Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Tiro
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A. Historical dimension

(Marcus Tullius Tiro; Greek Τίρων/Tírōn)

A. Historical dimension

T. (b. c. 103 BC, possibly as late as 80 BC, d. 4 BC) was a Roman slave and later freedman of Cicero. He is primarily known for his edition of Cicero's works and for developing a form of shorthand that bears his name (notae Tironianae, 'Tironian notes' [02.14 f.]) and continued to be used well into the Middle Ages. Born the son of a prisoner of war in the family of Cicero's grandfather, he knew Cicero, who was only slightly his senior (but cf. […

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Klimek, Sonja, “Tiro”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_COM_004764>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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