Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Donatus, Aelius
(1,123 words)

b. ca. AD 310 in Africa (?);

d. ca. AD 380;

eminent Roman grammarian, literary commentator and teacher of rhetoric; in Rome he was the tutor of Hieronymus [8].

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His work is only partially preserved. The Ars grammatica, an essential text for the Latin classroom until the Early Modern period, survives intact. His commentary on Terence (Commentum Terenti) is complete except for the part on the Heautontimorumenos. Only a small number of fra…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Donatus, Aelius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0081>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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