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4. Of Alexandria, a contemporary of Strabo (i. p.38), distinguished himself as a grammarian.


Aristonicus is mentioned as the author of several works, most of which related to the Homeric poems.--

1. On the wanderings of Menelaus (περὶ τῆς Μενελάου πλάνης

Strab. l.c.).

2. On the critical signs by which the Alexandrine critics used to mark the suspected or interpolated verses in the Homeric poems and in Hesiod's Theogony. (Περὶ τῶν σημείων τῶν τῆς Ἰλιάδος καὶ Ὀδυσσείας

Etym. M. s. vv. λύχνος, ἔρσαι and ὀπή; Suidas, s. v. Ἀριστόνικος; Eudoc. p. 64; Schol. Venet. ad Hom. Il. 9.397.)

3. On irregular grammatical constructions in Homer

consisting of six books ἀσυντάκτων ὀνομάτων βιβλία; Suidas, l.c.).

Other Works

These and some other works are now lost, with the exception of a few fragments preserved in the passages above referred to. (Villoison, Proleg. ad Hom. p. 18.)

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