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date: 29 November 2022

Tryphon(2)locked

, Greek grammarian, late 1st cent. bce

Tryphon(2)locked

, Greek grammarian, late 1st cent. bce
  • Peter Barr Reid Forbes
  •  and Nigel Wilson

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Tryphon (2), son of Ammonius, an important Greek grammarian from *Alexandria(1) (late 1st cent. bce). His works, which were used by his contemporary *Didymus(1), by *Apollonius(13) Dyscolus, and very freely by *Herodian(1), included treatises on parts of speech, pronunciation, accents, orthography, and dialect forms. His works are almost entirely lost, though some brief treatises transmitted under his name may contain elements from the original texts.

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  • Greek Literature

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