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1 a mythical king of Britain, supposed to have been the first to receive Christianity: see Spenser, The Faerie Queene (ii. x. 53);

2 Lucius (Iberius) is the Roman Emperor who demands tribute from King Arthur who makes war on Rome; in Malory's Morte D'Arthur he is slain by Arthur, in other versions by Gawain. In Geoffrey of Monmouth's History he is slain by an unknown hand.

3 Brutus's page in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar,

4 a character in his Timon of Athens;

5 a character in his Titus Andronicus;

6 in his Cymbeline, Caius Lucius is ‘General of the Roman Forces’.

Subjects: Literature — Christianity.


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