Apollonius Dyscolus

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Apollonius Dyscolus (Greek: Ἀπολλώνιος ὁ Δύσκολος; reached his maturity sometime around 130 CE) is considered one of the greatest of the Greek grammarians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Apollonius Dyscolus has received more than 45,105 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Apollonius Dyscolus is the 2,177th most popular writer (up from 2,538th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 344th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Egyptian Writer.

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The syntax of Apollonius Dyscolus
Language Arts & Disciplines
Apollonius Dyscolus was the first formal syntactician in Graeco-Roman linguistics. He considered the nature of language to be logical and rule-governed, and assumed an underlying structure for all levels of language. It might be said that from the work of his predecessors, he extracted syntax. This volume contains an English translation of — mainly — Uhlig's 1910 edition of De Constructione Libri Quattor (Peri Suntaxeos), with commentary, an introduction, and an article on Apollonius Dyscolus and the Origins of Deep Structure.
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Among writers, Apollonius Dyscolus ranks 2,177 out of 7,302Before him are Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Antimachus, Herman Bang, Alexander Imich, S. S. Van Dine, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. After him are Dagny Juel, Jacques Futrelle, Erich Mühsam, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Fernando de Rojas, and Mikha'il Na'ima.

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Among people born in 200, Apollonius Dyscolus ranks 54Before him are Pantaenus, Numenius of Apamea, Alciphron, Sabinianus, Pacatianus, and Fructuosus. After him are Alexander of Jerusalem, Abercius of Hieropolis, Philostratus of Lemnos, Mussius Aemilianus, Phlegon of Tralles, and Hermogenes of Tarsus. Among people deceased in 200, Apollonius Dyscolus ranks 21Before him are Diogenes of Oenoanda, Yan Liang, Maximus of Tyre, Numenius of Apamea, Alciphron, and Caesarius of Africa. After him are Albinus, Chariton, Gan Ji, Dionysius Periegetes, Favorinus, and Rabbel II Soter.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Apollonius Dyscolus ranks 336 out of 642Before him are Senebkay (-1700), Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (1902), Peire de Montagut (1200), Neferkamin Anu (-2150), Shenoute (348), and Muhammad Siddiq Al-Minshawi (1920). After him are Abdulrahman Fawzi (1909), Zosimos of Panopolis (250), Iset (-1350), Nasr Abu Zayd (1943), Timocharis (-320), and Mariamne (-100).

Among WRITERS In Egypt

Among writers born in Egypt, Apollonius Dyscolus ranks 25Before him are Rifa'a al-Tahtawi (1801), Herodas (-300), Edmond Jabès (1912), Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898), Anastasius Sinaita (630), and Ibn Taghribirdi (1410). After him are Zosimos of Panopolis (250), Albert Cossery (1913), Sotion (-250), Didymus Chalcenterus (-63), Dionysius Periegetes (100), and Apion (-30).