The number of persons of this name in the history of Greek literature is very great. Meursius was the first that collected a list of them and added some account of each (Gronov. Thesaur. Ant. Graec.
x. p. 577, &c.); his list has been still further increased by Ionsius (Hist. Philos. Script.
3.6, p. 42, &c.), and by Fabricius (Bibl. Gr.
iv. p. 405), so that at present upwards of one hundred persons of the name of Dionysius are known.
The list given by Suidas is full of the utmost confusion.
The following list contains all, with the exception of those mentioned in an isolated passage merely.