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phōnascus , i, m., = φωνασκός (singing-master; hence),
I. A teacher of singing and declamation: phonascus assum vocis suscitabulum, Varr. ap. Non. 176, 30; Suet. Ner. 23: “dare operam phonasco,id. Aug. 84; Quint. 11, 3, 22.—
II. A musical director, chorister: “psalmorum hic modulator et phonascus,Sid. Ep. 4, 11.
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    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 84
    • Suetonius, Nero, 23
    • Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria, Book 11, 3.22
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