gaius lucilius

Lucilius

[loo-sil-ee-uhs]
noun
Gaius [gey-uhs] , c180–102? b.c, Roman satirist.
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Lucilius (luːˈsɪlɪəs)
 
n
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?180--102 bc, Roman satirist, regarded as the originator of poetical satire

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gaius lucilius

effectively the inventor of poetical satire who gave to the existing, formless Latin satura (meaning "a mixed dish") the distinctive character of critical comment that the word satire still implies.

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