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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 39 39 Browse Search
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Titus Livius (Livy), Ab Urbe Condita, books 26-27 (ed. Frank Gardner Moore, Professor Emeritus in Columbia University) 4 4 Browse Search
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Amynander (*)Amu/nandros), king of the Athamanes, first appears in history as mediator between Philip of Macedonia and the Aetolians. (B. C. 208.) When the Romans were about to wage war on Philip, they sent ambassadors to Amynander to inform him of their intention. On the commencement of the war he came to the camp of the Romans and promised them assistance: the task of bringing over the Aetolians to an alliance with the Romans was assigned to him. In B. C. 198 he took the towns of Phoca and Gomphi, and ravaged Thessaly. He was present at the conference between Flaminius and Philip, and during the short truce was sent by the former to Rome. He was again present at the conference held with Philip after the battle of Cynoscephalae. On the conclusion of peace he was allowed to retain all the fortresses which he had taken from Philip. In the war which the Romans, supported by Philip, waged with Antiochus III. Amynander was induced by his brother-in-law, Philip of Megalopolis, to side wit
Anti'stius 5. SEX. ANTISTIUS, was sent in B. C. 208 into Gaul to watch the movements of Hasdrubal. (Liv. 27.36.)
A'pama 3. The daughter of Alexander of Megalopolis, married to Amynander, king of the Athamanes, about B. C. 208. (Appian, App. Syr. 13; Liv. 35.47, who calls her Apamia.
C. Are'nnius and L. ARE'NNIUS, were tribunes of the plebs in B. C. 210. L. Arennius was praefect of the allies two years afterwards, B. C. 208, and was taken prisoner in the battle in which Marcellus was defeated by Hannibal. (Liv. 27.6, 26, 27.)
M'. Au'lius praefect of the allies, was killed in the battle in which Marcellus was defeated by Hannibal, B. C. 208. (Liv. 27.26, 27.)
CAESAR *kai=sar, the name of a patrician family of the Julia gens, which was one of the most ancient in the Roman state, and traced its origin to Iulus, the son of Aeneas. [JULIA GENS.] It is uncertain which member of this gens first obtained the surname of Caesar, but the first who occurs in history is Sex. Julius Caesar, praetor in B. C. 208. The origin of the name is equally uncertain. Spartianus, in his life of Aelius Verus (100.2), mentions four different opinions respecting its origin : 1.That the word signified an elephant in the language of the Moors, and was given as a surname to one of the Julii because he had killed an elephant. 2. That it was given to one of the Julii because he had been cut (caesus) out of his mother's womb after her death; or 3. Because he had been born with a great quantity of hair (caesaries) on his head; or 4. Because he had azure-coloured (caesii) eyes of an almost supernatural kind. Of these opinions the third, which is also given by Festus (s. v.
Caesar 1. Sex. Julius Caesar, praetor B. C. 208, obtained the province of Sicily. On his return he was one of the ambassadors sent to the consul T. Quinctius Crispinus, after the death of the other consul, Marcellus, to tell him to name a dictator, if he could not himself come to Rome to hold the comitia. (Liv. 27.21, 22, 29.)
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Capitoli'nus, Qui'nctius 8. T. Quinctius Pennus Capitolinus CRISPINUS. In B. C. 214, when M. Claudius Marcellus went to Rome to sue for his third consulship, he left Capitolinus in Sicily in command of the Roman fleet and camp. In B. C. 209, he was elected praetor, and obtained Capua as his province. The year after, B. C. 208, he was elected consul together with M. Claudius Marcellus, and both consuls were commissioned to carry on the war against Hannibal in Italy. In a battle which was fought in the neighbourhood of Tarentum, Capitolinus was severely wounded and retreated. He was afterwards carried to Capua and thence to Rome, where he died at the close of the year, after having proclaimed T. Manlius Torquatus dictator. (Liv. 24.39, 27.6, 7, 21, 27, 28, 33; Plb. 10.32.)
of Hannibal. In B. C. 217, he fought against L. Hostilius Mancinus, in the neighbourhood of Casilinum, and put him to flight. The Romans, under Mancinus, who were merely a reconnoitering band which had been sent out by the dictator, Q. Fabius, at last resolved to make a stand against the enemy, but nearly all of them were cut to pieces. This Carthalo is probably the noble Carthaginian of the same name, whom Hannibal, after the battle of Cannae, in B. C. 216, sent to Rome with ten of the Roman prisoners to negotiate the ransom of the prisoners, and to treat about peace. But when Carthalo approached Rome, a lictor was sent out to bid him quit the Roman territory before sunset. In B. C. 208, when Tarentum was re-conquered by the Romans, Carthalo was commander of the Carthaginian garrison there. He laid down his arms, and as he was going to the consul to sue for mercy, he was killed by a Roman soldier. (Liv. 22.15, 58, 27.16; Appian, de Bell. Annib. 49 ; Dio Cass. Fragm. 152, ed. Reimar.)
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.)
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