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Sīlĭus , i, m.,
I.the name of a Roman gens.
1. P. Silius Nerva, a proprœtor in Bithynia and Pontus, to whom are addressed the letters Cic. Fam. 13, 47, and 61 sqq.; cf. id. Att. 10, 13, 3.—
2. T. Silius, a military tribune under Cœsar, Caes. B. G. 3, 7 fin.
3. C. Silius Italicus, a celebrated Roman poet in the latter half of the first century of the Christian era, author of a poem still extant, called Punica, Plin. Ep. 3, 7; Mart. 4, 14, 1; v. Bähr, Röm. Lit. 9, § 63 sq.—Hence, Sīlĭānus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Silius, Silian: “villa, negotium,Cic. Att. 12, 27; cf. id. ib. 12, 31.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 13.47
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 10.13.3
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 12.27
    • Caesar, Gallic War, 3.7
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 3.7
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