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 Commentarii (commentarii, also commentarium) were originally a non-literary assemblage of records concerning the affairs of a household, magistrate or priestly order. Among scholars, commentarii could denote the following: 1. corresponding to the Greek term  hypómnēma , a kind of ‘notebook’ (e.g. Cic. De or. 1,5; Brut. 164; cf. Gellius 16,8,3, who characterizes L.  Aelius' [II 20] Commentarius de proloquiis as follows: ‘Aelius appears to …

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Kaster, Robert A. (Princeton), “Commentary”, 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 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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