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Virgilius Maro
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'Pen-name' [8.16f., 26; 13.75f.] of a Latin grammarian of the 7th cent. (terminus ante quem is AD 658, cf. [10]) and therefore a younger contemporary of Isidorus [9]. His origin ("Land north or south of the Pyrenees" [9.15; 12]) and the area in which he worked (Ireland: [5; 11]; England: [7]; cf. in contrast [10]) are disputed. It may be that VM was a converted Jew ([9.14f.], otherwise [8.22-26; 11.56-61]).

Works: (1) Commentarii de mundi creatione adversus paganos ('On Creation against the pagans'; Epist. 7,4); and (2/3) twelve or fifteen instructional l…

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Schmidt, Peter Lebrecht, “Virgilius Maro”, 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 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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