III. Grammarians named Ptolemy
Ptolemaeus.9. Of Alexandria, surnamed Pindarion, was the son of Oroandrus, and the disciple of Aristarchus (Suid. s. v.).
WorksSuidas mentions the following as his works :--Ὁμηρικῶν ὑποδειγμάτων βιβλια γ́, περὶ τοῦ Ὁμηρικοῦ χαρακτῆρος, πρὸς Νεοθαλίδην περὶ λέξεως, περὶ τοῦ παρ Ὁμήρῳ Οὔτιδος, περὶ Ἀστεροπαίου τοῦ παρ᾽ Ὁμήρῳ μνημονενομένου, and others.
Further InformationFabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. i. p. 520, vol. vi. p. 378.
Ptolemaeus.10. Another disciple of Aristarchus, on account of his close adherence to whom he was called Ἐπίθετος or Ἐπιθέτης. He was also a hearer of the grammarian Hellanicus.
WorksHe wrote upon the Wounds mentioned by Homer (περὶ τῶν παρ᾽ Ὁμήρῳ πληγῶν), and a Commentary on the Odyssey.
Further InformationSuid. s.v. Fabric. Bibl. Graec. II. cc..
Ptolemaeus.11. The father of the grammarian Aristonicus, was himself also a grammarian. Both father and son were distinguished as teachers at Rome.
WorksThe following were his works :--τὰ ὁμοίως εἰρημένα τοῖς τραγικοῖς, εἰς Ὅμηρον βιβλία ν́, τὰ παρὰ τῷ ποιητῆ ξένως ἱστορμηένα, τὰ περὶ Μουσῶν καὶ Νηρηίδων
Further InformationSuid. s. v.; Fabric. ll. cc.).
Ptolemaeus.12. Of Ascalon, taught at Rome.
WorksHis works were, προσῳδία Ὁμηρική, περὶ Ἑλληνισμοῦ ἤτοι ὐρθοεπίας βιβλία ιέ, περὶ μέτρων, περὶ τῆς ἐν Ὀδυσσείᾳ Ἀριστάρχου διορθώσεως, περὶ διαφορᾶς λέξεων, and other grammatical works. περὶ διαφορᾶς λέξεων, which formed the foundation of the similar work of Ammonius.
EditionsIt is still extant, and it is printed in the Bibliotheca Graeca of Fabricius (vol. vi. pp. 156-163, comp. vol. i. p. 52).
Ptolemaeus.13. Of Alexandria, surnamed Chennus, flourished under Trajan and Hadrian.
WorksHis works were, περὶ παραδόξου ἱστορίας; an historical drama, entitled Σφίγξ; an epic poem, in twenty-four rhapsodies, entitled Άνθόμηρος, and some others. (Suid. s. v.) We still possess in the Bibliotheca of Photius (Phot. Bibl. 190) an epitome of the work of Ptolemy, περὶ τῆς εἰς πολυμαθίαν καινῆς ἱστορίας, in seven books, which there can be little doubt is the same work as that which Suidas mentions by the title περὶ παραδόξου ἱστορίας. Photius commends the work as containing in a small space information which a whole life might be spent in collecting from other books; but he adds, that it contains many things which are marvellous and absurd, and badly put together. It is in fact a farrago of the most heterogeneous materials. It is addressed to a certain learned lady named Tertulla.
ὁ Ἡφαιστίωνος, which is naturally interpreted the son of Hephaestion; but there is some doubt whether it ought not rather to be understood as meaning the fawer or teacher of Hephaestion (see Ionsius, de Script. Hist. Philos. 1.2.5, and Villoison, Proleg. ad Apollon. Lex. Hom. p. iv.). Tzetzes calls him Ptolemy Hephaestion.