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Silus, C. Albucius

a Roman rhetorician, a native of Novaria, in the north of Italy, was aedile in his native town. He quitted Novaria in consequence of being dragged down from his tribunal on one occasion while administering justice, and repaired to Rome in the time of Augustus, where he obtained great renown by his oratory in the school of Plancus. He afterwards pleaded in the courts with considerable success, but having failed in one of his causes he left Rome and settled at Mediolanum, where he continued to exercise his profession as an advocate. He at length retired to his native town, and there put an end to his own life. (Suet. de Clar. Rhetor. 6; Senec. Controv. iii. proem.; Westermann, Geschichte der Römischen Beredtsamkeit, § 86.)

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