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Modestus, Ju'lius

a freedman of Julius Ilyginus, who was himself a freedman of the emperor Augustus [HYGINUS], followed in the footsteps of his patron, and like him became distinguished as a Roman grammarian. He wrote a work entitled Quaestiones Confusae, in at least two books, containing, as it would seem, discussions on various grammatical and antiquarian subjects. (Suet. de Illustr. Gramm. 20; Geil. 3.9; Macrob. Saturn. 1.4, 10, 16.)

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