Aristophanes of Byzantium


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Aristophanes of Byzantium
BirthplaceByzantium, Greece

Aristophanes of Byzantium

(ăr'ĭstŏf`ənēz, bĭzăn`shēəm, –tēəm), 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.