A Latin poet, a friend of Persius the satirist, whose book he edited. He is said to have
perished during the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. He had a high reputation in his day as a
lyric poet, and is said to have composed a didactic poem on metre. There is a considerable
fragment in prose on the same subject which bears the name of Caesius Bassus, but this is
perhaps from a prose version of the poetical treatise, which we know to have been largely used
by later writers, especially Iuba and Terentianus Maurus.