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Volcacius Sedigitus  

Peter G. M. Brown

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin Literature
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

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin Literature, Philosophy
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 battle ... More

Vulgar Latin  

Roger Wright

Online publication date:
Apr 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin Literature, Linguistics
The language of the Roman Empire, spoken and written, was Latin. Like all languages spoken over a wide area for a long time, it varied greatly. Since the arrival of sociolinguistics in the 1960s, it ... More

Vulgate  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Christianity, Latin Literature
Latin version of the Bible. The first Latin translations of Scripture (Vetus Latina, Old Latin) began to appear in the 2nd cent. ce. By the late 4th cent., the situation was chaotic: some ... More

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