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Scaevŏla (in the Fast. Capit. also written Scaevŭla ), ae, m. prop. a dim. of 3. Scaeva, the Left-handed.
1. A surname of C. Mucius, who made his way into the camp of Porsenna to kill him, and, on being discovered, burned off his own right hand, Liv. 2, 12 sq.; Flor. 1, 10; Cic. Sest. 21, 48; Sil. 8, 386 al.
2. After his time, a frequent surname in the gens Mucia; so, P. Mucius Scaevola, consul A. U. C. 621, a friend of Tiberius Gracchus, Cic. Ac. 2, 5, 13 (cf. id. de Or. 2, 70, 285); id. Planc. 36, 88; id. Rep. 1, 19, 31.—
3. Q. Mucius Scaevola, an augur, the most famous jurist of Cicero's time, son-inlaw of C. Laelius, Cic. Lael. 1; id. Leg. 1, 4, 13; id. Rep. 1, 12, 18; id. Brut. 26, 101 sq.; 58, 212; Liv. Epit. 86; Vell. 2, 26; Flor. 3, 21.
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