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Latin grammarian, assumed to have lived before Cassiodorus, probably in the first half of the 6th cent. AD. M. was the son of a certain Adamantius, whom he owed his education and who is thus named in the MSS Adamanti(i) sive Martyrii and in Cassiodorus Adamantius Martyrius. In a manuscript subscriptio the designation Sardianus grammaticus appears, perhaps named after Sardes (Lydia). He is the author of a treatise De B muta et V vocali in 4 parts, documented in 5 MSS from the humanistic period, which go back to two lost codices (one from Bobbio, the oth…

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Gatti, Paolo (Trento), “Martyrius”, 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 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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