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Headword: Πτολεμαῖος
Adler number: pi,3034
Translated headword: Ptolemy, Ptolemaios
Vetting Status: high
of Alexandria. Grammarian. He was nicknamed Pindarion. He was the son of Oroandes, and a pupil of Aristarchus.[1] He wrote Illustrations of Homer (3 books); On the Stylistic Character of Homer; To Neothalides, on Diction; On the [Word] 'Outis' in Homer; On the Asteropaeus Mentioned by Homer;[2] and so on.
Greek Original:
Πτολεμαῖος, Ἀλεξανδρεύς, γραμματικός, ὃς ἐπεκαλεῖτο Πινδαρίων: υἱὸς δὲ ἦν Ὀροάνδου, μαθητὴς Ἀριστάρχου. ἔγραψεν Ὁμηρικῶν ὑποδειγμάτων βιβλία γ#, Περὶ τοῦ Ὁμηρικοῦ χαρακτῆρος, Πρὸς Νεοθαλίδην περὶ λέξεως, Περὶ τοῦ παρ' Ὁμήρῳ Οὔτιδος, Περὶ Ἀστεροπαίου τοῦ παρ' Ὁμήρῳ μνημονευομένου: καὶ ἕτερα.
RE Suppl. 9, Ptolemaios (78a).
[1] alpha 3892: Aristarchus.
[2] cf. alpha 4233.
Keywords: biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 8 September 2003@15:21:39.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added headword, set status) on 8 September 2003@16:57:18.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 31 December 2007@10:11:47.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@03:43:59.


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