Gaius Mucius Scaevola

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Scaevola, Gaius Mucius

 

in ancient Rome, a legendary hero of the Roman struggle against the Etruscans in the late sixth and early fifth centuries B.C.

According to legend, the youth Gaius Mucius was assigned to infiltrate the Etruscan camp and kill the king Porsena. He was seized, however. Threatening him with torture, Porsena demanded that he betray his coconspirators. To prove his indifference to pain and death, Gaius Mucius put his right hand into the fire and stood silently as his hand burned. The legend may have arisen to explain the cognomen Scaevola (literally, “the lefthanded”), which became linked with one branch of the Mucius family.

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17) A acao famosa de Mucius Scevola e contraditada, e suspeitosa.
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1-3) puts into Otho's mouth, he says that he would rather be a Mucius, a Decius, a Curtius, or a Regulus rather than a Marius, Cinna or Sulla, and asked to be allowed the privilege of following the example of the former group, since the example of the latter was hateful to him; cf.
6b) facilius Mucio ignouit quod uoluerat occidere quam sibi Mucius quod non occiderat ("mas facil perdono Porcina a Mucio el haber intentado asesinarle, que a si mismo Mucio el no haberle asesinado", Sen.
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