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Luca'nus, Tere'ntius

According to the life of the comic poet, Terence, which goes under the name of Suetonius, P. Terentius Lucanus was the name of the Roman senator whose slave Terence was, and who subsequently manumitted him. (Comp. Pighius, Annal. vol. ii. p. 347.) A painter of the name of C. Terentius Lucanus is mentioned by Pliny (Plin. Nat. 35.7. s. 33.) There are several coins of the Terentia gens extant, bearing the legend C. TER. LUC. i. e. C. Terentius Lucanus; but by whom they were struck we do not know. A specimen of one is given below: the obverse represents the head of Pallas, with a small figure of Victory standing behind her, and the reverse the Dioscuri.

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