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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 13 13 Browse Search
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, at Sicyon (Paus. 2.10.2), at Athens (1.21.7), near Patrae (7.21.6), at Titane in the territory of Sicyon (7.23.6), at Thelpusa (8.25.3), in Messene (4.31.8), at Phlius (2.13. § 3), Argos (2.23.4), Aegium (2.23.5), Pellene (7.27.5), Asopus (3.22.7), Pergamum (3.26.7), Lebene in Crete, Smyrna, Balagrae (2.26.7), Ambracia (Liv. 38.5), at Rome and other places. At Rome the worship of Aesculapius was introduced from Epidaurus at the command of the Delphic oracle or of the Sibylline books, in B. C. 293, for the purpose of averting a pestilence. Respecting the miraculous manner in which this was effected see Valerius Maximus (1.8.2), and Ovid. Met. 15.620, &c.; comp. Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome, iii. p. 408, &c.; Liv. 10.47, 29.11; Suet. Cl. 25.) The sick, who visited the temples of Aesculapius, had usually to spend one or more nights in his sanctuary (kaqeu/dein, ineubare, Paus. 2.27 § 2), during which they observed certain rules prescribed by the priests. The god then usually revealed the
Brutus 6. D. Junius Brutus Scaeva, D. F., legate B. C. 293 in the army of the consul Sp. Carvilius Maximus, and consul in 292. (Liv. 10.43, 47.) In his consulship he conquered the Faliscans: Sp. Carvilius, the consul of the preceding year, served under him as legate by command of the senate. (Zonar. 8.1.)
Caedi'cius 3. C. Caedicius, one of the legates of the consul L. Papirius Cursor, commanded the cavalry in the great battle with the Samnites in B. C. 293. (Liv. 10.40.)
M. Ca'ntius tribune of the plebs, B. C. 293, accused L. Postumius Megellus, who avoided a trial by becoming the legatus of Sp. Carvilius Maximus, the conqueror of the Samnites in this year. (Liv. 10.46.)
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Carvi'lia Gens plebeian, came into distinction during the Samnite wars. The first member of the gens who obtained the consulship was Sp. Carvilius in B. C. 293, who received the surname of MAXIMUS, which was handed down as a regular family-name. For those whose cognomen is not mentioned, see CARVILIUS. The following coin is referred to this gens, and the three names upon it, CAR. OGVL. VER., are those of three triumvirs of the mint.
Cursor 5. L. Papirius Cursor, likewise a son of No. 3, was no less distinguished as a general than his father. He was made consul in B. C. 293 with Sp. Carvilius Maximus, at the time of the third Samnite war. The Samnites, after having made immense efforts, had invaded Campania; but the consuls, instead of attacking them there, penetrated into their unprotected country, and thus compelled them to retreat. Papirius took the town of Duronia, and he as well as his colleague ravaged Samnium, especially the territory of Antium. He then pitched his camp opposite the Samnite army near Aquilonia, at some distance from the camp of Carvilius. Several days passed before Papirius attacked the enemy, and it was agreed that Carvilius should make an attack upon Cominium on the same day that Papirius offered battle to the Samnites, in order to prevent the Samnites from obtaining any succour from Cominium. Papirius gained a brilliant victory, which he owed mainly to his cavalry, and the Samnites fled
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Ma'ximus, Carvi'lius 1. Sp. Carvilius Maximus, C. F. C. N., was curule aedile B. C. 299, and consul B. C. 293, with L. Papirius Cursor. Their consulship was distinguished by brilliant victories over the Samnites, who had made immense exertions to ensure success, and had penetrated into Campania. Carvilius first took Amiternum, and then proceeded to assault Cominium, while his colleague engaged with the great Samnite army, the soldiers of which had devoted themselves to conquest or death by the most solemn vows. After Papirius had gained a brilliant victory over this army, Carvilius took Cominium, and then proceeded to attack Palumbinum and Herculaneum, both of which fell into his hands, although he had previously suffered a defeat from the Samnites near the latter town. After this Carvilius was called away into Etruria, where the Faliscans had broken the peace. Here, too, he was successful; he took the town of Troilium and five other fortified places, defeated the enemy and granted p
sign to him different fields of action, and defeats instead of victories. It is, however, probable that some illegal or contemptuous conduct in his second consulship-for the temper of Megellus was obstinate and arbitrary in the extreme, and the Postumian gens notorious for its patrician pride-brought upon Megellus, at the expiration of his office, an impeachment by M. Scantius, tribune of the plebs, from which his services as the lieutenant of Sp. Carvilius in the campaign with Samnium, in B. C. 293, and the popularity of his general, rescued him. The third consulship of Megellus (B. C. 291) is better known: his imperious, perhaps his insane, extravagances made it remarkable. At the close of B. C. 292, Megellus was appointed interrex to hold the consular comitia. He followed the example of Appius Claudius Caecus in B. C. 297 (Liv. 27.6), and nominated himself. His administration was answerable to his assumption of office. He refused to wait for the usual allotment of the consular prov
Pa'ccius 1. Ovius Paccius, a priest in the Samnite army,B. C. 293 (Liv. 10.38).
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Ru'tilus, Nau'tius 7. SP. NAUTIUS (RUTILUS), an officer in the army of the consul L. Papirius Cursor, B. C. 293, distinguished himself greatly in the battle against the Samnites, and was rewarded in consequence by the consul. (Liv. 10.41, 44.)
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