When the floruit of a god has expired, he is assigned a tomb in one of the great tumuli.
Afranius, the most famous writer of purely Roman comedy (fabulae togatae), floruit circa 110 b.c.
Apelles, the greatest of Greek painters, floruit circa 332 b.c.
The dates which they indicate for the 'floruit' of these persons are in no case earlier than the middle of the tenth century.
used now mainly in sense of "period during which a historical person's life work was done," 1843, Latin, literally "he flourished," third person singular perf. indicative of florere (see flourish (v.)). Usually in abbreviation fl.