2. Flōrus, i, m., a Roman surname. So esp.,
- I. Julius Florus, a celebrated orator of Gaul, a pupil of Portius Latro, Quint. 10, 3, 13 Spald.; perh. the same to whom the three epistles of the 1st book and the two of the 2d book of the Epistles of Horace are addressed.
- II. Florus, called in some MSS. L. Annaeus, in others Julius, who compiled a brief history of Rome; he probably wrote in the time of Hadrian; v. Dict. of Biogr. 2, p. 176 sq.; Teuffel, Roem. Lit. p. 786 sq.
- III. Gessius Florus, procurator of Judaea in the reign of Nero, Tac. H. 5, 10.
- IV. Julius Florus, a nobleman of the Treviri, a leader of revolt, Tac. A. 3, 40 sqq.