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Clodius Turrinus  

John Wight Duff and M. Winterbottom

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Mar 2016
A well-born Spanish declaimer, close friend of L. *Annaeus Seneca (1) (see esp. Controv. 10 pref. 14–16). His eloquence suffered from his cautious adherence to the doctrines of ... More

closure  

Deborah Roberts

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Dec 2015
Closure, the sense of finality or conclusiveness at the end of a work or some part of it. In addition to the basic fulfilment of expectations raised by particular texts, some ancient genres show ... More

color  

John Wight Duff and M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Color (Gk. chrōma), ‘colour’ was used generally of cast or complexion of style. But in *declamation it took on a specialized sense of the ‘gloss’ put on a case argued in a controversia, ... More

Columella, Lucius Iunius Moderatus  

M. Stephen Spurr

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Dec 2015
Lucius Iunius Moderatus Columella (cf. CIL 9. 235) fl. 50 ce, b. *Gades in Spain (Rust. 8. 16. 9; 10. 185) author of the most systematic extant Roman agricultural manual (written c.60–5 ce) in twelve ... More

comedy, Latin  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Jul 2015
This term has come to be synonymous with fabula*palliata, since the palliatae of *Plautus and *Terence are the only complete Latin comedies to have survived from antiquity. But there were other types ... More

Cominianus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016
Early 4th cent. ce grammarian whose lost handbook (ars), compiled for school use, was excerpted by *Charisius and exploited (directly or indirectly) by other writers on grammar (e.g. ... More

Commentariolum petitionis  

Jonathan G. F. Powell

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Dec 2015
An essay in epistolary form, c. 5,000 words, on the technique of electioneering, purporting to be addressed by Q. *Tullius Cicero (1) to his brother Marcus*Tullius Cicero (1) on the occasion of the ... More

Commodianus  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Dec 2015
Christian Latin poet, probably from 3rd-cent. Africa, but assigned by some to the 4th or 5th cent. and to other locations; perhaps of Syrian origin. In the Instructiones, 80 short poems ... More

communes loci  

M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Communes loci (Gk. koinoi topoi), ‘common places’. Traced back as far as *Gorgias (1) and *Protagoras by *Cicero (Brut.46–7), they were ‘arguments that can be transferred to many cases’ (Cic. Inv. ... More

Consentius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
Consentius (probably 5th cent. ce), grammatical authority of senatorial rank (perhaps from Gaul), whose extant treatises De nomine et verbo (On noun and verb) and De barbarismis et metaplasmis (On ... More

Consolatio ad Liviam  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Dec 2015
Consolatio ad Liviam, a poem of condolence in 474 elegiac lines, addressed to *Livia Drusilla, wife of Augustus, on the death of her son Nero *Claudius Drusus on campaign in ... More

consolation  

J. H. D. Scourfield

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Dec 2015
The practice of offering words of consolation to those afflicted by grief is reflected in the earliest Greek poetry (e.g. Hom. Il. 24. 507–51). Later, under the twin influences of rhetoric and ... More

contaminatio  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Contaminatio, a word used by modern scholars to express the procedure of *Terence (and perhaps *Plautus) in incorporating material from another Greek play into the primary play which he was adapting. ... More

Cornelius Fronto, Marcus, c. 95–c. 166 CE  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

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Mar 2016
Marcus Cornelius Fronto, orator, *suffect consul July–August 142; born at *Cirta (Constantine) in *Numidia; completed his education in Rome; a leading advocate under *Hadrian, he was appointed tutor ... More

Cornelius Gallus, Gaius  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
Gaius Cornelius Gallus, said (not altogether reliably; see below) to have been born 70/69 bce at *Forum Iulii, by which modern Fréjus is probably meant. In 43 he appears at Rome as a mutual ... More

Cornelius Nepos  

J. C. Rolfe, Gavin B. Townend, and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Cornelius Nepos, the earliest extant biographer in Latin, lived c.110–24 bce. From Cisalpine Gaul, by 65 bce he was living in Rome and moving in literary circles: he corresponded with *Cicero and ... More

Cornelius Severus, Augustan epic poet  

Edward Courtney

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Mar 2016
*Quintilian (Inst. 10. 1. 89) praises the quality of the first book of his poem on the Sicilian War of 38–36 bce. The poem about kings which his friend *Ovid (Pont. 4. 16. 9; cf. 4. 2. 1) ... More

Cornificius, Quintus  

Theodore John Cadoux and Robin Seager

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Mar 2016
Quintus Cornificius, of recent senatorial family, was an orator and poet and a friend of *Catullus and *Cicero (cf. Catull. 38. 1, Cic.Fam. 12. 17–30). He wrote a lost *epyllionGlaucus. As quaestor ... More

Cosconius, Quintus  

R. A. Kaster

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Mar 2016

Quintus Cosconius (early 1st cent. bce), wrote on law, language, and literary history. His works are lost.

Cremutius Cordus, Aulus  

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Barbara Levick

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Mar 2016
Aulus Cremutius Cordus, the historian, writing under *Augustus (Suet.Tib. 61. 3) and *Tiberius, treated the period from the Civil Wars to at least 18 bce (Suet. Aug. 35. 2). Refusing to ... More

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