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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
A'tticus, M. Vesti'nus was consul in the year (A. D. 65) in which the conspiracy of Piso was formed against Nero. Atticus was a man of firm character, and possessed great natural talents; Piso was afraid lest he might restore liberty or proclaim some one emperor. Although innocent he was put to death by Nero on the detection of the conspiracy. Atticus had been very intimate with the emperor, but had incurred his hatred, as he had taken no pains to disguise the contempt in which he held the emperor. He had still further increased the emperor's hatred by marrying Statilia Messallina, although he knew that Nero was among her lovers. (Tac. Ann. 15.48, 52, 68, 69.)
.5.1, 9.1, 20.5.2, 7.3; Bell. Jud. 2.2.6.) After the death of Herod, A. D. 48, Berenice, then 20 years old, lived for a considerable time with her brother, and not without suspicion of an incestuous commerce with him, to avoid the scandal of which she induced Polemon, king of Cilicia, to marry her; but she soon deserted him and returned to Agrippa, with whom she was living in A. D. 62, when St. Paul defended himself before him at Caesareia. (J. AJ 20.7.3; Juv. 6.156; Acts, xxv. xxvi.) About A. D. 65, we hear of her being at Jerusalem (whither she had gone for the performance of a vow), and intereding for the Jews with Gessius Florus, at the risk of her life, during his cruel massacre of them. (Joseph. Beil. Jud. 2.15.1.) Together with her brother. she endeavoured to divert her countrymen from their purpose of rebellion (Bell. Jud. 2.16.5); and having joined the Romans with him on the out-break of the war, she gained the favour of Vespasian by her munificent presents, and the love of T
Cerea'lis or CERIA'LIS, ANI'CIUS, was consul designatus in A. D. 65, and proposed in the senate, after the detection of Piso's conspiracy, that a temple should be built to Nero as quickly as possible at the public expense. (Tac. Ann. 15.74.) In the following year, he, in common with several other noble Romans, fell under Nero's suspicions, was condemned, and anticipated his fate by putting himself to death. He was but little pitied, for it was remembered that he had betrayed the conspiracy of Lepidus and Lentulus. (A. D. 39.) The alleged ground of his condemnation was a mention of him as an enemy to the emperor in a paper left by Mella, who had been condemned a little before; but the paper was generally believed to be a forgery. (Tac. Ann. 16.17.) [P.S]
Epi'charis (*)Epi/xaris), a freedwoman of bad repute, who was implicated in the conspiracy of Piso against the life of Nero, in A. D. 65, in which the philosopher Seneca also was involved. According to Polyaenus (8.62). she was the mistress of a brother of Seneca, and it may be that through this connexion she became acquainted with the plot of the conspirators, though Tacitus says that it was unknown by what means she had acquired her knowledge of it. She endeavored by all means to stimulate the conspirators to carry their plan into effect. But as they acted slowly and with great hesitation, she at length grew tired, and resolved upon trying to win over the sailors of the fleet of Misenum in Campania, where she was staying. One Volusius Proculus, a chiliarch of the fleet, appears to have been the first that was initiated by her in the secret, but no names were mentioned to him. Proculus had no sooner obtained the information than he betrayed the whole plot to Nero. Epicharis was summo
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
11.1, B. J. 2.14), whom Tacitus confirms (Hist. 5.10), expressly attributes the last war of the Jews with Rome to Florus, and says that he purposely kindled the rebellion in order to cover the enormities of his government. At Caesareia, where in A. D. 65-66, in the second year of Florus' administration, the insurrection broke out, the Jewish citizens bribed him with eight talents, to secure them ingress into their own synagogue. Florus took the money, and immediately quitted Caesareia, abandoninish birth, although Berenice, of the Asmonaean race, and sister of Agrippa II. [BERENICE, No. 2; AGRIPPA HERODES, No. 2], stood barefooted and in mourning beside his tribunal, supplicating for her countrymen. At the feast of the Passover, April, A. D. 65, three millions of Jews petitioned Cestius Gallus [GALLUS, CESTIUS], the proconsul of Syria, against the tyranny of Festus. But the only redress they obtained was a faint promise of milder treatment, while Florus stood at the proconsul's side, d
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Ga'llio, L. Junius a son of the rhetorician M. Annaeus Seneca, and an elder brother of the philosopher Seneca. His original name was M. Annaeus Norattus, but he was adopted by the rhetorician Junius Gallio, whereupon he changed his name into L. Junius Annaeus (or Annaeanus) Gallio. Dio Cassius (60.35) mentions a witty but bitter joke of his, which he made in reference to the persons that were put to death in the reign of Claudius. His brother's death intimidated him so much, that he implored the mercy of Nero (Tac. Ann. 15.73); but according to Hieronymus the chronicle of Eusebius, who calls him a celebrated rhetorician, he put an end to himself in A. D. 65. He is mentioned by his brother in the preface to the fourth book of the Quaestiones Naturales, and the work de Vita Beata is addressed to him. [L.S]
C. Leca'nius 1. One of the consuls in A. D. 65 (Tac. Ann. 15.3; Fasti), and probably the same person with Q. Lecanius Bassus, a contemporary of the elder Pliny, who died from puncturing a carbuncle on his left hand. (Plin. Nat. 26.1 (4); comp. Ryckius ad Tac. Ann. 15.3.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Longi'nuts, Pompeius one of the tribunes of the praetorian troops, was deprived of his command by Nero in the suppression of Piso's conspiracy, A. D. 65. He is mentioned again as tribune, and one of Galba's friends, when the praetorian troops were deserting to Otho, A. D. 69. (Tac. Ann. 15.71, Hist. 1.31.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
l, but while still retaining full consciousness, he recalled to recollection and began to repeat aloud some verses which he had once composed descriptive of a wounded soldier perishing by a like death, and with these lines upon his lips expired (A. D. 65). The following inscription which, if genuine, seems to have been a tribute to his memory proceeding from the prince himself, was preserved at no distant period in one of the Roman churches: -- M. ANNAEO . LUCANO . CORDUBENSI . POETAE . BENEFI off the prize with his Orpheus, in a poetical contest at the quinquennial games, in consequence of which he was prohibited from writing poetry or pleading at the bar; that, seeking revenge, he found death, and perished on the last day of April, A. D. 65, in the 26th year of his age. Then follows a catalogue of his works, many of the names being evidently corrupt: Iliacön. Suturnulia. Catascomon (probably Catacausmos, i. e. katakausmo/s). Sylvarum X. Tragoedia Medea imperfecta. Salticae Fabulac
ice of procurator or agent to the imperial demesnes. Mela married Acilia, daughter of Acilius Lucans of Corduba, a provincial lawyer of some note. By Acilia he had at least one son, the celebrated Lucan, A. D. 40. [LUCANUS.] After Lucan's death, A. D. 65, Mela laid claim to his property; and the suit arising from this claim proved ultimately his own destruction. Fahius Romanus. who opposed him, had been his son's intimate friend, and was thought to have inserted among the papers of the deceased forged letters involving Mela in at least a knowledge of Piso's conspiracy, A. D. 65. (Tac. Ann. 15.48, &c.) Mela was rich, Nero was needy and rapacious, and the former anticipated a certain sentence by suicide, A. D. 66. To save a part for his family, Mela bequeathed to Tigellinus and his son-in-law, Cossutianus Capito [CAPITO], a large portion of his wealth. Codicils, believed however to be spurious, were annexed to Mela's will, accusing Anicius Cerialis [CERIALIS] and Rufius Crispinus [CRISP
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