Probus, Marcus Valerius

(circa CE 70) A Roman grammarian who compiled a list of approximately 300 terms that were commonly mispronounced or misused during his day — sort of a Latin version of Fowler's Modern English Usage. He also included the corresponding "correct" forms.

1. The "incorrect" versions attracted the interest of modern linguists because they revealed trends in the spoken Latin of the time.
2. Click here to read Suetonius' brief biography of Probus.

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