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Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.), BOOK II. AN ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD AND THE ELEMENTS., CHAP. 113.—THE HARMONICAL PROPORTION OF THE UNIVERSE. (search)
mpels nature to be always consistent with itself, obliges us to add to the above measure, 12,000 stadia; and this makes the earth one ninety-sixth part of the whole universe. Summary.—The facts, statements, and observations contained in this Book amount in number to 417. Roman Authors Quoted.—M. VarroMarcus Terentius Varro. He was born B.C. 116, espoused the cause of Pompey against Cæsar, and served as his lieutenant in Spain. He afterwards became reconciled to Cæsar, and died in the year B.C. 26. He is said to have written 500 volumes, but nearly all his works are lost (destroyed, it is said, by order of Pope Gregory VII.). His only remains are a Treatise on Agriculture, a Treatise on the Latin Tongue, and the fragments of a work called Analogia., Sulpicius GallusC. Sulpicius Gallus was Consul in the year 166 B.C. He wrote a Roman History, and a work on the Eclipses of the Sun and Moon., Titus CæsarTitus Vespasianus, the Emperor, to whom Pliny dedicates his work. His poem is mentioned
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 26 (ed. Frank Gardner Moore, Professor Emeritus in Columbia University), chapter 22 (search)
ntury of the older men.The corresponding century of the same first class. they wished, they said, to confer with their elders and on their authority to name consuls. when the older men of the Voturia had been summoned, time for a secret conference with them was granted in the Sheepfold.A large enclosed area in the Campus Martius for election purposes. ovile, its older name, gave way in general use to that of Saepta. agrippa erected there a huge building, the Saepta Iulia, completed in 26 B.C.; Cassius Dio LIII. xxiii. the elders said that they must deliberate in regard to three men, two of them already full of honours, Quintus Fabius and Marcus Marcellus, and if they were quite decided to elect some new man as consul to face the Carthaginians, Marcus Valerius Laevinus; that he had carried on the war brilliantly against King Philip on land and sea. so after deliberation in regard to the three men had been allowed, the elders were sent away, and the younger men cast their vo
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, IUPPITER OPTIMUS MAXIMUS CAPITOLINUS, AEDES (search)
lium (Plin. NH xxxiv. 77). Cf. CIL i². 725, 730-732=vi. 30920-4 for dedicatory inscriptions set up at this temple. Whether vi. 30928 (with which go 30921, 30923; cf. ib. is. 732) belonged to it or to the CAPITOLIUM VETUS (q.v.) cannot be determined. Lightning frequently struck on the Capitol and did much damage, probably to the temple itself (Cic. Cat. iii. 19; de Div. i. 20; ii. 45; Cass. Dio xli. 14; xlii. 26; xlv. 17; xlvii. 10), and Augustus restored it at great expense, probably about 26 B.C., but without placing his own name upon it (Mon. Anc. iv. 9). It is thrice mentioned in the Acta Lud. Saec. (CIL vi. 32323. 9, 29, 70). Further injury by lightning is recorded in 9 B.C. (Cass. Dio Iv. I) and 56 A.D. (Tac. Ann. xiii. 24). In 69 A.D. the second temple, though ungarrisoned and unplundered, was burned when the Capitol was stormed by the Vitellians (Tac. Hist. iii. 71; Suet. Vit. 15; Cass. Diolxiv. 17; Stat. Silv. v. 3. 195-200; Hier. a. Abr. 2089), and rebuilt by Vespasian on it
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, IUPPITER TONANS, AEDES (search)
IUPPITER TONANS, AEDES (templa, Martial; nao/s, Cass. Dio cit.): a temple on the Capitol, vowed by Augustus in 26 B.C. because of his narrow escape from being struck by lightning during his Cantabrian campaign, and dedicated ist September, 22 B.C. (Mon. Anc. iv. 5; Suet. Aug. 29; Mart. vii. 60. 2; Cass. Dio liv. 4; Fast. Amit. Ant. Arv. ad Kal. Sept., CIL i². p. 244, 248; vi. 2295). Cf. also CIL vi. 32323, 1. 31. The name Iuppiter Tonans (cf. Ov. Fast. ii. 69: Capitolinumque Tonantem; Mart. v. 16. 5: falcifer Tonans) was a translation of *zeu\s brontw=n (Cass. Dio loc. cit.), which form appears in a Latin transliteration in two inscriptions (CIL vi. 432, 2241). It was famous for its magnificence (Suet. Aug. 29: inter opera praecipua), with walls of solid marble (Plin. NH xxxvi. 50), and contained some notable works of art (Plin. NH xxxiv. 78, 79). Augustus visited this temple frequently, and on one occasion is said to have dreamed that Jupiter complained that the popularity of
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, SAEPTA IULIA (search)
and ta\ *se/pta): the building which Caesar planned to erect (Cic. ad Att. iv. 16. 14) in place of the earlier saepta (see OVILE), the voting precinct in the campus Martius. It was to be of marble, surrounded by a lofty porticus one mile in length. Whether actually begun by Caesar or not, it was partly built by Lepidus (stoai=s pe/ric u(po\ tou= *lepi/dou pro\s ta\s fuletika\s a)rxairesi/as (comitiis tributis) sunw|kodomhme/na, Cass. Dio liii. 23), and completed and dedicated by Agrippa in 26 B.C. Agrippa decorated the building with stone tablets and paintings, and gave the official designation of saepta Iulia. It seems to have been ordinarily called saepta only; once porticus saeptorum (Plin. NH xvi. 201); and once, in the third century, saepta Agrippiana (Hist. Aug. Alex. 26). It also continued to be known as ovile (Liv. xxvi. 22; Lucan ii. 197; Auson. Grat. act. iii. 13; Serv. Ecl. i. 33). In the saepta gladiatorial combats were exhibited by Augustus (Suet. Aug. 43; Cass. Dio lv.
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
ple of Hercules Musarum restored, 255. Porticus Philippi, 428. 29Arch of Augustus, 34; Amphitheatre of Statilius Taurus, 11. House of M. Antonius on Palatine burnt, 156. (ca.). Augustus buys and rebuilds house of Catulus, 175. 28Temple of Apollo Palatinus dedicated, 16. Mausoleum of Augustus, 332. Temporary wooden Stadium of Augustus, 495. 27-25Pantheon of Agrippa, 382. 27House of Augustus completed, 157. Porticus of Octavia built to substitute that of Metellus, 305, 427. 26Temple of Juppiter Tonans on Capitol vowed, 305. Agrippa dedicates the Saepta, 460. (ca.). Temple of Juppiter Capitolinus restored, 300. 25Agrippa: builds Porticus Argonautarum, 420; Thermae begun, 518; builds Basilica Neptuni, 8 ; Horrea Agrippiana (?), 260; Temple of Bonus Eventus, 86; Stagnum Agrippae, 496; bridge, 398; Porticus Vipsania, 430. 23Library in the Porticus of Octavia, 84. (ca.). Pavement of Forum and Tribunal Praetorium, 234. 22Temple of Juppiter
Appuleius 7. SEX. APPULEIUS SEX. F. SEX. N., consul in B. C. 29. He afterwards went to Spain as proconsul, and obtained a triumph in B. C. 26, for the victories he had gained in that country. (D. C. 51.20; Fast. Capitol.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Gallus, Asi'nius 1. L. Asinius Gallus, C. F., is mentioned in the Fasti as having celebrated a triumph in B. C. 26.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
n Gaul, and of very humble origin, perhaps the son of some freedman either of Sulla or Cinna. Hieronymus, in Eusebius, states that Gallus died at the age of forty (others read forty-three); and as we know from Dio Cassius (53.23) that he died in B. C. 26, he must have been born either in B. C. 66 or 69. He appears to have gone to Italy at an early age, and it would seem that he was instructed by the Epicurean Syron, together with Varus and Virgil, both of whom became greatly attached to him. (Vigation and decision. In consequence of these things, the senate deprived Gallus of his estates, and sent him into exile; but, unable to bear up against these reverses of fortune, he put an end to his life by throwing himself upon his own sword, B. C. 26. Other writers mention as the cause of his fall merely the disrespectfull way in which he spoke of Augustus. or that he was suspected of forming a conspiracy, or that he was accused of extortion in his province. (Comp. Suet. Aug. 66, de Illustr.
d lived to the reign of Tiberius. The accuracy of this statement has been called in question, since there were seventy-seven years from the death of Mithridates to the accession of Tiberius; but if Parthenius was taken prisoner in his childhood, he might have been about eighty at the death of Augustus. Works Parthenius' literary activity must at all events be placed in the reign of Augustus. He dedicated his extant work to Cornelius Gallus, which must, therefore, have been written before B. C. 26, when Gallus died. We know, moreover, that Parthenius taught Virgil Greek (Macrob. 5.17), and a line in the Georgics (1.437) is expressly stated both by Macrobius (l.c.) and A. Gellius (13.26), to have been borrowed from Parthenius. He seems to have been very popular among the distinguished Romanas of his time; we are told that the emperor Tiberius also imitated his poems, and placed his works and statues in the public libraries, along with the most celebrated ancient writers (Suet. Tib. 70
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