Aulus Gellius

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aulus gellius

Latin author remembered for his miscellany Noctes Atticae ("Attic Nights"), in which many fragments of lost works are preserved. Written in Athens to beguile the winter evenings, the work is an interesting source on the state of knowledge and scholarship of his time. Both in Rome, where he studied literature and rhetoric, and in Athens, where he studied philosophy, Gellius' teachers and friends included many distinguished men, anecdotes about whom he included in his book.

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aulus gellius

Latin author remembered for his miscellany Noctes Atticae ("Attic Nights"), in which many fragments of lost works are preserved. Written in Athens to beguile the winter evenings, the work is an interesting source on the state of knowledge and scholarship of his time. Both in Rome, where he studied literature and rhetoric, and in Athens, where he studied philosophy, Gellius' teachers and friends included many distinguished men, anecdotes about whom he included in his book.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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