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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
r water-works made, to distribute the water within the town. He also had the large cloaca of Tarquinius Priscus entirely cleansed. His various works were adorned with statues by the first artists of Rome. These splendid buildings he augmented in B. C. 27, during his third consulship, by several others, and among these was the Pantheon, on which we still read the inscription: " M. Agrippa: L. F. Cos. Tertium fecit." (D. C. 49.43, 53.27; Plin. Nat. 36.15, s. 24 ยง 3; Strab. v. p.235; Frontin. De Aq second time with Augustus, and about this time married Marcella, the niece of Augustus, and the daughter of his sister Octavia. His former wife, Pomponia, the daughter of T. Pomponins Atticus, was either dead or divorced. In the following year, B. C. 27, he was again consul the third time with Augustus. In B. C. 25, Agrippa accompanied Augustus to the war against the Cantabrians. About this time jealousy arose between him and his brother-in-law Marcellus, the nephew of Augustus, and who seeme
of police, under the name of cohortes urbanae, which were under the command of the praefectus urbi. The fleets were stationed at Ravenna, Misenum, and in various ports of the provinces. In the division of the provinces which Augustus had made in B. C. 27, especial regulations were made to secure strict justice in their administration; in consequence of which many, especially those which were not oppressed by armies, enjoyed a period of great prosperity. Egypt was governed in a manner different fwe may remark, that the wars of the reign ot Augustus were not wars of aggression, but chiefly undertaken to secure the Roman dominion and to protect the frontiers, which were now more exposed than before to the hostile inroads of barbarians. In B. C. 27, Augustus sent M. Crassus to check the incursions of the Dacians, Bastarnians, and Moesians on the Danube; and, in the same year, he himself went to Gaul and Spain, and began the conquest of the warlike Cantabri and Asturii, whose subjugation, h
13.7.) Soon after we find him visiting Cicero, and in close connection with M. Brutus. After the murder of the dictator, he openly joined the conspirators. (Ad Alt. 13.10, ad Fam. 12.14, 4; Plut. Caes. 67, &c.) The senate sent him as proquaestor to C. Trebonius, who held Asia as proconsul for the conspirators. When the latter was slain by Dolabella, Lentulus assumed the title of propraetor, and sent home a despatch containing an exaggerated account of his own services; and he certainly was of use in supplying Cassius with money, and harassing Dolabella. (Cic. Fam. 12.14, 15.) When Brutus and Cassius took the field, he joined them, and coined money in their name, with the figure and title of Libertas. (See the annexed, coin.) He served with Cassius against Rhodes; with Brutus in Lycia. (App. BC 4.72, 82.) After Philippi, he escaped death, for his name appears with the augurs' insignia on denaries of Augustus, which proves that he was alive in B. C. 27, when Octavius assumed this name.
fter the battle of Actium, in B. C. 29, as we learn from other sources. But we are told by Dio Cassius that it was shut again by Augustus after the conquest of the Cantabrians, in B. C. 25; and hence it is evident that the first book must have been written, and must have gone forth between the years B. C. 29 and B. C. 25. An attempt has been made to render these limits still narrower, from the consideration that the emperor is here spoken of as Augustus, a title not conferred until the year B. C. 27; but this will only prove that the passage could not have been published before that date, since, although written previously, the honorary epithet might have been inserted here and elsewhere at any time before publication. Again, we gather from the epitome that bk. lix. contained a reference to the law of Augustus, De Maritandis Ordinibus, from which it has been concluded that the book in question must have been written after B. C. 18; but this is by no means certain, since it can be prove
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
f the year in reducing Southern Italy to subjection, and on his return to Rome he celebrated a triumph for his victories over the Lucanians, Bruttians, Tarentines, and Samnites. (Fasti Triumph.; Eutrop. 2.14; Liv. Epit. 13.) He exerted himself to obtain the election of P. Cornelius Rufinus to the consulship for the following year, on account of his military abilities, although he was an avaricious man. (Cic. de Orat. 2.66.) Fabricius is stated in the Fasti to have been consul suffectus in B. C. 27 3, but this appears to be a mistake, arising from a confusion of his name with that of C. Fabius Licinus. (Pigh. Annal. ad ann.) He was censor, B. C. 275, with Q. Aemilius Papus, his former colleague in the consulship, and distinguished himself by the severity with which he attempted to repress the growing taste for luxury. His censorship is particularly celebrated, from his expelling from the senate the P. Cornelius Rufinus mentioned above, on account of his possessing ten pounds' weight o
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
(B. C. 16) by Taurus, the praefectus, as vicegerent, during the absence of Augustus, expressly mentions that the jurisdiction of Taurus was extended over the whole of Italy (to\ me\n a)/stu tw=| *Tau/rw| meta\ t=hs )/allhs *)Ita li/as dioike=in )epitre/yas). When Agrippa, indeed, could remain at Rome, he seems to have had the preference, as on the occasion of Augustus's expedition into Sicily in B. C. 21. (D. C. 54.6.) But when Agrippa accompanied the emperor, as in his Spanish campaign in B. C. 27, it is hardly to be doubted that Maecenas exercised the functions of Augustus at Rome. The 8th and 29th odes of the third book of Horace, which, although we cannot fix their precise dates, were evidently written after the civil wars, contain allusions to the political cares of Maecenas. Some of the expressions in them have been too literally interpreted. In both urbs is used in a sufficiently common sense for respublica; and though in the latter the word civitatem is taken by the scholiast
s partisan, by dispersing among distant legions and garrisons Antony's gladiators, and finally destroying them, although they had not submitted until life and freedom had been guaranteed them. (D. C. 51.7.) He was proconsul of Aquitaine in B. C. 28-27, and obtained a triumph for his reduction of that province. (Fasti; Dio Cass. liii 12; Appian, App. BC 4.38; Tib. 1.7, 2.1. 33. 2.5. 117, 4.1, 4.8. 5.) Shortly before or immediately after his administration of Aquitaine Messalla held a prefecture igustus with the title of " Pater Patrine; " and the opening of his address on that occasion is preserved by Suetonius. (Aug. 58; comp. Flor. 4.12.66; Ovid. Fast. 2.127, Trist. 2.39, 181; D. C. 56.8, 41.) During the disturbances at the comitia in B. C. 27, Augustus nominated Messalla to the revived office of warden of the city; but he resigned it in a few days, either because he deemed its functions unconstitutional--incivilem potestatem (Euseb. 1991),--or himself unequal to their discharge--quas
Pacu'vius 3. SEX. PACUVIUS, tribune of the plebs, B. C. 27, in which year Octavian received the title of Augustus, outdid all his contemporaries in his flattery of Augustus, and devoted himself as a vassal to the emperor in the Spanish fashion. (D. C. 53.20.) Dio Cassius says, that according to some authorities his name was Apudius; but it would appear that Pacuvius is the right name, since Macrobius tells us (Sat. 1.12) that it was Sex. Pacuvius, tribune of the plebs, who proposed the pleliscitum by which the name of the month of Sextilis was changed into that of Augustus in honour of the emperor. This Sex. Pacuvius appears to be the same as the Pacuvius Taurus, upon whom Augustus perpetrated a joke, when he was one day begging a congiarium from the emperor. (Macr. 2.4.) The Sex. Pacuvius Taurus, plebeian aedile, mentioned by Pliny (Plin. Nat. 34.5. s. 11), was a different person from the preceding one, and lived at a more ancient time.
on brought in the senate such abominable charges against Antony, from whom he had received innumerable favors, that Coponius publicly upbraided him with his conduct (Vel. Pat. 2.83). Plancus had no occasion to change again, and quietly settled down to enjoy the fortune he had acquired by the plunder of Syria, caring nothing about the state of public affairs, and quite contented to play the courtier in the new monarchy. It was on his proposal that Octavian received the title of Augustus in B. C. 27; and the emperor conferred upon him the censorship in B. C. 22 with Paulus Aemilius Lepidus. He built the temple of Saturn to please the emperor, who expected the wealthy nobles of his court to adorn the city with public buildings. The year in which Plancus died is uncertain. The character of Plancus, both public and private, is drawn in the blackest colours by Velleius Paterculus, who, however, evidently takes delight in exaggerating his crimes and his vices. But still, after making ever
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
gnance to arms, and accompanied his friend or patron in the honourable post of contubernalis (a kind of aide-de-camp) into Gaul. Part of the glory of the Aquitanian campaign (described by Appian, App. BC 4.38) for which Messala four years later (B. C. 27) obtained a triumph, and which Tibullus celebrates in language of unwonted loftiness, redounds, according to the poet, to his own fame. He was present at the battle of Atax (Aude in Languedoc), which broke the Aquitanian rebellion. Messala, it ilpicia. If Sulpicia was herself the poetess, she approached nearer to Tibullus than any other writer of elegies. The first book of Elegies alone seems to have been published during the author's life, probably soon after the triumph of Messala (B. C. 27). The birthday of that great general gives the poet an occasion for describing all his victories in Gaul and in the East (Eleg. 1.7). In the second book he celebrates the cooptation of Messalinus, the son of Messala, into the college of the Qui
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