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Albucius
(365 words)

[German version]

[1] Poisoner

Roman family name.

Name of a preparer of poison in Hor. Sat. 2,1,48, probably not identical with the one named in 2,2,67.

[German version]

[2] T., follower of Epicurus (end of 2nd cent. BC)

T., follower of Epicurus, became involved in a fight with the praetor Q.  Mucius Scaevola because of his Hellenophilia in 120 BC. A. charged him unsuccessfully in 119 and was mocked for this reason by  Lucilius in the 2…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Walde, Christine (Basle), “Albucius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e113250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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