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[en-ee-uh s]
  1. Quin·tus [kwin-tuh s] /ˈkwɪn təs/, 239–169? b.c., Roman poet.
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Examples from the Web for ennius

Historical Examples

  • There is no doubt that the line is from Ennius; it is also quoted as his in Festus, p. 355.

    The Religious Experience of the Roman People

    W. Warde Fowler

  • And Ennius is quite right, if only he and I were agreed upon the meaning of "benefit."

    De Officiis

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • Cicero mentions that Ennius applied the epithet sanctus to poets.

  • The epic poetry of the age was the work of Naevius and Ennius.

  • He has more of the stamp of Lucilius than of his immediate successor Ennius.

British Dictionary definitions for ennius


  1. Quintus (ˈkwɪntəs). 239–169 bc, Roman epic poet and dramatist
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