Albucius Silus, Gaius
- M. Winterbottom
Albucius Silus, Gaius, Augustan orator and teacher of rhetoric, from Novaria (Novara) in *Cisalpine Gaul. His life is summarized by Suetonius (Gram. et Rhet.30). The elder Seneca, who regarded him as one of the four outstanding declaimers of his day (see declamation), gives a vivid picture of a vulnerable personality (Controv. 7 pref.).