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[1] Roman cognomen

Roman cognomen (‘Muse’) of the family of the Pomponii (Pomponius).


Kajanto, Cognomina, 53; 216.

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[2] Roman rhetor of the Augustan-Tiberian period

Roman rhetor of the Augustan-Tiberian period. His contemporary Seneca the Elder (Contr. 10, pr. 9f.) characterised him as talented but tasteless, since he had a tendency towards unnatural bombast (cf. also Sen. Contr. 7,…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance), “Musa”, 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 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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