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Asmonius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Asmonius, grammarian cited by *Priscian as the author of a (lost) *ars dedicated to the emperor *Constantius II and of a treatise on metre. The latter may survive under the name ... More

assonance, Latin  

Roland Gregory Austin and Jeffrey Wills

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Dec 2015
The recurrence of sounds in proximity is a common feature of language, observable in all periods of Latin, with various stylistic effects.The repetition of initial sounds appears in formulaic ... More

Ateius Philologus, Lucius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
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 ... More

Atellana  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Atellana (sc. fabula), in origin a native Italian farce, named after *Atella in Campania but doubtless common in Oscan towns, and probably early known in Rome, where it was normally performed in ... More

Athenaeum  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
*Hadrian's famous institution for the study of Greek *rhetoric and letters in the centre of Rome. In the 4th cent. ce it was the setting for public *declamation in Latin as well. Its ... More

Athenaeus (2) Mechanicus  

Eric William Marsden

Athenaeus (2) Mechanicus, author of an extant work on siege-engines (Περὶ μηχανημάτων; see artillery; siegecraft), perhaps to be dated in the 1st cent. bce or ce.

Atilius  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Author of fabulae palliatae, perhaps earlier than *Caecilius Statius (one title and nineteen words survive); noted for his harsh style, but praised by *Varro for stirring the emotions. Probably ... More

Atilius Fortunatianus  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Atilius Fortunatianus (date uncertain, before 4th cent. ce?), grammarian and author of a metrical handbook (*ars) dedicated to a former pupil of senatorial family. The first part of the ars deals ... More

Attius Labeo  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015

Attius Labeo, a translator of both Iliad and Odyssey (see homer) into Latin, attacked for his lack of learning by his contemporary *Persius Flaccus (Sat. 1. 4, 49 with *scholia).

Audax  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Compiler of a derivative school-grammar in question-and-answer format (De Scauri et Palladii libris excerpta: Keil, Gramm. Lat. 7. 320–362). He perhaps was a correspondent of Augustine ... More

Aufidius Modestus  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015

Aufidius Modestus, (late 1st cent. ce), an authority on Virgil and Horace (if the Horatian scholar is not *Iulius Modestus).

Aurelius Opillus  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Aurelius (RE 176) Opillus, a freedman who taught philosophy, rhetoric, and grammar, and accompanied P. *Rutilius Rufus into exile at Smyrna (Suet. Gram. 6). He was cited by *Varro and *Verrius ... More

Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations  

R. B. Rutherford

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Jul 2015
Aurelius, Marcus, Marcus is most famous for a work his subjects never saw, the intimate notebook in which he recorded (in Greek) his own reflections on human life and the ways of the gods, perhaps ... More

Ausonius, Decimus Magnus  

Roger P. H. Green

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Mar 2016
Ausonius, Decimus Magnus, of Bordeaux, (*Burdigala), statesman, teacher, and writer, enjoyed one of the more meteoric careers of the 4th cent. ce. The son of a humble doctor, he taught grammar and ... More

Avianus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Dec 2015
Avianus or Avienus (the MSS give both forms), Roman fabulist (fl. c. 400 ce). He dedicated his 42 fables in elegiacs to one Theodosius, who is commonly held to be *Macrobius (Macrobius Ambrosius ... More

Avienus, Postumus Rufius Festus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Dec 2015
Avienus or Avienius (the correct form is disputed), Postumius Rufius Festus, Latin poet (fl. mid-4th cent. ce). A member of a senatorial family from Volsinii in Etruria, and himself proconsul of ... More

Bellum Africum  

Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Bellum Africum, a record of *Caesar's war in Africa (winter 47–46 bce). Its 98 chapters have some literary pretensions and merit, though the military narrative is too slow and ... More

Bellum Alexandrinum  

Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Bellum Alexandrinum (‘Alexandrian War’), a work continuing *Caesar's commentary on the Civil War. Only the first 33 chapters deal with the war at *Alexandria (1); then follow ... More

Bellum Civile  

Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Bellum Civile (“Civil War”), title of three works. (1)*Caesar's commentaries on the war begun in 49 bce: Caesar is unlikely to have used the title himself. ... More

Bellum Hispaniense  

Christopher Pelling

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Dec 2015
Bellum Hispaniense (‘Spanish War’), an account of the campaign which ended at Munda (45 bce). Its author was an eyewitness, certainly not A. *Hirtius (see bellum ... More

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