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"Persius", in full "Aulus Persius Flaccus", was a Ancient Rome/Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan civilization/Etruscan origin. In his works, poems and satires, he shows a Stoicism/stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for the abuses of his contemporaries. His works, which became very popular in the Middle Ages, were published after his death by his friend and mentor the stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus.

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