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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.
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Gallus, Asi'nius 1. L. Asinius Gallus, C. F., is mentioned in the Fasti as having celebrated a triumph in B. C. 26.
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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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and 536) in a way that shows him to have been dead. The first of these proves nothing. It does not follow that Propertius ceased to live because he ceased to write; or that he ceased to write because nothing later has been preserved. The latter assertion, too, is not indisputable. There are no means of fixing the dates of several of his pieces; and El. 4.6, which alludes to Caius and Lucius, the grandsons of Augustus (1. 82), was probably written considerably after B. C. 15. (Clinton, F. H. B. C. 26.) With regard to Masson's second reason, the passages in the Ars Am. by no means show that Propertius was dead; and even if they did, it would be a strange method of proving a man defunct in B. C. 15, because he was so in B. C. 2, Masson's own date for the publication of that poem ! Propertius resided on the Esquiline, near the gardens of Maecenas. He seems to have cultivated the friendship of his brother poets, as Ponticus, Bassus, Ovid, and others. He mentions Virgil (2.34. 63) in a way
nions; and it was only by the entreaties of Cypros and Salome that Herod was induced to spare his life. It was not long, however, before dissensions arose between Salome and her husband, whereupon she divorced him. in defiance of. the Jewish law which gave no such power to the wife, and effected his death by representing to her brother that she had repudiated him because she had discovered that he had abused the royal clemency. and was still guilty of treasonable practices. This occurred in B. C. 26. Against the sons of Mariamne, Alexander and Aristobulus [ARISTOBULUS, No. 4.], Salome continued to cherish the same hatred with which she had persecuted their mother to her fate; and with this feeling she also strove successfully to infect her own daughter, BERENICE, whom Aristobulus, about B. C. 16, had received in marriage from Herod. The hostility was cordially reciprocated by the princes, who. however, were no match for the arts of Salome, aided too as she was by her brother Pilerora
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Octavian without difficulty. In B. C. 34 he received the honour of a triumph on account of his success in Africa (Fasti Capit.), and in the course of the same year he accompanied Octavian to Dalmatia, and was left in the country in command of the army when Octavian returned to Rome. At the battle of Actium, in B. C. 31, Taurus commanded the land-force of Octavian, which was drawn up on the shore. In B. C. 29 he defeated the Cantabri, Vaccaei, and Astures. He was raised to the consulship in B. C. 26; and in B. C. 16, when the emperor went to Gaul, the government of the city and of Italy was left to Taurns, with the title of praefectus urbi. (Appian, App. BC 5.97-99,103, 105, 109, 118; D. C. 49.14, 38; Appian, Ill. 27 ; D. C. 1. 13; Plut. Ant. 65 ; D. C. 51.20, 53.23, 54.19); Tac. Ann. 6.11; Vell. 2.127.) In the fourth consulship of Augustus, B. C. 30, Taurus built an amphitheatre of stone at his own expence, and at its opening exhibited a show of gladiators ; and the people in return a