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Laelia (fl. 2nd c. bce)

Roman orator. Name variations: (nickname) "Sapiens" (the Wise). Flourished in the 2nd century bce; eldest of two daughters of Gaius Laelius (a Roman orator who was a Roman consul in 140 bce).

Roman writer Quintilian (1st century ce) writes that Laelia was the elder of two daughters of Gaius Laelius, a Roman orator, and that she was nicknamed "Sapiens" (the Wise), since she had inherited the powers of her father. The purity of her Latin was admired by Cicero.

Laelia (fl. 2nd c. BCE)

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