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Passienus
(148 words)

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[1] Roman orator, Augustan period

One of the leading orators of the Augustan period (Sen. Controv. 2,5,17), died in 9 BC (Jer. Chron. p. 167 H.), a friend of the Elder Seneca (Sen. Controv. 3, pref. 10). Nothing survives of his speeches, but Seneca quotes highlights from his declamations, whose aridity apparently detracted from their success (Sen. Controv. 3, pref. 10f.; 10, pref. 11).

Bibliography

J. Fairweather, Seneca the Elder, 1981 (Index 400).

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Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Passienus”, 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 29 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12224420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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