Lucilius

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Lucilius is the nomen used by men of the gens Lucilia of ancient Rome.

  • Gaius Lucilius, satirist 2nd century BC. Lucilius was credited by Horace and others with originating the genre of satire.
  • Lucilius Junior, friend and correspondent of the younger Seneca.
  • The tomb of Marcus Lucilius Paetus, a military tribune in the time of Augustus, and his sister Lucilia Polla was discovered in Rome, near the Villa Albani, in 1885. It is a round structure about 34 metres across, and believed to have been surmounted by a conical mound of earth 17 metres high.

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