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Boiocalus the leader of the Ansibarii, a German people, was a man of great renown, and had long been faithful to the Romans, but made war against them in A. D. 59. (Tac. Ann. 13.55, 56.)
Cameri'nus 10. Sulpicius Camerinus, was proconsul of Africa together with Pomponius Silvanus, and on their return to Rome in A. D. 59, they were both accused on account of their extortions in their province, but were acquitted by the emperor Nero. (Tac. Ann. 13.52.) Soon afterwards, however, Nero put Camerinus and his son to death, according to Dio Cassius (63.18), for no other reason but because they ventured to make use of the surname Pythicus, which was hereditary in their family, and which Nero claimed as an exclusive prerogative for himself. It appears from Pliny (Plin. Ep. 5.3), that they were accused by M. Regulus.
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Ca'pito, Fonteius 5. C. Fonteius Capito, consul in A. D. 59 together with C. Vipsanius. (Tac. Ann. 14.1 ; Plin. Nat. 2.72, 7.20; Solin. 6.)
Ju'lia 9. Daughter of Drusus [DRUSUS CAESAR, No. 16] and Livia, the sister of Germanicus. She married, A. D. 20, her first cousin, Nero, son of Germanicus and Agrippina (Tac.. Ann. 3.29; Dio Cass. Iviii. 21), and was one of the many spies with whom her mother and Sejanus surrounded that unhappy prince. (Tac. Ann. 4.60.) After Nero's death Julia married Rubellius Blandus, by whom she had a son, Rubellius Plautus. (rac. Ann. 6.27, 45, 16.10; Juv. Sat. 8.40.) [BLANDUS.] As Blandus was merely the grandson of a Roman eques of Tibur, the marriage was considered degrading to Julia. She too, like the preceding, incurred the hatred of Messalina, and, her instigation, was put to death by Claudius, A. D. 59. (Tac. Ann. 13.43; D. C. 60.18; Suet. Cl. 29; Sen. de Mort. Claud.
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pressure of age and sorrow. But a careful examination of the historical notices in the satires themselves will at once prove that this opinion is untenable, although we must carefully separate what is certain from what is doubtful. Thus it is often asserted that the thirteenth satire belongs to A. D. 119 or even to A. D. 127, because written sixty years after the consulship of Fonteius (see 5.17), as if it were unquestionable that this Fonteius must be the C. Fonteius Capito who was consul A. D. 59, or the L. Fonteius Capito who was consul A. D. 67, while, in reality, the individual indicated is in all probability C. Fonteius Capito, who was consul A. D. 12, since we know, from Statius, that Rutilius Gallicus (see 5.157) was actually city praefect under Domitian. Again, the contest between the inhabitants of Ombi and of Tentyra is said (15.27) to have happened " nuper consule Junio; " but even admitting this name to be correct, and the MSS. here vary much, we cannot tell whether we ou
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Ma'ncia, Curti'lius was legatus of the army on the upper Rhine, in the reign of Nero, and assisted Dubius Avitus, praefect of Gaul and lower Germany, in putting down the league of the Tenctheri, Bructeri, and Ampsivarii, against the Romans, A. D. 56-59. (Tac. Ann. 13.56; Phlegon, de Admir. 27.) [W.B.D]
iderable estimation. Count Moritz of Saxony professed to have derived great benefit from the perusal of a translation of it. Onosander appears to have lived about the middle of the first century after Christ. His work is dedicated to Q. Veranius, who is generally supposed to be identical with the Q. Veranius Nepos who was consul in A. D. 49. Onosander also remarks in his preface that his work was written in time of peace. It might very well have been written, therefore, between A. D. 49 and A. D. 59. If the consul of A. D. 49 was the person to whom the work was dedicated, it would agree very well with all the other data, that this Veranius accompanied Didius Gallus into Britain, and died before the expiration of a year. Other Works Onosander was a disciple of the Platonic school of philosophy, and, according to Suidas, besides his work on tactics, wrote one *Peri\ strathghma/twn (unless, as some suppose, the words taktika peri\ strathghma/twn in Suidas are a description of one and t
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ted of Roman rhetoricians, was a native of Calagurris (Calahorra), in the upper valley of the Ebro. He was born about A. D. 40, and if not reared at Rome, must at least have completed his education there, for he himself informs us (5.7.7) that, while yet a very young man, He attended the lectures of Domitius Afer, at that time far advanced in life, and that He witnessed the decline of his powers (5.7.7, 10.1. ยงยง 11, 24, 36, 12.11.3). Now we know from other sources that Domitius Afer died in A. D. 59 (Tac. Ann. 14.19 ; Frontin. de Aquaed. 102). Having revisited Spain, He returned from thence (A. D. 68) in the train of Galba, and forthwith began to practise at the bar (7.2), where he acquired considerable reputation. But he was chiefly distinguished as a teacher of eloquence, bearing away the palm in this department from all his rivals, and associating his name even to a proverb, with pre-eminence in the art. Among his pupils were numbered Pliny the younger (Plin. Ep. 2.14, 6.6) and the
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Re'gulus, Livineius 3. Livineius Regulus, a senator in the reign of Tiberius, who defended Cn. Piso in A. D. 20, when many of his other friends declined the unpopular office. [PISO, No. 23.] He was afterwards expelled from the senate, though on what occasion is not mentioned; and at a still later time, in the reign of Nero, A. D. 59, he was banished on account of certain disturbances which took place at a show of gladiators which he gave. (Tac. Ann. 3.11, 14.17.)
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hority for the account which he there gives. Poppaea now became the acknowledged mistress of Nero, but this did not satisfy her ambition. She was anxious to be his wife. But as long as Agrippina, the mother of Nero, was alive, she could scarcely hope to obtain this honour. She therefore employed all her influence with Nero to excite his resentment against his mother; and by her arts, seconded as they were by the numerous enemies of Agrippina, Nero was induced to put his mother to death in A. D. 59. Still she did not immediately obtain the great object of her desires; for although Nero hated his wife Octavia, he yielded for a time to the advice of his best counsellors, not to divorce the woman who had brought him the empire. At length, however, Poppaea, who still continued to exercise a complete sway over the emperor, induced him to put away Octavia, in A. D. 62, on the plea of barrenness, and to marry her a few days afterwards. But Poppaea did not feel secure as long as Octavia was a
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