Definition of Afranius
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LNS
Afrānius, Afrānia, Afrānium
Afranius
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. name of a Roman gens.
  2. a celebrated Roman comic poet, contemporary with Terence or a little later, of whose works we possess only a few fragments
  3. a general of Pompey in Spain
Abbreviations
Afrānius, a, um, adj., name of a Roman gens.

— As adj.: Afrania fabula, i.e. written by the poet Afranius, Cic. Cael. 30.

— As subst. Lucius Afranius, a celebrated Roman comic poet, contemporary with Terence or a little later, of whose works we possess only a few fragments. Cf. concerning him, Cic. Brut. 45; id. Fin. 1, 3; Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 57; Quint. 10, 1, 100; Bahr, Rom. Lit. Gesch. S. 70, and Teuffel, Rom. Lit. ยงยง 121, 135.

— Afranius, a general of Pompey in Spain, Cic. Fam. 16, 12; Caes. B. C. 1, 37; Vell. 2, 48.

—Hence, Afrāniā-nus, a, um, adj., of or pertaining to Afranius: legio, Auct. B. Hisp. 7.

—Subst.: Afrā-niāni, ōrum, m., soldiers of Afranius, Caes. B. C. 1, 43.
 
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