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Catius was an Epicurean philosopher, identified ethnically as an Insubrian Celt from Gallia Transpadana. Epicurean works by Amafinius, Rabirius, and Catius were the earliest philosophical treatises written in Latin. Catius composed a treatise in four books on the physical world and on the highest good. Cicero credits him, along with the lesser prose stylist Amafinius, with writing accessible texts that popularized Epicurean philosophy among the plebs, or common people.

  • profession: Philosopher

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Google previewA Classical Dictionary (1872)

by Charles Anthon

CATIUS, M. a fictitious name in Horace (Scrm., 2, 4), under which the poet' alludes to an entire class of persons, who abused the genuine doctrines of Epicurus, and made a large portion of human felicity consist in the pleasures of the table.

Google previewA Classical Dictionary: containing an account of the principal proper names mentioned in ancient authors ... Together with an account of coins, weights and measures, etc (1841)

by Charles ANTHON (LL.D.)

—-The scholiast cited by Cruquius makes Catius to have been an Epicurean, and to have written on “the Nature of'l'hings,” and “the Sovereign Good." With this account Acron and Porphyrion agree. Cicero, moreover, speaks of the E icurean ...

Google previewLexicon Physico-medicum (1787)

Or, a New Medicinal Dictionary. Explaining the Difficult Terms Used in the Several Branches of the Profession, ... Collected from the Most Eminent Authors. By John Quincy, M.D. by John Quincy

Catius, Catius, the name of an ...

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1759)

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, and Nursery .... A - L by Philip Miller

Catius. Lin. Gen. Plant. 539. The Torch Thistle. The Charaćiers are, . It hath an oblong scaly Empalement, which is covered with Spines, and sits upon the Germen. The Flower is composed of a great Number of narrow pointed Petals, which ...

Google previewDictionary of Magic (2015)

by Harry E Wedeck

CATIUS A Roman deity who presided over adults. CATOPTROMANCY Divination by a mirror. The ancient Greeks placed mirrors under water and observed the reflection. CAULDRON OF REGENERATION A witch ceremony, also called ...

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