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- n. An epitomist
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An epitomist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An epitomizer.
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This statement is freely taken for granted three centuries afterwards by Urne in the first edition of the book (1514), but is not traced further back than an epitomator, who wrote more than 200 years after Saxo's death.
The epitomator of Livy (lxvii.) says in carcere necatus est.
The epitomator of Livy (lix.) speaks of him as "Eumenis filius".
The loss of Livy's second decade cannot of itself be an explanation; such an event is just what an epitomator would have seized on, yet there is no trace of it in the surviving epitomes, nor in any other author who may have had Livy before him.
"Grammaticus" ever since the epitomator of 1431 headed his compilation with the words, "A certain notable man of letters (" grammaticus "), a