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Accius, Lūcius 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

(170–c.86 bc),Roman tragic poet and literary scholar. Although of conservative political views, he believed that literary talent demanded in its context more respect than nobility of birth. He had a touchy sense of his own importance, always avenging insults. Contemporaries were amused by the outsize statues of himself he had placed in the temple of the Muses.... ...

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