Re: (Skytobrachion) Skutobrachios

From: Rod Decker (
Date: Tue Jan 07 1997 - 09:50:30 EST

Thought that you'd be interested in the final verdict re. Skytobrachion.


>Date: Tue, 07 Jan 1997 09:46:38 -0500
>To: Rod Decker <>
>From: Jeffrey Rusten <>
>Subject: Re: (Skytobrachion) Skutobrachios
>Mime-Version: 1.0
>Wessengruber probably got his information from some classical handbook or
>other, since it's often said in handbooks that Skytobrachion "leather arm"
>means that he wrote tirelessly: they are probably thinking of another
>nickname for an Alexandrian, Didymos "Copper Guts" (Chalcenteros), who WAS
>a grammarian and wrote MANY books: The thing is 1) Dionysius Scytobrachion
>was NOT a grammarian, and 2) did NOT write so many books. None of the
>ancient sources for his name (I listed them on p. 91 of my book) gives a
>reason for the nickname.
>That doesn't mean you shouldn't keep up your German, though--good luck!
>Jeffrey Rusten
> Dept. of Classics
>Tel. 607 255 8334 120 Goldwin Smith
>Fax 607 254 8899 Cornell
> Ithaca NY 14853-3201

 Rodney J. Decker, Asst. Prof./NT Baptist Bible Seminary Clarks Summit, PA

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