Aristius Fuscus was a friend of the Roman poet Horace, and is mentioned in Satire I.9, Ode 1.22 and elsewhere. Horace addresses Epistle 1.10 to Fuscus and links Fuscus and himself as 'twins', but are separated by their love for the city and the country, respectively. In Horace's Satire 1.9, Fuscus meets Horace struggling with a boor but fails to save Horace.
Porphyrio, calls Fuscus an outstanding grammaticus (philologist or grammarian) and a writer of comedies. Helenius Acron, however, called Fuscus a tragedian.
An "Aristius Fuscus" also appears in Ben Jonson's comedy Poetaster (1601).
- ^ Ancona, Ronnie (1999). Horace: Selected Odes and Satire 1.9. Wauconda, Illinois: Bolchazy-Carducci. p. 15. ISBN 0-86516-608-0.
- ^ Smith, William, ed. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2. Boston: C. Little, and J. Brown. p. 191