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Hortensĭus (HORTÉSIVS, Inscr. Fabr. p. 235, n. 619),
I.the name of a Roman gens; so, “in partic.: Q. Hortensius Hortalus,a celebrated orator in the time of Cicero, Cic. Brut. 88, 301 sq.; Quint. 11, 3, 8; 12, 11, 27; Gell. 1, 5, 2; Tac. A. 2, 37. After him is named the treatise of Cicero entitled Hortensius, of which fragments remain (Bait. XI. 55 sqq.).—Hortensĭa , ae, f., his daughter, also celebrated for her skill in oratory, Val. Max. 8, 3, 3; cf. Quint. 1, 1, 6.—
II. Derivv.
A. Hortensĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Hortensius, Hortensian: lex, of the dictator Q. Hortensius, Gai. Inst. 1, 3; Dig. 1, 2, 2; cf. Plin. 16, 10, 15, § 37; Gell. 15, 27, 4.—Another lex Hortensia (ut nundinae essent fastae), perh. of the same Hortensius, Macr. S. 1, 16.—
B. Hortensĭānus , a, um, adj., Hortensian: “eloquentia,Val. Max. 8, 3, 3: quod me admones, ut scribam illa Hortensiana, i. e. the treatise entitled Hortensius, Cic. Att. 4, 6, 3: “in aedibus Hortensianis,Suet. Aug. 72.
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