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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
s Poliorcetes and Phila (the daughter of Antipater), and grandson of Antigonus, king of Asia. [ANTIGONIDAE.] When his father Demetrius was driven out of Macedonia by Pyrrhus, in B. C. 287, and crossed over into Asia, Antigonus remained in Peloponnesus ; but he did not assume the title of king of Macedonia till after his father's death in Asia in B. C. 283. It was some years, however, before he obtained possession of his paternal dominions. Pyrrhus was deprived of the kingdom by Lysimachus (B. C. 286); Lysimachus was succeeded by Seleucus (280), who was murdered by Ptolemy Ceraunus. Ceraunus shortly after fell in battle against the Gauls, and during the next three years there was a succession of claimants to the throne. Antigonus at last obtained possession of the kingdom in 277, notwithstanding the opposition of Antiochus, the son of Seleucus, who laid claim to the crown in virtue of his father's conquests. But he withdrew his claim on the marriage of his half-sister, Phila, with Anti
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), or Deme'trius Poliorcetes (search)
ow threw himself boldly into the interior of Asia, having conceived the daring project of establishing himself in the eastern provinces of Seleucus. But his troops refused to follow him. He then passed over into Cilicia, and after various negotiations with Seleucus, and having suffered the greatest losses and privations from famine and disease, he found himself abandoned by his troops and even by his most faithful friends, and had no choice but to surrender himself a prisoner to Seleucus. (B. C. 286.) That king appears to have been at first disposed to treat him with honour, but took alarm at his popularity with the army, and sent him as a prisoner to the Syrian Chersonesus. Here he was confined at one of the royal residences, where he had the liberty of hunting in the adjoining park, and does not seem to have been harshly treated. Seleucus even professed an intention of restoring him to liberty, and indignantly rejected the proposal of Lysimachus to put him to death; but the restless
Horte'nsius 2. Q. Hortensius, dictator about B. C. 286 (Fasti). The commons, oppressed by debt, had broken out into sedition, and ended by seceding to the Janiculum. He was appointed dictator to remledy the evil, and for this purpose re-enacted the Lex Horatia-Valeria (of the year 446 B. C.), and the Lex Pub├╝lia (B. C. 336), "ut quod plebs jussisset omnes Quirites teneret." (Plin. H. N. xvi. ' 37; cf. Liv. Epit. xi.) On the supposed difference of these three laws, see Niebuhr, R. H. vol. ii. p. 365, vol. iii. p. 418, &c. He passed another law, establishing the nundinae as dies fasti, and introducing the trinundinum as the necessary term beteen promulgating and proposing a lex centuriata. (Dict. of Antiq. s. v. Nundinae.
Ly'sias 2. A general under Seleucus Nicator, who in B. C. 286, by the command of that prince, occupied the passes of Mount Amanus, so as to prevent the escape of Demetrius Poliorcetes, who, in consequence, fell into the hands of Seleucus. (Polyaen. 4.9.5; comp. Plut. Demetr. 49.)
a, B. C. 287. Lysimachus was compelled for a time to permit Pyrrhus to seat himself on the vacant throne, and to rest contented with the acquisition of the territories on the river Nestus, on the borders of Thrace and Macedonia. He soon after appears to have found an opportunity to annex Paeonia to his dominions; and it was not long before he was able to accomplish the object at which he was evidently aiming, and effect the expulsion of Pyrrhus from his newly acquired kingdom of Macedonia, B. C. 286. For this result Lysimachus appears to have been indebted mainly to the influence exercised upon the Macedeonians by his name and reputation as one of the veteran generals and companions of Alexander. (Plut. Demetr. 44, Pyrrh. 11, 12; Paus. 1.10.2; Just. 16.3; Dexippus, apud Syncell. p. 267.) Lysimachus now found himself in possession of all the dominions in Europe that had formed part of the Macedonian monarchy, as well as of the greater part of Asia Minor. The captivity of Demetrius so
Mae'nius 7. MAENIUS, the proposer of the law, about B. C. 286, which required the patres to give their sanction to the election of the magistrates before they had been elected, or in other words to confer, or agree to confer, the imperium on the person whom the comitia should elect. (Cic. Brut. 14.) Pighius and Freinsheim supposed that this Maenius was a tribune of the plebs; but Niebuhr conjectures (Hist. of Rome, vol. iii. p. 421) that he may have been the same as the C. Maenius above-mentioned [No. 6], and that the high character and venerable age of the latter may have had some influence in procuring the enactment of the law.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Ma'ximus, Vale'rius 6. M. Valerius Maximus, with the agnomen POTITUS, was consul in B. C. 286. The agitation attending the Hortensian laws occupied the consuls of this year. (Fast.; Plin. Nat. 16.10.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Paetus, Ae'lius 3. C. Aelius Paetus, consul B. C. 286, with M. Valerius Maximus Potitus (Fasti).
ce of Seleucuis I., king of Syria, by whom he was appointed to command at Babylon, soon after he had recovered possession of that city, B. C. 312. On the advance of Demetrius, Patrocles being unable to face that monarch in the field, withdrew beyond the Tigris, whither Demetrius did not think fit to follow him. (Diod. 19.100.) Of his subsequent operations in that quarter we know nothing. His name next appears as one of the friends and counsellors of Seleucus in the war against Demetrius, B. C. 286 (Plut. Demetr.47): and again in 280, after the death of Seleucus, we find him entrusted by Antiochus I. with the chief command of his army, and the conduct of the war in Asia. (Memnon. 100.15, ed. Orell.) We are also told that Patrocles held, both under Seleucus and Antiochus, an important government over some of the eastern provinces of the Syrian empire, including apparently those bordering on the Caspian Sea, and extending from thence towards the frontiers 3f India. (Strab. ii. pp. 69,
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Poti'tus, Vale'rius 9. M. Valerius Maximus Potitus, consul B. C. 286. [MAXIMUS, VALERIUS, No. 6.]
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