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Encyclopedia > Dionysios Thrax

Dionysius Thrax (Διονυσιος Θραξ) (170 BC90 BC) was a Greek linguist who lived and is thought by some to have worked in Alexandria and later at Rhodes.


He collected the knowledge of the time on language and grammar. His main work on language is "Techne grammatice" (http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/graeca/Chronologia/S_ante02/DionysiosThrax/dio_tec0.html).


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Fee-Alexandra Haase. Rise of Criticism between grammar, rhetoric and philosophy in ancient Alexandria. (7724 words)
The grammar of Dionysius Thrax is a grammar, which he wrote for Roman schoolboys in the time of Pompey, has formed the starting-point for the school-grammars, which have since seen the light, and suggested that division of the matter treated of which they have followed.
Dionysius Thrax was the author of the first Greek grammar, flourished about 100 B.C. He was a native of Alexandria, where he attended the lectures of Aristarchus, and afterwards taught rhetoric in Rhodes and Rome.
A pupil of Aristarchus was Dionysius, Dionysios of Alexandria; but a Thracian on the side of his father Teres, called Terus; a pupil of Aristarchus and grammarian.
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