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Laelia
(121 words)

[German version]

[1] Elder daughter of C. Laelius [I 2], wife of Q. Mucius Scaevola

Elder daughter of C. Laelius [I 2], born 160 BC, wife of Q. Mucius Scaevola. One of her two daughters married the orator L. Licinius [I 10] Crassus, the tutor of Cicero, who observed that L. had adopted the speaking style of her father (Cic. Brut. 211). Cicero may have been encouraged to write of L.'s father (Laelius sive de amicitia) while in her house.

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Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), “Laelia”, 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 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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