Seleucus of Alexandria

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Seleucus of Alexandria (Greek: Σέλευκος ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς) was a Roman-era grammarian. He was nicknamed 'Homeric'. He was a sophist in Rome (Second Sophistic era). He commented on pretty well all the poets, wrote a number of exegetical and miscellaneous works, the titles of which are listed in the Suda.[1] There are some other in significant persons of this name. (See Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 496, ed. Westermann ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec. vol. i. pp. 86, 184, n., 522, vol. ii. p. 27, vol. iv. p. 10'6, vol. v. p. 107, vol. vi. p. 378.)


According to the Suda, Seleucus wrote the following works (all lost):

  • On Differences between Synonyms (Περὶ τῆς ἐν συνωνύμοις διαφορᾶς)
  • On Things Believed Falsely (Περὶ τῶν ψευδῶς πεπιστευμένων)
  • On Proverbs of the Alexandrians (Περὶ τῶν παρ' Ἀλεξανδρεῦσι παροιμιῶν)
  • On Gods (Περὶ θεῶν, in 100 books)