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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 7 7 Browse Search
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 3 3 Browse Search
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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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].
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Vale'rius Asia'ticus 1. P. Valerius Asiaticus, consul suffectus under Caligula, but in what year is uncertain, and a second time consul under Claudius in A. D. 46 with M. Junius Silanus. Valerius was a friend of Caligula, but, having received a gross insult from him, rejoiced at his death. When the praetorian troops, after the assassination of the emperor, were seeking for the murderer in order to wreak their vengeance on him, Valerius stood up in a conspicuous place and exclaimed " Would that I had killed him," by which act of courage the soldiers were so astonishe d that they returned quietly to their quarters. Valerius was very wealthy and this proved his ruin. The empress Messalina coveted his splendid gardens, which were the same as Lucullus had originally laid out, and which Valerius had made still more magnificent. She also suspected him of being one of the paramours of the beautiful Poppaea Sabina, the mother of Nero's wife, whom she both feared and detested; and she therefore