Manuel Moschopulos

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Manuel Moschopulos, Erotemata grammatica in the manuscript Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut, written in 1356. 28,24, fol. 57v
Hesiod's works and days with scholias by Manuel Moschopulos in the manuscript Venice, Biblioteca Marciana, Gr. 464, fol. 26v

Manuel Moschopulos (Greek Μανουήλ Μοσχόπουλος ; * around 1265; † 1316), nephew of the Metropolitan of Crete, Nikephoros Moschopulos, was a pupil and friend of Maximos Planudes and one of the great Byzantine philologists.

His most important work is a grammar in question and answer form (Έρωτήματα γραμματικά, Erotémata grammatiká ) based on a Byzantine model that has not survived and was widely used as a Greek textbook in the early days of humanism. In addition, Moschopulos occupied himself with the works of numerous Greek poets ( Homer , Hesiod , Pindar , the Attic tragedians and others), whose texts he commented on and corrected them from errors of tradition through his own corrections. He was also the author of a number of philological treatises. The lexicon of Attic words that goes under his name , however, probably does not come from himself, but from an unknown author.


  • Wolfgang Buchwald et al .: Tusculum Lexicon of Greek and Latin Authors of Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Munich 1983
  • Herbert Hunger : Article Moschopulos. In: Lexicon of the Middle Ages . Volume 6, p. 585.