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Manlĭus, a, name of a Roman gens.
- 1. So esp. M. Manlius Capitolinus, who saved the Capitol in the Gallic war, but afterwards, suspected of aspiring to royal power, was thrown from the Tarpeian Rock, Liv. 5, 47, 4 sq.; 6, 11 sq.; Cic. Rep. 2, 27, 49; id. Phil. 1, 13, 32; 2, 44, 113 et saep.
- 2. L. Manlius Torquatus, a dictator, and his son, T. Manlius Torquatus, a consul, each of whom, for his severity, was surnamed Imperiosus, Liv. 7, 3 sq.; 8, 7, 1; Cic. Off. 3, 31, 112; cf. id. Fin. 2, 19, 60 et saep.
- A. Man-lĭus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Manlius, Manlian: gens, Cic. Phil. 1, 13, 32; Liv. 6, 20, 15.
- B. Manlĭānus, a, um, adj., of or belonging to a Manlius, Manlian: supplicium, Liv. 6, 20.
Transf. (from L. Manlius Torquatus, v. supra), severe: vide, ne ista sint manliana vestra, aut majora etiam, si imperes quod facere non possim (preceded by ut nimis imperiosi philosophi sit), Cic. Fin. 2, 32, 105; cf. Liv. 8, 7 fin.
Subst.: Manlĭānum, i, n., a villa belonging to Q. Cicero, Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 1.