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φι^λόλογ-ος , ον,
A.fond of words, talkative,οἶνος φιλολόγους ποιεῖAlex. 284; φ. καὶ πολύλογος, opp. βραχύλογος, of Athens, opp. Sparta, Pl.Lg.641e; fond of speaking, of Socrates, Id.Phdr.236e.
II. fond of dialectic, fond of philosophical argument, opp. μισόλογος, Id.La. 188c; “φ. γ᾽ εἶ καὶ χρηστόςId.Tht.161a; “ φιλόσοφός τε καὶ φ.Id.R.582e, cf. Epicur.Sent.Vat.74, Phld.Lib.p.48 O.
2. fond of learning and literature, literary,Λακεδαιμόνιοι . . ἥκιστα φ. ὄντεςArist.Rh.1398b14; “φύσει Ἀθηναῖοι φ.Str.2.3.7: opp. λογόφιλος(lover of reason), Zeno Stoic.1.67; “φιλολόγῳ ὑποκατακλίνεσθαι φιλομαθῆPlu. 2.618e, cf. 419d; opp. ἀπαίδευτος, Stob.4.22.107: opp. πολιτικός, Plu.Luc.42.
3. student, scholar, first used by Eratosthenes of himself, Suet.Gramm.10, cf. Str.14.5.15, D.H.Comp.25, Arr.Epict.2.4.1, Gal. Libr.Propr.Prooem.: but “φιλόλογος φιλῶν λόγους καὶ σπουδάζων περὶ παιδείαν: οἱ δὲ νῦν ἐπὶ τοῦ ἐμπείρου τιθέασιν, οὐκ ὀρθῶςPhryn. 371.
4. of books, learned, Cic.Att.13.12.3 (Comp.): suitable for a literary man, connected with learning, ib.15.15.2. Adv. “-λόγωςlearnedly, Poll.4.11, Arg.Ar.Ra.
5. φ. multa, much learned conversation, Cic.Att.13.52.2.
III. studious of words, opp. φιλόσοφος, Plot. ap. Porph.Plot.14, etap.Procl. in Ti.1.86 D., etc. (Freq. written parox. φιλολόγος in codd., as Pl.Tht.161a (cod.B), EM406.10: but φιλόλογος Hdn.Gr.1.233 (from λόγος, not λέγω).)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 13.12.3
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 13.52.2
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 15.15.2
    • Plato, Laws, 641e
    • Plato, Republic, 582e
    • Plato, Theaetetus, 161a
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 236e
    • Plato, Laches, 188c
    • Strabo, Geography, 14.5.15
    • Strabo, Geography, 2.3.7
    • Plutarch, Lucullus, 42
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Compositione Verborum, 25
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