Priscianus Caesariensis (Priscian of Caesarea) (fl. 500-530) was a Latin grammarian best known as the author of Institutes of Grammar, the standard textbook for the study of Latin in the Middle Ages. He was born in Caesarea, modern Cherchell in Algeria. It was then capital of the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis, which during Priscian's life was part of the Vandalic Kingdom. He is reported to have taught Latin in Constantinople. Known dates to his works are scarcePriscian's works were committed to print in 1470, but the inclusion of his translation of Dionysius Periegetes in a geographical work, rather than grammatical, did not occur until the 1482 edition of Pomponius Mela.

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