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Varro, Marcus Terentius
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(116–27 bce). Life and work: Varro was a Roman official (praetor in 68), probably a quindecimvir (Cichorius), and a widely traveled polyhistor and poet. He was a conservative republican, an adherent of the (old) Academy, and the author of more than 70 works on all facets of Roman culture, in more than 500 volumes. His enormous oeuvre comprises works on philology and literary history (the theater, history of the alphabet, etc.), history, and antiquarian topics (calendar), further the artes libera…

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Cancik, Hubert, “Varro, Marcus Terentius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_125279>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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