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Albi'nus 19. SP. POSTUMIUS ALBINUS MAGNUS, was consul B. C. 148, in which year a great fire happened at Rome. (Obseq. 78.) It is this Sp. Albinus, of whom Cicero speaks in the Brutus (c. 25), and says that there were many orations of his.
Andriscus (*)Andri/skos). 1. A man of low origin, who pretended to be a natural son of Perseus, king of Macedonia, was seized by Demetrius, king of Syria, and sent to Rome. He escaped, however, from Rome, and finding many partizans, assumed the name of Philip and obtained possession of Macedonia. His reign, which was marked by acts of cruelty, did not last much more than a year. He defeated the praetor Juventius, but was conquered by Caccilius Metellus, and conducted to Rome in chains to adorn the triumph of the latter, B. C. 148. (Liv. Epit. 49, 50, 52; Diod. Exc. xxxii. p. 590, &c., ed. Wess.; Polyb. xxxvii. Exc. Vatic. ed. Mai; Flor. 2.14; Vell. 1.11; Paus. 7.13.1
Bi'thyas (*Biqu/as), the commander of a considerable body of Numidian cavalry, deserted Gulussa, the son of Masinissa and the ally of the Romans in the third Punic war, B. C. 148, and went over to the Carthaginians, to whom he did good service in the war. At the capture of Carthage in 146, Bithyas fell into the hands of Scipio, by whom he was taken to Rome. He doubtless adorned the triumph of the conqueror, but instead of being put to death afterwards, according to the usual custom, he was allowed to reside under guard in one of the cities of Italy. (Appian, App. Pun. 111, 114, 120; Zonar. 9.30; Suidas, s. v. *Biqi/as
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/twr), was the son of Demetrius Soter. He had been sent by his father for safety to Cnidus, when Alexander Balas invaded Syria, and thus escaped falling into the hands of that usurper. After the death of his father he continued in exile for some years; but the vicious and feeble character of Balas having rendered him generally odious to his subjects, Demetrius determined to attempt the recovery of his kingdom, and assembled a body of mercenaries from Crete, with which he landed in Cilicia, B. C. 148 or 147. Ptolemy Philometor, who was at the time in the southern provinces of Syria with an army, immediately declared in his favour, and agreed to give him his daughter Cleopatra, who had been previously married to the usurper Balas, for his wife. With their combined forces they took possession of Antioch, and Alexander, who had retired to Cilicia, having returned to attack them, was totally defeated at the river Oenoparas. Ptolemy died of the injuries received in the battle, and Balas, ha
aeus went to oppose them, together with Callicrates, who died by the way. The cause of the exiles was supported by Menalcides, who assured the Spartans, on his return, that the Romans had declared in favour of their independence, while an equally positive assurance to the opposite effect was given by Diaeus to the Achaeans,--the truth being that the senate had passed no final decision at all, but had promised to send commissioners to settle the dispute. War was renewed between the parties, B. C. 148, in spite of the prohibition of the Romans, to which, however, Diaeus, who was again general in B. C. 147, paid more obedience, though he endeavoured to bring over the towns round Sparta by negotiation. When the decree of the Romans arrived, which severed Sparta and several other states from the Achaean league, Diaeus took a leading part in keeping up the indignation of the Achaeans, and in urging them to the acts of violence which caused war with Rome. In the autumn of 147 he was succeede
Gra'nia Gens plebeian. Although some of its members, under the republic, rose to senatorial rank (Plut. Mar. 35), and under the empire, when military superseded civil distinctions, to high stations in the army and the provinces (Tac. Ann. 1.74), it never attained the consulship. The Grania Gens was, however, well-known from the age of the poet Lucilius, B. C. 148-103. From a comparison of Cicero (in Verr. 5.59) with Plutarch (Plut. Mar. 35), and Caesar (Caes. Civ. 3.71), the Granii seem to have been settled at Puteoli. Under the republic Granius appears without a cognomen, with the exception of that of FLACCUS, in the time of Julius Caesar; but under the empire we meet with the surnames LICINIANUS, MARCELLUS, MARCIANUS, SERENUS, SILVANUS. [W.B.D]
he Romans, but with the intention of using it on the side to which their own interest should seem to point. Again we hear of his being sent by his father to Carthage, to require the restoration of those who had been exiled for. attachment to his cause. On the death of Masinissa, in B. C. 149, Scipio portioned his royal prerogatives among his sons, assigning to Gulussa, whom Appian mentions as a skilful general, the decision of peace and war. In the third Punic war, which broke out in the same year, Gulussa joined the Romans, and appears to have done them good service. In B. C. 148 he was present at the siege of Carthage, and acted as mediator, though unsuccessfully, between Scipio and Hasdrubal, the Carthaginian commander. He and his brother Manastabal were carried off by sickness, leaving the undivided royal power to Micipsa. Gulussa left a son, named MASSIVA. (Liv. 42.23, 24, 43.3; Plb. 39.1, 2, Spic. Rel. 34.10; Plin. Nat. 8.10; App. Pun. 70, 106, 111, 126; Sal. Jug. 5, 35.) [E.E]
mand within the walls of the city, when the Carthaginians, in B. C. 149, prepared for their last desperate resistance against the Roman consuls Censorinus and Manilius. How far we are to ascribe to his authority or directions the energetic measures adopted for the defence of the city, or the successful resistance opposed for more than a year to the Roman arms, we know not, as his name is not again mentioned by Appian until after the defeat of Calpurnius Piso at Hippo in the following year, B. C. 148. This success following the repeated repulses of Manilius in his attacks on Nepheris, had greatly elated the Carthaginians; and in this excitement of spirits, they seem to have been easily led to believe a charge brought by his enemies against Hasdrubal of having betrayed their interests for the sake of his brother-in-law, Gulussa. The accusation was brought forward in the senate, and before Hasdrubal, astounded at the unexpected charge, could utter a word in his defence, a tumult arose, i
Hermodo'rus of Salamis, was the architect of the temple of Mars in the Flaminian Circus (Cornel. Nepos, apud priscian, Gr. Lat. viii. col. 792, Fr. xi.), and also, if we accept the emendation of Turnebus (Hermodori for Hermodi), of the temple of Jupiter Stator in the portico of Metellus Macedonicus (Vitr. 3.2.5, Schneider). There was also a Hermodorus of Salamis, a naval architect at Rome, whom the great Antonius defended in the year of his consulship, B. C. 99. (Cicero, Cic. de Orat. 1.12.) Now Metellus triumphed over Andriscus in B. C. 148. These two architects, therefore, can hardly be the same. In fact, the conjecture of Turnebus is suspicious, for the very reason that it is so plausible. Schneider reads hujusmodi instead of the Hermodi of the MSS. (Comment. in Vitruv. l.c.) [P.S]
of the Carthaginian army under Hasdrubal, especially on occasion of the march of Manilius upon Nepheris. But in the course of this irregular warfare having accidentally fallen in with Scipio (at that time one of the tribunes in the Roman army), he was led by that officer into a conference, in which Scipio induced him to abandon the cause of Carthage as hopeless, and desert to the Romans. This resolution he put in execution on occasion of the second expedition of Manilius against Nepheris (B. C. 148), when he went over to the enemy, carrying with him the greater part of the troops under his command. He was sent by Manilius with Scipio to Rome, where the senate rewarded him for his treachery with a purple robe and other ornaments of distinction, as well as with a sum of money. After this he returned to Africa, but we do not learn that he was able to render any important services to the Romans in their subsequent operations. (Appian, App. Pun. 97, 100, 104, 107, 109; Zonar. 9.27; Eutro
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