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f Plato speaking to him with rather undue vehemence, and of his replying with calmness. (Rhet. 2.23.) He imparted his doctrine to his daughter Arete, by whom it was communicated to her son, the younger Aristippus (hence called *mhtrodi/daktos), and by him it is said to have been reduced to a system. Laertius, on the authority of Sotion (B. C. 205) and Panactius (B. C. 143), gives a long list of books whose authorship is ascribed to Aristippus, though he also says that Sosicrates of Rhodes (B. C. 255) states, that he wrote nothing. Among these are treatises *Peri\ *Paidei/as, *Peri\ *)Areth=s, *Peri\ *Tu/xhs, and many others. Some epistles attributed to him are deservedly rejected as forgeries by Bentley. (Dissertation on Phalaris, &c. p. 104.) One of these is to Arete, and its spuriousness is proved, among other arguments, by the occurrence in it of the name of a city near Cyrene, *Bereni/kh, which must have been given by the Macedonians, in whose dialect b stands for f, so that the
Marcus (*Ma/rkos), a citizen of Ceryneia, in Achaia, had the chief hand in putting to death the tyrant of Bura, which thereupon immediately joined the Achaean League, then in process of formation. When the constitution of the league was altered, and a single general was appointed instead of two, Marcus was the first who was invested with that dignity, in B. C. 255. In B. C. 229 the Achacans sent ten ships to aid the Corcyraeans against the Illyrian pirates, and, in the battle which ensued, the vessel in which Marcus sailed was hoarded and sunk, and he perished with all the rest of the crew. Polybius highly commends his services to the Achaean confederacy. (Pol. 2.10, 41, 43; Clint. F. H. vol. ii. pp. 240, 241, vol. iii. p. 14.) [E. E
Nobi'lior the name of a family of the plebeian Fulvia gens. This family was originally called Paetinus [PAETINUS], and the name of Nobilior seems to have been first assumed by the consul of B. C. 255 [see below, No. 1], to indicate that he was more noble than any others of this name. His descendants dropped the name of Paetinus, and retained only that of Nobilior.
Nobi'lior 1. SER. FULVIUS PAETINUS NOBILIOR, M. F. M. N., was consul B. C. 255, with M. Aemilius Paullus about the middle of the first Punic war. In the beginning of this year Regulus had been defeated in Africa by the Carthaginians, and the remains of his army were besieged in Clypea. As soon as the senate heard of this disaster they sent both consuls with a fleet of at least three hundred ships, to bring off the survivors. After reducing Cossura the Romans met the Carthaginian fleet near the Hermaean promontory, and gained a most brilliant victory over it. The loss of the Carthaginians was very great, though the numbers are differently stated, and are evidently corrupt in Polybius. After the victory the consuls landed at Clypea, but did not remain long in Africa on account of the complete want of provisions. As it was near the summer solstice, in the month of July, when the Romans set out homewards, the pilots cautioned them to avoid the southern coast of Sicily, as violent gales f
Paeti'nus 3. SER. FULVIUS PAETINUS NOBILIOR, consul B. C. 255. [NOBILIOR, No. 1.]
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Paulus, Aemi'lius 2. M. Aemilius Paulus, M. F. L. N., son of the preceding, was consul B. C. 255 with Ser. Fulvius Paetinus Nobilior, about the middle of the first Punic war. The history of the expedition of these consuls to Africa, and of their shipwreck on their return, is given under NOBILIOR, No. 1.
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forthwith placed at the head of their troops. Relying on his 4000 cavalry and 100 elephants, Xanthippus boldly marched into the open country to meet the enemy, though his forces were very inferior in number to the Romans. Regulus was neither able nor willing to refuse the battle thus offered; but it ended in his total overthrow. Thirty thousand of his men were slain; scarcely two thousand escaped to Clypea; and Regulus himself was taken prisoner with five hundred more. This was in the year B. C. 255. (Plb. 1.26-34; Liv. Epit. 17, 18; Eutrop. 2.21, 22 ; Oros. 4.8; Zonar. 8.12, 13; Aurel. Vict. de Vir. Ill. 40.) Regulus remained in captivity for the next five years, till B. C. 250, when the Carthaginians, after their defeat by the proconsul Metellus, sent an embassy to Rome to solicit peace, or at least an exchange of prisoners. They allowed Regulus to accompany the ambassadors on the promise that he would return to Rome if their proposals were declined, thinking that he would persuad