Aelius Donatus


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Noun1.Aelius Donatus - Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century)Aelius Donatus - Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century)
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30) Here De' Sommi cites a theory of comedy commonly accepted by Renaissance theorists, based on the writings of Horace, Cicero and Aelius Donatus, which emphasized the moral and didactic aspects of comedy.
Aelius Donatus, according to Servius, interpreted the death as being that of Euryalus and Nisus.
The late-antique grammarian Aelius Donatus wrote a comprehensive commentary on Terence's plays some time around 350CE, and large fragments of this were preserved in a few manuscripts as marginal notes.