Lucilius, Gaius

Lucilius, Gaius

Lucilius, Gaius, c.180-102? B.C., Latin satiric poet, considered the founder of Latin satire, b. Campania, Italy. About 1,300 fragments survive from his 30 books. He influenced Horace, Persius, and Juvenal.
Lucilius is the nomen of the gens Lucilia of ancient Rome.

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