Definition of Donatus

1. Noun. Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century).

Exact synonyms: Aelius Donatus
Generic synonyms: Grammarian, Syntactician



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Literary usage of Donatus

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Caecilian and Donatus the Great (who was now, at all events, bishop) were called to Milan, where Constantino heard both sides with great care. ..."

2. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
".ELIUS Donatus The only facts known about Donatus are that he flourished in ... He is the connecting link between Horace and Dante; Donatus is the last of ..."

3. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"FILIUS Donatus The only facts known about Donatus are that he flourished in the middle of the fourth century, A. »., and that he was the teacher of St. ..."

4. The Invention of Printing: A Collection of Facts and Opinions Descriptive of by Theodore Low De Vinne (1878)
".The Donatus a Relic of the Past... Shows the Retrogressive Tendencies of the teachers of the Period.. .The Pettiness of all Block-Books. ..."

5. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Novatianus, Allan Menzies (1868)
"EPISTLE I. TO Donatus. ARGUMENT.— Cyprian had promised Donatus that he would have a discourse with him concerning things divine, and now being reminded of ..."

6. The Arts Course at Medieval Universities: With Special Reference to Grammar by Louis John Paetow (1910)
"Donatus was a teacher of grammar in Rome about 350 AD He wrote two ... Donatus and Priscian had at times been modified and adapted to the needs and ideals ..."

7. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1909)
"We infer from this that he had before him the annotations of both Donatus and Servius, and that he designed producing a work differing from theirs in scope ..."

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