Trebonius' Allusion to Lucilius (Cic. Fam. 12.16.3)

Ian Goh

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Recent readings of Fam. 12.16 have revealed that Trebonius' aim in writing to Cicero was the complicated result of anxieties over influence. I extend this complexity to Trebonius' citation of the satirist Lucilius and argue that Lucilius is mentioned for his literary status as well as libertas. Trebonius' satire was, in Lucilian vein, directed at the dead Julius Caesar, and Horace in turn refers obliquely in Satires 1.2 to Trebonius, and Cicero's literary representation of and connection with him. © 2013 © 2013 Symbolae Osloenses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-89
Number of pages10
JournalSymbolae Osloenses
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


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