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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Justi'nus Martyr (search)
year of his birth is not known: Dodwell, Grabe (Spicileg. SS. Patrum, saec. ii. p. 147), and the Bollandists (Acta Sanctorum, April. vol. ii. p. 110, note c), conjecture from a passage of Epiphanius (Adv. Haeres. 46.1), which, as it now stands, is clearly erroneous, that he was born about A. D. 89; but this conjecture (which is adopted by Fabricius) is very uncertain, though sufficiently in accordance with the known facts of his history. Tillemnont and Ceillier place the birth of Justin in A. D. 103, Maran in A. D. 114, Halloix in A. D. 118. He was the son of Priscus Bacchius, or rather of Priscus, the son of Bacchius, and was brought up as a heathen; for though he calls himself a Samaritan (Apoloq. Secunda, 100.15, Dialog. cuma Tryphone, 100.120), he appears to mean no more than that he was born in the country of Samaria, not that he held that Semi-Judaism which was so prevalent among his countrymen. (Comp. Apolog. Prima, 100.53, sub med.) He devoted himself to philosophy, and for a
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Macer, Calpu'rnius governor of a Roman province at no great distance from that of Bithynia, at the time when Pliny administered the latter, A. D. 103, 104. (Plin. Ep. 10.51, 69, 81.) [See MACER, BAEBIUS.]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
jan. In A. D. 91 Maximus quelled the revolt of Antonius in Germany, and at the same time had the magnanimity to burn all the letters of the latter, that they might not expose others to the vengeance of Domitian. In A. D. 101 he fought with success under Trajan in the Dacian war against Decebalus. In A. D. 115 he was one of Trajan's generals in the Parthian war; but here his good fortune failed him, for he was defeated and perished in this year. We learn from the Fasti that he was consul in A. D. 103. (Dio Cass. Ixvii. 11, Ixviii. 9, 30 ) There is some doubt about the exact form of his name. Dio Cassius names him simply L. Maximus; but Domitian, in a letter contained among those of Pliny (10.66), and the Fasti call him L. Appius Maximus, which is the form we have adopted. But Martial (9.85), and Aurelius Victor (Epit. 11.10), give to the conqueror of Antonius the name of Appius Norbanus. These statements can only be reconciled by supposing that his full name was L. Appius Maximus Norba
Mini'cia Gens came originally from Brixia (Brescia), in Cisalpine Gaul. Brixiawas a Roman colony, but in what year it became one is unknown. (Plin. Nat. 3.19.) The Minicii occur only under the empire. There was a C. Minicius Fundanus, one of the consules suffecti in A. D. 51 ; and another C. Minicius, also one of the consoles suffecti in A. D. 103. For this gens see Labus, Epigrapha nuoramente uscita dalle escarazioni Bresciana, Milan, 1830. [W.B.D]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), or the younger Plinius or Plinius the younger (search)
ases of Baebius Massa and Marius Priscus, and for the defence, as in the cases of Julius Bassus and Rufus Varenus (Ep. 6.29). He filled numerous offices in succession. While a young man he served in Syria, as tribunus militum, and was there a hearer of the stoic Euphrates (Ep. 1.10), and of Artemidorus. He was subsequently quaestor Caesaris, praetor in or about A. D. 93 (Ep. 3.11), and consul A. D. 100, in which year he wrote his laneqyricus, which is addressed to Trajanus (Ep. 3.13). In A. D. 103 he was appointed propraetor of the province Pontica (Ep. 10.77), where he did not stay quite two years. Among his other functions he also discharged that of curator of the channel and the banks of the Tiber (Ep. 5.15, and an inscription in Gruter, p. 454. 3). Plinius was twice married. His second wife was Calpurnia, the granddaughter of Calpurnius Fabatus, and an accomplished woman : she was considerably younger than her husband, who has recorded her kind attentions to him, and her affec
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
tablished by a testamentary bequest; the ground of not allowing their celebration was, that the games were injurious to the morals of the people of Vienna. The case was carried by appeal to Rome, and the judgment of Rufinus was confirmed. When the members of the consilium were asked their opinion Junius Mauricus said that he wished such exhibitions could be stopped at Rome also. This was the same man who gave Nerva a rebuke [NERVA, p. 1167]. (Plin. Ep. 4.22.) It was probably some time in A. D. 103, that Trajan made an artificial harbour at Centum Cellae (Cività Vecchia), the form of which is recorded on a medal : the operations of constructing the port are described by Plinius (Ep. 6.31). The port was called Trajanus Portus, but the old name of Centum Cellae afterwards prevailed. In this year or the following Plinius was sent by Trajan as governor of Pontus and Bithynia, with the title of Legatus and Propraetor, and with Consularis Potestas. It was during his residence of about eigh