Sulpicius Cornelianus was a Roman rhetorician. He lived in the reign of the Roman Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. This puts him in the late 2nd century CE (Aurelius and Verus reigned from 161 to 180). Cornelianus acted as secretary (ab epistulis Graecis) to Marcus Aurelius.
It has been argued that Cornelianus is the author of a surviving treatise in Greek entitled Philetaerus (φιλέταιρος), which had previously been attributed to the great 2nd century grammarian Herodian. Herodian, too, was on good terms with Marcus Aurelius.
- Cf. Phrynichus p. 225 s.v. βασίλισσα, p. 379 s.v. τὰ πρόσωπα (ed. Christian Lobeck).
- Fronto Letters to his friends 1.4 (pp. 187, 237).
- S. Argyle 1989, "A new Greek grammarian", Classical Quarterly 39.2: 524-35.
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