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Luscius
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Rare Italic surname, derived from luscus, ‘one-eyed, squinting’ (early examples: CIL I2 182-184; AE 1992, 586).

I. Republican period

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[I 1] L., L. Centorio under Sulla

Centurion under Sulla, enriched himself during the Proscriptions in 82 BC and was condemned in 64 for triple murder (Ascon. 90 C).

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[I 2] L. Lanuvinus Writer of fabula palliata, rival of Terentius

As a writer of palliata , a rival of Terentius (Donat. Andria 7), author of a Phasma (‘The Ghost’; accordi…

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Fündling, Jörg (Bonn), Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Luscius”, 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 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e712200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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