Verrius Flaccus, Marcus
, fl. 20 B.C.
, Roman grammarian. A freedman, he was appointed by Augustus to educate his grandsons and died at an advanced age during the reign of Tiberius. Of his numerous works, only one, his treatise De verborum significatu
[on the meaning of words], survives, in an abridgment by Sextus Pompeius Festus
. This work is a source of information about Latin grammar and Roman literature, customs, and myths.
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