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acclamation  

Ernst Badian

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Dec 2015
Vocal expressions of approval and good wishes in ritual form were an important part of Roman life, both private (e.g. at weddings) and public (for actors and the presiding magistrate at public ... More

Achaean Confederacy, Roman  

Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Permitted to reform after 146 bce, at first on a local basis only, the confederacy survived until at least the mid-3rd cent. ce, chiefly as a vehicle (from c.ce 50) for a federal *ruler-cult based at ... More

Acilius, Gaius, Roman senator and historian  

Alexander Hugh McDonald

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Mar 2016
Acilius, Gaius Romansenator and historian, who interpreted for *Carneades, *Diogenes (3), and *Critolaus in the senate in 155 bce, wrote a history of Rome, in Greek, from early Italian ... More

Acilius Attianus, Publius  

Anthony R. Birley

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Mar 2016
Acilius Attianus, Publius, from Italica, fellow townsman of *Hadrian, whose guardian he became in ce 85 (SHAHadr. 1. 4, where Caelium is a scribal error). Nothing more is known of his career before ... More

Acilius Glabrio, Manius (1), Roman consul, 191 BCE  

John Briscoe

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Dec 2015
Acilius, Manius, a *novus homo, was tribune of the plebs 201 bce when he supported peace with Carthage on the terms agreed with *Scipio Africanus. Praetor 196, he suppressed a slave revolt in ... More

Acilius Glabrio, Manius (2), Roman tribune, 122 BCE  

Ernst Badian

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Dec 2015
Acilius, Manius, grandson of (1), son-in-law of a Scaevola (probably Q. *Mucius Scaevola (1)), as tribune 122 bce passed a *repetundae law providing for *equites as jurors and making procedure more ... More

Acilius Glabrio, Manius (3), Roman consul, 67 BCE  

Ernst Badian

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Dec 2015
Acilius, Manius, son of (2), as praetor repetundarum (70 bce) presided over *Verres' trial. Consul 67, he fought ineffectually against *Mithradates VI until superseded by *Pompey. ‘Lazy and ... More

Acilius Glabrio, Manius (4), Roman consul, 91 CE  

Arnaldo Momigliano and Barbara Levick

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Mar 2016
Acilius, Manius, patrician and member of *Domitian's consilium (council of advisers); as consul in ce 91 he had to fight in the arena at Domitian's Alban estate (see alba longa) and was ... More

Actium  

W. M. Murray

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Dec 2015
Actium (Ἄκτιον), a flat sandy promontory at the entrance to the Ambracian Gulf, forming part of the territory of Anactorium, as well as the NW extremity of *Acarnania. A cult of Apollo was located ... More

Aedui  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Mar 2016
Aedui, a highly developed *Celtic people who occupied most of modern Burgundy. They appealed to Rome against the *Arverni and *Allobroges (121 bce) and received the title of fratres consanguineique. ... More

Aelius, Lucius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
(also called ‘Stilo’ and ‘Praeconinus’: Suet. Gram. 3; Plin. HN 33. 39, 37. 9), the first important Roman scholar, born at Lanuvium about 150 bce, of equestrian rank and a professed Stoic. ... More

Aelius Gallus  

Ronald Syme and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Aelius Gallus, prefect of Egypt after C. *Cornelius Gallus and before C. Petronius (see egypt (Roman)). Influenced by prevalent and exaggerated reports of the wealth of Arabia Felix, ... More

Aelius Promotus, physician  

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Dec 2015
From Alexandria (1), probably belonging to the period between Hadrian and Pertinax (ce 138–93). He wrote a book on curative methods called Potency (Δυναμερόν), sections of which remain, ... More

Aelius Seianus, Lucius, d. 31 CE  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Aelius d. ce 31, of *Volsinii (mod. Bolsena). Sejanus' father was an eques, L. Seius Strabo, his mother the sister of Q. *Iunius Blaesus, suffect consul ce 10, and connected with Aelii Tuberones and ... More

Aelius Tubero, Lucius  

Ernst Badian

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Dec 2015
Aelius Tubero, Lucius, boyhood friend and relative by marriage of Cicero and legate of Q. *Tullius Cicero (1)61–58 bce. At some point (perhaps before this) he was praetor. Assigned Africa by the ... More

Aelius Antipater, Sophist  

Anthony R. Birley

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Dec 2015
Aelius Antipater sophist, of Phrygian Hierapolis, ab epistulis Graecis (‘secretary for Greek correspondence’) of *Severus, teacher of the emperor's sons, was made a senator with consular ... More

Aelius Caesar, Lucius  

Anthony R. Birley

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Dec 2015
Aelius Caesar, Lucius, *Hadrian's first choice as successor, formerly L. Ceionius (RE 7) Commodus, son and grandson of the homonymous consuls of ce 78 and 106, was himself consul in 136, ... More

Aemilius Aemilianus, Marcus, Roman emperor, 253 CE  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Against imperial policy, while governor of Moesia he dealt harshly with the *Goths, and was proclaimed emperor by his army. He marched on Italy, overthrew *Trebonianus Gallus, but was soon ... More

Aemilius Lepidus, Manius  

Theodore John Cadoux and Robin Seager

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Dec 2015
Aemilius Lepidus, Manius, probably a grandson of M. *Aemilius Lepidus (3), the triumvir, and of Faustus *Cornelius Sulla and Pompeia, daughter of *Pompey, was consul ce 11, defended his sister Lepida ... More

Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus (1), Roman consul, pontifex maximus, censor, 179 BCE  

John Briscoe

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Dec 2015
Aemilius, Marcus, was a member of the embassy sent to the east in 201–200 bce, during the course of which he delivered the Roman ultimatum to *Philip (3) V at Abydos; the story (Val. Max. 6. 6. 1; ... More

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