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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

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Dec 2015

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

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