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Polybius, Histories, book 1, Further Operations in Sicily (search)
ry long crossed to Sardinia, with a reinforcement of ships, and accompanied by some of those whose reputation as naval commanders stood high. But before very long he was blockaded in a certain harbour by the Romans, and lost a large number of ships; and was thereupon summarily arrested by the surviving Carthaginians and crucified. This came about because the first thing the Romans did upon getting a navy was to try to become masters of Sardinia. During the next year the Roman legions in B. C. 259. Sicily did nothing worthy of mention. In the next, after the arrival of the new Consuls, Aulus Atilius and Gaius Sulpicius, they started to attack Panormus because the Carthaginian forces were wintering there. B. C. 258. Coss. A. Atilius, Calatinus, C. Sulpicius, Paterculus. The Consuls advanced close up to the city with their whole force, and drew up in order of battle. But the enemy refusing to come out to meet them, they marched away and attacked the town of Hippana. Hippana and Myttistra
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, SEP. SCIPIONUM (search)
xxxviii. 56). The statues of Publius and Lucius Scipio are also said to have been placed in the tomb (Liv. loc. cit.). As the Scipios regularly followed the practice of inhumation and not cremation (Cic. de legg. ii. 57), the tomb was filled with sarcophagi, arranged for the most part in loculi cut in the tufa rock. (It is probable that there was a quarry here before the tomb was made.) The tomb was opened early in the seventeenth century, and one sarcophagus, that of L. Scipio, consul in 259 B.C., was broken and its inscribed lid removed, but the final excavation of the monument was carried out in 1780 (Piranesi e Visconti, Monumenti degli Scipioni, Roma 1785 =Visconti, Opere varie, Milan 1827, i. 1-70; Nibby, Roma Antica, ii. 561-575). Many of the sarcophagi were then broken and their contents scattered (CIL i². pp. 373-375), though Hilsen, to whom the description of the tomb in CIL cit. is due, considers that much of the damage had already been done in the fourth century; but one,
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, TEMPESTATES, AEDES (search)
TEMPESTATES, AEDES (delubrum, Ovid): a temple erected by L. Cornelius Scipio, who had vowed it when overtaken by a storm in Corsican waters in 259 B.C. (CIL i.2 9=vi. 1287=AL No. 6: dedet Tempestatebus aede mereto(d . ..); Ov. Fast. vi. 193-194; cf. Cic. de nat. deor. iii. 51). Its day of dedication was not 1st June (Ov. loc. cit.), but 23rd December (Fast. Ant. ap. NS 1921, 121). It was in Region I (Not. Cur. om.), and probably between the porta Capena and the temple of Mars (HJ 217; Gilb. iii. 100; WR 228; Rosch. v. 360; Pais, Fasti Triumphales Capitolini, ii. 479).
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
set up on Capitol, 49. 291Via Appia probably prolonged to Venusia, 559. Return of embassy from Epidaurus and foundation of Temple of Aesculapius, 2, 282. 287Assembly meets in Aesculetum, 3. 281Via Appia prolonged to Tarentum, 559. 272Temple of Consus on Aventine, 141. Anio Vetus begun, 12. 268Temple of Tellus vowed, 511. 267of Pales, 38x. 264of Vortumnus, 584. Via Appia prolonged to Brundusium, 559. 260(after). Columnae of Duilius, 134. Temple of Janus in Foro Holitorio, 277. 259of Tempestates, 511. 255Columna rostrata of M. Aemilius Paullus, 134. 254 or 250Temple of Fides on Capitol, 209. 241Temple of Vesta burnt, 557. Statue of Janus brought from Falerii, 280. Temple of Minerva Capta (?), 344. 241-220Institution of the Argei, 51. 240 (238)Temple of Flora, 209. 238Clivus Publicius built and paved, 124. Temple of Iuppiter Libertas on Aventine, 297. 234of Honos, 258. 231Shrine of Fons, 210. 221Circus Flaminius, 111. 220 (ca.)Temple of Hercules Custos in Cir
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Florus, C. Aqui'llius M. F. C. N., con sul B. C. 259, the sixth year of the first Punic war. The province assigned to Florus was Sicily, where he watched the movements of Hamilcar during the autumn and winter months, and remained in the island as proconsul until late in the summer of B. C. 258. He was employed in that year in blockading Mytistratum, a strong hill-fort, which, after a stubborn resistance and severe loss to the Romans, submitted at length to the united legions of Florus and his successor in the consulship, A. Atilius Calatinus [CALATINUS]. Florus triumphed " De Poeneis" on the 5th of October, 258. (Liv. Epit. xvii.; Zonar. 8.11; Plb. 1.24; Oros. ], 24; Fast. Triumph.) [W.B.D]
Hanno 10. A Hanno is mentioned both by Zonaras (8.12) and Orosius (4.7) as commanding in Sardinia during the first Punic war. Orositls states that he succeeded Hannibal (the son of Gisco), but was defeated and killed by L. Scipio, probably in B. C. 259. The same story is told by Valerius Maximus (5.1. ext. 2).
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Turri'nus, Mami'lius 1. C. Mamilius Turrinus, Q. F. Q. N., Consul B. C. 259 with Q. Valerius Falto. (Fasti Capit.; Gel. 17.21, 43, where the reading is C. Manilius.)