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Turia
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[1] Wife of Q. Lucretius [II 5] Vespillo, 1st cent. BC

Wife of the senator Q. Lucretius [II 5] Vespillo, saved her husband by concealing him from the proscriptions of 43 BC (Val. Max. 6,7,2; App. B Civ. 4,189-192). Her long-standing traditional identification with the deceased addressed in an epigraphically preserved funerary oration from Rome (known as the Laudatio Turiae ) is uncertain but not ruled out (cf. [1. 10 f.], sceptical: [2. 1…

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Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Ferrer Maestro, Juan José (Castellón), “Turia”, 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 24 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1222950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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