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(163 words)

Roman nomen gentile, recorded from the 2nd cent. BC onwards (AE 1997,283; Schulze, 160).

[German version]

[1] Recitator, 2nd cent. BC

Roman recitator of the 2nd cent. BC, who recited the Annales of Ennius [1] to large crowds on particular days (Suet. Gramm. 2) and who was understood in later times as a grammarian. Obtaining a textual edition from the Anecdoton Parisinum (GL 7,534) by conjecture on the name is problematic.


HLL 1, § 38.

[German version]

[2] Legate, fel…

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Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt) and Bartels, Jens (Bonn), “Vargunteius”, 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 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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