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Marcellus , i, m. dim. of Marcus,
I.a Roman family name in the plebeian gens Claudia: “inter Marcellos et Claudios patricios,Cic. de Or. 1, 39, 176: “generosior Marcellis,Juv. 2, 145.—
B. Esp., M. Claudius Marcellus, the taker of Syracuse, Liv. 25, 23 fin.; Cic. Off. 1, 18, 61; id. Rep. 1, 1, 1; 1, 14, 21; Verg. A. 6, 855; Hor. C. 1, 12, 46.— “Another M. Claudius Marcellus,the nephew of Octavian and adopted by him, Vell. 2, 93; Tac. A. 1, 3; Prop. 3, 18 (cf. Verg. A. 6, 861 sq.); Hor. C. 1, 12, 46; Sen. ad Marc. 2, 3. —
II. Derivv.
A. Marcellīa (ēa ), ōrum, n., a festival in honor of the Marcelli in Syracuse, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 21, § 51; 2, 2, 63, § 154.—
B. Marcellĭānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Marcellus, Marcellian: theatrum, named after M. Claudius Marcellus, the nephew of Augustus, Suet. Vesp. 19; id. Aug. 29.
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