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Vegetius Renatus, Flavius  

Brian Campbell

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Mar 2016
Flavius Vegetius Renatus, wrote an Epitoma rei militaris in four books, which is the only account of Roman military practice to have survived intact. The work was written after ce 383 but ... More

Pompeius, African grammarian, late 5th–early 6th cent. CE  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016

Pompeius (late 5th–early 6th cent. ce), African grammarian, commented on *Donatus (1)'s ars (GL 5. 95–312), perhaps also on *Virgil and *Terence (very uncertain).

Phocas, grammarian, 5th cent. CE  

John F. Moreland and R. H. Robins

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Mar 2016
Author of an Ars de nomine et verbo (ed. Keil, Gramm. Lat. 5. 410–39) and a Vita Vergilii in hexameters (often published, e.g. in Baehrens, PLM 5. 85). A De aspiratione attributed to him ... More

Pentadius, 3rd or 4th cent. CE  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Pentadius (3rd or 4th cent. ce), author of elegiac poems in ‘echoic’ or ‘serpentine’ verse (where the opening words of each hexameter are repeated as the second half of the following ... More

Palladius (1), Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus  

M. Stephen Spurr

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Mar 2016
Palladius (1), Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus, author of the only surviving agricultural treatise from late antiquity (c. mid-5th cent. ce: the date is disputed) in 15 books: book 1 contains ... More

Martianus Minneus Felix Capella  

Danuta Shanzer

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Mar 2016
Composed in Vandalic *Carthage (see Vandals), probably in the last quarter of the 5th cent. ce, a prosimetrical Latin encyclopaedia of the seven Liberal Arts (grammar, dialectic, rhetoric—the ... More

Luxorius, of Carthage  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Mar 2016
Luxorius or Luxurius, author of some 90 short poems, in various metres and on various subjects, which afford an insight into the Vandal society of North Africa in which they were written. His ... More

Iulius Valerius Alexander Polemius  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Mar 2016
Iulius Valerius Alexander Polemius, author in the mid-4th cent. ce of an extant Latin version of the Greek Alexander Romance of *Pseudo-Callisthenes. Its style shows some colourful and ... 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

Priscian, 5th–6th cent. CE  

R. H. Robins

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Dec 2015
Priscian was the most prolific and important member of the late Latin grammarians. His grammatical works have been edited by Heinrich Keil (Grammatici Latini 2, 3), and they amount to over ... More

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