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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Ae'thicus, Hister or ISTER, a Roman writer of the fourth century, a native of Istria according to his surname, or, according to Rabanus Maurus, of Scythia, the author of a geographical work, called Aethici Cosmographia. Works Aethici Cosmographia We learn from the preface that a measurement of the whole Roman world was ordered by Julius Caesar to be made by the most able men, that this measurement was begun in the consulship of Julius Caesar and M. Antonius, i. e. B. C. 44; that three Greeks were appointed for the purpose, Zenodoxus, Theodotus, and Polyclitus; that Zenodoxus measured all the eastern part, which occupied him twenty-one years, five months, and nine days, on to the third consulship of Augustus and Crassus; that Theodotus measured the northern part, which occupied him twenty-nine years, eight months, and ten days, on to the tenth consulship of Augustus; and that Polyclitus measured the southern part, which occupied him thirty-two years, one month, and ten days; that
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Agrippa, M. Vipsa'nius was born in B. C. 63. He was the son of Lucius, and was de scended from a very obscure family. At the age of twenty he studied at Apollonia in Illyria, together with young Octavius, afterwards Octavianus and Augustus. After the murder of J. Caesar in B. C. 44, Agrippa was one of those intimate friends of Octavius, who advised him to proceed immediately to Rome. Octavius took Agrippa with him, and charged him to receive the oath of fidelity from several legions which had declared in his favour. Having been chosen consul in B. C. 43, Octavius gave to his friend Agrippa the delicate commission of prosecuting C. Cassius, one of the murderers of J. Caesar. At the outbreak of the Perusinian war between Octavius, now Octavianus, and L. Antonius, in B. C. 41, Agrippa, who was then praetor, commanded part of the forces of Octavianus, and after distinguishing himself by skilful manoeuvres, besieged L. Antonius in Perusia. He took the town in B. C. 40, and towards the end
Ale'xion an ancient physician, who was probably (judging from his name) a native of Greece; he was a friend of Cicero, who praises his medical skill, and deeply laments his sudden death, B. C. 44. (Ad Att. 7.2, 13.25, 15.1. d 2.) [W.A.G]
Ama'tius surnamed Pseudomarius, a person of low origin, who pretended to be either the son or grandson of the great Marius. On the death of Julius Caesar B. C. 44, he came forward as a popular leader, and erected an altar to Caesar on the spot where his body had been burnt. He was, however, shortly afterwards seized by the consul Antony and put to death without a trial. This illegal act was approved of by the senate in consequence of the advantages they derived from it. Valerius Maximus (9.15.2) says, that his name was Herophilus. (Appian, App. BC 3.2, 3; Liv. Epit. 116; Cic. Att. 12.49, 14.6-8, Philipp. 1.2; Nicolaus Damascenus, Vit. Aug. 100.14. p. 258, ed. Coraes.)
Ammo'nius or HAMMONIUS, an ambassador of PTOLEMAEUS Auletes, who was sent to Rome B. C. 56 to seek assistance against the Alexandrians, who had opposed the king. (Cic. Fam. 1.1.) He is perhaps the same person as the Ammonius who is spoken of as one of the agents of Cleopatra in B. C. 44. (Ad Att. 15.15.)
Ani'cius 3. C. Anicius, a senator and a friend of Cicero, whose villa was near that of the latter. Cicero gave him a letter of introduction to Q. Cornificius in Afiica, when Anicius was going there with the privilege of a legatio libera (Dict. of Ant. s.v. Legatus) in B. C. 44. (Cic. ad Qu. Fr. 2.19, ad Fam. 7.26, 12.21.)
Anti'stius the name of the physician who examined the body of Julius Caesar after his murder, B. C. 44; and who is said by Suetonius (Jul. Caes. 82) to have declared, that out of all his wounds only one was mortal,namely, that which he had received in the breast. [W.A.G]
Anto'nia 4. Daughter of M. Antonius, the triumvir, and his second wife Antonia, was betrothed to the son of M. Lepidus in B. C. 44, and married to him in 36. (D. C. 44.53; Appian, App. BC 5.93.) She must have died soon after; for her husband Lepidus, who died in 30, was at that time married to a second wife, Servilia. (Vell. 2.88; Drumann, Gesch. Roms, i. p. 518.)
in the MSS. severally to Julius Caesar, Antonius Augustus, Antonius Augustalis, and Antoninus Augustus. It is a very valuable itinerary of the whole Roman empire, in which both the principal and the cross-roads are described by a list of all the places and stations upon them, the distances from place to place being given in Roman miles. We are informed by Aethicus, a Greek geographer whose Cosmographia was translated by St. Jerome, that in the consulship of Julius Caesar and M. Antonius (B. C. 44), a general survey of the empire was undertaken, at the command of Caesar and by a decree of the senate, by three persons, who severally completed their labours in 30, 24, and 19, B. C., and that Augustus sanctioned the results by a decree of the senate. The probable inference from this statement, compared with the MS. titles of the Itinerary, is, that that work embodied the results of the survey mentioned by Aethicus. In fact, the circumstance of the Itinerary and the Cosmographia of Aethi
Appuleius 5. M. Appuleius, was elected augur in B. C. 45, and Cicero pleaded illness as a reason for his absence from the inaugural festival, which seems to have lasted several days. (Cic. Att. 12.13-15.) At the time of Caesar's death, B. C. 44. Appuleius seems to have been quaestor in Asia; and when Brutus crossed over into Greece and Asia, he assisted him with money and troops. (Cic. Phil. 10.11, 13.16; Appian, App. BC 3.63, 4.75.) He was proscribed by the triumvirs, B. C. 43, and fled to Brutus, who placed him over Bithynia. After the death of Brutus, B. C. 42, he surrendered the province to Antony, and was restored by him to his native country. (Appian, App. BC 4.46.)
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