a Roman grammarian.
commentaries on Terence and
He wrote commentaries on Terence
(Schopen, de Terentio et Donato, &c. p. 32, Bonn, 1821
) and on Virgil
. (Macrob. 3.5; Heyne's account of the ancient Commentators on Virgil, prefixed to his edition of Virgil.
Asper is also quoted in the Scholia on Virgil, discovered by A. Mai. (Virgil. Interp. Vet. Mediol. 1818.)
The Asper who wrote commentaries on Terence must be distinguished from another grammarian of the same name, usually called Asper Junior, but who is equally unknown.
Asper Junior is the author of a small work entitled Ars Grammatica
has been printed in the collections of Grammatici Illustres XII., Paris, 1516
; Tres Artis Grammat. Authores, Lips. 1527
; Grammat. Lat. Auctores, by Putschius, Hanov. 1605
; Corpus Grammat. Lat. by Lindemann, vol. i. Lips. 1831