The Classical Quarterly

Research Article

Pugilum Gloria (Ter. Hec. 33)

W. M. Lindsaya1

a1 The University, St. Andrews

Cicero (Inu. 2, 166) defines gloria as frequens de aliquo fama cum laude, ‘much talk about a person to his praise.’ When the talk is by the person himself, the word takes the signification ‘boast’ (as early as Plaut. Mil. 22 gloriarum pleniorem).