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Asper, Aemi'lius

Asper, Aemi'lius

a Roman grammarian.


commentaries on Terence
on Virgil

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.

Other fragments

Asper is also quoted in the Scholia on Virgil, discovered by A. Mai. (Virgil. Interp. Vet. Mediol. 1818.)

Asper Junior

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.

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