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. ...
'AELIUSHERODIANUS, 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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