Apollodorus of Athens (Greek: Ἀπολλόδωρος ὁ Ἀθηναῖος, Apollodoros ho Athenaios; c. 180 BC – after 120 BC) son of Asclepiades, was a Greek scholar, historian, and grammarian. He was a pupil of Diogenes of Babylon, Panaetius the Stoic, and the grammarian Aristarchus of Samothrace, under whom he appears to have studied together with his contemporary Dionysius Thrax. He left (perhaps fled) Alexandria around 146 BC, most likely for Pergamon, and eventually settled in Athens.

Literary works


  1. ^ Dignified as "philological inquiries" by Fritz Graf, Greek Mythology: an introduction 1996:276.
  2. ^ Perseus Encyclopedia
Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article "Apollodorus (grammarian)".