SGG 1 offers the first critical edition of, and commentaries on, the textual fragments of the ancient Greek grammarians Antidorus, Dionysius Iambus, Epigenes, Lysanias, Parmenon, Silenus, Simaristus, and Sim(m)ias. All of these personalities belong, or so plausibly appear, to the early Hellenistic period (3rd-2nd centuries BC) and share a special interest in glossographical issues (mainly discussions of problems concerning lexical usages and customs, in Greek literature as well as in ordinary life of their times) and/or in literary history. Each entry includes: a biographical and cultural profile of the grammarian; the text of testimonies and fragments critically edited, translated, and analytically commented on; a thorough bibliography; and indices. Translation, critical apparatus, and commentary are in Italian.
Emanuele Dettori is Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Literature at the University of Roma “Tor Vergata”. His scientific interests include Greek language, theatre, epigraphy, and Hellenistic literature and scholarship. He is the author of Filita grammatico (2000) and I Diktyoulkoi di Eschilo (2016).
"(...) Dettori’s new book is highly recommended to every scholar or student who wishes to further explore Hellenistic scholarship and investigate the “lost” treatises of the Greek grammarians of antiquity." - Manolis Spanakis, University of Cyprus, in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2021.01.31
Students and scholars in the field of classics, who are interested in ancient, particularly Greek, learned culture and scholarship as well as in the written transmission and reception of ancient Greek literature.