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Ap(h)thonius, Aelius Festus  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Ap(h)thonius, Aelius Festus, name under which is transmitted a metrical treatise in four books: composed (probably) in the first half of the 4th cent. ce, the work was merged with the Ars grammatica ... More

Apicius  

Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
Apicius, proverbial cognomen of several Roman connoisseurs of luxury, especially in food, in particular M. Gavius Apicius (PIR2 G 91), notorious resident of the resort of *Minturnae in the Tiberian ... More

Apollonius (12), of Tyana  

Herbert Jennings Rose and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (12), of Tyana (ἈπολλώνιοςὁΤυανεύς), a Neo-pythagorean holy man (see neopythagoreanism), conceivably the L. Pompeius Apollonius of an inscription from *Ephesus (C. P. Jones in Demoen and ... More

Apollonius (14), fictional hero of ancient novel  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (14), of Tyre, hero of an anonymous *novel, extant as the Latin Historia Apollonii Regis Tyrii (5th or 6th cent. ad); modern editors agree that it is preserved in three main and ... More

Appendix Vergiliana  

Alessandro Schiesaro

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Mar 2016
Appendix Vergiliana, a collection of Latin poems of varied provenance and genre traditionally ascribed to *Virgil. According to *Donatus (2) (whose source is *Suetonius) Virgil wrote in his youth ... More

Apuleius writer and orator, b. c. 125 CE  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Apuleius was born of prosperous parents (Apol. 23) at *Madaurus in Africa Proconsularis, and educated in Carthage, Athens, and Rome ( Flor. 18, 20, 16); at Athens he gained enough philosophy to be ... More

Aquila Romanus  

James Frederick Mountford and M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Aquila Romanus, perhaps of 3rd cent. ce, whose treatise On Figures of Thought and Speech survives. Its main source is a Greek work by Alexander Numenius (preserved in epitome), but it ... More

Aquillius  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015

Aquillius or Aquilius, supposed Latin author of Boeotia, a fabula*palliata which Varro attributed to Plautus.

Aratea  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
Latin poems translated from *Aratus (1) (his work was sometimes divided into Phaenomena and Diosemeiai) by the following. (1)P. *Terentius Varro Atacinus. ... More

Arellius Fuscus  

M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Augustan teacher of rhetoric, perhaps from Asia Minor. The elder *Seneca, who thought him one of the four best declaimers of his day (see declamation), was critical of his uneven style (Controv. 2 ... More

argumentum  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
An account of the background to the plot of a play, in *Plautus' plays (as in *Menander (1)'s) addressed direct to the audience by the speaker of the prologue, and frequently also ... More

Aristius Fuscus, Marcus  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Friend of *Horace and addressee of Ode 1. 22 and Epist. 1. 10; also mentioned in Sat. 1. 9. 60 ff. and 1. 10. 83. Said by *Pomponius Porphyrio to have been an eminent *grammaticus and an author of ... More

Ar(r)uns  

Tim Cornell

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Dec 2015
Ar(r)uns, the Latinized form of a common Etruscan praenomen, widely attested in Etruscan inscriptions in the form arnθ. A legendary Arruns appears in the Aeneid (11. 759 f.) among the Etruscan allies ... More

Arruntius Celsus  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Arruntius Celsus, grammatical authority of uncertain date (before mid-3rd cent. ce) cited by *Iulius Romanus (in Charisius), *Diomedes (3), *Consentius, *Priscian, and (perhaps) the ... More

Arruntius Stella, Lucius  

Mario Citroni

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Dec 2015
Lucius Arruntius Stella, *suffect consul 101 or 102 ce(CIL 6. 1492; Mart. 12.2. 10). Born in Padua (*Patavium), he became quindecimvir sacris faciundis and was in charge (as aedile?) of the ... More

ars  

M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Ars, Gk. technē, ‘art’, came to have the concrete sense ‘treatise’. Handbooks whose titles incorporated this word were often concerned with grammar or rhetoric. *Ovid's Ars ... More

Arusianus Messius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Arusianus Messius, rhetorician, compiled an alphabetical list of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and prepositions that admit more than one construction (Exempla elocutionum: ed. Keil, Gramm. Lat. 7. ... More

Ascanius  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Ascanius, character in literature and mythology, son of *Aeneas. Not mentioned in Homer, he appears in the Aeneas-legend by the 5th cent. bce, at first as one of several sons of Aeneas (Hellanicus, ... More

Asconius Pedianus, Quintus  

Peter Kenneth Marshall

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Dec 2015
Quintus Asconius Pedianus 3–88 ce: probable meaning of Jer. Chron. on 76, his death coming 12 years after the onset of blindness; the earliest reference to his activities may be Servius' remark (on ... More

Asinius Quadratus, Gaius  

Howard Hayes Scullard and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Asinius Quadratus, Gaius, author of the Thousand Years (Χιλιετηρίς), a fifteen-book history of Rome from the beginnings to Severus Alexander with a Greek slant (it was written in Ionic Greek and ... More

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