Vacca

Vacca

Vacca was a sixth century grammarian who studied and commented on the works of Lucan. Little is known of Vacca other than he wrote Vita Lucani (Life of Lucan), which is not to be confused with Suetonius' Vita Lucani.

Vacca's commentaries were used in medieval study of Lucan. Though he is not named, evidence of Vacca's writing appears in the tenth century works Commenta Bernensia and Adnotationes super Lucanum.

Vacca's Life of Lucan gives sole accounts of many of Lucan's lost works as well as accounts of the feud between Lucan and Nero, which agrees with Tacitus' and contradicts Suetonius'

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