MOSCHOPULUS ("little calf ," probably a nickname), MANUEL, Byzantine commentator and grammarian, lived during the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 14th century. His chief work is 'Efxiir-finara 7pa^/itm/cd, in the form of question and answer, based upon an anonymous epitome of grammar, and supplemented by a lexicon (<rv\\oyri) of Attic nouns. He was also the author of scholia on the first and second books of the Iliad, on Hesiod, Theocritus, Pindar and other classical and later authors; of riddles, letters, and a treatise on the magic sauares. His grammatical treatises formed the foundation of the labours of such promoters of classical studies as Manuel Chrysoloras, Theodoras Gaza, Guarini, and Constantine Lascaris.
A selection from his works under the title of Manuelis Moschopuli opuscula grammatica was published by F. N. Titze (Leipzig, 1822); see also C. Krumbacher, Geschichte der byzantinischen Litteratur (1897) and M. Treu, Maximi monachi Planudis epistulae (1890), p. 208.
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