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(156 words)

Roman cognomen; see also Ateius, Fonteius.

[German version]

[1] Orator of the Augustan period

Orator of the Augustan period, praised by  Seneca the Elder because of his ability -- in contrast with  Cassius [III 2] Severus -- to distinguish clearly between the demands of declamations as opposed to those of legal speeches, with regards to their tone and presentation. According to Seneca's assessment, C.'s best orations were in no way inferior to those …

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Walde, Christine (Basle) and Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf), “Capito”, 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 15 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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