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Solīnus, Gaius Iulius

A Roman writer who composed, probably in the second half of the third century A.D., a collection of Memorabilia Collectanea Rerum Memorabilium, better known by its later title, in the sixth century, Polyhistor). The most important portion (the geographical) is an abstract of a treatise on geography compiled from Pliny 's Natural History. There is a critical edition by Mommsen (Berlin, 1864).

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