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Headword: Ptolemaios
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:
Ptolemaios, Alexandreus, grammatikos, ho tou Hêphaistiônos, gegonôs epi te Traianou kai Adrianou tôn autokratorôn, prosagoreutheis de Chennos. Peri paradoxou historias, Sphinga [drama de estin historikon], Anthomêron [esti de poiêsis rhapsôidiôn eikositessarôn]: kai alla 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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