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Ae'lia Gens plebeian, of which the family-names and surnames are CATUS, GALLUS, (GRACILIS, LAMIA, LIGUR, PAETUS, STAIENUS, STILO, TUBERO. On coins this gens is also written Ailia, but Ailia seems to be a distinct gens. The only family-names and surnames of the Aelia gens upon coins are Bala, Lamia, Paetus, and Sejanus. Of Bala nothing is known. Sejanus is the name of the favorite of Tiberius, who was adopted by one of the Aelii. [SEJANUS, AELIUS.] The first member of this gens, who obtained the consulship, was P. Aelius Paetus in B. C. 337. Under the empire the Aelian name became still more celebrated. It was the name of the emperor Hadrian, and consequently of the Antonines, whom he adopted. It is doubtful to which family P. Aelius belonged who was one of the first plebeian quaestors, B. C. 409. (Liv. 4.54.)
nd he is said to have imitated in verse the prose of Gorgias the philosopher. The language which Plato puts into his mouth in the Symposium, is of the same character, full of harmonious words and softly flowing periods: an e)lai/ou r(eu=ma a)yofhti\ r(e/ontos. The style of his verses, and especially of his lyrical compositions, is represented by Aristophanes in his Thesmophoriazusae (191) as affected and effeminate, corresponding with his personal appearance and manner. In that play (acted B. C. 409), where he appears as the friend of Euripides, he is ridiculed for his effeminacy, both in manners and actions, being brought on the stage in female dress. In the Ranae, acted five years afterwards, Aristophanes speaks highly of him as a poet and a man, calling him an a)gaqo\s poihth\s kai\ poqeino\s toi=s *Fi/lois. In the Thesmophoriazusae (29) also, he calls him *)Aga/qwn o( kleino/s. In some respects, Agathon was instrumental in causing the decline of tragedy at Athens. He was the first
Ambustus 3. K. Fabius Ambustus, M. F. Q. N., son of No. 2 and brother to Nos. 4 and 5, was quaestor in B. C. 409, with three plebeians as his colleagues, which was the first time that quaestors were chosen from the plebs. (Liv. 4.54.) He was consular tribune for the first time in 404 (4.61), again in 401 (5.10), a third time in 395 (5.24), and a fourth time in 390. [See No. 2.]
the most influential and formidable of the accusers of Socrates. (Plat. Apol. p. 18b.; Hor. Sat. 2.4. 3.) His father is said to have made a large fortune as a tanner, and to have transmitted it, together with his trade, to his son. (Plat. Men. p. 90a.; Xen. Apol. § 29; Schol. ad Plat. Apol. l.c.) Anytus seems to have been a man of loose principles and habits, and Plutarch alludes (Alc. p. 193d, e.; Amat. p. 762c, d.) to his intimate and apparently disreputable connexion with Alcibiades. In B. C. 409, he was sent with 30 ships to relieve Pylos, which the Lacedaemonians were besieging; but he was prevented by bad weather from doubling Malea, and was obliged to return to Athens. Here he was brought to trial on the charge of having acted treacherously, and, according to Diodorus and Plutarch, who mention this as the first instance of such corruption at Athens, escaped death only by bribing the judges. (Xen. Hell. 1.2.18; Diod. 13.64; Plut. Cor. p. 220b.; Aristot. apud Harpocr. s. v. *Deka
A'racus (*)/Arakos), Ephor, B. C. 409, (Hell. 2.3.10,) was appointed admiral of the Lacedaemonian fleet in B. C. 405, with Lysander for vice-admiral (e)pistoleu/s), who was to have the real power, but who had not the title of admiral (naua/rxos), because the laws of Sparta did not allow the same person to hold this office twice. (Plut. Lyc. 7; Xen. Hell. 2.1.7; Diod. 13.100; Paus. 10.9.4.) In 398 he was sent into Asia as one of the commissioners to inspect the state of things there, and to prolong the command of Dercyllidas (3.2.6); and in 369 he was one of the ambassadors sent to Athens. (6.5.33, where *)/Arakos should be read instead of *)/Aratos
Gisco or GISGO (*Gi/skwn or *Ge/skwn). 1. A son of the Hamilcar who was killed in the battle of limera, B. C. 480. In consequence of the calamity suffered by the Carthaginians under his father's command, Gisco was compelled to quit his native city, and spend his life in exile at Selinus. He was father of the Hannibal who commanded the second Carthaginian expedition to Sicily, B. C. 409. (Diod. 13.43; Just. 19.2.)
tion to Sicily, implored the assistance of the Carthaginians, to protect them against the Selinuntines. The senate of Carthage, having determined to avail themselves of the opportunity of extending their power and influence in Sicily, Hannibal was appointed to conduct the war: a small force was sent off immediately to the support of the Segestans, and Hannibal, having spent the winter in assembling a large body of mercenaries from Spain and Africa, landed at Lilybaeum the following spring (B. C. 409), with an army, according to the lowest statement, of not less than 100,000 men. His arms were first directed against Selinus, which, though one of the most powerful and opulent cities of Sicily, appears to have been ill prepared for defence, and Hannibal pressed his attacks with such vigour, that he made himself master of the city, after a siege of only nine days: the place was given up to plunder, and, with the exception of some of the temples, almost utterly destroyed. From hence Hannib
Heracleides 3. A Syracusan, son of Aristogenes, was one of the commanders of the Syracusan squadron sent to co-operate with the Lacedaemonians and their allies. He joined Tissaphernes at Ephesus just in time to take part in the defeat of the Athenians under Thrasyllus, B. C. 409. (Xen. Hell. 1.2.8, &c.)
ia was only a sketch or a portion of the work but this is in direct contradiction to the statement of Lucian, who asserts that he read the whole of the nine books, which on that occasion received the names of the muses. The work itself contains numerous allusions which belong to a much later date than the pretended recitation at Olympia; of these we need only mention the latest, viz. the revolt of the Medes against Dareius Nothus and the death of Amyrtaeus, events which belong to the years B. C. 409 and 408. (Hdt. 1.130, 3.15; comp. Dahlmann, Herodot. p. 38, &c., and an extract from his work in the Classical Museum, vol. i. p. 188, &c.) This difficulty again is got over by the supposition, that Herodotus, who had written his work before B. C. 456, afterwards revised it and made additions to it during his stay at Thurii. But this hypothesis is not supported by the slightest evidence ; no ancient writer knows anything of a first and second edition of the work. Dahlmann has most ably sho
ph was celebrated without the authority of the senate. (Liv. 3.44-54, 63; Dionys. A. R. 11.28-46.) Livy (3.46) speaks of a brother of Icilius, who hastened with the son of Numitorius to the Roman army, to inform Virginius of the foul plot formed against his daughter. (Comp. Dionys. A. R. 11.37, who speaks of this Icilius under the title of neani/skos, by which he perhaps means to distinguish him from his brother.) 5-7. ICILII. Three of this family were elected tribunes of the plebs, in B. C. 409 (Liv. 4.54), one of whom was probably the L. Icilius, who was tribune of the plebs three years before, B. C. 412. (Liv. 4.52.) The three Icilii in their tribunate urged the plebs to elect quaestors from their own body; and this was the first time the plebeians obtained this dignity, three out of the four quaestors being chosen from them. The Icilii also made great efforts to secure the consular tribunate next year for the plebeians, but they were defeated and patricians elected. (Liv. 4.54
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