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Lat. grammarian of the 1st half of the 4th cent. AD in Constantinople. He was the teacher of  Charisius, who relied extensively on him in his Ars grammatica. C.'s lost work, which served as a Latin textbook for Greeks [1. 123], was influenced by  Plotius Sacerdos. It may also have been used in the form of revised versions, by later authors, as e.g.  Dositheus, Anonymus Bobiensis and  Beda. Texts circulating under the name of ‘Cominianus’ during the Middle Ages should, however, be associated with his student Charisius.


1 HLL § 523.1.

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Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Cominianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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