[rosh-ee-uh s, rosh-uh s]
- Quin·tus [kwin-tuh s] /ˈkwɪn təs/, c126–c62 b.c., Roman actor.
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Examples from the Web for roscius
As early as 1805, some critics in England spoke of her as the Infant Roscius.She Would Be a Soldier
Mordecai Manuel Noah
Pantomimists, and dancing girls with bare faces, have replaced Paulus and Roscius.Thais
Then Roscius mounted the rostrum, but not a man would give ear to him.The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch
“You mean more than you say, Roscius,” said Stephen, with a sudden sinking of heart.One Snowy Night
Emily Sarah Holt
Rymer styles him and Mohun the sopus and Roscius of their time.
- full name Quintus Roscius Gallus . died 62 bc, Roman actor
- any actor
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Word Origin and History for roscius
name of a celebrated Roman actor.
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