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XXV. Atticus

1. T. Pomponius Atticus, ab origine ultima stirpis Romanae generatus, perpetuo a maioribus acceptam 2equestrem obtinuit dignitatem. Patre usus est diligente et, ut tum erant tempora, diti imprimisque studioso litterarum. Hic, prout ipse amabat litteras, omnibus doctrinis quibus puerilis aetas impertiri 3debet filium erudivit. Erat autem in puero praeter docilitatem ingenii summa suavitas oris atque vocis,

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XXV. Atticus

XXV. Atticus

1. Titus Pomponius Atticus, descended from the most ancient Roman stock,2 never abandoned the equestrian rank which he had inherited from his ancestors. His father was attentive to business and rich for those days. He was besides particularly interested in literature, and because of his own love of letters, trained his son in all the studies essential for the education of the young. Moreover, the boy had, in addition to a capacity for learning, a most

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.cornelius_nepos-excerpt_book_latin_historians_atticus.1929