Spurius Mummius

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Spurius Mummius was a Roman soldier and writer.[1]

He was a legatus of his brother Lucius Mummius in Corinth in 146 BC and 145 BC and a close friend of Scipio Aemilianus. Politically, he was with aristocrats[clarification needed] and he wrote satirical and ethical epistles, describing his experiences in Corinth in humorous verse. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, these letters, which were still popular a hundred years later, were the first examples of a distinct class of Roman poetry, the poetic epistle.


  1. ^ "Mummii". Mek.niif.hu. Retrieved 2013-10-24. 

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mummius, Lucius". Encyclopædia Britannica 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 967.