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a wealthy (beatus) Ronan, who gave a supper to Maecenas, which Horace ridicules so unmercifully in the eighth satire of his second book. It appears from 5.58, that Rufus was the cognomen of Nasidienus. The scholiasts tell us that Nasidienus was a Roman eques; but it is probable that the name is fictitious, as it is not very likely that Horace would have satirized in this way a man who was honoured by Maecenas with his company. There is another Nasidienus mentioned by Martial (7.54).

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