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Graeci'nus, Ju'lius

was put to death by Caligula because it was inexpedient for a tyrant to have so virtuous a subject. (Senec. de Benef. 2.21.) Seneca records some terse and pithy sayings of Graecinus (l.c. and Ep. 29). The name Graecinus occurs in the Fasti among the consules suffecti of the year A. D. 16, and in Pliny (H. N. Elench. xiv. xv. xvi. xvii. xviii. and 14.2.33). From the contents of the books for which Pliny consulted the writings of Graecinus, he appears to have written on botany or viticulture.


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