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Aemilius Asper, 2nd cent. CE

Wrote (lost) commentaries on Terence, Sallust, and Virgil, perhaps with a separate discussion of Virgilian grammar. The fragments (ed. Wessner, 1905) suggest a learned and sensible critic; Aelius Donatus (1) borrowed freely from him. Priscian cited him as an authority de verbo, but the extant artes (see ars) attributed to an ‘Asper’ (Keil, Gramm. Lat. 5. 547–54; H. Hagen (ed.) Anecdota Helvetica, quae ad grammaticam Latinam spectant (1870), 39–61) cannot be his.

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