Aulus Gellius (Gellius Aulus)( Roman writer and scholar)
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Gellius, Aulus; Gellius, Aulus, II in n. e., a Roman writer and scholar. First, he studied in Rome at the grammar Apollinaria Sidonia and speaker Anthony Julian. Listened to the pediment, and a strong influence on him has Favorin. Even before 165 g. arrived in Athens, where he remained for a year and met Gerod attic. In Athens, Mr.. begin processing the collected notes on the long Latin and Greek authors, devoting to this task the long winter evenings. Hence the name issued approximately. 169 g. collection Attic Nights (Noktes Atticae). It includes 20 books, except books VIII and several passages in the early and late works, other books were not kept. The rich material from different areas of knowledge - philosophy, ethics, literature, grammar, etymology, textual analysis, history, rhetoric, law - G. presents a free sequence. Wanting to interest the reader, he often changes the subject, and submit their findings in the form of dialogues. Among the 275 cited authors (most willingly, he cites the period of the writers of the republic), most of his knowledge on to other sources. However, this does not diminish the value of the work, containing many fragments of lost works and a huge amount of antique information. Nights used Nonny Marcellus and Macrobius, never called with the name G.