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Quintilian, rhetorical authority  

Roland Gregory Austin and M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Roman advocate and famous authority on rhetoric. He was born around 35 ce at Calagurris (Calahorra) in Spain. His father seems to have been an orator also (Inst. 9. 3. 73), but his relationship to ... More

Rabirius (2), Gaius, epic poet  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
Epic poet ranked with Virgil ahead of *Ovid and Tibullus by Velleius (2. 36. 3), and described by Ovid (Pont. 4. 16. 5) as ‘resounding’, but evaluated by *Quintilian (10. 1. 90) with ... More

Ravenna Cosmographer (Anonymus Ravennas)  

Natalia Lozovsky

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Feb 2018
Ravenna Cosmographer is an anonymous author of a Latin compilation commonly dated to the late 600s to early 700s. The Cosmographer describes the inhabited world, beginning with some ... More

recitatio  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Recitatio, the public reading of a literary work by the author himself. The practice certainly originated in Greece, though details are more or less untrustworthy (*Herodotus(1) reading his history ... More

Remmius Palaemon, Quintus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Quintus Remmius Palaemon, a *freedman and highly successful grammarian under *Tiberius and *Claudius, admired for his learning and verbal facility but condemned for his vicious character (Suet. ... More

Reposianus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Reposianus, author of a poem in 182 hexameters on the love-affair between *Mars and *Venus, in expression displaying debts to *Virgil and *Ovid. Date uncertain; conjectures range from the ... More

Res gestae  

Nicholas Purcell

Res gestae (of *Augustus). Augustus left four documents with the Vestal Virgins (see vesta) to be read, after his death, in the senate (Suet. Aug.101). One of these was a record of his achievements ... More

revision in Greek and Latin literature  

Sean Alexander Gurd

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Mar 2017
Revision happens when a text is changed. Its most common name in Greek was διόρθωσις; in Latin, emendatio. It was practised by writers of all styles and levels of ability, working alone ... More

Rhetorica ad Herennium  

Harry Caplan and M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
The treatise on rhetoric in four books addressed to an unidentified C. Herennius (perhaps written c.86–82 bce) is by an unknown author. Some, interpreting passages of *Quintilian, assign ... More

rhetoric, Latin  

M. Winterbottom

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Jul 2015
Oratory at Rome was born early. Rhetoric—speaking reduced to a method—came later, an import from Greece that aroused suspicion. M. *Porcius Cato (1) (the Censor), himself a distinguished speaker, ... More

Rubellius Blandus  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Rubellius Blandus, from *Tibur (Tac. Ann. 6. 27), was the first eques to teach rhetoric (Sen. Controv. 2 pr. 5); the elder Seneca (L. *Annaeus Seneca(1)) quotes often from his declamations. He taught ... More

Rufinus (3), grammarian, 5th century CE  

Rolando Ferri

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Mar 2016
Rufinus is known only for a work transmitted by the manuscripts as A commentary on the metres of Terence (Commentarium in metra Terentiana), which includes a section clearly taken from a different ... More

Rutilius Lupus, Publius, early 1st cent. CE  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Produced a Latin abbreviation of a work on rhetorical figures by *Gorgias(2). Only two books survive, on figures of speech, though the whole was available to *Quintilian (esp. Inst. 9. 2. ... More

Rutilius Claudius Namatianus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Rutilius Claudius Namatianus, the author of an elaborate poetical itinerary in elegiacs conventionally referred to as the De reditu suo (the original title is lost), was a member of an aristocratic ... More

Sabinus, Roman author, late 1st cent. BCE–early 1st cent. CE  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
Sabinus, friend of *Ovid, who composed replies from heroes to Ovid's letters from heroines (Heroides) and modelled a work on the Fasti (Ov. Am. 2. 18. 27–34, Pont. 4. 16. 13–16); perhaps identical ... More

Sacerdos, Marius Plotius, Roman grammarian, late 3rd cent. CE?  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
The first large-scale Latin *ars to survive in (roughly) its original form (Keil, Gramm. Lat. 6. 427–546). Book 1, surveying the parts, ‘flaws’, and ‘virtues’ of speech, and Book 2, reviewing nominal ... More

Saleius Bassus  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015

Saleius Bassus, a respected but impoverished epic poet who died young; *Vespasian assisted him financially (Quint.Inst. 10. 1. 90, Juv. 7. 80. Tac.Dial. 5. 2, 9. 2–5).

Santra, Roman tragic poet and scholar, 1st cent. BCE  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016

Santra, Roman tragic poet and scholar (1st cent. bce), wrote lives of literary figures and a work On the Antiquity of Words.

satire  

Emily J. Gowers

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Mar 2016
Satire was first classified as a literary form in Rome. ‘Satire, at any rate, is all our own,’ boasted *Quintilian (10. 1. 93) of the genre that depicted Rome in the least flattering light. ... More

Saturnian verse  

H. D. Jocelyn and Gesine Manuwald

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Mar 2016
Saturnian verse, a form of verse employed in the 3rd and 2nd cents. bce for epitaphs and triumphal commemorations. According to *Ennius, the utterances of prophetic mediums had once been cast in it. ... More

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