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Vegetius Renatus  

Michael B. Charles

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Mar 2016
Vegetius Renatus was a Latin author writing in the Late Empire. He wrote the Epitoma rei militaris, which deals with ways to improve Rome’s flagging military prowess—including revival of ... More

Velius Longus, early 2nd cent. CE  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Velius Longus wrote a treatise on the language of republican authors, a commentary on the Aeneid, and an extant handbook on orthography (H. Keil, Gramm. Lat. 7. 48–81, cf. 154 f.). He cites *Varro ... More

Velleius Paterculus, Roman historical writer  

A. J. Woodman

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Mar 2016
Velleius Paterculus, Roman historical writer, provides details of himself in his work. Among his maternal ancestors were Minatus Magius of Aeclanum and Decius Magius of Capua (2. 16. 2–3); his ... More

Vennonius, early Roman author  

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Mar 2016

An early Roman author, now lost, whose history *Cicero greatly regrets not to have at hand (Att. 12. 3. 1; cf. Leg 1. 6). He is cited by *Dionysius(7) of Halicarnassus, 4. 15.

Vergiliomastix  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Vergiliomastix, ‘the scourge of *Virgil’, a work or critic attacking Virgil cited twice by *Servius' commentary (on Ecl. 2. 23 and Aen. 5. 521), and therefore pre-dating it (before late 4th cent. ... More

Vergilius Romanus  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Vergilius Romanus, Latin author, contemporary with the younger *Pliny(2), who devotes Ep. 6. 21 to praise of him (otherwise unknown); he wrote mimiambi (for mimiambicf. iambic poetry, greek), ... More

Verginius Flavus  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016

Rhetor and teacher of *Persius Flaccus. He wrote an ars rhetorica valued by *Quintilian (7. 4. 40). His popularity led to his exile by *Nero in ce 65 (Tac.Ann. 15. 71).

Verrius Flaccus, Marcus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Marcus Verrius Flaccus, (c.55 bce?–c.ce 20?), a *freedman and innovative teacher who became tutor of *Augustus' grandsons (see iulius caesar (3), c. and iulius caesar (4), l.). He was, after *Varro, ... More

Vespae iudicium coci et pistoris iudice Volcano  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Poem in 99 hexameters by Vespa, an itinerant rhetorician, in which baker and cook argue their respective merits before Vulcan. Metrical and other considerations suggest a late 3rd- or ... More

Vettius Philocomus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016

A friend of *Lucilius(1) and probably a *freedman, with whom the poet and grammarian *Valerius Cato read Lucilius' satires (Suet.Gram. 2).

Vibius Rufus, Gaius  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016

Declaimer (perhaps C. Vibius Rufus Rufinus, *suffect consul 16 ce). L. *Annaeus Seneca(1), who quotes him frequently, records that he spoke ‘in the old way’ (Controv. 9. 2. 25).

Vibius Sequester  

David Paniagua

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Apr 2019
Vibius Sequester is the author of the De fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, nemoribus, paludibus, montibus, gentibus per litteras, a short repertoire of geographical names mentioned by Virgil, ... More

Vinicius, Lucius  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Lucius Vinicius (*suffect consul 5 bce), a relation of P. *Vinicius and M. *Vinicius (see next two entries). *Augustus commented on his extempore pleading (Seneca. Controv. 2. 5. 20) and ... More

Vinicius, Publius  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Publius Vinicius (consul ce 2), declaimer and orator, son of M. *Vinicius (above). An admirer of *Ovid, he was praised for his preciseness (Sen.Controv. 7. 5. 11, 10. 4. 25). He was proconsul (see ... More

Virgil, 70–19 BCE  

Don P. Fowler and Peta G. Fowler

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Jul 2015
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro (70–19 bce), Roman poet. The contemporary spelling of Virgil's name was with an e: the first occurrence with an i is on an honorific inscription to ... More

Vitorius Marcellus, Marcus  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Marcus Vitorius Marcellus, *suffect consul 105 ce, from Teate Marrucinorum (mod. Chieti), dedicatee both of *Quintilian'sInstitutio (intended as a manual for his son Geta and a son of Quintilian's ... More

Voconius Romanus, Gaius Licinius Marinus  

M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Spanish literary friend and correspondent of the Younger *Pliny(2), who said his letters read as if the Muses were speaking in Latin (Ep. 2. 13), and tried to advance his career. His family came from ... More

Volcacius Moschus  

Christian James Fordyce and M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Declaimer from *Pergamum and pupil of *Apollodorus (5). L. *Annaeus Seneca(1), who criticizes him for excessive use of figures (Controv.10 pref. 10), records (ibid. 2. 5. 13) that, after being ... More

Volcacius Sedigitus  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Early 1st cent. bce, author of a work De poetis (‘On Poets’) in iambic senarii, of which the largest surviving fragment (quoted by Gell. NA 15. 24) ranks ten authors of fabulae palliatae in order of ... More

Volumnius, Publius  

M. T. Griffin

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Dec 2015
A philosopher who accompanied *Brutus in his campaign against the triumvirs (see triumviri). He recorded, perhaps in a biography, prodigies (see portents) which preceded Brutus' last ... More

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