Aristophanes of Byzantium

Aristophanes of Byzantium (ărˌĭstŏfˈənēz, bĭzănˈshēəm, –tēəm) [key], c.257–180 B.C., Greek scholar. He was librarian at Alexandria, edited various texts, and reputedly invented the Greek diacritical marks. Aristarchus of Samothrace was his pupil.

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