1. A Greek grammarian, a native of Pergamus.
He lived in the time of Hadrianus, and was one of the instructors of Verus. (Capitol. Ver. 2.
) He was the author of a considerable number of works, none of which, however, have come down to us. Suidas gives the following list of them: -- 1. Περὶ τῶν παῤ Ὁμήρψ σχημάτων ῥητορικῶν
, in two books. 2. Περὶ συντάξεως λόγου Ἀττικοῦ
, in five books. 3. Περὶ τῆς καθ̓ Ὅμηρον ῥητορικῆς
. 4. Περὶ τοῦ Ὁμήρου καὶ Πλάτωνος συμφωνίας
. 5. Ποικίλης φιλομαθίας βιβλία β̓
. 6. Βίοι τραγικῶν καὶ κωμικῶν
. 7. Βιβλιακὴ ἐμπειρία
, in three books (containing a list of books worth getting). 8. Ὡς μόνος Ὅμηρος τῶν ἀρχαίων ἑλληνίζει
. 9. Περιήγησις Περγάμου
. 10. Περὶ τοῦ ἐν Περγάμῳ Σεβαστίου
, in two books. 11. Περὶ τῶν Ἀθήνͅησι δικαστηρίων
. 12. Περὶ τῶν Ἀθήνῃσι νόμων καὶ ἐθῶν
. 13. Περὶ τῶν Περγάμου βασιλέων
, in five books. 14. περὶ χρήσεως
, a sort of dictionary, arranged in alphabetical order, of things in common use, words, dress, &100.15. Περὶ τῆς Ὀδυσσέως πλάνης
, 16. Ὠκυτόκιον
, in ten books.
This quaint title was given to a dictionary of synonymous words, designed to give copiousness and facility in speaking. (Suid. s.v. Vossius, de Hist. Gr.
p. 264; Fabric. Bib. Gr.
vol. i. p. 525, vol. vi. p. 380.)