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Attĭus or Accĭus (both forms are equally attested; Attius predominated under the empire, and the Greeks always wrote Ἄττιος. Teuffel), ii, m., = Ἄττιος,
I.a Roman proper name.
I. L. Attius, a distinguished Roman poet of the ante-class. per., younger than Pacuvius, and his rival in tragedy and comedy. Of his poems a considerable number of fragments yet remain; cf. Bähr, Lit. Gesch. pp. 44 and 45; Teuffel, Rom. Lit. § 49, and Schmid ad Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 56.—Hence,
B. Attĭānus (Acc- ), a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Attius: “versus,Cic. Fam. 9, 16, 4: “Attianum illud: nihil credo auguribus,Gell. 14, 1, 34.—
II. Attius Navius, a soothsayer, who, in the presence and at the bidding of Tarquinius Priscus, cut in pieces a stone with a razor, Liv. 1, 36; Val. Max. 1, 4, n. 1; Cic. Div. 1, 17, 31 sqq.; 2, 38, 80.—
III. P. Attius Varus, a prœtor in Africa at the time of the civil war between Cœsar and Pompey, Caes. B. C. 1, 13; Cic. Att. 7, 13.—Hence,
B. Attĭānus , a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Attius: “milites,Caes. B. C. 1, 13: “legiones,Cic. Att. 7, 15 and 20.—
IV. T. Attius, an orator of Pisaurum, in the time of Cicero, Cic. Clu. 23.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (8):
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 9.16.4
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 7.13
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 7.15
    • Cicero, For Aulus Cluentius, 23
    • Caesar, Civil War, 1.13
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 36
    • Cicero, De Divinatione, 1.17
    • Gellius, Noctes Atticae, 14.1.34
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