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Priscianus Caesariensis (Priscian)
(850 words)

b. in the latter half of the 5th cent AD in Caesarea (Mauretania);

d. in the first half of the 6th cent. AD;

important Latin grammarian and teacher of grammar in Constantinople.

Works

The main focus of his written work was on grammar. Also extant are a poetic panegyric, and the Latin version of Dionysius [27] Periegetes’ didactic geographic poem.

Manuscripts

Due to their importance in the educational system…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Priscianus Caesariensis (Priscian)”, 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 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0186>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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