This paper addresses the flamboyant fifth- or sixth-century grammarian Pompeius, one of the teachers Kaster brought to life in Guardians. Zago discusses the prologue to his Commentum artis Donati, which has only recently been published in full, and the attitude he reveals toward earlier grammarians through his use of the words antiquus and squalidus. Earlier occurrences of these words in rhetorical and grammatical contexts are surveyed. Consistent with this attitude, Pompeius sometimes makes concession to ways that contemporary usage has changed with respect to classical usage.

Antiquus = squalidus? Pompeius' Attitude Towards Antiquity

Zago Anna
2023-01-01

Abstract

This paper addresses the flamboyant fifth- or sixth-century grammarian Pompeius, one of the teachers Kaster brought to life in Guardians. Zago discusses the prologue to his Commentum artis Donati, which has only recently been published in full, and the attitude he reveals toward earlier grammarians through his use of the words antiquus and squalidus. Earlier occurrences of these words in rhetorical and grammatical contexts are surveyed. Consistent with this attitude, Pompeius sometimes makes concession to ways that contemporary usage has changed with respect to classical usage.
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