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Headword: Γραμματιστής
Adler number: gamma,422
Translated headword: grammarian
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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:
Γραμματιστής: ὁ τὰ πρῶτα στοιχεῖα διδάσκων. Γραμματικὴ δέ ἐστιν ἐπιστήμη τοῦ ἀναγινώσκειν καὶ γράφειν. ὁ δὲ ἐς γραμματιστοῦ ἐφοίτησε παρὰ Ἀντιοχεῦσι. καὶ αὖθις: οὐδὲ τὰ πρῶτα παρὰ τοῖς γραμματισταῖς ἐκμεμαθηκὼς στοιχεῖα. καὶ αὖθις: οὐ γὰρ ἄλλο οὐδὲν ἐς γραμματιστοῦ φοιτῶν ἔμαθεν, ὅτι μὴ γράμματα καὶ ταῦτα κακῶς γράψαι.
Notes:
[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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