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[loo-sil-ee-uh s]
  1. Ga·ius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/, c180–102? b.c., Roman satirist.
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Examples from the Web for lucilius

Historical Examples of lucilius

  • This line, with a plummet, is mentioned by Lucilius; and was the sund-gyrd of the Anglo-Saxons.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Naturales Quaestiones in seven Books, addressed to Lucilius.

  • "That I will leave to your feminine delicacy of feeling," replied Lucilius.

  • Lucilius was grateful, and gave him the same fidelity he had showed to Brutus.

  • Ever since Lucilius, satire has been at once sharp and humorous, bitter and sweet.

British Dictionary definitions for lucilius


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