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Strabo, Geography, Book 11, chapter 2 (search)
), and others to assume that it flows from the upper region of the Ister, although they produce no evidence of its flowing from so great a distance or from other "climata," as though it were impossible for the river to flow both from a nearby source and from the north. On the river and the lake is an inhabited city bearing the same name, Tanaïs; it was founded by the Greeks who held the Bosporus. Recently, however, it was sacked by King PolemonPolemon I. He became king of the Bosporus about 16 B.C. (Dio Cassius 54.24). because it would not obey him. It was a common emporium, partly of the Asiatic and the European nomads, and partly of those who navigated the lake from the Bosporus, the former bringing slaves, hides, and such other things as nomads possess, and the latter giving in exchange clothing, wine, and the other things that belong to civilized life. At a distance of one hundred stadia off the emporium lies an island called Alopecia, a settlement of promiscuous people. Ther
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XI., CHAPTER I. (search)
as in command.Il. vi. 208. Pope.Il. vi. 208. Pope. Add to this, that he wrote the history of Pompey. For these reasons he ought to have paid a greater regard to truth. The second portion is that above the Hyrcanian,In many authors these names are used indifferently, the one for the other; they are however distinguished by Pliny, (iv. 13,) who states that this sea begins to be called the Caspian after you have passed the river Cyrus, (Kur,) and that the Caspii live near it; and in vi. 16, that it is called the Hyrcanian Sea, from the Hyreani who live along its shores. The western side should therefore in strictness be called the Caspian; the eastern, the Hyrcanian. Smith, art. Caspium Mare. which we also call the Caspian Sea, extending as far as the Scythians near the Indians. The third portion is continuous with the above-mention- ed isthmus, and consists of the country following next in order to the isthmus and the Caspian Gates,A narrow pass leading from North Wester
Q. Horatius Flaccus (Horace), The Works of Horace (ed. C. Smart, Theodore Alois Buckley), book 1, He supports the judgment which he had before given of Lucilius, and intersperses some excellent precepts for the writing of Satire. (search)
t Demetrius carps at me behind my back? or because the trifler Fannius, that hanger-on to Hermogenes Tigellius, attempts to hurt me? May Plotius and Varius, Maecenas and Virgil, Valgius and Octavius Octavius. An excellent poet and historian. The Visci were two brothers, and both senators. Bibulus was the son of him that had been consul in 695, and Servius the son of Servius Sulpicius, who corresponded with Cicero. Furnius was consul in the year 737, and equally master of the pen and the sword. approve these Satires, and the excellent Fuscus likewise; and I could wish that both the Visci would join in their commendations: ambition apart, I may mention you, O Pollio: you also, Messala, together with your brother; and at the same time, you, Bibulus and Servius; and along with these you, candid Furnius; many others whom, though men of learning and my friends, I purposely omit — to whom I could wish the
Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.), BOOK IX. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF FISHES., CHAP. 88. (62.)—THE ANTIPATHIES AND SYMPATHIES THAT EXIST BETWEEN AQUATIC ANIMALS. (search)
ebrated. He instructed Varro, and was one of Cæsar's instructors in rhetoric. He received the name of Preconinus, from the circumstance of his father having been a "præco," and that of Stilo, on account of his writings. He wrote commentaries on the songs of the Salii, and on the Twelve Tables, a work De Proloquiis, &c. Statius Sebosus,See end of B. ii. Melissus,See end of B. vii. Seneca,L. Annæus Seneca. See end of B. vi. Cicero,See end of B. vii. Æmilius Macer,A poet of Verona, who died B. C. 16. He wrote a poem upon birds, snakes, and medicinal plants, in imitation, probably, of the Theriaca of Nicander. There is a work, still extant, under his name, "On the Virtues of Herbs;" which, no doubt, belongs to the middle ages. He also wrote sixteen or more Books of Annals. Messala Corvinus,M. Valerius Messala Corvinus. He was born at Rome, B.C. 59. He joined the party of Cassius against Antony and Augustus, which last he defeated at the battle of Philippi. He afterwards served under Antony
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, ARCUS AUGUSTI (search)
ARCUS AUGUSTI * two arches erected in honour of Augustus in the forum, one in 29 B.C., to commemorate the victory at Actium, the other in 19 B.C., on account of the return of the standards captured by the Parthians at Carrhae (Cass. Dio li. 19; liv. 8). It is explicitly stated that the latter stood iuxta aedem divi Iulii (Schol. Veron. Verg. Aen. vii. 605). These arches are represented on coins, that of 29 B.C. 1 Dated 16 B.C. by the B.M. Catalogue. on a denarius of Vinicius (Babelon, Vinicia 4; Cohen, Aug. 544; BM Rep. ii. 50, 4477-8 = BM Aug. 77, 78), and that of 19 B.C. on coins of 18-17 B.C. (Cohen, Aug. 82-85; BM Aug. 427-9). The earlier coins represent a triple arch, surmounted with a quadriga in the centre and barbarians on the sides. The archways are of equal height, and the middle piers double the width of the outer. The later coins also represent a triple arch, with quadriga and figures of barbarians, and piers of the same relative width as the other, but the central po
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, IUVENTAS, AEDES (search)
IUVENTAS, AEDES a temple of Iuventas (Hebe) vowed by M. Livius Salinator on the day of the battle of the Metaurus in 207 B.C., begun by him when censor in 204, and dedicated by C. Licinius Lucullus in 193 (Liv. xxxvi. 36. 5-6). It was burned in 16 B.C. (Cass. Dio liv. 19. 7:to\ th=s *neo/thtos me/garon) and restored by Augustus (Mon. Anc. iv. 8 =Grk. x. 12:nao\s *neo/thtos). It is possible that in later times the Roman youth on assuming the toga virilis made their offerings in this temple, although this custom was assigned by Lucius Piso to Servius Tullius (Dionys. iv. 15. 5), and the early offerings were made at the shrine of Iuventas on the Capitol. This temple was ' in circo Maximo ' (Liv. loc. cit.) and near that of Summanus (Plin. NH xxix. 57), therefore probably on the Aventine side, towards the west end of the circus (HJ 119; Rosch. ii. 765; Gilb. iii. 93; WR 136).
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, PORTICUS QUIRINI (search)
PORTICUS QUIRINI built around the temple of QUIRINUS (q.v.), probably by Augustus when he restored the temple in 16 B.C. It is mentioned only once (Mart. xi. I. 9), but was evidently very popular.
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, QUIRINUS, AEDES (search)
nate retained its power unimpaired, but withered away during the Social war, while the other became healthy and vigorous (Plin. loc. cit.). In 206 B.C. the temple was struck by lightning (Liv. xxviii. II. 4), and again in 49 when it was much injured if not almost destroyed (Cass. Dio xli. 14. 3). It must have been repaired almost at once, for the senate erected in it in 45 a statue to Caesar as the *qeo\s a)ni/khtos (Cass. Dio xliii. 45. 3). A final restoration was completed by Augustus in 16 B.C. (Mon. Anc. iv. 5; vi. 32; Cass. Dio liv. 19. 4). The day of dedication of the original temple was not 29th June, the later date (Ov. Fast. vi. 795-796; Fast. Venus. ad in Kal. Mart., CIL i. p. 212, 250; Wissowa, Ges. Abh. 144-146, 268-270), but 17th February. Mommsen's view (CIL ia. p. 310) has been proved to be correct by the discovery of the pre-Caesarian calendar at Antium, where we find the Quirinalia entered on 17th February (NS 1921, 87). The 29th of June, on the other hand, was only
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
, 86; Stagnum Agrippae, 496; bridge, 398; Porticus Vipsania, 430. 23Library in the Porticus of Octavia, 84. (ca.). Pavement of Forum and Tribunal Praetorium, 234. 22Temple of Juppiter Tonans on Capitol dedicated, 305. 21Pons Fabricius restored after floods of 23, 400. 20Temple of Mars Ultor on the Capitol, 329. Milliarium Aureum, 342. 19Agrippa completes Aqua Virgo, 28. Altar of Fortuna Redux, 218. Second Arch of Augustus in Forum, 34. 17 Theatre of Marcellus in use, 513. 16Temple of Juventas burnt and restored, 308. Porticus round the Temple of Quirinus, 428, 439. 15Crypta Balbi, 141. Porticus of Livia begun, 423. (?) Livia builds Temple of Concord, 138. 14Temples of Juppiter Stator and Juno Regina restored, 305. Basilica Aemilia burnt and rebuilt, 73. 13Theatre of Marcellus dedicated, 513. of Balbus dedicated, 513. Senate decrees the Ara Pacis, 30. 12(after). Pons Aemilius restored (?), 398. Fornix Augusti, 211. Augustus gives Domus Publi
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
prudence, he neither announced his victories in pompous letters to the senate, nor did he accept a triumph which Augustus offered him. In B. C. 18, he was invested with the tribunician power for five years together with Augustus; and in the following year (B. C. 17), his two sons, Caius and Lucius, were adopted by Augustus. At the close of the year, he accepted an invitation of Herod the Great, and went to Jerusalem. He founded the military colony of Berytus (Beyrut), thence he proceeded in B. C. 16 to the Pontus Euxinus, and compelled the Bosporani to accept Polemo for their king and to restore the Roman eagles which had been taken by Mithridates. On his return he stayed some time in Ionia, where he granted privileges to the Jews whose cause was pleaded by Herod (J. AJ 16.2), and then proceeded to Rome, where he arrived in B. C. 13. After his tribunician power had been prolonged for five years, he went to Pannonia to restore tranquillity to that province. He returned in B. C. 12, afte
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