Definition of Lucretius, Lucretius
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LNS
Lūcrētius, Lūcrētia, Lūcrētium
(Lucrētius, Lucrētia, Lucrētium)
Lucretius
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. the name of a Roman gens.
  2. The poet, an Epicurean in philosophy, author of the poem
  3. father of Lucretia, consul
  4. an orator
  5. an adherent of Pompey
Abbreviations
Lū^crētius, a, the name of a Roman gens. Masc. The poet T. Lucretius Carus, an Epicurean in philosophy, author of the poem De rerum natura, Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 11, 4; Quint. 10, 1, 87; 12, 11, 27; Ov. Am. 1, 15, 23; Stat. S. 2, 7, 76.

— Sp. Lucretius Tricipitinus, father of Lucretia, consul A. U. C. 245, Cic. Leg. 2, 4, 10; id. Rep. 2, 31, 55; Liv. 1, 59, 8.

— Q. Lucretius Vespillo, an orator, Cic. Brut. 48, 178.

— Another Lucretius Vespillo, an adherent of Pompey, Caes. B. C. 3, 7.

— Fem. Lū^crētia, daughter of Sp. Lucretius Tricipitinus, and wife of Collatinus, who, when dishonored by Sex. Tarquinius, put herself to death, and thus became the immediate cause of the expulsion of the Tarquins from Rome, Cic. Rep. 2, 25, 46; id. Fin. 2, 20, 66; Liv. 1, 58; Ov. F. 2, 685; Juv. 10, 293.

— Transf., for a chaste woman: Lucretia toto Sis licet usque die, Laida nocte volo, Mart. 11, 104, 21; Petr. 9, 5.
 
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