Priscianus Caesariensis (Priscian)
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b. in the latter half of the 5th cent AD in Caesarea (Mauretania);

d. in the first half of the 6th cent. AD;

important Latin grammarian and teacher of grammar in Constantinople.


The main focus of his written work was on grammar. Also extant are a poetic panegyric, and the Latin version of Dionysius [27] Periegetes’ didactic geographic poem.


Due to their importance in the educational system…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Priscianus Caesariensis (Priscian)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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