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Evanthius
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Latin grammarian, who worked in Constantinople during the 1st half of the 4th cent. AD. Extant of his works are a treatise entitled De fabula or De comoedia (regarding the title see Rufin. Gramm. 6,554,4), which is contained in the preface to  Donatus' [3] commentary on Terence. The first three chapters of this preface are undoubtedly by E., whereas there is considerable uncertainty regarding the fourth. It is almost certain, however, that E. also commented on Terence's individual comedies, and that these commentaries wer…

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Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Evanthius”, 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 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e403730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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