Verrius Flaccus, Marcus

Verrius Flaccus, Marcus

(mär`kəs vĕr`ēəs flăk`əs), fl. 20 B.C., Roman grammarian. A freedman, he was appointed by Augustus to educate his grandsons and died at an advanced age during the reign of Tiberius. Of his numerous works, only one, his treatise De verborum significatu [on the meaning of words], survives, in an abridgment by Sextus Pompeius FestusFestus
(Sextus Pompeius Festus), fl. some time between A.D. 100 and 400, Roman lexicographer; his surviving work, On the Meaning of Words, is an abridgment of the lost glossary of Marcus Verrius Flaccus.
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