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.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Μοσχόπουλος, Μανουήλ (Greek)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Byzantine philologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1265|
|DATE OF DEATH||1316|