previous next
Naevĭus , a naevus; hence, prop., one born with a mole or birth-mark, of a Roman gens. The most celebrated member of it is Cn. Naevius, a Roman epic and dramatic poet, born A. U. C. 480. He made the first Punic war, in which he had served, the subject of a poem, in which he so boldly satirized the nobility, especially the Metelli, that he was forced into exile at Utica, where he died, A. U. C. 550, Cic. Brut. 15, 60; id. Tusc. 1, 1, 3; Gell. 1, 24, 2; 17, 21, 45.—Hence,
A. Naevĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Nævius, Nœvian: “porta Naevia,Liv. 2, 11; cf. Varr. L. L. 5, § 163 Müll.: Naevia silva dicta juxta Romam, quod Naevi cujusdam fuerit, Paul. ex Fest. p. 168 ib.: “Naevia olea,Col. 12, 48.—
B. Naevĭānus , a, um, adj., Nævian; i. e.,
1. Of or belonging to the poel Nævius: “Hector,Cic. Fam. 5, 12: “scripta,id. Brut. 15: “modi,id. Leg. 2, 15.—
2. Of or belonging to (another) Nævius: “pira,Col. 5, 10, 18; 12, 10, 4; Cels. 2, 24.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: