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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 7 7 Browse Search
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Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.) 1 1 Browse Search
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Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.), BOOK VII. We here enter upon the third division of Pliny's Natural History, which treats of Zoology, from the 7th to the 11th inclusive. Cuvier has illustrated this part by many valuable notes, which originally appeared in Lemaire's Bibliotheque Classique, 1827, and were afterwards incorporated, with some additions, by Ajasson, in his translation of Pliny, published in 1829; Ajasson is the editor of this portion of Pliny's Natural History, in Lemaire's Edition.—B. MAN, HIS BIRTH, HIS ORGANIZATION, AND THE INVENTION OF THE ARTS., CHAP. 11. (13.)—WHAT MEN ARE SUITED FOR GENERATION. INSTANCES OF VERY NUMEROUS OFFSPRING. (search)
s, who had nine. Some women, again, are barren in their youth, while to others it is given to bring forth once only during their lives. Some women never go to their full time, or if, by dint of great care and the aid of medicine, they do give birth to a living child, it is mostly a girl. Among other instances of rare occurrence, is the case of Augustus, now deified, who, in the year in which he departed this life, witnessed the birth of M. Silanus,M. Junius Silanus, consul under Claudius, A.D. 46, with Valerius Asiaticus. He was poisoned by order of the younger Agrippina, that he might not stand in the way of Nero. the grandson of his granddaughter: having obtained the government of Asia, after his consulship, he was poisoned by Nero, on his accession to the throne. Q. Metellus Macedonicus,He is first mentioned in B.C. 168, when he was serving in the army of Æmilius Paulus, in Macedonia, and was sent to Rome with two other envoys to announce the defeat of Perseus. He united with the ar
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, ARCUS CLAUDII (I) (search)
ARCUS CLAUDII (I) one of the arches of the AQUA VIRGO (q.v.), which spanned an ancient street, and was restored in monumental form by Claudius (CIL vi. 1252). This arch is still standing, in the court of No. 14 Via del Nazareno (Jord. i. 1. 472; HJ 457), and is probably referred to by Martial iv. 18. as date is 46 A.D.
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, HORTI LUCULL(I)ANI (search)
HORTI LUCULL(I)ANI the earliest gardens on the Pincian, laid out by L. Licinius Lucullus about 60 B.C. (Tac. Ann. xi. I). In 46 A.D. they belonged to Valerius Asiaticus and were called horti Asiatici (Cass. Dio lx. 27. 3). Messalina coveted them, forced Valerius to commit suicide, and seized the gardens, and was herself killed in them (Cass. Dio loc. cit.; Tac. Ann. xi. I, 32, 37). Thereafter they were regarded as among the richest of the imperial properties (Plut. Luc. 39). They were situated immediately above the point where the aqua Virgo emerged from its underground passage through the hill (Frontin. de aq. i. 22), close to the junction of the present Vie due Macelli and Capo le Case. Their eastern boundary was probably the ancient road that crossed the Pincian from the porta Salutaris, corresponding in general with the via Porta Pinciana; their western boundary was on the slope of the hill above the Due Macelli; while their extent towards the north is unknown. From remarks
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
Depulsor on Capitol, 292: of Felicitas burnt, 207: of Salus burnt but restored later, 462; Arch of Tiberius near Pompey's Theatre, 45; Porticus Minucia Frumentaria (?), 425; Statues in Temple of Augustus, 62; marble carceres in Circus Maximus, 116; Horti Pallantiani, 270; terminal stones of Tiber banks, 538. 41 Arch for German victories (?), 36. 43Ara Pietatis Augustae dedicated, 390. 45(before). Facade of Carcer (?), 100. 44-45Cippi of Aqua Virgo, 29. 46Restores Aqua Virgo, 29, 35. 47Aqua Claudia completed (?), 22. 49Pomerium extended to include Aventine, 66, 393. 51-52Arch of Claudius carrying Aqua Virgo over the Via Lata, 29, 35. 52Anio Novus completed, 11. Aqua Claudia dedicated, 22. Porta Praenestina (Maggiore), 412. 54-68Reign of Nero: before 64 A.D. Nero builds Domus Transitoria, 194 ff.; removes Euripus in Circus Maximus, 116, 203; Agrippina begins Temple of Claudius, 120. 58Ficus Navia withers, 208. 58-62Arch of Nero
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Alexander, Tibe'rius (*Tibe/rios *)Ale/candros), was born at Alexandria, of Jewish parents. His father held the office of Alabarch in Alexandria, and his uncle was Philo, the well-known writer. Alexander, however, did not continue in the faith of his ancestors, and was rewarded for his apostacy by various public appointments. In the reign of Claudius he succeeded Fadius as procurator of Judaea, about A. D. 46, and was promoted to the equestrian order. He was subsequently appointed by Nero procurator of Egypt; and by his orders 50,000 Jews were slain on one occasion at Alexandria in a tumult in the city. It was apparently during his government in Egypt that he accompaied Corbulo in his expedition into Armenia, A. D. 64; and he was in this campaign given as one of the hostages to secure the safety of Tiridates, when the latter visited the Roman camp. Alexander was the first Roman governor who declared in favour of Vespasian; and the day on which he administered the oath to the legions i
Fufi'dius 4. Q. Fufidius, was a native of Arpinum, and of equestrian rank at Rome. He was one of three commissioners sent, A. D. 46, by the municipality of Arpinum to collect their rents in Cisalpine Gaul. [FAUCIUS.] Fufidius married a daughter of M. Caesius, and was tribune of a legion stationed in Cilicia during Cicero's proconsulship. Cicero recommends Fufidius to M. Brutus. (Cic. Fam. 13.11.) A wealthy man of this name is mentioned by Horace. (Sat. 1.2. 12.) [W.B.D]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Gallus, Surdi'nius a wealthy Roman of the time of the emperor Claudius. When Claudius, in A. D. 46, removed a number of persons from the senate, because they had not sufficient means to keep up the senatorial dignity, Surdinius Gallus was preparing to go and settle at Carthage, but Claudius called him back, saying that he would tie him with golden chains; and Surdinius was made a senator. (D. C. 60.29.) [L.S]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Rufus, P. Sui'llius had been formerly the quaestor of Germanicus, and having been convicted, in the reign of Tiberius, of receiving bribes in the discharge of his judicial duties, was sentenced by that emperor to be banished to an island. He was subsequently allowed to return to Rome, and gained great influence with the emperor Claudius, by whom he was promoted to the consulship in A. D. 46. But he prostituted his power and talents to base and unworthy purposes. He possessed considerable powers of oratory, but these were employed in bringing accusations against his wealthy contemporaries; and his services were only to be obtained by large sums of money. In the reign of Nero, A. D. 58, he was accused of various crimes, was condemned, and was banished to the Balearic islands (Tac. Ann. 4.31, 11.1, 4, 5, 13.42, 43). Suillius married the daughter of Ovid's third wife; and one of the poet's letters from Pontus is addressed to Suillius, in which he begs the latter to reconcile Germanicus to
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Sca'pula, Osto'rius 1. P. Scapula Ostorius, succeeded A. Plautius as governor of Britain, about A. D. 50, with the title of propraetor. He had previously held the consulship, and his name is inserted in some of the Fasti as consul suffectus in A. D. 46. He is characterised by Tacitus as bello egregius, and carried on the war with success against several of the British tribes. Among others, he defeated the powerful tribe of the Silures, took prisoner their king Caractacus, and sent him in chains to Rome [CARACTACUS]. In consequence of this success he received the insignia of a triumph, but died soon afterwards in the province, worn out by the toils and anxieties of war. (Tac. Ann. 12.31-39, Agr. 14.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Sila'nus, Ju'nius 12. M. Junius Silanus, a son of No. 11, was consul under Claudius A. D. 46 with Valerius Asiaticus. He was born in the same year in which Augustus died, A. D. 14, and it is mentioned by Pliny as a singular fact that Augustus lived to see his great-great-grandson. Silanus was proconsul of Asia at the succession of Nero in, A. D. 54, and was poisoned by command of Agrippina, who feared that he might avenge the death of his brother [No. 13], and that his descent from Augustus might lead him to be preferred to the youthful Nero (D. C. 60.27; Plin. Nat. 7.11; Tac. Ann. 13.4). Tacitus relates (l.c.) that Silanus was so far from being ambitious, that Caligula used to call him his " pecus aurea," but Dio Cassius (59.8) with more probability refers this epithet to the father in-law of Caligula [No. 8].
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