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Curtĭus , a,
I.the name of a Roman gens.
I. C. Curtius Postumus, a partisan of Cæsar, Cic. Att. 9, 2, a, 3; id. Fam. 2, 16, 7; id. Q. Fr. 2, 5, 3.—
II. Q. Curtius Rufus, the historiographer of Alexander the Great, etc., Plin. Ep. 7, 27, 2; Tac. A. 11, 21.—
III. Curtius Nicia, of Cos, freedman of a Curtius, a friend of Pompey, Cic. Fam. 9, 10, 1 sq.; Suet. Gram. 14.—Hence,
IV. Adj.
A. Lacus Curtius, a place in Rome named after a certain Curtius, Varr. L. L. 5, § 148 Müll.; Liv. 7, 6, 5; Ov F. 6, 403; “also called Lacus Curtii,Suet. Aug. 57; id. Galb. 20; Paul. ex Fest. p. 49, 8 Müll.—
B. Curtius Fons, a fountain, forty Roman miles from Rome, whose waters were conducted thither by Caligula, a part of the Aqua Claudia (v. Claudius, II. B.), Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 122; Front. Aquaed. 13 sq.; Suet. Claud. 20; “called also CVRTIA AQVA,Inscr. Orell. 55.
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