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Headword: *brou=tos
Adler number: beta,561
Translated headword: Brutus
Vetting Status: high
A general of [the] Romans, he wrote Letters and an epitome of the books of Polybius the historian.[1] He is admired for the form of his letters, that is [their] style. Look under "tribunes."[2]
Greek Original:
*brou=tos, strathgo\s *(rwmai/wn, e)/grayen *)epistola\s kai\ tw=n *polubi/ou tou= i(storikou= bi/blwn e)pitomh/n. qauma/zetai de\ ei)s th\n tw=n e)pistolw=n i)de/an, h)/goun xarakth=ra. zh/tei e)n tw=| dh/marxoi.
Marcus Junius Brutus, c.85-42 BCE; OCD(4) pp.765-6; Shakespeare's "Et tu, Brute."
[1] The information about the letters (lost Greek ones, not the Latin ones included in Cicero's Ad M. Brutum) and the epitome of Polybius must come ultimately from Plutarch's Brutus 2 and 4.
[2] A cross-reference to delta 421 (but the Brutus there is a much earlier one).
Martin Lowther Clarke, The Noblest Roman: Marcus Brutus and his Reputation. Ithaca, N.Y., 1981, especially n. 11 to p. 12.
Keywords: biography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 5 May 2001@17:19:44.
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David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 8 May 2001@03:20:23.
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David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@05:56:05.
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