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Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius Asconius, Roman politician and poet, c. 26–102 CE  

Denis Feeney

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Mar 2016
Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus (c. 26–102 ce), Roman politician and poet, author of the Punica, an *epic of 17 books on the Second *Punic War, at over 12,000 lines the longest poem in ... More

silva  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

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Mar 2016
Silva (pluralsilvae), properly woodland, undergrowth, uncultivated land, or a wooded hill-slope (used in Italy for pasture, hence symbolic of pastoral poetry), metaphorically denotes profuse variety ... More

Sinnius Capito  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Sinnius Capito, a younger contemporary of *Varro whose scholarly writings—a treatise on syllables, Epistulae (with grammatical discussions), and antiquarian works—were used by *Verrius ... More

Sinon  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Mar 2016
Sinon, character in literature and mythology, a Greek who claimed falsely to have deserted from the Greek forces at *Troy and who inveigled the Trojans into taking the Trojan Horse inside the walls ... More

speech presentation  

Andrew J. W. Laird

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Mar 2016
The rhēsis (a formally constructed monologue in direct discourse) is the most frequent way of presenting the speech of characters in Greek and Roman literature. Rhēseis are prevalent in ... More

sphragis  

Deborah Roberts

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Mar 2016
Sphragis, literally seal or signet, a motif in which an author names or otherwise identifies himself or herself, especially at the beginning or end of a poem or collection of poems. This modern ... More

Statius, Publius Papinius, Roman poet  

Denis Feeney

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Roman Poet born between 45 ce and the early 50s in the distinctively Greek city of Naples (*Neapolis). Statius was the son of a man who had a glittering career first as a professional poet on the ... More

Stertinius, Stoic writer  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
A Stoic writer (See stoicism), alleged source in Hor.Sat. 2. 3 (see l. 296) said by [Helenius Acro] (on Hor.Epist. 1. 12. 20) to have written 220 books; the implication that these were in ... More

sublime  

Glenn W. Most and Gian Biagio Conte

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Mar 2016
Sublime (ὕψος Sublimitas), that quality of genius in great literary works which irresistibly delights, inspires, and overwhelms the reader.Although ancient rhetoric, in its theory of the three genera ... More

Sueius, poet  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
Probably contemporary with *Lucretius, wrote a pedantic Moretum showing some resemblances to the pseudo-Vergilian poem of that name (see appendix vergiliana), and other poems of uncertain ... More

Suetonius, Roman biographer, b. c. 70 CE  

Keith Bradley

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Mar 2016
Suetonius (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus) was the son of the equestrian (see equites, Imperial period) Suetonius Laetus, tribune (see tribuni militum) of Legio XIII (see legion) at *Bedriacum in 69 ce, ... More

Sulpicia (1), elegiac poet  

Laurel Fulkerson

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Dec 2015
Sulpicia (1), daughter or perhaps granddaughter of Servius Sulpicius Rufus, niece and ward of M. Valerius Messalla Corvinus. Her six short elegies, 3.13–18 (= 4.7–12) in the Tibullan collection (see ... More

Sulpicia (2), Latin poet  

Mario Citroni

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Dec 2015
Sulpicia (2), poet of the age of *Domitian. *Martial 10.38, which must have been written on her death (lines 12–14) after fifteen years of happy marriage, is to be dated between 94 and 98 ce. She ... More

Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius, 2nd cent. BCE  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Scholar; taught Aulus *Gellius and the emperor *Pertinax. He published discussions of learned questions in letter-form (now lost) and wrote metrical summaries (*periochae) of the plays of *Terence ... More

Sulpicius Camerinus  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015

Sulpicius Camerinus wrote a sequel to Homer's Iliad (Ovid, Pont. 4. 16. 19); if identical with the consul of 9 ce he was Quintus.

Sulpicius, Servius, Roman author  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015

Author of erotic poems (Ov. Tr. 2.441, Plin. Ep. 3.5.3).

Symphosius , 4th–5th century CE  

T.J. Leary

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Dec 2015
Symphosius, the preferred anglophone spelling of the form “Symposius” transmitted by the manuscripts, is generally taken as the name of the author of a collection of a hundred verse riddles which ... More

Tacitus(1), Roman historian  

R. H. Martin and A. J. Woodman

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Mar 2016
1. P.(?) Cornelius Tacitus was born between ce56 and 58. It is thought that his father was the equestrian *procurator of Belgica mentioned by *Pliny(1) the Elder (HN 7. 76) and that the family came ... More

Tauriscus (1), anomalist grammarian  

J. S. Rusten

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Mar 2016
Tauriscus (1), an anomalist grammarian, pupil of *Crates(3) of Mallus, first used τρόπος (trope) as contrasted with κυριολεξία (use of literal expressions): cf. Sextus EmpiricusAdversus ... More

Terence  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), the Roman playwright, author of fabulae palliatae in the 160s bce. The Life by *Suetonius records that he was born at Carthage, came to Rome as a slave in the ... More

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