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*Doci/patros), or DOXO'PA TER, JOANNES, a Greek grammarian or rhetorician.


Ὁμιλίαι εἰς Ἀφθόνιον

Under his name we possess an extensive commentary on Aphthonius. The commentary bears the title Ὁμιλίαι εἰς Ἀφθόνιον, and is extremely diffuse, so that it occupies upwards of 400 pages. It is full of long quotations from Plato, Thucydides, Diodorus, Plutarch, and from several of the Christian Fathers. The explanations given seem to be derived front earlier commentators of Aphthonius.


This was printed for the first time by Aldus, in 1509, and again by Walz in his Rhetores Graeci, vol. ii.

Προλεγόμενα τῆς ῥητορικῆς

There is another work of a similar character which bears the name of Doxipater. It is entitled Προλεγόμενα τῆς ῥητορικῆς, and, as its author mentions the emperor Michael Calaphates, he must have lived after the year A. D. 1041.


It is printed in the Biblioth. Coislin. p. 590, &c.; in Fabric. Bibl. Graec. ix. p. 586 of the old edition, and in Walz, Rhetor. Graec. vol. vi.

Further Information

Walz, Prolegom. ad vol. ii. p. ii., and vol. vi. p. xi.


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