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Name of a 5th-cent. Lat. grammarian, perhaps from Narbo (Narbonne), which he refers to in his Ars (GL 346,5; 348,35). He was either identical with or related to  Sidonius Apollinaris, curator palatii under Avitus (455-456). Of the latter C. we know that, like his father the poet and philosopher, he certainly came from Narbo; that he wrote both Latin and Greek verse; and that thanks to his outstanding knowledge of Greek he was despatched as ambassador to Constantinople (related esp. in Sid. Apoll. Carm. 23; Epist. 8,4; 9,15). The grammarian C. wrote two treatises De nomine …

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Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Consentius”, 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 17 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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