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Roman nomen gentile, perhaps of Etruscan origin (Schulze, 287), first recorded in the 1st cent. BC.

[1] M. V. Flaccus Latin grammarian, Augustan era

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V. was the leading grammarian of the generation after Varro [2], born in Praeneste after 60 BC. Suetonius' biography (Gram. 17) reveals competition with Varro: the freedman (libertinus) V. stands in opposition to the Roman equestrian (eques Romanus), the grammarian to the philosopher and poet (philosophus et po…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht, “Verrius”, 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 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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