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Hostius
(174 words)

[German version]

[1] Author of an epic with the title Bellum Histricum

Wrote an  epic with the title Bellum Histricum in at least 2 bks. of which 7 frs. are extant. It presumably concerned the war waged in 129 BC by C. Sempronius Tuditanus. The relationship between him and H. was probably like that between  Ennius [1] and Fulvius [15] Nobilior and the one between  Furius [I 7] Antias and Lutatius Catulus; the epic was doubtless of the panegyric type as was…

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Courtney, Edward (Charlottesville, VA), “Hostius”, 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 02 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e518240>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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