Tiberius Claudius Donatus

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Tiberius Claudius Donatus was a Roman Latin grammarian of whom a single work is known, the Interpretationes Vergilianae, a commentary to Virgil.[1] He is thought to have flourished in the 430s.[2] His work, rediscovered in 1438, proved popular in the early modern age; 55 editions of this book were printed between 1488 and 1599.[3] However, it is almost certainly the case that Donatus wrote very little if any of this commentary, which other texts confirm to be the commentary on the Aeneid written by Suetonius (c. 70 - 130 A.D.).[4]


  1. ^ Sarah Amile Landis; Robert Gary Babcock (2009). A New Manuscript of Tiberius Claudius Donatus at UNC-Chapel Hill. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
  2. ^ Christopher Michael McDonough; Richard E. Prior; Mark Stansbury (2004). Servius' Commentary on Book Four of Virgil's Aeneid: An Annotated Translation. Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers. pp. 18–. ISBN 978-0-86516-514-4. 
  3. ^ David Scott Wilson-Okamura, Virgil in the Renaissance, CUP, 2010, p. 32
  4. ^ http://virgil.org/vitae/