Arcadius of Antioch

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Arcadius of Antioch was a Greek grammarian who flourished in the 2nd century CE. According to the Suda, he wrote treatises on orthography and syntax, and an onomasticon (vocabulary), described as "a wonderful production".[1]

Ancient Greek: Περὶ τόνων (Peri tonon), an epitome of the major work of Herodian on general prosody in twenty books, was wrongly attributed to Arcadius; it is probably the work of Theodosius or a grammarian named Aristodemus. This epitome was the work of a forger of the 16th century. Though meager and carelessly assembled, it preserves the order of the original and so affords a foundation for its reconstruction.[1]


  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Arcadius". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 342.  Endnote: Text by Barker, 1823; Schmidt, 1860; see also Galland, De Arcadii qui fertur libro de accentibus (1882).

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