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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).

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