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Publilius Syrus (First Century B.C.)

Publilius Syrus (pub-lil’yus sī’rus). A Latin writer of farces; first century B.C. He was a native of Syria (“Syrus,” the Syrian), and was brought to Rome a slave. He made tours of the provincial cities of Italy, acting in his own farces, and everywhere received with great popular favor. All that remains of his works is a collection of ‘Sentences,’ maxims in iambic and trochaic verse: of these verses about 700 have come down to us.