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Terentiānus Maurus

A Roman writer on metres who probably lived in the second century A.D. A poem of his, entitled De Litteris, Syllabis, Pedibus, Metris, is extant. It shows considerable skill in handling the various metres, and regards all metres as based originally upon the hexameter and the iambic trimeter. It is in three parts or books, and is printed in Keil's Grammatici Latini, vi. 313; and separately by Santen and Van Lennep, with a commentary (Utrecht, 1828), Lachmann (Berlin, 1836), and Gaisford (Oxford, 1855).

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