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Name of a Roman plebeian family of little political significance except for L. M. [I 3], the destroyer of Corinth.

I. Republican period

[German version]

[I 1] Author of Atellan farces, propably Augustan

According to Pomponius Bononiensis and Novius [I 1], who presumably lived about 90 BC, M. revived the atellan farces, which had laid dormant for some time (Macrob. Sat. 1,10,3). His Old Latin metre (use of iambic shortening) and language (abl. testu) suggest that he probably did not …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Blänsdorf, Jürgen (Mainz), Nadig, Peter C. (Duisburg), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Mummius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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