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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 726 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ATILIUS FORTUNATIANUS, Latin grammarian, flourished in the 4th century A.D. He was the author of a treatise on metres, dedicated to one of his pupils, a youth of senatorial rank, who desired to be instructed in the Horatian metres. The manual opens with a discussion of the fundamental ideas of metre and the chief rules of prosody, and ends with a detailed analysis of the metres of Horace. The chief authorities used are Caesius Bassus and the Latin adaptation by Juba the grammarian of the Tixvn of Heliodorus. Fortunatianus being a common name in the African provinces, it is probable that the author was a countryman of Juba, Terentianus Maurus and Victorinus. Editions of the Ars in H. Keil, Grammatici Latini, vi., and separately by him (1885).

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