A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

a Roman, not unversed in legal studies, although, in the treatise De Oratore (1.39), Cicero puts into the mouth of L. Crassus a rather sarcastic sketch of his character. Bucculeius is there described by Crassus as familiaris noster, neque meo judicio stultus, et suo valde sapiens. An anecdote is then given of his want of legal caution. Upon the conveyance of a house to L. Fufius, he covenanted that the lights should remain in the state in which they then were. Accordingly Fufius, whenever any building however distant was raised which could be seen from the house, commenced an action against Bucculeius for a breach of agreement.