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Stilo, Lucius Aelius Praeconīnus

A celebrated Roman grammarian, one of the teachers of Varro and Cicero. He was one of the aristocratic party, and accompanied Q. Metellus Numidius into exile in B.C. 100. He was the author of commentaries on the Axamenta or songs of the Salian priests (see Salii), on the Twelve Tables, and of a work called De Proloquiis. To him has also by some been ascribed the pseudo-Ciceronian treatise Ad Herennium. From his eminence as a grammarian he was styled philologus. See Philologia.

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