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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Aelia'nus, Plautius offered up the prayer as pontifex, when the first stone of the new Capitol was laid in A. D. 71. (Tac. Hist. 4.53.) We learn from an inscription (Gruter, p.453; Orelli, n. 750), that his full name was Ti. Plautius Silvanus Aelianus, that he held many important military commands, and that he was twice consul. His first consulship was in A. D. 47; the date of his second is unknown.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Briga'nticus, Ju'lius was born among the Batavi, and was the son of the sister of Civilis, who hated and was in turn hated by his nephew. Briganticus commanded a squadron of cavalry, with which he first revolted to Caecina, the general of Vitellius, and afterwards to Vespasian, in A. D. 70. He served under Cerialis in Germany against his uncle Civilis, and fell in battle in this war, A. D. 71. (Tac. Hist. 2.22, 4.70, 5.21.)
generals. He commanded an advanced party of cavalry, and is charged, in common with the other generals, with not advancing upon Rome quickly enough. He suffered a defeat in a skirmish beneath the walls of Rome. In the following year, he was sent to the Rhine, to suppress the revolt of Civilis, in which he was completely successful. [CIVILIS.] While holding this command, he was solicited by Domitian to give up to him his army. Domitian's object was partly to gain reputation by finishing the victory which Cerealis had secured, but chiefly to seize the empire. Cerealis, however, laughed off the request, as being the foolish fancy of a boy. (Tac. Hist. 3.59, 78, 79, 4.86.) In the following year (A. D. 71), he was sent as consular legate to the government of Britain, in which he was active and successful. He conquered a great part of the Brigantes, and called out the talents of Agricola. (Tac. Agr. 8, 17.) As a commander he was energetic, but rash. (See especially Tac. Hist. 4.71.) [P.S]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Festus, Vale'rius legatus in Africa, A. D. 69, and an active, though secret, partisan of Vespasian in his war with Vitellius. He was one of the supplementary consuls for the year A. D. 71. (Tac. Hist. 2.98; Fasti.) [W.B.D]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Flamma, Anto'nius was banished at the beginning of Vespasian's reign, A. D. 71., for extortion and cruelty in his government of Cyrene under Nero. (Tac. Hist. 4.45.) [W.B.D]
Monta'nus CU'RTIUS, was accused by Eprius Marcellus in A. D. 67 of libelling Nero. The charge was disproved, but Montanus was exiled. At his father's petition, however, he was shortly afterwards recalled, on condition of abstaining from all public employments. In A. D. 71 Montanus was present in the senate, and, on Domitian's moving the restoration of Galba's titles and statues, he proposed that the decree against Piso also should be rescinded. At the same time Montanus vehemently attacked the notorious delator, Aquilius Regulus. (Tac. Ann. 16.28, 29, 33, Hist. 4.40, 42, 43 ) If the same person with the Curtius Montanus satirised by Juvenal (4.107, 131, 11.34), Montanus in later life sullied the fair reputation he enjoyed in youth. (Tac. Ann. 16.28.) For Juvenal (ll. cc.) describes him as a corpulent epicure, a parasite of Domitian, and a hacknied declaimer. Plinythe Younger addressed two letters to Curtius Montanus (7.29, 8.6.) [W.B.D]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Nerva, M. Cocceius Roman emperor, A. D. 96-98, was born at Narnia, in Umbria (Aur. Vict. Epit. 12), as some interpret the words of Victor, or rather his family was from Narnia. His father was probably the jurist, No. 3. The time of his birth was A. D. 32, inasmuch as he died in January, A. D. 98, at the age of nearly sixty-six (D. C. 68.4). He was consul with Vespasian, A. D. 71, and with Domitian, A. D. 90. Tillemont supposes him to be the Nerva mentioned by Tacitus (Tac. Ann. 15.72), but this Nerva is, perhaps, the father of the emperor. Nerva was probably at Rome when Domitian was assassinated, and privy to the conspiracy, though Aurelius Victor (de Caes. 12) seems to intend to say that he was in Gaul, which is very improbable. His life was saved from the cruelty of Domitian by the emperor's superstition, who believed an astrologer's prediction that Nerva would soon die a natural death (D. C. 67.15). On the assassination of Domitian, in September, A. D. 96, Nerva was declared emp
Pe'dius 5. Cn. Pedius Castus, consul suffectus at the beginning of the reign of Vespasian, A. D. 71.
Phili'ppicus or more correctly PHILE'PICUS (*Filippiko/s or *Filepiko/s), emperor of Constantinople from December, A. D. 71 1, to the fourth of June, 713. The account of his accession to the throne is related in the life of the emperor Justinian II. Rhinotmetus. His original name was Bardanes; he was the son of Nicephorus Patricius ; and he had distinguished himself as a general during the reigns of Justinian and his predecessors; he was sent into exile by Tiberius Absimarus, on the charge of aspiring to the crown. After having been proclaimed by the inhabitants of Cherson and by the army, with which he was commanded to exterminate those people by the emperor Justinian II., he assumed the name of Philippicus, or, as extant coins of him have it, Filepicus; Theophanes, however, calls him Philippicus previous to his accession. After the assassination of the tyrant Justinian, Philippicus ruled without opposition, though not without creating much dissatisfaction through his dissolute cours
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), or the elder Plinius or Plinius the elder (search)
ce into public life. (Plin. Jun. l.c. ; Quint. Inst. 3.1.21.) Towards the end of the reign of Nero he wrote a grammatical work in eight books, entitled Dubius Sermo, confutations of which were promised by various professed grammarians, Stoics, dialecticians, &c.; though ten years afterwards, when the Historia Naturalis was published, they had not appeared. (Plin. H. N. i. Praef. ยง 22.) It was towards the close of the reign of Nero that Pliny was appointed procurator in Spain. He was here in A. D. 71. when his brother-in-law died, leaving his son, the younger Pliny, to the guardianship of his uncle, who, on account of his absence, was obliged to entrust the care of him to Virginius Rufus. Pliny returned to Rome in the reign of Vespasian, shortly before A. D. 73, when he adopted his nephew. He had known Vespasian in the Germanic wars, and the emperor received him into the number of his most intimate friends. For the assertion that Pliny served with Titus in Judaea there is no authority.
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