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Grillius
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Latin grammarian and rhetor, probably from the 5th cent. AD. Extant by him is part of a commentary on Cicero's De inventione which is preceded by an argumentum artis rhetoricae, a synopsis of the Rhetorica ad Herennium. Priscian (Inst. gramm. 2,35,27; 36,1f.) mentions (probably our) G. as the author of a (nonextant) work Ad Vergilium de accentibus, which must be considered a grammar dedicated to a certain Virgilius, rather than a study of Virgilian verses. Included in numerous medieval catalogues, G. was used frequently by, among other…

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Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Grillius”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e428180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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