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date: 05 December 2022

Charisius, Flavius Sosipaterlocked

Charisius, Flavius Sosipaterlocked

  • R. A. Kaster


Flavius Charisius (late 4th cent. ce), compiled an Ars grammatica in five books (ed. K. Barwick, 1925), juxtaposing passages of basic school grammar with excerpts from more learned sources (e.g. *Remmius Palaemon, *Iulius Romanus): these borrowings both provide copious evidence for the earlier grammatical tradition and contain numerous fragments of early Latin authors. Bk. 1 (defective at the beginning) and bk. 2 survey the constituent elements of grammar (de voce, de litteris, etc. ) and the parts of speech; bk. 3 deals with conjugation, bk. 4 (lacunose) with style and metre. Bk. 5, which dealt with the differences between Latin and Greek forms and constructions, is largely lost. See grammar, grammarians, latin.


  • Latin Literature

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