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Marcellus Nony (Nonius Marcellus)

( The Roman grammarian, lexicographer)

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Biography Marcellus Nony (Nonius Marcellus)
Nonny Marcellus; Nonius Marcellus, IV in. n. e., Roman grammarian, lexicographer. Place in South Africa. He is the author of the encyclopedic works of the Body of Knowledge (De compendiosa doctrina) in 20 books, of which the book disappeared XVI. In the product clearly draw the line between books on linguistic topics (kn. I-XII) and books on cultural (XIII-XX). The core part of the works are books of the first group, where they laid out in alphabetical order of articles revealing the importance of certain concepts, listed departure from the grammatical rules in declension, conjugation, etc.. with excerpts from the writings of authors of the republican period. The explanations in other books, supported by quotations from ancient authors, concerning the so-called realities: the terms related to weapons, ships, clothes, vessels, drinks. Lost to date book XVI talked about shoes. Kompilyatorsky nature of the work, mechanical Citation fragments and stereotypical language explanations suggest mediocrity of the author and philologist. But the lexical part is of great value, because it contains many passages from the archaic Roman literature, as poetry and prose, often from other sources not known. It is indispensable for the restoration of the author's text, . whose works are preserved fragmentarily, . especially to determine the sequence fragments, . and sometimes the reconstruction of the plot, . especially in the case of fragments of Roman tragedies, . comedy, . memes etc.,


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