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Carmen de bello Aegyptiaco (or Actiaco)  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
The title given to a poem of which 52 more or less complete hexameters in eight columns and a number of fragments survive on PHerc. 817, published in 1809 by Ciampitti and attributed by him and many ... More

Carmen de figuris  

Otto Skutsch and M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Anonymous Latin poem (c.400 ce), dedicated to *Arusianus Messius, and describing figures of speech in 186 hexameters. Three lines are devoted to each figure, defining it and giving one or two ... More

Carmen Priami  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Carmen Priami (‘The Song of Priam’), a poem in *Saturnian verse, of which *Varro, Ling. 7. 28 quotes one line; an archaizing composition, apparently written after and in ... More

Carmen Saliare  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

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Dec 2015
Carmen Saliare or Carmina Saliaria, the ancient hymn(s) of the *Salii in *Saturnian verse, unintelligible (Hor. Epist. 2. 1. 85–6; Quint. Inst. 1. 6. 40) despite commentaries ... More

Cassiodorus, Roman magistrate, author of political and religious works, c. 485–c. 580 CE  

M. Shane Bjornlie

Cassiodorus was a prominent participant in the political, intellectual, and religious life of 6th-century ce Italy, and a learned scholar of the classical and Christian traditions. As a ... More

Cassius Severus  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Some thought he marked a turning-point in Roman oratory (Tac. Dial. 19). A vivid picture is painted by the elder Seneca (Controv. 3 pref.). He was exiled on a charge of *maiestas under Augustus and ... More

Catullus (1), Gaius Valerius, Roman poet  

Julia Haig Gaisser

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Mar 2016
He was born to a distinguished and wealthy family of *Verona around 84 bce and died after 54, probably in Rome. His dates are incorrectly reported in the Chronicle of Jerome as 87 to 58, but Jerome's ... More

Catullus (2), writer of mime  

Elaine Fantham

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Dec 2015
Writer of *mime in or before the mid-1st cent. ce (Juv. 8. 185 ff., 13. 111; Mart. 5. 30. 3) whose lost works include Phasma (‘The Ghost’), called clamosum (‘noisy’) by Juvenal, and Laureolus, the ... More

cento, Latin  

Stephen Harrison

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Mar 2016
The extant Latin tradition of cento (the replication and combination of verse lines from a previous text to make a new work) largely uses the hexameter poems of Virgil, familiar to all educated ... More

Cestius Pius, Lucius, Augustan rhetor  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
Lucius Augustanrhetor Cestius Pius, from *Smyrna. He is frequently cited by the elder *Seneca, who comments on his outspoken wit. He was once flogged by Cicero's son (M. *Tullius Cicero ... More

character  

Christopher Gill

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Dec 2015
Character, in English, is a broad, non-technical term, which suggests an interest in recognizing patterns in human behaviour, and in analysing the psychological structures underlying these patterns. ... More

Charisius, Flavius Sosipater  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Flavius Charisius (late 4th cent. ce), compiled an Ars grammatica in five books (ed. K. Barwick, 1925), juxtaposing passages of basic school grammar with excerpts from more learned sources ... More

Cincius Alimentus, Lucius, Roman senator and historian  

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Lucius Cincius Alimentus, Roman senator and historian, was praetor in Sicily in 210/9 bce, and was captured by Hannibal (Livy 21. 38. 3). His history of Rome, written in Greek, set the foundation of ... More

Ciris  

R. O. A. M. Lyne and Niklas Holzberg

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Dec 2015
A poem from the *Appendix Vergiliana. It is generally thought to be un-Virgilian; it contains many echoes of *Virgil and *Ovid. Its story is that of *Scylla (2), daughter of *Nisus (1), ... More

Claudian, poet, b. c. 370 CE  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Dec 2015
A native of Egypt, he came to Italy c.394 and, turning from Greek to Latin, made an immediate impact in Rome with a verse *panegyric praising his young patrons, Olybrius and Probinus, as they entered ... More

Claudius Atticus Herodes (2), Tiberius, 'Herodes Atticus'  

Ewen Bowie and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Tiberius (Lucius Vibullius Hipparchus Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes) Claudius Atticus Herodes (2), ‘Herodes Atticus’ (c. 101–77 ce), celebrated Athenian sophist and benefactor of Greek cities, ... More

Claudius Balbillus, Tiberius, Roman tribunus militum and author, 43 CE  

Howard Hayes Scullard and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Probably a son of Tiberius *Claudius Thrasyllus and shared his astrological lore. (See astrology.) He was ADC (praefectus fabrum, see fabri) to *Claudius and tribune of Legio XX in the invasion of ... More

Cledonius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Cledonius (5th cent. ce), grammarian of senatorial rank at Constantinople, where he wrote a treatise (Keil, Gramm. Lat. 5. 9–79) on the Ars minor and Ars maior of Aelius *Donatus (1). The work ... More

Cloatius Verus, Augustan lexicographer and antiquarian  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Augustan lexicographer and antiquarian who wrote on the meanings of Greek words and on Latin words derived from Greek. He is probably the ‘Cloatius’ whom *Verrius Flaccus cites (with L. ... More

Clodius Quirinalis, Publius  

M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016

Publius Clodius Quirinalis, from Arelate (mod. Arles) in Gaul, said by *Jerome to have taught rhetoric at Rome c. ce 44.

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