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date: 03 December 2020

Albucius Silus, Gaiuslocked

  • M. Winterbottom

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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.).

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