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Appŭlēius (also, Āpŭl- ), i, m.,
I.the name of several Romans, among whom the most distinguished were,
I. L. Appuleius Saturninus, a turbulent tribune of the people (about A.U.C. 653): “post Gracchos eloquentissimus,Cic. Brut. 62, 224.—
II. A native of Madaura, in Africa, who was a spirited and flowery, but sometimes bombastic writer of the second century. His principal work yet extant is called Metamorphoseon sive de Asino Aureo libri XI.; cf. Bähr, Lit. Gesch. p. 422 sq.; Teuffel, Rom. Lit. § 362.—Hence,
III. Appŭlēius , a, um, adj., of Appuleius: lex, proposed by the tribune Appuleius, Cic. Balb. 21; id: Leg. 2, 6; Flor. 3, 16.
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