A Latin grammarian, born at Thubursicum Numidarum in Africa (C. I. L.
4878), who composed, in the beginning of the fourth century A.D., a manual of miscellaneous
information on points of lexicography, grammar, and antiquities, bearing the title of
De Compendiosa Doctrina.
It consisted originally of twenty books, of which the
sixteenth is lost. It is evidently founded on the works of earlier scholars, and in some parts
exhibits verbal coincidences with Aulus Gellius. Though not showing the least genius or
critical acumen, the work is of considerable importance, owing to its numerous quotations from
lost authors, especially of the archaic period. The chief editions are those of Mercier
(Paris, 1583; reprinted, Leipzig, 1825)
; Quicherat (Paris, 1871)
and L. Müller (Leipzig, 1888)
. See Nettleship's Lectures and
, pp. 277-331 (London, 1885)