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Propertius, Sextus

(Encyclopedia) Propertius, Sextus sĕk´stəs prōpûr´shəs [key], c.50 BC–c.16 BC, Roman elegiac poet, b. Umbria. He was a member of the circle of Maecenas . A master of the Latin…

Pompeius, Sextus

(Encyclopedia) Pompeius, Sextus sĕk´stəs pŏmpā´əs [key], d. 35 BC, Roman commander; one of the sons of Pompey the Great. He fought for his father at Pharsalus, then went to…

Africanus, Sextus Julius

(Encyclopedia) Africanus, Sextus Julius sĕk´stəs jo͞ol´yəs ăfrĭkā´nəs [key], c.160–c.240, Christian historian. He wrote Chronologia, a history of the world from the creation to…

Pound, Ezra Loomis

(Encyclopedia) Pound, Ezra Loomis, 1885–1972, American poet, critic, and translator, b. Hailey, Idaho, grad. Hamilton College, 1905, M.A. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1906. An extremely…

Mylae

(Encyclopedia) Mylae mī´lē [key], ancient port, NE Sicily, now Milazzo . It was settled by colonists from Messina. Here in 260 BC the Romans in a newly built fleet were led to…

Festus

(Encyclopedia) Festus (Sextus Pompeius Festus), fl. some time between AD 100 and 400, Roman lexicographer; his surviving work, On the Meaning of Words, is an abridgment of the…

Maecenas

(Encyclopedia) Maecenas (Caius Maecenas) mĭsē´nəs, mē– [key], d. 8 BC, Roman statesman and patron of letters. He was born (between 74 BC and 64 BC) into a wealthy family and was a…

Guérin, Pierre Narcisse, Baron

(Encyclopedia) Guérin, Pierre Narcisse, Baron pyĕr närsēs´, bärôN gārăN´ [key], 1774–1833, French painter. He won enthusiastic recognition in 1799 for his Marius Sextus (Louvre…

Lucrece

(Encyclopedia) Lucrece lo͞okrēs´ [key] or Lucretia lo͞okrē´shə [key], in Roman legend, Roman matron, illustrious for her virtue. She was the victim of rape by Sextus, son of…

Manetho

(Encyclopedia) Manetho măn´ĭthō [key], fl. 300 BC, Egyptian historian, a priest at Heliopolis, under Ptolemy I and Ptolemy II. His work, covering the history of Egypt from legendary…