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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Calvi'nus, L. Se'xtius 1. Consul in B. C. 124. In the year following, he had the administration of Gaul, and carried on a war against the Salluvii. After having conquered them, he founded the colony of Aquae Sextiae. (Liv. Epit. 61; Strab. iv. p.180; Vell. 1.15.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Cotta, Aure'lius 9. C. Aurelius Cotta, brother of No. 8, was born in B. C. 124, and was the son of Rutilia,. He was a friend of the tribune M. Livius Drusus, who was murdered in B. C. 91; and in the same year he sued for the tribuneship, but was rejected, and a few months afterwards went into voluntary exile to avoid being condemned by the lex Varia, which ordained that an inquiry should be made as to who had either publicly or privately supported the claims of the Italian allies in their demand of the franchise. Cotta did not return to Rome till the year B. C. 82, when Sulla was dictator, and in 75 he obtained the consulship, together with L. Octavius. In that year he excited the hostility of the optimates by a law by which he endeavoured to raise the tribuneship from the condition into which it had been thiown by Sulla. The exact nature of this law, however, is not certain. (Cic. Fragm. Cornel. p. 80 ed. Orelli, with the note of Ascon. ; Sallust, Hist. Fragm. p. 210, ed. Gerlach.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Longi'nus, Ca'ssius 9. C. Cassius Longinus, C. F. C. N., son of No. 8, was consul B. C. 124, with C. Sextius Calvinus. (Fast. Sic.; Cassiod.; Vell. 1.15.) Eutropius (4.22) says that the colleague of Longinus was C. Domitius Calvinus, and that he carried on war with him against Bituitus; but both statements are erroneous. [BITUITUS.] Obsequens (100.91) calls the other consul Sextilius.
ife and character, uses the expression quo fit ut omnis Votiva pateat veluti descripta tabella Vita senis but the epithet senis could not with any propriety be applied to one who died at the age of forty-six. To these arguments we may briefly reply-- 1. It can be proved by numerous examples that not only was it common for youths under the regular military age to serve as volunteers, but that such service was frequently compulsory. This appears clearly from the law passed by C. Gracchus B. C. 124, to prevent any one from being forced to enter the army who had not attained to the age of seventeen. (See Stevech. ad Veget. 1.7; Liv. 25.5; Sigon. de Jure Civ. Rom. 1.15; Manut. de Leg. 12.) 2. It is here taken for granted that the Lex Licinia sumpnuaria was passed in the year B. C. 98, or rather, perhaps, B. C. 97, in the consulship of Cn. Cornelius Lentulus and P. Licinius Crassus. But the learned have been long at variance with regard to the date of this enactment; Pighius, in his A
Se'xtia Gens plebeian. This name is frequently confounded with that of Sestius. [SESTIA GENS.] On coins we find only Sestius, never Sextius. The first member of the Sextia gens who obtained the consulship was L. Sextius Sextinus Lateranus in B. C. 366, who was the first plebeian that obtained this honour, after one place in the consulship was secured for the plebeian order, by the Licinian laws [LATERANUS]. The only other person in the gens who was consul under the republic was C. Sextius Calvinus, in B. C. 124 [CALVINUS] ; but the names of a few Sextii appear on the consular Fasti in the imperial period. Most of the Sextii are mentioned without any cognomen : they are given below. [SEXTIUS.]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
far superior to any of his predecessors, and whose name Varro prefixed to his own work upon history, is said by Velleius to have been a young man (juvenis) at the period of the Numantine war, the contemporary of Rutilius' Rufus, Claudius Quadrigarius, and Valerius Antias. The date thus indicated will by no means agree with the statements contained in Cicero's Brutus (64, 68), that he was intermediate between Hortensius and Sulpicius, of whom the former was born in B. C. 114, the latter in B. C. 124. The account here given is confirmed by the fact, which seems to be clearly established, that he was praetor in the year when Sulla died (B. C. 78), for supposing him to have obtained the office " suo anno," his birth would thus be fixed to B. C. 118 or 119. He probably obtained Sicily for his province, in B. C. 77, and from the local knowledge thus acquired was enabled to render good service to Verres, whose cause he espoused (Cic. Ver. 2.45, 4.20). During the piratical war (B. C. 67) he
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Sulpi'cius Rufus 2. P. Sulpicius Rufus, tribune of the plebs, B. C. 88. He was born in B. C. 124, as he was ten years older than Hortensius. (Cic. Brut. 88.) He was one of the most distinguished orators of his time. Cicero, who had heard him, frequently speaks of him in terms of the highest admiration. He says that Sulpicius and Cotta were. beyond comparison, the greatest orators of their age. " Sulpicius," he states, " was, of all the orators I ever heard, the most dignified, and, so to speak, the most tragic. His voice was powerful, and at the same time sweet and clear; the gestures and movements of his body were graceful; but he appeared, nevertheless, to have been trained for the forum and not for the stage; his language was rapid and flowing, and yet not redundant or diffuse." (Brut. 55.) He commenced public life as a supporter of the aristocratical party, and soon acquired great influence in the state by his splendid talents, while he was still young. He was an intimate friend