was a Latin author and grammarian of the second century AD.
This came about when the Roman Aulus Gellius
, author of Attic Nights, "coined the term classicus" to label the exemplary authors of antiquity (CT 15).
Chrysippus' account of human action in Aulus Gellius
, Noctes atticae, 7.
The Roman law on debt, according to the first-century legal historian, Aulus Gellius
, ruled that a debtor unable to pay his bond would be imprisoned for a period of sixty days, after which rime he could be condemned to death and/or his body quartered and distributed among the creditors if they so wished.
The Worlds of Aulus Gellius
, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 223-245.
133) Titus Livius (134) also uses the word "nation" in his famous Ab Urbe condita to refer to nationes Histrorum et Illyiorum, as does Aulus Gellius
a century later, in his Attic Nights, (135) along with many other classical authors.
of Oklahoma) has excerpted the collection of observations by ancient Roman nobleman Aulus Gellius
to serve as a grammar text for second-year Latin classrooms.
The balance of invention and tradition from the epistle to Arguijo ("ni es bien escribir por terminos tan inauditos") recurs in Lope's criticism of Gongora's excessive obscurity and ambiguity, which is best exemplified by his citation of Aulus Gellius
who condemns words that are nova, incognita and inaudita:
Other sources: Marcus Aurelius: 'what I learned from Fronto'; Dio Cassius; Artemidorus; Aulus Gellius
in his Noctes Atticae records that Cato the Elder in his work Origins, which we now possess only in fragments, made one of the earliest comparisons of a battle subsequent to the one at Thermopylae.
Two centuries later, the Latin writer Aulus Gellius
mentions (using the Greek words) the tradition that Aristotle had two forms of teachings, exoterika and akroatika, and he transliterates these into Latin:
After all, "classicus" in Latin properly means "to do with the fleet"--it wasn't used in the modern literary sense until the 2nd Century AD scholar Aulus Gellius
, contemporary of Hadrian.