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Lysimachus

(8,380 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Lysimachus | Λυσίμαχος Identity: Perseus | Pauly-Wissowa | BNP | BNJ Place of Origin: ? Date: 3rd/2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: The information we have about Lysimachus is meager and uncertain. We do not know his city of origin: some sources call him an Alexandrian (ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς: Sch. Ap. Rh. 1, 558 and Sch. Soph. OC. 91), but this should probably be understood as referring to his activity as a scholar there and not to Alexandria as the place of his birth (Jacoby 1969, p. 166; Dreyer 1969, 841). Gudeman (1927a, 2509ff. and 1928, 33) considered him a native of Cyrene on the basis of a problematic notice in Tzetzes1 ( Hist. 6, 9202) which will be discussed infra and which can hardly be understood as referring to this grammarian3. Even Lysimachus’ date is particularly uncertain. Termini post and

Lysimachus

(8,284 words)

Author(s): Meliadò, Claudio
Versione della scheda: La versione italiana di questa scheda di Claudio Meliadò…