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Mūcĭus , a (Mutius , Lact. 5, 13, 13),
I.the name of a Roman gens. The most celebrated are,
1. C. Mucius Scaevola, who altempted to assassinate Porsena, and, on being apprehended, burned off his right hand, Liv. 2, 12; Cic. Sest. 21, 48; id. Par. 1, 2, 12; Flor. 1, 10; Sen. Ep. 24, 5; 66. 51; Sil. 8, 386; Lact. l. l.—
2. Q. Mucius Scaevola, a governor in Asia, Cic. Caecil. 17, 57. —
3. Q. Mucius Scaevola, an augur, the husband of Lælia, Cic. Brut. 58, 211; id. Phil. 8, 10, 31.—
4. P. Mucius Scaevola, a friend of the Gracchi, and an enemy of the younger Scipio Africanus, Cic. Rep. 1, 19, 31; Pers. 1, 114; Juv. 1, 154.—In fem., Mūcĭa , the wife of Cn. Pompeius, afterwards divorced from him, Cic. Fam. 5, 2, 6; id. Att. 1, 12, 3.—Hence,
II. Mūcĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Mucius, Mucian: Mucia prata trans Tiberim, dicta a Mucio, cui a populo data fuerant, Paul. ex Fest. p. 144 Müll.—
B. Subst.: Mūcĭa , ōrum, n. (sc. festa), a festival kept by the Asiatics in commemoration of the good government of Q. Mucius Scaevola, the Mucius festival, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 21, § 51.—Mūcĭ-ānus (Mut- ), a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Mucius, Mucian: “cautio,Dig. 35, 1, 99: “satisdatio,ib. 104: exitus, i. e. the death of Q. Mucius Scaevola, who was slain in the temple of Vesta by Damasippus, Cic. Att. 9, 12, 1.
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