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PUPILLUS ORBILIUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 164 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PUPILLUS ORBILIUS, a Latin grammarian of the 1st century A.D., who had a school at Rome, where the poet Horace was one of his pupils. Horace (Epistles, ii.) criticizes his old school-master and describes him as plagosus (a flogger), and Orbilius has become proverbial as a disciplinarian pedagogue.
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