Gellius, Attic Nights, Volume I

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  • Abdera, a town on the southern coast of Thrace.
  • Aborigines, a name applied to the primitive inhabitants of Italy.
  • Academia, the grove near Athens in which Plato taught.
  • Accius, L., an early Roman poet (170–86 b.c.), famous for his tragedies2 and for a history of the drama (Didascalica3).
  • Achaei, inhabitants of Achaea in the northern part of the Peloponnesus; also a general term for the Greeks.
  • Achilles, the famous hero of the Greeks before Troy; the name of a tragedy by Ennius. Achilles Romanus, applied to L. Sicinius Dentatus.
  • Aegina, an island in the Saronic Gulf, near Athens.
  • Aegyptiaci libri, a work of Apion.
  • Aelius Catus (Sex.),4 a celebrated Roman jurist, consul in 189 b.c.
  • Aelius Stilo, L.,5 one of the earliest and most famous of Roman grammarians, the teacher of Varro and Cicero.
  • Aelius Tubero, Q., a Roman jurist of the time of the Gracchi, one of the speakers in Cicero’s De Republica.
  • Aemilia lex, see note 1, p. 207.
  • Aemilius Papus, Q., consul in 278 b.c. and censor in 275, with C. Fabricius.
  • Aemilius Paulus, L., surnamed Macedonicus because of his victory at Pydna in 168 b.c.
  • Aeschines, an Athenian orator (389–314 b.c.), a political opponent and personal enemy of Demosthenes.
  • Aesopus, a Greek writer of fables of the sixth century b.c. According to Herodotus (ii. 134) he was a slave of Iadmon of Samos; according to others, a Phrygian.
  • Africus ventus, the south-west wind, blowing from the direction of Africa.
  • Alba Longa, an ancient city of Latium in the Alban hills south-east of Rome.
  • Alcibiades, a brilliant but unprincipled Athenian, a friend of Socrates; he lived from about 450 to 404 b.c.
  • Alexander Magnus, Alexander the Great, King of Macedon from 356 to 323 b.c.
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