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Aelius Herodianus (c. AD 180-250) was a Greek grammarian in ancient Rome, in the time of Marcus Aurelius. This article is about grammar from a linguistic perspective. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that existed in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East between 753 BC and its downfall in AD 476. ... Marcus Aurelius alabaster bust. ...

The son of Apollonius Dyscolus, he was born in Alexandria. From preserved fragments, his work seems to have concentrated on accentuation, or the relative stress on words' individual syllables. He moved to Rome where he produced his General Prosody, dedicated to Marcus Aurelius. Other works included an Atticist lexicon called the Philhetaerus and a study of anomalous words. Apollonius Dyscolus (fl. ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport (This template has been listed for deletion) Located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, Alexandria (in Arabic, الإسكندرية, transliterated al-ʼIskandariyyah) is the chief seaport in Egypt, and that countrys second largest city, and the capital of the... Marcus Aurelius alabaster bust. ... Atticism literally means favouring the Athenians. ...

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Herodianus - LoveToKnow 1911 (312 words)
HERODIANUS, Greek historian, flourished during the third century A.D. He is supposed to have been a Syrian Greek.
His style, modelled on that of Thucydides and unreservedly praised by Photius, is on the whole pure, though somewhat rhetorical and showing a fondness for Latinisms.
Extensive use has been made of Herodianus by later chroniclers, especially the "Scriptores historiae Augustae" and John of Antioch.
Aelius Herodianus - LoveToKnow 1911 (188 words)
'AELIUS HERODIANUS, called O TEXvLKOS, Alexandrian grammarian, flourished in the 2nd century A.D. He early took up his residence at Rome, where he enjoyed the patronage of Marcus Aurelius (161-180), to whom he dedicated his great treatise on prosody.
Herodianus also wrote numerous grammatical treatises, of which only one has come down to us in a complete form (IIepi µovr t pous Wews, on peculiar style), articles on exceptional or anomalous words.
Herodianus enjoyed a great reputation as a grammarian, and Priscian styles him "maximus auctor artis grammaticae." The best edition is by A. Lentz, Herodiani Technici reliquiae (1867-1870); a supplementary volume is included in Uhling's Corpus grammaticorum Graecorum; for further bibliographical information see W. Christ, Geschichte der griechischen Literatur (1898).
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