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dioecesis  

Brian Herbert Warmington and R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
*Diocletian divided Italy and most of the existing provinces into smaller provinces, which he grouped into twelve ‘dioceses’, each administered by a *vicarius. These ‘vicars’ were ... More

Diomedes (3), grammarian, late 4th or early 5th cent. CE  

John F. Moreland

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Mar 2016
Grammarian, who wrote an Ars grammatica in three books (ed. Keil, Gramm. Lat. 1. 299–529). His work is of value because, though he rarely mentions his sources, he clearly relied upon earlier ... More

Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius  

Alun Hudson-Williams and Frederick James Edward Raby

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Dec 2015
Blossius Aemilius Dracontius, a Christian, a lawyer and vir clarissimus (Roman of senatorial rank), well trained in rhetoric, lived in *Carthage towards the end of the 5th cent. ce. For ... More

dux  

R. S. O. Tomlin

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Dec 2015
Dux, ‘general’, a title informally applied to republican commanders-in-chief and some emperors, but used more precisely from the Severan period of officers who commanded a ‘task force’ of ... More

Endelechius, (?)Severus Sanctus  

Otto Skutsch and John F. Matthews

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Dec 2015
Friend of *Paulinus (1) of Nola and Sulpicius *Severus (so probably Gallic in origin), professor of rhetoric at Rome. The only work preserved is a poem De motibus boum (A. Riese, ... More

Endius  

Stephen Hodkinson

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Dec 2015
Spartan ambassador and *ephor. He was one of the unsuccessful envoys to Athens in 420 bce deceived by *Alcibiades into denying their full negotiating powers. Nevertheless, as ephor in ... More

Eugenius, Flavius, western usurper, teacher of Latin grammar and rhetoric, 392–394 CE  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
A teacher of Latin grammar and rhetoric, he was known to *Symmachus (2) and became magister scrinii (see magister memoriae) at the court of *Valentinian II. After the suicide of ... More

Eunapius, Greek sophist and historian  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
Eunapius, Greek sophist and historian, was born at *Sardisc.345 ce and studied there under Chrysanthius, and later in Athens under *Prohaeresius. When he returned to Sardis he entered the circle of ... More

Eustathius  

John Francis Lockwood and Robert Browning

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Dec 2015
Eustathius (12th cent. ce) born and educated in *Constantinople, was deacon at St Sophia and taught rhetoric (and probably grammar) in the patriarchal school until 1178, when he became metropolitan ... More

Eutropius, historian  

Alexander Hugh McDonald and John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
Eutropius the historian, probably from Gaul, who took part in Julian's Persian campaign (363 ce) and was *magister memoriae of Valens, published a survey of Roman history (Breviarium ab urbe ... More

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