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Porphyrio, Pomponius
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Early 3rd-cent. author of a commentary on Horace for use in schools (in the form of marginal glosses), perhaps from Africa (before Iulius [IV 19] Romanus, cf. Charisius p. 285,10 ff. Barwick); a short biography precedes the text. The function of the work forced P. to dispense with textual variants; the source citations may have been mediated by Helenius Acron's scholarly commentary. P. himself was not very interested in archaisms; instead he emphasized the contemporary distance from obsolete customs, and quite often cites Persius [2]. His glossed text was hande…

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Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Porphyrio, Pomponius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1005410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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