\ɡˈe͡ɪəs luːsˈɪlɪəs], \ɡˈeɪəs luːsˈɪlɪəs], \ɡ_ˈeɪ_ə_s l_uː_s_ˈɪ_l_ɪ__ə_s]\
Definitions of GAIUS LUCILIUS
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A Latin poet; born about 180 B. C., at Suessa Aurunca, in Campania; died at Naples, 103 B. C. He first gave form to Roman satiric poetry. Only fragments remain of his thirty books of satires. These show that he wrote in various metres, though mainly in hexameters. In his verses he lashed the vices and follies of his time with perfect freedom and impartiality.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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