarian's classes he learned nothing else except for letters, and to write those badly."[5]
Greek Original:
*grammatisth/s: o( ta\ prw=ta stoixei=a dida/skwn. *grammatikh\ de/ e)stin e)pisth/mh tou= a)naginw/skein kai\ gra/fein. o( de\ e)s grammatistou= e)foi/thse para\ *)antioxeu=si. kai\ au)=qis: ou)de\ ta\ prw=ta para\ toi=s grammatistai=s e)kmemaqhkw\s stoixei=a. kai\ au)=qis: ou) ga\r a)/llo ou)de\n e)s grammatistou= foitw=n e)/maqen, o(/ti mh\ gra/mmata kai\ tau=ta kakw=s gra/yai.
[1] Very similarly in Phrynichus, Paraeparatio sophistica. (Hesychius and Photius gloss differently.)
[2] Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 462.5.
[3] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.6.23 (here with the words rearranged).
[4] Part of John of Antioch fr.173 FHG (4.604), now 259 Roberto.
[5] From alpha 2407 (or iota 469).
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; philosophy
Translated by: William Hutton on 5 July 2003@10:18:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@08:38:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@04:51:15.
Catharine Roth (tweak, coding) on 24 September 2012@01:24:33.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 January 2015@09:20:32.
David Whitehead (another note; coding and other cosmetics) on 29 September 2015@07:38:37.


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