E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Coryphæus of Grammarians.
Aristarchos of Samothrace. A coryphæus was the leader of the Greek chorus; hence the chief of a department in any of the sciences or fine arts. Aristarchos, in the second century B.C., was the chief or prince of grammarians. (Greek, koruphaios, leader.)