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[loo-sil-ee-uh s] /luˈsɪl i əs/
[gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/ (Show IPA),
c180–102? b.c, Roman satirist. Unabridged
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  • An interval of nearly half a century elapsed between the death of Lucilius and the appearance of the poem of Lucretius.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • Naturales Quaestiones in seven Books, addressed to Lucilius.

  • Horace finds a closer parallel to the satire of Lucilius in the old Athenian comedy.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • I have here some of his letters, which his friend Lucilius has shown me.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • The fragments of Ennius and of Lucilius afford ample evidence by which we may judge what kind of men they were.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • He has more of the stamp of Lucilius than of his immediate successor Ennius.

    The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
  • These ideas were developed by Lucilius Junior in a poem consisting of 644 hexameters entitled Aetna.

    Etna G. F. Rodwell
  • Now, let us hear what Lucilius has to say, if it is agreeable to him.

    Cicero's Tusculan Disputations Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Among the poets of the Republic, Naevius and Lucilius were animated by political as well as national feeling.

  • Who is so foolish an admirer of Lucilius, that he would not own this?

British Dictionary definitions for Lucilius


Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?180–102 bc, Roman satirist, regarded as the originator of poetical satire
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