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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), or Anti'ochus Theos (search)
*)Epifanh/s *Dio/nusos), was the son of Alexander Balas, king of Syria [see p. 114b.], and remained in Arabia after his father's death in B. C. 146. Two years afterwards (B. C. 144), while he was still a youth, he was brought forward as a claimant to the crown against Demetrius Nicator by Tryphon, or Diodotus, who had been one of his father's chief ministers. Tryphon met with great success; Jonathan and Simon, the leaders of the Jews, joined his party; and Antiochus was acknowledged as king by the greater part of Syria. But Tryphon, who had all along intended to secure the royal power for himself, and had brought forward Antiochus only for this purpose, now put the young prince to death and ascended the throne, B. C. 142. (1 Maccab. xi., &c.; J. AJ 13.6, &c.; Strab. xvi. p.752; Justin, 36.1; Liv. Epit. 55.) The reverse of the annexed coin represents the Dioscuri riding on horseback, and has upon it the year O P, that is, the 170th year of the Seleucidae. (Eckhel, iii. p. 231, &c.)
Asellus 3. Ti. Claudius Asellus, of the equestrian order, was deprived of his horse, and reduced to the condition of an aerarian, by Scipio Africanus, the younger, in his censorship, B. C. 142. When Asellus boasted of his military services, and complained that he had been degraded unjustly, Scipio replied with the proverb, " Agas asellum," i. e. " Agas asellum, si bovem non agere queas" (Cic. de Orat. 2.64), which it is impossible to translate so as to preserve the point of the joke; it was a proverbial expression for saying, that if a person cannot hold as good a station as he wishes, he must be content with a lower. When Asellus was tribune of the plebs in B. C. 139, he accused Scipio Africanus before the people (Gel. 3.4); and Gellius (2.20) makes a quotation from the fifth oration of Scipio against Asellus, which may have been delivered in this year. Among other charges which Asellus brought against Scipio, was, that the lustrum had been inauspicious (because it had been followed
Caeci'lia 3. The daughter of L. Caecilius Metellus Calvus, consul in B. C. 142, and the brother of Metellus Numidicus, consul in 109, was married to L. Licinius Lucullus, praetor in 103, and was by him the mother of the celebrated Lucullus, the conqueror of Mithridates. Her moral character was in bad repute. (Plut. Luc. 1; Cic. in Ver. 4.66; Aurel. Vict. de Vir. Ill. 62.)
Cae'pio 4. Q. Fabius Maximus Servilianus, son of No. 3, consul in B. C. 142, was adopted by Q. Fabius Maximus. [MAXIMUS.]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Calvus, L. Caeci'lius Metellus consul B. C. 142. [METELLUS.]
Dio'genes 13. Of SELEUCEIA, an Epicurean philosopher, who has frequently been confounded with Diogenes the Babylonian, who was likewise a native of Seleuceia. He lived at the court of Syria, and on terms of intimacy with king Alexander, the supposititious son of Antiochus Epiphanes. But he was put to death soon after the accession of Antiochus Theus, in B. C. 142. (Athen. 5.211.)
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Ma'ximus, Fa'bius 11. Q. Fabius Maximus, Q. F. Q. N., with the agnomen SERVILIANUS, was adopted from the gens Servilia, by Fabius Aemilianus (No. 8). He was uterine brother of Cn. Servilius Caepio, consul in B. C. 141. (Appian, Hispan. 70.) He was consul in B. C. 142. His province was Lusitania, and the war with Viriarathus. (Appian, Iber. 67; Oros. 5.4; Cic. Att. 12.5; comp. de Orat. 1.26.) Valerius Maximus (6.1.5, 8.5.1) ascribes to Fabius a censorship which the Fasti do not confirm.
verse of Naevius,-- Ftao Metelli Romae fiunt Consules,--it was indebted for its elevation to chance rather than its own merits. It subsequently became one of the most distinguished of the Roman families, and in the latter half of the second century before the Christian era it obtained an extraordinary number of the highest offices of the state. Q. Metellus, who was consul B. C. 143, had four sons, who were raised to the consulship in succession; and his brother L. Metellus, who was consul B. C. 142, had two sons, who were likewise elevated to the same dignity. The Metelli were distinguished as a family for their unwavering support of the party of the optimates. The etymology of the name is quite uncertain. Festus connects it (p. 146, ed. Muller), probably from mere similarity of sound, with mercenarii. It is very difficult to trace the genealogy of this family, and the following table is in many parts conjectural. The history of the Metelli is given at length by Drumann (Geschichte R
Metellus 6. L. Caecilius Metellus Calvus, Q. F. L. N., brother of No. 5, was consul B. C. 142 with Q. Fabius Maximus Servilianus. All that is recorded of this Metellus is that he bore testimony, along with his brother Macedonicus, against Q. Pompeius, the consul of B. C. 141, when he was accused of extortion. (Oros. 5.4; Obsequ. 81; Cic. Att. 12.5.3, pro Font. 7; V. Max. 8.5.1.)
brothers left him in possession of the undivided sovereignty of Numidia, which he held from that time without interruption till his death. But few events of his long reign have been transmitted to us. He appears indeed to have been of a peaceful disposition; and atter the fall of Carthage, he had no neighbours who could excite his jealousy. With the Romans he took care to cultivate a good understanding; and we find him sending an auxiliary force to assist them in Spain against Viriathus (B. C. 142); and again in the more arduous war against Numantia. (Appian, App. Hisp. 67; Sal. Jug. 7.) On the latter occasion his auxiliaries were commanded by his nephew, Jugurtha, whom he had brought up with his own sons, and whom he was even induced to adopt; but the intrigues and ambition of the young man threw a cloud over the declining years of Micipsa, and filled him with apprehensions for the future. Jugurtha, however, was prudent enough to repress his ambitious projects during the lifetime o
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