Spurius Mummius

Spurius Mummius was a Roman soldier and writer.[1]

He was a legatus of his brother Lucius Mummius in Corinth in 146 BC and 145 BC and a close friend of Scipio Aemilianus. This friendship garnered his entrance into the Scipionic Circle. Politically, he was an aristocrats.[2] He wrote satirical and ethical epistles, describing his experiences in Corinth in humorous verse. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, these letters, which were still popular a hundred years later, were the first examples of a distinct class of Roman poetry, the poetic epistle.[3]


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