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Title tag: Tryphon, On the Dialect of the Laconians: Second century AD

A sillybos or label bearing the name and title of a book by the grammarian Tryphon. He wrote numerous works on the Greek lyric poets. This book probably explained the language and words of poets like the seventh century lyric poet Alcman who wrote in that dialect.

On the Dialect of the Laconians by Tryphon, son of Ammonius, [the first book?] of two books.’

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. XXIV no. 2396

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