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Remmius Palaemon

Quintus. A Roman grammarian of the first century A.D., a native of Vicentia (Vicenza), and originally a slave. After receiving his freedom, he opened a school at Rome, where he taught with such success as to become the most noted grammarian of his age. His personal character is described as infamous ( 451; vii. 215; Sueton. Gramm. 23). He is said to have been the first to introduce the study of Vergil into the Roman schools as a text-book. The satirist Persius was one of his pupils. Several existing treatises are sometimes ascribed to him, but with no good reason. See Marschall, De Remmii Palaemonis Libris Grammaticis (Leipzig, 1887).

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