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Scaurus, Q. Terentius

A well-known Roman grammarian who lived in the reign of Hadrian (Gell. xi.15.3). His son was lictor to the emperor Verus. Scaurus wrote a work on grammar (Ars Grammatica), besides commentaries on Plautus, Vergil, and the Ars Poetica of Horace. There still exists an abridgment of a treatise by him, De Orthographia, of some importance for the history of the Latin language; and another of a treatise on adverbs, prepositions, etc. Scaurus draws largely from Varro, and takes some account of the early Latin. The abridgments are given by Keil in his Grammatici Latini (vii. 11, 1-29; vii. 29, 3-33). See Bücheler in the Rheinisches Museum, xxxiv. 384.

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