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Arvi'na 3. P. Cornelius Arvina, A. F. P. N., apparently a son of No. 1, consul B. C. 306, commanded in Samnium. He was censor in B. C. 294, and consul a second time in 288. (Liv. 9.42, &c., 10.47; Fasti.
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e throne of Macedonia, when Demetrius, unwilling to lose such an opportunity of aggrandizement, arrived with his army. He was received with apparent friendliness, but mutual jealousies quickly arose. Demetrius was informed that the young king had formed designs against his life, which he anticipated by causing him to be assassinated at a banquet. He was immediately afterwards acknowledged as king by the Macedonian army, and proceeded at their head to take possession of his new sovereignty, B. C. 294. (Plut. Demetr. 35-37, Pyrrh. 6, 7; Just. 16.1; Paus. 1.10.1, 9.7.3; Euseb. Arm. p. 15.i.) While Demetrius had by this singular revolution become possessed of a kingdom in Europe, he had lost all his former possessions in Asia: Lysimachus, Seleucus, and Ptolemy having taken advantage of his absence in Greece to reduce Cilicia, Cyprus, and the cities which he had held on the coasts of Phoenicia and Asia Minor. He, however, concluded a peace with Lysimachus, by which the latter yielded to
was his father or his uncle. He was a pupil of Chrysippus of Cnidos (D. L. 7.7.10, p. 186; Plin. Nat. 29.3 ; Galen, de Ven. Sect. adv. Erasistr. 100.7, vol. xi. p. 171), Metrodorus (Sext. Empir. c. Mathem. 1.12, p. 271, ed. Fabric.) and apparently Theophrastus. (Galen, de Sang. in Arter. 100.7, vol. iv. p. 729.) He lived for some time at the court of Seleucus Nicator, king of Syria, where lie acquired great reputation by discovering the disease of Antiochus, the king's eldest son, probably B. C. 294. Seleucus in his old age had lately married Stratonice, the young and beautiful daughter of Deme trius Poliorcetes, and she had already borne him one child. (Plut. Demtetr. 100.38; Appian, de Rebus Syr. 100.59.) Antiochus fell violently in love with his mother-in-law, but did not disclose his passion, and chose rather to pine away in silence. The physicians were quite unable to discover the cause and nature of his disease, and Erasistratus himself was at a loss at first, till, finding not
certainly no remarkable crisis at this place which invalidates one part of the argument in favour of the antiquity of the arrangement. The first decade (bks. i-x.) is entire. It embraces the period from the foundation of the city to the year B. C. 294, when the subjugation of the Samnites may be said to have been completed. The second decade (bks. xi--xx.) is altogether lost. It embraced the period from B. C. 294 to B. C. 219, comprising an account of the extension of the Roman dominion ovB. C. 294 to B. C. 219, comprising an account of the extension of the Roman dominion over the whole of Southern Italy and a portion of Gallia Cisalpina; of the invasion of Pyrrhus; of the first Punic war; of the expedition against the Illyrian pirates, and of other matters which fell out between the conclusion of the peace with Carthage and the siege of Saguntum. The third decade (bks. xxi--xxx.) is entire. It embraces the period from B. C. 219 to B. C. 201, comprehending the whole of the second Punic war, and the contemporaneous struggles in Spain and Greece. The fourth deca
us was stationed in the Vatican district, on the right bank of the Tiber, to cover the approaches to the city. He probably remained there till after the great battle at Sentinum, when he was recalitd by the senate and his legions disbanded. In B. C. 294, Megellus was consul for the second time. Ill health detained him awhile at Rome, but a victory of the Samnites obliged him to take the field, and he signalised himself by taking in Samnium Milionia and Ferentinum, and Rusellae in Etruria, and two of the tribunes and condemned by all the three-and-thirty tribes. He was fined the sum of 500,000 asses, the heaviest mulct to which any Roman had been hitherto sentenced. (Comp. Plut. Camill. 39.) According to the Fasti, indeed, Megellus triumphed in his second consulship--March 24th, B. C. 294, "De Samnitibus et Etrusceis" and Livy refers his dispute with the senate to this period. (Liv. 9.44, 10.26, 27, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 47, id. Epit. xi; Dionys. A. R. 16.15-18; Frontin. Strat. 1.8.3.)
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uded when the number of pontiffs is spoken of. The pontifex maximus continued to be a patrician down to B. C. 254, when Tib. Coruncanius was the first plebeian who was invested with this dignity. In B. C. 296 Q. and Cn. Ogulnii were curule aediles. They prosecuted several persons for violating the usury laws; and with the money accruing from the fines inflicted in consequence they executed many public works (Liv. 10.23). The name of Cn. Ogulnius does not occur again after this year. In B. C. 294 Q. Ogulnius was sent at the head of an embassy to Epidaurus, in order to fetch Aesculapiu to Rome, that the plague might be stayed which had been raging in the city for more than two years. The legend relates that, upon the arrival of the ambassadors at Epidaurus, the god in the form of a gigantic serpent issued from the sanctuary, and settled in the cabin of Q. Ogulnius. (V. Max. 1.8 ยง 2; Aur. Vict. de Vir. Ill. 22 ; Liv. Epit. 11; Oros. 3.22; Ov. Met. 15.622, &c.) In B. C. 273 Q. Oguln
his troops. Subsequently, in B. C. 2883, when Demetrius was stripped of his kingdom by Lysimachus and Pyrrhus, a small number of the Athenians, with Olympiodorus at their head, resolved to rid the city of the Macedonian garrison which Demetrius had posted in Athens in the foxtress of the Museum after his conquest of the city, and which still remained faithful to him. The Athenians readily joined Olympiodorus and his confederates, and the Museum was carried by storm. Peiraeus and Munychia were also recovered, and Olympiodorus, at the head of a small body of troops which he raised at Eleusis, put to flight a body of troops in the service of Demetrius, who were ravaging the plain. Demetrius invested Athens, but was compelled by the approach of Pyrrhus to raise the siege, and shortly afterwards crossed over into Asia Minor. It was probably this Olympiodorus who was archon eponymus in B. C. 294. There was a statue of him on the Acropolis. (Paus. 1.25.2, 1.29.13, 10.18.7, 10.34.3.) [C.P.M]
Opi'mius 1. C. Opimius Pansa, quaestor B. C. 294, was killed in the quaestorium or quaestor's tent, in an attack made by the Samnites upon the Roman camp. (Liv. 10.32.)
d part of Macedonia itself. (Plut. Pyrrh. 6, with the emendation of Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome vol. iii. note 811, *Paranai/an instead of *Parali/an.) Pyrrhus fulfilled his engagements to Alexander and drove his brother Antipater out of Macedonia, B. C. 294, though it appears that the latter was subsequently allowed to retain a small portion of the country. (Thirlwall's Greece, vol. viii. p. 16.) Pyrrhus had greatly increased his power by the large accession of territory which he had thus gainedtored Alexander to his kingdom before Demetrius could arrive at the scene of action. Demetrius, however, was unwilling to lose such an opportunity of aggrandizement ; he accordingly left Athens, and reached Macedonia towards the end of the year B. C. 294. He had not been there many days before he put Alexander to death, and thus became king of Macedonia. Between two such powerful neighbours and such restless spirits, as Demetrius and Pyrrhus, jealousies and contentions were sure to arise. Each
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Re'gulus, Ati'lius 2. M. Atilius Regulus, probably son of No. 1., was consul B. C. 294, with L. Postumius Megellus, and carried on war with his colleague against the Samnites. The events of this year were related very differently by the annalists. According to the account which Livy followed, Regulus was first defeated with great loss near Luceria, but on the following day he gained a brilliant victory over the Samnites, of whom 7200 were sent under the yoke. Livy says that Regulus was refused a triumph, but this is contradicted by the Fasti Capitolini, according to which he triumphed de Volsonibus et Samnitibus. The name of the Volsones does not occur elsewhere. Niebuhr conjectures that they may be the same as the Volcentes, who are mentioned along with the Hirpini and Lucani (Liv. 27.15), or perhaps even the same as the Volsinii or Volsinienses. (Liv. 10.32-37; Zonar. 8.1 ; Niebuhr, Hist. of Rome, vol. iii. pp. 389, 390.)