Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology/Homerus 2.
HOME'RUS ("0/x7jpo$). 1. A grammarian and tragic poet of Byzantium, in the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus (about B. c. 280), was the son of the grammarian Andromachus and the poetess Myro. He was one of the seven poets who formed the tragic Peilad. The number of his dramas is differ- ently stated at 45, 47, and 57. His statue stood in the gymnasium of Zeuxippus at Byzantium. His poems are entirely lost, with the exception of one title, Eurypyleia. (Suid. s- w/'O/xTipos, MupcS; Tzetz, C/dl. xii.'209, ad Lycophr. p. 264, ed. MUl- ler ; Diog. Laert. ix. 113; Christodor. Ecphraais, 407 — 413, ap. Brunck. Anal. vol. ii. p. 471 ; Fabric. Bibl. Graec vol. ii. p. 307 ; Welcker, die Griech. Tragod.TpTp. 1251 — 2,)
2. A grammarian, surnamed Sellius, who wrote hymns and sportive and other poems, and in prose irept TMu KocfxiKwu TTpoauirwu, and summaries (ne- pioxas) of the comedies of Menander. (Suid. s. vv. "Ofx-npos and 'XikKios ; Fabric. Bibl. Grace. vol. ii. p 451.) [P. S.]