[left-handed]. So Caius Mucius was called, because, when
he entered the camp of Porsenna as a spy, and was taken before the king
he deliberately held his hand over a lamp till it was burnt off, to
show the Etruscan that he would not shrink from torture.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Scaevola from Infoplease:
- Scaevola: meaning and definitions - Scaevola: Definition and Pronunciation
- Scaevola - Scaevola Scaevola (Quintus Mucius Scaevola), d. 82 B.C., Roman jurist. He was tribune of the people ...
- Suggestions for spelling of encyclopedia/scaevola - The Infoplease spelling checker combines spelling help with our dictionary and thesaurus
- Scaevola - Scaevola [left-handed]. So Caius Mucius was called, because, when he entered the camp of Porsenna ...
- Lars Porsena - Lars Porsena Lars Porsena or Lars Porsenna, semilegendary king of Clusium (modern Chiusi) in ...