1. A grammarian, who taught at Rome in the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius, and was succeeded by Apion. (Suid. s. v. Ἀπιών
Lexicon to the Greek comedians (Κωμικαὶ λέξεις）
Theon was the author of a Lexicon to the Greek comedians
), which is quoted by Hesychius in the Prooemium to his Lexicon. (Also, s. v. Σκίταλοι
: see Ruhnken, Praef. ad Hesych.
pp. ix. foll.)
It is doubtful whether he was the author of the comic lexicon quoted by the Scholiast to Apollonius Rhodius (iv. pp. 280, 305).
He is one of the authors from whose works the Scholia to Aristophanes were derived.
Other Commentaries ascribed to a Theon
It is very possible that one or both of these Commentaries on Homer and Apollonius, should be assigned to Aelius Theon, of Alexandria, No. 5, below.
Commentary on the
A Commentary on the Odyssey
by a certain Theon is quoted in the Etymologicum Magnum (s. v. πύελος
Commentary on Apollonius Rhodius
In one of the Scholia
on Aristophanes (Nub. 397
), the genuineness of which, however, is doubtful (see Dindorf, Annot. ad loc.
), Theon is mentioned as one of the commentators on Apollonius Rhodius.
Fabric. Bibl. Graec.
vol. i. p. 525, vol. ii. p. 500, vol. vi. p. 380.