Lucius Accius

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Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC) was a Roman tragic poet.


  • A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
  • Oderint Dum Metuant
    • Translation: Let them hate, so long as they fear.
    • Quoted in Seneca, De Ira, I, 20, 4

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