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Apicius  

Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
Apicius, proverbial cognomen of several Roman connoisseurs of luxury, especially in food, in particular M. Gavius Apicius (PIR2 G 91), notorious resident of the resort of *Minturnae in the Tiberian ... More

Apollonius (12), of Tyana  

Herbert Jennings Rose and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (12), of Tyana (ἈπολλώνιοςὁΤυανεύς), a Neo-pythagorean holy man (see neopythagoreanism), conceivably the L. Pompeius Apollonius of an inscription from *Ephesus (C. P. Jones in Demoen and ... More

Apollonius (14), fictional hero of ancient novel  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Apollonius (14), of Tyre, hero of an anonymous *novel, extant as the Latin Historia Apollonii Regis Tyrii (5th or 6th cent. ad); modern editors agree that it is preserved in three main and ... More

Appendix Vergiliana  

Alessandro Schiesaro

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Mar 2016
Appendix Vergiliana, a collection of Latin poems of varied provenance and genre traditionally ascribed to *Virgil. According to *Donatus (2) (whose source is *Suetonius) Virgil wrote in his youth ... More

Apuleius writer and orator, b. c. 125 CE  

Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Apuleius was born of prosperous parents (Apol. 23) at *Madaurus in Africa Proconsularis, and educated in Carthage, Athens, and Rome ( Flor. 18, 20, 16); at Athens he gained enough philosophy to be ... More

Aquila Romanus  

James Frederick Mountford and M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Aquila Romanus, perhaps of 3rd cent. ce, whose treatise On Figures of Thought and Speech survives. Its main source is a Greek work by Alexander Numenius (preserved in epitome), but it ... More

Aquillius  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015

Aquillius or Aquilius, supposed Latin author of Boeotia, a fabula*palliata which Varro attributed to Plautus.

Aratea  

Edward Courtney

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Dec 2015
Latin poems translated from *Aratus (1) (his work was sometimes divided into Phaenomena and Diosemeiai) by the following. (1)P. *Terentius Varro Atacinus. ... More

Arellius Fuscus  

M. Winterbottom

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Dec 2015
Augustan teacher of rhetoric, perhaps from Asia Minor. The elder *Seneca, who thought him one of the four best declaimers of his day (see declamation), was critical of his uneven style (Controv. 2 ... More

argumentum  

Peter G. M. Brown

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Dec 2015
An account of the background to the plot of a play, in *Plautus' plays (as in *Menander (1)'s) addressed direct to the audience by the speaker of the prologue, and frequently also ... More

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