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Annaeus Cornutus, Lucius  

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

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Mar 2016
Annaeus Cornutus, Lucius, Stoic philosopher, grammarian, and rhetorician whose pupils included *Lucan and *Persius (who honoured him in Sat. 5, and whose Satires he reportedly revised after the ... More

Aristius Fuscus, Marcus  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
Friend of *Horace and addressee of Ode 1. 22 and Epist. 1. 10; also mentioned in Sat. 1. 9. 60 ff. and 1. 10. 83. Said by *Pomponius Porphyrio to have been an eminent *grammaticus and an author of ... More

Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations  

R. B. Rutherford

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Jul 2015
Aurelius, Marcus, Marcus is most famous for a work his subjects never saw, the intimate notebook in which he recorded (in Greek) his own reflections on human life and the ways of the gods, perhaps ... More

Boethius, Musical writings  

Andrew Barker

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Mar 2016
Boethius' Institutio musica, mainly paraphrased from Greek sources, deploys Pythagorean harmonics (see pythagoras), within the quadrivium, to promote understanding of music's extraordinary powers. ... More

education, Roman  

J. V. Muir

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Dec 2015
There is very little reliable evidence bearing upon formal education in the early period. Education was then certainly centred on the family and was probably based upon apprenticeship supervised by ... More

friendship, ritualized  

G. Herman

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Dec 2015
Friendship, ritualized (or guest-friendship), a bond of trust, imitating kinship and reinforced by rituals, generating affection and obligations between individuals belonging to separate social ... More

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)  

Peta G. Fowler and Don P. Fowler

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Mar 2016
Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), Epicurean poet (see epicurus), author of the De rerum natura (DRN), ‘On the Nature of Things’ (c.94–55 or 51 bce ?). We know less about the life of Lucretius than ... 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

Volumnius, Publius  

M. T. Griffin

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Dec 2015
A philosopher who accompanied *Brutus in his campaign against the triumvirs (see triumviri). He recorded, perhaps in a biography, prodigies (see portents) which preceded Brutus' last ... More

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