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Blossius
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Italian-Oscan gentilicium (Schulze 423 ThIL 2,2054f.). Cicero mentions a respected B. family from Campania (Leg. agr. 2,93), whose members in Capua are known to have been opponents of Rome in 216 and 210 BC (Liv. 23,7,8f.;27,3,4f.).

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[1] Latin poet and advocate, 5th cent. AD

see Dracontius.

[German version]

[2] of Cumae Politician and philosopher, died 128 BC

An Italian political figure (born 128 BC), whom Plutarc…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Inwood, Brad (Toronto), “Blossius”, 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 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e218250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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