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Acidi'nus 2. L. Manlius Acidinus Fulvianus, originally belonged to the Fulvia gens, but was adopted into the Manlia gens, probably by the above-mentioned Acidinus. (Vell. 2.8.) He was praetor B. C. 188, and had the province of Hispania Citerior allotted to him, where he remained till B. C. 186. In the latter year he defeated the Celtiberi, and had it not been for the arrival of his successor would have reduced the whole people to subjection. He applied for a triumph in consequence, but obtained only an ovation. (Liv. 38.35, 39.21, 29.) In B. C. 183 he was one of the ambassadors sent into Gallia Transalpina, and was also appointed one of the triumvirs for founding the Latin colony of Aquileia, which was however not founded till B. C. 181. (Liv. 39.54, 55, 40.34.) He was consul B. C. 179, (Liv. 40.43,) with his own brother, Q. Fulvius Flaccus, which is the only instance of two brothers holding the consulship at the same time. (Fast. Capitol.; Vell. 2.8.) At the election of Acidinus, M.
Aebu'tia Gens contained two families, the names of which are CARUS and ELVA. The former was plebeian, the latter patrician; but the gens was originally patrician. Cornicen does not seem to have been a family-name, but only a surname given to Postumus Aebutius Elva, who was consul in B. C. 442. This gens was distinguished in the early ages, but from the time of the above-mentioned Aebutius Elva, no patrician member of it held any curule office till the praetorship of M. Aebutius Elva in B. C. 176. It is doubtful to which of the family P. Aebutius belonged, who disclosed to the consul the existence of the Bacchanalia at Rome, and was rewarded by the senate in consequence, B. C. 186. (Liv. 39.9, 11, 19.)
Apollo'nides 8. Of SICYON. When in B. C. 186 the great congress was held at Megalopolis, and king Eumenes wished to form an alliance with the Achaeans, and offered them a large sum of money as a present with a view of securing their favour, Apollonides of Sicyon strongly opposed the Achaeans' accepting the money, as something unworthy of them, and which would expose them to the influence of the king. He was supported by some other distinguished Achaeans, and they magnanimously refused accepting the money. (Plb. 23.8.) At this congress Roman ambassadors also had been present, and after their return, Spartan and Achaean ambassadors went to Rome, B. C. 185. Among the latter was Apollonides, who endeavoured to explain to the Roman senate the real state of affairs at Sparta, against the Spartan ambassadors, and to vindicate the conduct of Philopoemen and the Achaeans against the charges of the Spartans. (Plb. 23.11, 12.) At the outbreak of the war between the Romans and Perseus of Macedon
Bae'bius 3. M. Baebius, one of the three commissioners sent into Macedonia, B. C. 186, to investigate the charges brought by the Maronitae and others against Philip of Macedon. (Plb. 33.6.)
Cassander 3. An Aeginetan, who, at the Achaean congress, held at Megalopolis, B. C. 186, followed Apollonides in dissuading the assembly from accepting the 120 talents proffered them as a gift by king Eumenes II. [See p. 237a.] He reminded the Achaeans, that the Aeginetans, in consequence of their adherence to the league, had been conquered and enslaved by P. Sulpicius (B. C. 208), and that their island, having been given up by Rome.to the Aetolians, had been sold by them to Attalus, the father of Eumenes. He called on Eumenes to shew his good-will to the Achaeans rather by the restoration of Aegina than by gifts of money, and he urged the assembly not to receive presents which would prevent their ever attempting the deliverance of the Aeginetans. The money of the king of Pergamus was refused by the congress. (Plb. 11.6, 23.7, 8; comp. Liv. 27.33; Plut. Arat. 34.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Crispi'nus, Qui'nctius Crispinus occurs as an agnomen in the family of the Penni Capitolini of the Quinctia gens. [CAPITOLINUS, p. 606a.] The full name of the L. Quinctius Crispinus, who was praetor in B. C. 186, and who triumphed in B. C. 184, on account of his victories in Spain, was probably L. Quinctius Pennus Capitolinus Crispinus. (Liv. 39.6, 8, 30, 42.) [L.S]
Duro'nia Gens 1. DURONIA, the mother of P. Aebutius. Her second husband was T. Sempronius Rutilus, who seems to have had a dislike to his stepson Aebutius. His mother, perhaps with a view to get rid of him m some way, wanted to get him initiated in the Bacchanalian orgies at Rome; but Aebutius betrayed the Bacchanalia to the consuls, who protected him against his mother, and Duronia was thus the cause of the discovery and suppression of those orgies, in B. C. 186. (Liv. 39.9, 11, 19.)
Here'nnius 3. Herennius Cerrinius, was the son of Paculla Minia, a Campanian woman, who lived at Rome. Paculla was the arch-priestess, and Herennius one of the chief hierophants of the Bacchanalia in that city, B. C. 186. (Liv. 39.13, 19.) It is probable that the son of Paculla became an Herennius by marriage with Herennia, according to the Sabellian practice of annexing the wife's name to the paternal or family appellation. (See HERENNIA. GENS and Göttling, Staatsverfassung der Röm. p. 5
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Hi'spala Fece'nia by birth a slave, but afterwards a freed woman, was in B. C. 186 the mistress of one P. Aebutius, who lived in the Aventine quarter of Rome. To prevent her lover's initiation in the Bacchanalian mysteries, she partially disclosed to him the nefarious nature of their rites, which, while a slave in attendance on her mistress, she had occasionally witnessed. Aebutius revealed to the consul, Sp. Postumius Albinus [ALBINUS, No. 12], what Hispala had imparted to him. She was in consequence summoned by the consul, who, partly by promises, partly by threats, drew from her a full disclosure of the place, the practices, and the purposes of the Bacchanalian society. After the association was put down, Hispala was rewarded with the privileges of a free-born matron of Rome; and lest revenge or superstition should prompt any of the worshippers of Bacchus to attempt her life, her security was made by a special decree of the senate the charge of the consuls for the time being. And
Lae'lius 2. C. Laelius Sapiens, was son of the preceding. His intimacy with the younger Scipio Africanus was as remarkable as his father's friendship with the elder (Vell. 2.127; V. Max. 4.7.7), and it obtained an imperishable monument in Cicero's treatise "Laelius sive de Amicitia" He was born about B. C. 186-5; was tribune the plebs in 151; praetor in 145 (Cic. de Amic. 25); and consul, after being once rejected, in 140 (Cic. Brut. 43, Tusc. 5.19; Plut. Imp. Apophthegm. p. 200). His character was dissimilar to that of his father. The elder Laelius was an officer of the old Roman stamp, softened, perhaps, by his intercourse with Polybius, but essentially practical and enterprising. A mild philosophy refined, and, it may be, enfeebled the younger Laelius, who, though not devoid of military talents, as his campaign against the Lusitanian guerilla-chief Viriatus proved (Cic. de Off. 2.11), was more of a statesman than a soldier, and more a philosopher than a statesman. From Diogenes of
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