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Quintus Roscius Gallus

(c. 120 bc — 162 ad)


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The actor, was an equestrian. Supreme in comedy, he also played tragic parts. His name became typical for a consummate actor, his popularity being prodigious. His earnings were enormous. He was on good terms with Sulla and with Cicero, to whom he gave one of his first important briefs, 81 bc, and who later defended him in a private suit.

Subjects: Theatre — Classical Studies.


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