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Cani'nia Gens plebeian, is not mentioned in early Roman history. It came into notice at the beginning of the second century before Ctrist. C. Caninius Rebilus, praetor in B. C. 171, was the first member of the gens who obtained any of the curule offices; but the first Caninius who was consul was C. Caninius Rebilus in B. C. 4.5. The chief families are those of GALLUS and REBILUS: we also meet with the surname of SATIRIUS, and a Caninius Sallustius is mentioned who was adopted by some member of this gens. [SALLUSTIUS.]
ve been little more than a sort of low buffoonery. With respect to the time when Epicharmus began to compose comedies, much confusion has arisen from the statement of Aristotle (or an interpolator), that Epicharmus lived long before Chionides. (Poet. 3; CHIONIDES.) We have, however, the express and concurrent testimonies of the anonymous writer On Comedy (p. xxviii.), that he flourished about the 73rd Olympiad, and of Suidas (s. v.), that he wrote six years before the Persian war (B. C. 485-4). Thus it appears that, like Cratinus, he was an old man before he began to write comedy; and this agrees well with the fact that his poetry was of a very philosophic character. (Anon. de Com. l.c.) The only one of his plays, the date of which is certainly known, is the *Na=soi, B. C. 477. (Schol. Pind. Pyth. 1.98; Clinton, sub ann.) We have also express testimony of the fact that Elothales, the father of Epicharmus, formed an acquaintance with Pythagoras, and that Epicharmus himself was a pup
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army. The pretensions of Antigonus to the throne of Judaea were supported by Marion, king of Tyre, and by Ptolemy Menneus, prince of Chalcis; but Herod soon obtained a far more powerful auxiliary in the person of Antony, who arrived in Syria in B. C. 4 1, and whose favour he hastened to secure, by the most valuable presents. The aged Hyrcanus also, who had betrothed his grand-daughter Mariamne to the young Herod, threw all his influence into the scale in favour of him and his brother Phasael; ved from Rome for him to act in this matter as he thought fit. Five days afterwards he himself died, in the thirty-seventh year of his reign (dating from his first appointment to the throne by Antony and Octavian) and the seventieth of his age, B. C. 4. * It must be observed that the death of Herod took place in the same year with the actual birth of Christ, but it is well known that this is to be placed four years before the date in general use as the Christian era. (See Clinton, F. H. vol. i
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he part of his contemporaries: his language was censured by Messalla, and the arrangement of his orations by other rhetoricians. Though eminent as a rhetorician, he did not excel as a practical orator; and it is related of him that, when he had on one occasion in Spain to plead in the forum the cause of a relation, he felt so embarrassed by the novelty of speaking in the open air, that he could not proceed till he had induced the judges to remove from the forum into the basilica. Latro died in B. C. 4, as we learn from the Chronicle of Eusebius. Many modern writers suppose that Latro was the author of the Declamations of Sallust against Cicero, and of Cicero against Sallust. (Senec. Controv. i. Praef. p. 63, &c., 2.10, p. 157, 2.13. p. 175, 4.25, p. 291, iv. Praef. p. 273, ed. Bipont.; comp. Quint. Inst. 10.5.18; Plin. Nat. 20.14. s. 57; Hieronym. in Euseb. Chron. Olymp. 194, 1; Westermann, Gesch. d. Römischen Beredtsamkeit, § 86; Meyer, Oratorum Roman. Fragmenta, p. 539, &c., 2d ed
Medulli'nus 8. L. FURIUS SP. F. MEDULLINUS FUSUS, was thrice military tribune, with consular authority: I. B. C. 432 (Liv. 4.25) II. B. C. 425 (id. ib. 35). III. B. C. 4_0 (id. ib. 45).
Megaby'zus 2. Megabyzus, the son of Zopyrus, and grandson of the above, was one of the commanders of the land forces in the expedition of Xerxes against Greece, B. C. 4 80. (Hdt. 7.82.) Megayzus was the commander of the army which Cimon defeated on the Eurymcdtlon, in uB. C. 466. (Diod. 12.3.) [CIMON.] When the Athenians made their expedition against Egypt, Megabyzus was sent against them with a large army; and having driven them out of Memphis, he shut them up in the island of Prosopitis, which he at last took, after a siege of eighteen months, B. C. 457. (lierod. 3.160; Thuc. 1.109; Diod. 11.74.6.) Ctesias informs us that he was the son-in-law of Xerxes, having married his daughter Amytis; and he ascribes to Megabyzus the service which Herodotus attributes to Zopyrus, namely, the taking of Babylon, after its revolt from Xerxes. (Pers. 22; Diod. 10.17.2; comp. Hdt. 3.153.) Several other incidents of his life are related by Ctesias. (Pers. 27, 30, 33-40.) Two sons of his are mentione
Philippus (*Fi/lippos), son of HEROD the Great, king of Judaea, by his wife Cleopatra, was appointed by his father's will tetrarch of the districts of Gaulonitis, Trachonitis, and Batanaea, the sovereignty of which was confirmed to him by the decision of Augustus. He continued to reign over the dominions thus entrusted to his charge for the space of thirty-seven years (B. C. 4 - A. D. 34), a period of uniform tranquillity, during which his mild and equitable rule made him universally beloved by his subjects. He founded the city of Caesareia, surnamed Paneas, but more commonly known as Caesareia Philippi, near the sources of the Jordan, which he named in honour of Augustus, while he bestowed the name of Julias upon the town of Bethsaida, which he had greatly enlarged and embellished. Among other edifices he erected there a magnificent monument, in which his remains were deposited after his death. As he left no children, his dominions were after his decease annexed to the Roman provinc
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Rufus, Passie'nus consul B. C. 4, with C. Calvisius Sabinus (Monum. Ancyr.), is probably the same as the Passienus who obtained the honour of the triumphal ornaments on account of his victories in Africa. (Vell. 2.116.)
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Sabiinus, Calvi'sius 2. C. Calvisius Sabinus, probably son of No. 1, was consul B. C. 4 with L. Passienus Rufus (Monum. Ancyr.).