Licinius Macer (Gaius Licinius Macer Calvus)( Roman orator and poet)
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Licinius Macer, Gaius Licinius Macer Calw; Gaius Licinius Macer Calvus, 82-47 (or 46) years. BC. e., Roman orator and poet. Son of Gaja annalista Licinius Macer and friend of Catullus. As he was attitsistom, that is, a supporter of a simple, devoid of decoration style. Exchange letters with Cicero, arguing in his face with a representative of another trend in the rhetoric. In 54 g. made in the process against the accused in the abuse of batting, which defended Cicero. In I. n. e. was known to have 21 of his speech. As a poet LM. belonged to the circle neoterikov. Preserved fragments of the works of LM. on the death of his wife or sweetheart quintile and epilion Io.