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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
erever they were found unjust or wanting in the discharge of their duties. From Asia Minor he proceeded through Syria and Arabia into Egypt, where he restored the tomb of Pompey with great splendour. During an excursion on the Nile he lost his favourite, Antinous [ANTINOUS], for whom he entertained an unnatural affection, and whose death was to him the cause of deep and lasting grief. From Egypt, Hadrian returned, through Syria, to Rome, where he must have spent the latter part of the year A. D. 131, and the first of 132, for in the former year he built the temple of Venus and Roma, and i the latter he promulgated the edictum perpetuum. Not long after his return to Rome the Jewish war broke out, the only one that disturbed the peace of his long reign. The causes of this war were the establishment of a colony under the name of Aelia Capitolina on the site of Jerusalem, and an order issued by Hadrian forbidding the Jews the rite of circumcision. The war was carried on by the Jews as a
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
tion of Mucianus, which indicated his former gens. Cicero (Cic. de Orat. 1.56) speaks of his being a candidate for the aedileship; and he gives an anecdote of Serv. Sulpicius Galba, who was a distinguished orator, pressing Crassus hard on a question of law, and of Crassus being compelled to support his legal opinion against the equitable arguments of Servius by referring to the writings of his brother, P. Mucius, and of Sext. Aelius. Mucianus attained the dignity of pontifex maximus, and A. D. 131 he was elected consul, in which year he left Rome to conduct the war against Aristonicus in Asia, who maintained his claim to the kingdom of Perganius against the will of Attalus III., who had bequeathed it to the Romans. Crassus was the first pontifex maximus, according to Livy (Liv. Epit. 59) who went beyond the limits of Italy; but this is not true, unless Scipio Nasica was deprived of his office, for Nasica was pontifex maximus B. C. 133, after the death of Tib. Gracchus, and retired t
Octavius 25. SER. OCTAVIUS LAENAS PONTIANUS, consul with M. Antonius Rufinus, in the reign of Hadrian, A. D. 131. (Fasti.)
Pontia'nus 3. SER. OCTAVIUS LAENAS PONTIANUS, consul A. D. 131, with M. Antonius Rufinus.