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Pacātus, Latīnus Drepanius

A Roman rhetorician of Burdigala (Bordeaux), a younger contemporary and friend of the poet Ausonius. We possess from his pen a panegyric on the emperor Theodosius the Great, delivered before the Senate at Rome in B.C. 389. It is distinguished beyond the other speeches of this class by a certain vigour of thought resembling Tacitus, and is also of value as an historical authority. It is edited, with notes, by Arntzen (Amsterdam, 1753), and by Bährens (Leipzig, 1874).

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