Roscius

[ rosh-ee-uh s, rosh-uh s ]
/ ˈrɒʃ i əs, ˈrɒʃ əs /
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noun

Quin·tus [kwin-tuh s] /ˈkwɪn təs/, c126–c62 b.c., Roman actor.

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Roscius

/ (ˈrɒskɪəs, -sɪəs) /

noun

full name Quintus Roscius Gallus . died 62 bc, Roman actor
any actor
Derived FormsRoscian, adjective

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Roscius

n.

name of a celebrated Roman actor.

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