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.

Notes:
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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