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Tullius Cicero, Marcus, works on rhetoric, the famous orator Cicero  

Jonathan G. F. Powell

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Jul 2015
(a)De inventione, written in Cicero's youth, is a treatise on some techniques of rhetorical argument, which has a close resemblance to parts of the anonymous *Rhetorica ad Herennium (once falsely ... More

Tullius Cicero, Marcus, poems, the famous orator Cicero  

Jonathan G. F. Powell

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Jul 2015
Cicero early acquired a reputation as a bad poet on the basis of two lines from his autobiographical compositions, ‘o fortunatam natam me consule Romam’ (‘O happy Rome, born in my consulship’) and ... More

Tullius Cicero, Marcus, letters, the famous orator Cicero  

Jonathan G. F. Powell

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Jul 2015
Cicero's surviving correspondence is an invaluable collection of evidence for his biography, for the history of the time, and for Roman social life. The sixteen books Ad familiares were ... More

Tullius Laurea  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016

Tullius Laurea, one of Cicero's *freedmen, wrote an epigram on a hot spring at a villa of Cicero (Plin. HN 31. 7–8) and some Greek epigrams.

Turnus (1), Italian hero  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Mar 2016
Turnus (1), Italian hero, in *Virgil son of Daunus and the *nymph Venilia and brother of the nymph Juturna; the Greek tradition calls him ‘Tyrrhenus’, suggesting an *Etruscan link (Dion. ... More

Turnus (2), Roman satirist  

Mario Citroni

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Mar 2016
Turnus (2), satirist of the time of *Domitian, popular in his own time (Mart. 7. 97. 8) and frequently mentioned later (Rut. Namat. 1. 603–4; Sid. Apoll. Carm. 9. 266; Lydus, Mag. 1. 41). ... More

Turpilius, d. 103 BCE  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Mar 2016
Turpilius (died old, 103 bce, according to Jerome), author of fabulae palliatae. Thirteen titles and some 200 lines survive; the titles are all Greek (several from *Menander (1)), and there are no ... More

Tūtĭcānus  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
Tūtĭcānus, a boyhood friend of *Ovid, who cannot fit his name into verse without the playful scansions of Pont. 4. 12. 10–11; cf. 4. 14. He seems to have translated the Phaeacia episode ... More

Tuticius Proculus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Tuticius Proculus, Latin grammarian from *Sicca Veneria and teacher of Marcus *Aurelius, who honoured him with a proconsulate (SHA M. Ant. 2. 3, 5; on the nomen, not ‘Eutychius’, Birley, ... More

Vagellius, Lucius  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016

Lucius Vagellius, *suffect consul between 44 and 46 ce; some of his verses are quoted by his friend L. *Annaeus Seneca(2). He may be the stupid orator of Juvenal 13. 119 and 16. 23.

Valerius Aedituus  

Mario Citroni

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Mar 2016
Valerius Aedituus, author of two erotic epigrams quoted by *Gellius 19. 9 alongside others by *Lutatius Catulus(1) and *Porcius Licinus, with whom he must have been contemporary (end of the 2nd cent. ... More

Valerius Cato, Publius  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
Publius Valerius Cato, *grammaticus and poet, born in (Cisalpine?) Gaul probably c.90 bce (see gaul (cisalpine)). Almost all of our knowledge of him comes from Suetonius (Gram.11) and nothing has ... More

Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, Gaius, author of Argonautica  

Denis Feeney

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Mar 2016
Gaius Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, the Roman poet Valerius Flaccus, author of the Argonautica, an epic poem on the voyage of *Jason(1) and the *Argonauts to *Colchis in search of the Golden ... More

Valerius Probus, Marcus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Grammarian from *Berytus (mod. Beirut) who flourished under the Flavians, devoting himself especially to the study of republican authors (Suet.Gram.24): sources indicate his interest in (e.g.) ... More

Valerius Soranus, Quintus, scholar and poet  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Scholar and poet, and probably the tribunus plebis (82 bce? see tribuni plebis) put to death for speaking the secret name of Rome (MRR 2. 68, cf. 3. 214). His younger contemporary *Cicero refers to ... More

Valgius Rufus  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
Valgius (RE 7) Rufus, *suffect consul 12 bce, was respected as a literary judge by *Horace (Sat. 1. 10. 82), who wrote Carmina 2. 9 to console him for the loss of his puer delicatus ... More

Vallius Syriacus  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Vallius Syriacus, declaimer. He was taught by the easygoing *Theodorus(3) (Sen.Controv. 2. 1. 36). Tiberius put him to death in ce 30 as a friend of *Asinius Gallus (Cass. Dio 58. 3. 7). ... More

Vargunteius, Quintus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Quintus Vargunteius, gave recitations of *Ennius' Annals to large crowds. Like *Octavius Lampadio, he allegedly was influenced by *Crates(3) of Mallus, in the second half of the 2nd cent. ... More

Varius Rufus, Augustan poet  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
An Augustan poet, friend of *Virgil (Catal. 7, Ecl. 9. 35) and member with him, P. *Quinctilius Varus, and *Plotius Tucca of an Epicurean group (Probus, Vit. Verg.) referred to by *Philodemus. He was ... More

vates  

Peta G. Fowler and Don P. Fowler

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Mar 2016
Vates, ‘prophet’, ‘seer’, used by *Ennius as an insulting term for his predecessors (Ann. fr. 207 Skutsch) became by the Augustan period a central term for the inspired poet with an ... More

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