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Sinnius Capito
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Latin grammarian of the 1st cent. BC, a younger contemporary of Varro; his scholarly writings were a source for Verrius Flaccus, Gellius [6] and others. His known works include: a treatise on syllables (the first such work attested in Latin beyond the Liber de litteris syllabisque wrongly attributed to the poet Ennius, Suet. Gram. 1,3); letters (Epistle) with philological content (Gell. NA 5,20,2; 21,9f. notes one addressed to the scholar Clodius [III 4] Tuscus, another addressed to Pacuvius Antistius [I 13] Labeo, father of the Augustan jurist Antisti…

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Kaster, Robert A. (Princeton), “Sinnius Capito”, 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 23 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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