Jens-Olaf Lindermann, "Echt oder unecht? Frontin als gromatischer Autor aus der Sicht der Philologie", in: eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Volume 5 (2016), 18–45


Four gromatic texts, written by a certain Iulius Frontinus, are usually ascribed to Sextus Iulius Frontinus. However, neither the texts themselves nor their tradition indicate this assumption. The article therefore investigates this uncertain authorship taking into account the textual tradition and the reception in later gromatic texts. It becomes apparent that the author of the examined texts is not identical with the author of “de aquaeductu urbis Romae”.

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Gerd Graßhoff and Michael Meyer (Eds.), eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Volume 5 (2016), Berlin: Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi