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Senecio, a native of Spain, and a senator and quaestor at Rome under Domitian. His contempt for public honours, his upright character, and his admiration of Helvidius Priscus, whose life he wrote, made him hateful to the emperor, and caused him to be accused of high treason. He was condemned to death, and his work burned by the public executioner (Agric. 3; Pliny , Pliny Ep. iii. 33).


The father of Pontius the Samnite commander, who advised his son either to give freedom to the Romans ensnared at the Caudine Pass, or to exterminate them all (Livy, ix. 1 foll.).


Gaius, a Roman, to whom a treatise on rhetoric in four books, ascribed by some to Cicero, is addressed. The treatise in question is generally regarded as not having been written by the Roman orator, but either by Antonius Gnipho or Q. Cornificius, usually cited simply as the “Auctor ad Herennium.” See W. W. Fowler in the Jour. of Philology, x. 197; Krönhert, De Rhet. ad Herennium (Königsberg, 1873); the edition by F. Marx; and the article Cornificius.


See Modestinus.

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