Remigius of Auxerre

Remigius Of Auxerre

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Remigius (Remi) of Auxerre (ca. 841 – 908) was a Benedictine monk during the Carolingian period, a teacher of Latin grammar, and a prolific author of commentaries on classical Greek and Latin texts. He is also accredited with collecting and compiling other early medieval thinkers' commentaries on these works."Un commento del commento", according to C. Marchese, "Gli scoliasti di Persico" Rivita di Filologia39'-40 (1911-12), noted by J. P. Elder, "A Mediaeval Cornutus on Persius" Speculum 22.2 (April 1947, pp. 240-248), p 240, note; 243f.

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Remigius, likely born in Burgundy,Cora E. Lutz, ed. Remigii Autissiodorensis commentum in Martianum Capellam, (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1962), p. 1. was a disciple of Lupus of Ferrières and Heiric of Auxerre (d. 876), who was himself a disciple of Johannes Scotus Eriugena. He also borrowed heavily in his commentaries from the Irish teacher Dunchad of Reims, Eriugena, Sedulius Scottus, and Martinus Hiberniensis. "Usually, in accordance with Gresham's law of scholarship, Remigius' commentaries ultimately drove from the field those from which he had so generously borrowed," J. P. Elder has remarked.J. P. Elder, "A Mediaeval Cornutus on...
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