He may have had a glimmering that some of them were absurd; and that Priscian with his reference to the Greek was a safer guide.
Much of the grammatical terminology, even of the present time, is derived from Priscian.
On the right of the cartoon is the figure of grammar; beneath is Priscian.
With much more probability may we consider as the author the well-known grammarian Priscian, who died about the year 528.
If advanced work was attempted, then Priscian would be studied and the works of “Christian authors” read.
He devoted special attention to the early Latin writers, and is highly spoken of by Priscian.
Regere, a mediaeval term not used in this sense by Priscian.
He was said to have despised even the great grammarians and logicians, Priscian, Donatus, and Bothius.
But the Institutiones grammaticae of Priscian, a contemporary of Cassiodorus, offered a mine of knowledge.
There exist thirteenth-century grammars which follow Priscian more closely than Alexander does.