Accius



Lucius, c170–c90 b.c, Roman poet and prose writer.
Historical Examples

Accius lived to a great age, but the date of his death is not known.
A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler

Once when Julius Cæsar entered an assembly of poets, Accius alone abstained from rising to do him homage.
The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 6, June 1810 Various

Accius and Pacuvius are mentioned by Quintilian as writers of extraordinary merit.
The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete C. Suetonius Tranquillus

Tragœdiæ scriptores Accius atque Pacuvius, clarissimi sententiarum verborumque pondere, et auctoritate personarum.
A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence Cornelius Tacitus

Sannazzaro, for instance, acquired a wide celebrity as Accius Syncerus.
Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7) John Addington Symonds

Of the plays of Accius somewhat more than 700 lines are preserved, and about fifty titles are known.
A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler

Horace applies the epithet ‘altus,’ Ovid that of ‘animosus’ to Accius.
The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar

Like most of his predecessors, Accius wrote various minor poems, and was interested in the development of the Latin language.
A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler

What qualities of Accius do we find in the fragments of his writings which remain?
Studies in the Poetry of Italy, I. Roman Frank Justus Miller

Accius Nævius: the augur who cut a whetstone in pieces in presence of Tarquinius Priscus.
Bussy D’Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois George Chapman

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