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Donatus

(Aelius Donatus) (ē`lēəs dōnät`əs), fl. 4th cent. A.D., Roman grammarian; teacher of St. JeromeJerome, Saint
, c.347–420?, Christian scholar, Father of the Church, Doctor of the Church. He was born in Stridon on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia of Christian parents (although he was not baptized until 366); his Roman name was Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus.
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. His only well-known work, the Ars grammatica [elements of grammar], was throughout the Middle Ages the standard elementary Latin grammar.

Donatus

1. Auelius . 4th century ad, Latin grammarian, who taught Saint Jerome; his textbook Ars Grammatica was used throughout the Middle Ages
2. 4th century ad, bishop of Carthage; leader of the Donatists, a heretical Christian sect originating in N Africa in 311 ad