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Attĭcus , a, um, adj., = Ἀττικός.
I. In gen., of or pertaining to Attica or Athens, Attic, Athenian: “Athenae,Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 2; id. Rud. 3, 4, 36 al.: “civis Attica atque libera,id. Poen. 1, 2, 159: “civis Attica,Ter. And. 1, 3, 16: “disciplina,Plaut. Cas. 3, 5, 24: “fines,Hor. C. 1, 3, 6: “regio,Plin. 10, 12, 15, § 33: “thymum,id. 21, 10, 31, § 57: “mel,of Mount Hymettus, id. ib.: “apis,Ov. Tr. 5, 4, 30: “sal,Plin. 31, 7, 41, § 87: “columnae,formed in the Attic manner, id. 36, 23, 56, § 179 (cf. atticurges): “ochra,id. 37, 10, 66, § 179 (cf. 2. Attice): “paelex,” i. e. Philomela, Mart. 10, 51; cf. Ov. M. 6, 537: fides, i. e. sincere, firm, prov., Vell. 2, 23, 4: “profluvius, a disease of animals,the glanders, Veg. Art. Vet. 1, 17 and 38.—Attĭci , ōrum, m., the Athenians, Phaedr. 1, 2, 6.—
II. Esp.
A. Appel., to designate the highest grade of style, philosophy, eloquence, etc., Cic. Opt. Gen. 3, 7 sqq.; cf. id. Brut. 82, 284 sqq.: “Demosthenes, quo ne Athenas quidem ipsas magis credo fuisse Atticas,id. Or. 7, 23: “lepos,Mart. 3, 20.—Hence, subst.: Attici, orators of the Attic stamp (opp. Asiani): et antiqua quidem illa divisio inter Atticos atque Asianos fuit: cum hi pressi et integri, contra inflati illi et inanes haberentur; “in his nihil superflueret, illis judicium maxime ac modus deesset, etc.,Quint. 12, 10, 16 sq.—And transf. to other things, excellent, preeminent, preferable: “logi,Plaut. Pers. 3, 1, 66.—Hence, Attĭcē , adv., in the Attic or Athenian manner: “dicere,Cic. Brut. 84; 290; id. Opt. Gen. 3, 8; 4, 11; Quint. 12, 10, 18: “loqui,id. 8, 1, 2: “pressi oratores,id. 12, 10, 18.—
B. A surname of T. Pomponius, the intimate friend of Cicero, given to him on account of his long residence at Athens. His biography is found in Nepos.—
C. A friend of Ovid, Ov. Am. 1, 9, 2; id. P. 2, 4, 2. —
D. Antonius Atticus, a Latin rhetorician, Sen. Suas. 2, p. 19 Bip.—
E. Vipsanius Atticus, Sen. Contr. 2, 13, p. 184 Bip.
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