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Roscius Quintds

Roscius, Quintds (died 62 B.C.), famous Roman actor, whose name has become proverbial. He was a friend of Cicero, who defended him in one of his orations. Horace refers to his scholarly acting. He was a comic actor, and excelled in high cornea/, making a large fortune on the stage. Garrick was named'" The British Roscius," W. H. Betty "The Iivfant Roscius," and the name is perpetuated in Churchill's poem of The Rosciad.