Titus Accius

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Titus Accius was a Roman jurist and knight.

He was a native of Pisaurum. In 66 BC he stood as prosecutor in the murder trial of Aulus Cluentius Habitus, accused of killing Oppianicus the elder with poison. Cicero was Cluentius's sole defender, and composed his famous speech Pro Cluentio for the occasion.[1]

Accius was a pupil of Hermagoras of Temnos, and is praised by Cicero for his accuracy and fluency.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, William (1867), "T. Accius", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, p. 6 
  2. ^ Cicero, Brutus 23; pro Cluentio 23, 31, 57

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.