Agellius, or Agelli, Antonio

Agellius, or Agelli, Antonio an Italian bishop, was born at Sorrento in 1532. An account of him will be found in the letters of Peter Morin (Paris, 1675). He was remarkable for his extensive knowledge of languages. He died at Acerno in 1608. His works are:

1. A Commentary on the Psalms and Canticles (Rome, 1606, fol.);

2. A Commentary on the Book of Lamentations, taken from the Greek writers and translated (Rome, 1589, 4to);

3. A Commentary on the Book of Proverbs (Verona, 1649, fol.);

4. A Commentary on Habakkuk (Antwerp, 1697, 8vo).

He was employed by Gregory XIII upon the beautiful Greek edition of the Septuagint, published at Rome, and was a member of the institution of persons called Scholastici, who were charged with the office of superintending the printing establishment of the Vatican. — Landon, Eccl. Dict. s.v.

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