Definition of Aelius Donatus
1. Noun. Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century).
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1. Isidore of Seville on the Pagan Gods (Origines VIII.11) by Katherine Nell Macfarlane (1980)
"... which may be that of Aelius Donatus.12 Fontaine is of the opinion that the text of Servius auctus had already been complied in Isidore's day and that he ..."
2. A History of Classical Scholarship by John Edwin Sandys (1906)
"... which includes references to the lost commentary by Aelius Donatus, who appears to have been deficient in knowledge and judgement 1 Amores, i 15—19, ..."
3. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1882)
"It may be observed by the way that the commentary of Aelius Donatus must have followed the same order as that observed in the additional scholia. ..."
4. A History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1873)
"Aelius Donatus' commentary on Terence (middle of the 4th century of the Christian era), valuable also on account of his quotations from the Greek originals, ..."
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