Scaurus, Q. Tere'ntius
a celebrated grammarian who flourished under the emperor Hadrian (divi Hadriani temporibus grammaticus vel noilissimus
), and whose son was one of the preceptors of the emperor Verus (Gel. 11.15.3
; comp. Auson. Epist.
18.27; Capitolin. Verus,
He was the author of an Ars Grammatica
and of commentaries upon Plautus, Virgil, and the Ars Poetica
of Horace, which are known to us from a few scattered notices only.
The tract entitled Q. Terentii Scauri de Orthographia ad Theseum
is not believed to be a genuine production of this Scaurus at least.
This was included in the Grammaticae Latinae Auctores Antiqui of Putschius (4to. Hannov. 1605, pp. 2250-2264)
, but originally published at Basle (8vo. 1527).
Charisius, pp. 107, 110, 182, 187, 188; Diomedes, pp. 275, 305, 415, 439, 444, 450; Priscian. p. 10; Rufinus, de Metris Comicis,
pp. 271], 2713, all in the ed. of Putschius; Serv. ad Virg. Aen.
3.484, 12.120, who in the latter passage quotes from " Scaurus de Vita sua ;" Ritschl, de vet. Plauti interpret.
in his Parergon Plautin.
vol. i. p. 357, &c.