Accius lived to a great age, but the date of his death is not known.
Once when Julius Cæsar entered an assembly of poets, Accius alone abstained from rising to do him homage.
Accius and Pacuvius are mentioned by Quintilian as writers of extraordinary merit.
Tragœdiæ scriptores Accius atque Pacuvius, clarissimi sententiarum verborumque pondere, et auctoritate personarum.
Sannazzaro, for instance, acquired a wide celebrity as Accius Syncerus.
Of the plays of Accius somewhat more than 700 lines are preserved, and about fifty titles are known.
Horace applies the epithet 'altus,' Ovid that of 'animosus' to Accius.
Like most of his predecessors, Accius wrote various minor poems, and was interested in the development of the Latin language.
What qualities of Accius do we find in the fragments of his writings which remain?
Accius Nævius: the augur who cut a whetstone in pieces in presence of Tarquinius Priscus.