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L. A'ccius or A'TTIUS, an early Roman tragic poet and the son of a freedman, was born according to Jerome B. C. 170, and was fifty years younger than Pacuvius. He lived to a great age; Cicero, when a young man, frequently conversed with him. (Brut. 28.) Works Praetextae His tragedies were chiefly imitated from the Greeks, especially from Aeschylus. Tragedies he also wrote some on Roman subjects (Praetextata); one of which, entitled Brutus, was probably in honour of his patron D. Brutus. (Cic. de Leg. 2.21, pro Arch. 11.) We possess only fragments of his tragedies, of which the most important have been preserved by Cicero, but sufficient remains to justify the terms of admiration in which he is spoken of by the ancient writers. He is particularly praised for the strength and vigour of his language and the sublimity of his thoughts. (Cic. pro Planc. 24, pro Sest. 56, &c. ; Hor. Ep. 2.1. 56; Quint. Inst. 10.1.97; Gel. 13.2.) Editions The fragments of his tragedies have been
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), or Anti'ochus Epiphanes (search)
im, but almost completed the conquest of Egypt, and was preparing to lay siege to Alexandria, when a Roman embassy commanded him to retire from the country. This command he thought it most prudent to obey, but he still retained possession of Coele-Syria and Palestine. The cruelties which Antiochus perpetrated against the Jews during this war, are recorded in the books of the Maccabees, and have rendered his name infamous. He took Jerusalem on his return from his second campaign into Egypt (B. C. 170), and again at the end of the fourth campaign (B. C. 168), and endeavoured to root out the Jewish religion and introduce the worship of the Greek divinities; but this attempt led to a rising of the Jewish people, under Mattathias and his heroic sons the Maccabees, which Antiochus was unable to put down. Lysias, who was sent against them with a large army, was defeated; and Antiochus, who was in the eastern provinces at the time, hastened his return in order to avenge the disgrace which had
Apollo'nius 4. Of Clazomenae, was sent, together with Apollonides, in B. C. 170, as ambassador to king Antiochus after he had made himself master of Egypt. (Plb. 28.16.)
Arcesila'us 4. Of Megalopolis, was one of those who dissuaded the Achaean league from assisting Perseus in the war against the Romans in B. C. 170. In the following years he was one of the ambassadors sent by the league to attempt the reconciliation of Antiochus Epiphanes and Ptolemy. (Plb. 28.6, 29.10.)
A'retas 1. The contemporary of Jason, the high-priest of the Jews, and of Antiochus Epiphanes, about B. C. 170. (2 Maccab. 5.8.)
Ariston 4. Of Megalopolis, who, at the outbreak of the war of the Romans against Perseus in B. C. 170, advised the Achaeans to join the Romans, and not to remain neutral between the two belligerent parties. In the year following, he was one of the Achaean ambassadors, who were sent to bring about a peace between Antiochus III. and Ptolemy Philopator. (Plb. 28.6, 29.10.)
Ariston 5. A Rhodian, who was sent, in the spring of B. C. 170, with several others as ambassador to the Roman consul, Q. Marcius Philippus, in Macedonia, to renew the friendship with the Romans, and clear his countrymen from the charges which had been brought against them by some persons. (Plb. 28.14.)
Cn. Aufi'dius tribune of the plebs, B. C. 170, accused C. Lucretius Gallus on account of his oppression of the Chalcidians. (Liv. 43.10.)
Bla'sio 3. P. Cornelius Blasio, was sent as an ambassador with two others to the Carni, Istri, and Iapydes, in B. C. 170. In 168 he was one of the five commissioners appointed to settle the disputes between the Pisani and Lunenses respecting the boundaries of their lands. (Liv. 43.7, 45.13.) There are several coins belonging to this family. The obverse of the one annexed has the inscription BLASIO CN. F., with what appears to be the head of Mars: the reverse represents Dionysus, with Pallas on his left hand in the act of crowning him and another female figure on his right. (Eckhel, v. p. 180.) II. Helvii Blasiones.
Dio'genes (*Dioge/nhs), historical. 1. An ACARNANIAN. When Popillius in B. C. 170 went as ambassador to the Aetolians, and several statesmen were of opinion that Roman garrisons should be stationed in Acarnania, Diogenes opposed their advice, and succeeded in inducing Popillius not to send any soldiers into Acarnania. (Plb. 28.5
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