Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Lucilius, Gaius
(333 words)

b. probably in 168 BC (alternatively in 180 or 148 BC) in Suessa Aurunca, as a member of the Roman equestrian class;

d. in 103/2 BC in Naples;

established the Roman verse satire.

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Despite the existence of 1,400 verses, a reconstruction of the work, or of individual satires, remains hypothetical. This is because many of the individual fragments are comprised of only one or very few verses. The longest fragment, known as the virtus fragment, which develops Rom…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Lucilius, Gaius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0134>
First published online: 2011
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