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Polybius, Histories, book 22, Caecilius Reports and Ambassadors Respond (search)
Caecilius Reports and Ambassadors Respond When Caecilius returned from Greece and made his Ambassadors from Philip and the Achaeans heard on the report of Caecilius, B. C. 185-184. report to the Senate concerning Macedonia and the Peloponnese, the ambassadors who had come to Rome on these matters were introduced into the Senate. First came those from Philip and Eumenes, as well as the exiles from Aenus and Maroneia; and on their saying much the same as they had said before Caecilius and his colleagues at Thessalonica, the Senate voted to send another deputation to Philip, to see first of all whether he had evacuated the cities in Perrhaebia in conformity with the answer he gave to Caecilius: and secondly, to order him to remove his garrison from Aenus and Maroneia; and in a word, to abandon all fortresses, positions, and towns on the sea-board of Thrace. After these the ambassadors from the Peloponnese wereThe Achaean ambassadors make their defence. introduced. For the Achaeans on t
Polybius, Histories, book 23, Demetrius Before the Senate (search)
Demetrius Before the Senate IN the 149th Olympiad a greater number of embassies came to Rome from Greece than were 149th Olympiad, B.C. 184-180. almost ever seen before. For as Philip was compelled by treaty to submit disputes with his neighbours to arbitration, and as it was known that the Romans were willing to receive accusations against Philip, and would secure the safety of those who had controversies with him, all who lived near the frontier of Macedonia came to Rome, some in their private capacity, some from cities, others from whole tribes, with complaints against Philip. Coss. P. Claudius Pulcher, L. Porcius Licinus, B.C. 184. At the same time also came ambassadors from Eumenes, accompanied by his brother Athenaeus, to accuse Philip in regard to the Thracian cities and the aid sent to Prusias. Philip's son, Demetrius, also came to make answer to all these various envoys, accompanied by Apelles and Philocles, who were at that time considered the king's first friends. Ambassad
Polybius, Histories, book 31, Decadence at Rome (search)
Decadence at Rome The dissoluteness of the young men in Rome had Cato on the growth of luxury. grown to such a height, and broke out in such extravagances, that there were many instances of men purchasing a jar of Pontic salt-fish for three hundred drachmae.About £12. In reference to which Marcus Porcius Cato once said to the people in indignation, that no better proof could be shown of the degeneracy of the state than that good-looking slavesIn his Censorship (B. C. 184) Cato imposed a tax on slaves under twenty sold for more than ten sestertia (about £70.) Livy, 39, 44. should fetch more than a farm, and a jar of salt-fish more than a carter. . .
T. Maccius Plautus, Captivi: The Captives (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act 4, scene 2 (search)
the "galloping dreary dun."--the stench of whom drives all the loungers in the BasilicaIn the Basilica: The "Basilica" was a building which served as a court of law, and a place of meeting for merchants and men of business. The name was perhaps derived from the Greek word basileu\s, as the title of the second Athenian Archon, who had his tribunal or court of justice. The building was probably, in its original form, an insulated portico. The first edifice of this kind at Rome was erected B.C. 184; probably about the period when this Play was composed. It was situate in the Forum, and was built by Porcius Cato, from whom it was called the "Porcian Basilica." Twenty others were afterwards erected at different periods in the city. The loungers here mentioned, in the present instance, were probably sauntering about under the porticos of the Basilica, when their olfactory nerves were offended by the unsavoury smell of the fishermen's baskets. into the Forum, I'll bang their heads with thei
Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.), BOOK XIV. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE FRUIT TREES., CHAP. 29.—LIQUORS WITH THE STRENGTH OF WINE MADE FROM WATER AND CORN. (search)
lius Atticus,He was a contemporary of Celsus and Columella, the latter of whom states that he wrote a work on a peculiar method of cultivating the vine. See also B. xvii. c. 18. Columella,See end of B. viii. Massurius Sabinus,See end of B. vii. Fenestella,See end of B. viii. Tergilla,Nothing is known of him. He may possibly have written on Husbandry, and seems to have spoken in dispraise of the son of Cicero. See c 28 of the present Book. Maccius Plautus,The famous Roman Comic poet, born B.C. 184. Twenty of his comedies are still in existence. Flavius,For Alfius Flavius, see end of B. ix.; for Cneius Flavius, see end of B. xii. Dossennus,Or Dorsenus Fabius, an ancient Comic dramatist, censured by Horace for the buffoonery of his characters, and the carelessness of his productions. In the 15th Chapter of this Book, Pliny quotes a line from his Acharistio. Scævola,Q. Mutius Scævola, consul B.C. 95, and assassinated by C. Flavius Fimbria, having been proscribed by the Marian faction. He
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 38 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D.), chapter 33 (search)
ity if they let this one slip; the treaty, they said, which had been ratified with religious sanction on the Capitoline, at Olympia, and on the Acropolis at Athens, had been made void by those men;Their exact meaning is uncertain. before they were bound anew by another treaty they urged that the guilty should be punished. Then the multitude, inflamed by these words, at the call of one man, who shouted out that they should strike, began to throw stones. And so seventeen of those who had been put into chains in the excitement were killed.This affair was too ingeniously explained by Lycortas in 184 B.C. (XXXIX. xxxvi. 9-16). The next day sixty-three were arrested whom the praetor had protected against violence, not because he was concerned for their safety but because he did not wish them to be killed without pleading their cause, becoming the victims of an angry mob, and when they had spoken briefly to hostile ears all were condemned and handed over for execution.
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 38 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D.), chapter 56 (search)
Much else is said, especially about the end of Scipio's life, his trial, his death, his funeral, his tomb, all so contradictory that I find no tradition, no written documents, which I can accept. There is no unanimity as to his accuser: some say that Marcus NaeviusNaevius was tribune in 184 B.C. (XXXIX. lii. 4 below). accused him, others the Petillii; there is no agreement as to the time when he was prosecuted nor as to the year when he diedLivy returns to this question in dealing with the year 183 B.C. (XXXIX. lii.). nor as to where he died or was buried; some say that both death and burial took place at Rome, others at Liternum. In both places tombs and statues are shown; for at LiternumSeneca, writing to Lucilius from Scipio's villa at Liternum, says . . . ara quam sepulchrum esse tanti viri suspicor (Ep. LXXXVI. 1). Strabo (p. 243) also mentions the tomb, but there seems to be no other reference to the statue of which Livy speaks. there is a tomb and a statu
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 39 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D.), chapter 52 (search)
e him this rank for the third time (XXXVIII. xxviii. 2 and the note). The choice of Valerius in 184 B.C. is not mentioned in the running account of the censorship (xliii. 5 —xliv. 9 above). Africanus ead before the lectio by Cato and Flaccus. Their active term as censors extended from March 15, 184 B.C., to about mid-September 183 B.C., and the lectio might have been held late in the period. So fant with that of P. Claudius and Porcius (and of Cato and Flaccus) from March 15 to December 10, 184 B.C. If Naevius was the prosecutor Scipio could not have been tried in 187 B.C. Livy does not observ he believes that Scipio was dead before the censorship of Cato and Flaccus beginning March 15, 184 B.C. He has rejected 187 B.C. (Antias) because he now believes that Naevius was the prosecut reasoning brackets both events as having occurred between December 10, 185 B.C., and March 15, 184 B.C., this being the portion of the term of Naevius which does not overlap that of Cato and Flaccus.
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 40 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D. and Alfred C. Schlesinger, Ph.D.), chapter 35 (search)
ix. 8 etc. The colony is populous and the allotments large because of its strategic position and the danger from Gauls and Histrians. The commissioners who founded the colony were Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica, Gaius Flaminius, Lucius Manlius Acidinus.For their appointment see XXXIX. lv. 6. Two temples were dedicated that year, the first to Venus Erycina,Cf. XXX. xxxviii. 10. The vow has not been mentioned, but the senior Porcius was in Liguria in 184 B.C. (XXXIX. xxxviii. 1). near the Porta Collina; Lucius Porcius Licinus, the son of Lucius, as duumvir dedicated it, and it had been vowed by Lucius Porcius the consul in the Ligurian war; the second to PietasLivy does not mention the romantic story told by Festus (p. 209), that the temple occupied the site of the house of a woman quae patrem suum (i.e., of the Glabrio who vowed the temple) inclusum carcere mammis suis clam aluerit; Valerius Maximus (V. iv. 7) and Pliny (H. N. VII. 121) differ slightly. in the Forum Olitor
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 42 (ed. Evan T. Sage, Ph.D. and Alfred C. Schlesinger, Ph.D.), chapter 6 (search)
From Delphi and the meeting of the Aetolian council Marcellus crossed to Aegium in the Peloponnesus, where he had calledMarcellus, in calling a council, overstepped the bounds set by the senate in 184 B.C. (XXXIX. xxxiii. 8), but perhaps Livy has not stated the facts exactly. a meeting of the Achaeans. There, having heartily praised the people because they had steadfastly adhered to their old resolutionCf. XLI. xxiii. 1. not to permit the kings of the Macedonians to enter their territory, he made conspicuous the hatred which the Romans felt for Perseus; that this hatred should break out betimes was the consequence of the arrival in Rome of King Eumenes,B.C. 173 bringing with him a memorandum which he had prepared, after thorough investigation, as to Perseus' preparations for war. About the same time five commissioners were sent to the king to look into the situation in Macedonia. They were also instructed to proceed to Alexandria for the purpose of renewing the
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