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date: 01 December 2022

Ateius Philologus, Luciuslocked

Ateius Philologus, Luciuslocked

  • R. A. Kaster

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Ateius Philologus, Lucius, a noted scholar of the Ciceronian age and a teacher of both *grammar and *rhetoric (Suet. Gram. 10). Born at Athens, he was enslaved (probably in 86 bce) and later manumitted. He took the name Philologus as a mark of his varied learning and claimed to have written 800 books on all kinds of subjects. None survives, but sources refer to an epitome of Roman history composed for *Sallust, stylistic precepts composed for *Asinius Pollio, a work on rare or obsolete words (Liber glossematorum), a literary catalogue (Pinakes), and a treatise on the question ‘Did Aeneas love Dido?’BibliographyRealencyclopädie der Classischen Altertumswissenschaft, s.

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  • Latin Literature

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