Aurelius Opillus

R. A. Kaster

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

Published online December 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199381135 | DOI:

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Aurelius (RE 176) Opillus, a freedman who taught philosophy, rhetoric, and grammar, and accompanied P. *Rutilius Rufus into exile at Smyrna (Suet. Gram. 6). He was cited by *Varro and *Verrius Flaccus as an authority, especially on Plautine diction; his (lost) works included a nine-book miscellany (The Muses) and a catalogue (Pinax) of the plays doubtfully attributed to *Plautus.

Article.  117 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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