hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 17 17 Browse Search
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome 3 3 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 6, 10th edition. 1 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 21 results in 20 document sections:

1 2
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, GENS FLAVIA, TEMPLUM (search)
GENS FLAVIA, TEMPLUM (templa Hist. Aug. Trig. Tyr. 33. 6; Claud. Goth. 3. 6): a temple erected by Domitian on the site of his father's, Vespasian's, house, in which he himself was born (Suet. Dom. I, 5; Chron. 146). This was on the Quirinal just south of the Alta Semita, the present Via Venti Settembre, ad Malum Punicum, the modern Via delle Quattro Fontane (Suet. loc. cit. ; Mart. ix. 20. I; BC 1889, 383; RhM 1894, 399-400; Mitt. 1891, 120). It was struck by lightning in 96 A.D. (Suet. Dom. 15); probably enlarged by Claudius Gothicus in 268-270 A.D. (Hist. Aug. cit.: PBS iii. 242-243, though the theory here advanced in regard to the Flavian date of the round reliefs of the ARCH OF CONSTANTINE (q.v.) is not now generally accepted), and was standing in the fourth century (Not. Reg. VI). It was probably round in shape (Mart. ix. 3. 12, 34. 2; Stat. Silv. iv. 3. 19; Altm. 88), and was intended to serve as the mausoleum of the Flavian dynasty. Domitian's ashes were placed there (Su
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, META SUDANS (search)
META SUDANS * a large fountain just south-west of the Colosseum, thought to stand at the meeting-point of five of the regions of Augustus, I, II, III, IV, X. It is said to have been built by Domitian in 96 A.D. (Chron. 146), a date which corresponds with the style of brickwork (AJA 1912, 413). In shape it resembled a goal in the circus (meta) and sudans described the appearance of the jets of water.2 That the name was not an unusual one is shown by the fact that there was one at Baiae (Sen. Ep. 56. 4). This fountain is represented on a coin of Alexander Severus (Cohen 468, 469), and it is mentioned in Not. (Reg. IV) and in Eins. (8. 15). The core still stands, conical in shape, The relief in the Galleria Lapidaria in the Vatican which represents it, is not ancient (Amelung i. 245; HJ 25, n. 55). metres high and 5 in diameter at the bottom. Around the base is a great basin, 21 metres in diameter, probably of the time of Constantine. The whole structure was originally covered with
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
establishes four Ludi, 320; erects Obelisk now in Piazza Navona, 369; begins Trajan's Forum (?), 237; Circus Maximus injured by fire, 117; Horti Domitiae formed, 267. 82Capitoline Temple dedicated, 300. 88Tunnel for Aqua Claudia under Mons Aeflanus (near Tibur), 22. 89The' Trofei di Mario,' 363. 91The Equus Domitiani in the Forum, 201. 92The palaces on the Palatine completed, 159. 93Temple of Fortuna Redux, 218. 94The Curia restored, 144. 94-95The Mica Aurea, 341. 96The Meta Sudans, 340. 96-98Reign of Nerva: he dedicates the Forum Nervae or Transitorium, 227; builds Horrea, 262; additions to the Amphitheatrum Flavium (Colosseum), 6. 98-117Reign of Trajan: Temple of Fortuna, 214; Ara of Pudicitia, 433; Naumachia, 358; rostra and plutei, 453-4; restores Circus Maximus, 117; builds Theatre in Campus Martius, 518; Amphitheatrum Castrense, 5; additions to Amphitheatrum Flavium (Colosseum), 6;
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Eventually he established himself at Rome, where he composed his history, and during the progress of the task read several portions publicly, which were received with great applause. (Liban. Epist. DCCCCLXXXIII. p. 60, ed. Wolf.) The precise date of his death is not recorded, but it must have happened later than 390, since a reference occurs to the consulship of Neoterius, which belongs to that year. Works Rerum gestarum libri The work of Ammianus extended from the accession of Nerva, A. D. 96, the point at which the histories of Tacitus and the biographies of Suetonius terminated, to the death of Valens, A. D. 378, comprising a period of 282 years. It was divided into thirty-one books, of which the first thirteen are lost. The remaining eighteen embrace the acts of Constantius from A. D. 353, the seventeenth year of his reign, together with the whole career of Gallus, Julianus, Jovianus, Valentinianus, and Valens. The portion preserved includes the transactions of twenty-five ye
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
n the advice of the Delphic oracle, it is said, he put on the attire of a beggar, and with nothing in his pocket but a copy of Plato's Phaedon and Demosthenes's oration on the Embassy, he undertook a journey to the countries in the north and east of the Roman empire. He thus visited Thrace, Mysia, Scythia, and the country of the Getae, and owing to the power and wisdom of his orations, he met everywhere with a kindly reception, and did much good. (Orat. xxxvi. p. 74; comp. xiii. p. 418.) In A. D. 96, when Domitian was murdered, Dion used his influence with the army stationed on the frontier in favour of his friend Nerva, and seems to have returned to Rome immediately after his accession. (Orat. xlv. p. 202.) Nerva's successor, Trajan, entertained the highest esteem for Dion, and shewed hint the most marked favour, for he is said to have often visited hill, and even to have allowed him to ride by his side in his golden triumphal car. Having thus received the most ample satisfaction for
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
e of Vespasian's accession. Immediately after Vespasian's return from the east, Domitian lived with her and his other mistresses on an estate near the Mons Albanus. Subsequently, however, he married her, and in A. D. 73 she bore him a son. But she was unfaithful to him, and kept up an adulterous intercourse with Paris, an actor. When this was discovered, in A. D. 83, Domitian repudiated her on the advice of Ursus, and henceforth lived with Julia, the daughter of his brother. Soon after, however, he formed a reconciliation with Domitia, because he said the people wished it; but he nevertheless continued his intercourse with Julia. Domitia never loved Domitian, and she knew of the conspiracy against his life; as she was informed that her own life was in danger, she urged the conspirators on, and Domitian was murdered in A. D. 96. (D. C. 67.3, 66.3, 15; Suet. Domit. 3, 22.) The coin annexed contains on the obverse the head of Domitia, with the legend DOMITIA AVGVSTA IMP. DOMIT. [L.S]
n the list), formed a conspiracy against his life. Stephanus, a freedman, who was employed by the conspirators, contrived to obtain admission to the emperor's bed-room, and gave him a letter to read. While Domitian was perusing the letter, in which the conspirators' plot was revealed to him, Stephanus plunged a dagger into his abdomen. A violent struggle ensued between the two, until the other conspirators arrived. Domitian fell, after having received seven wounds, on the 18th of September, A. D. 96. Apollonius of Tyana, who was then at Ephesus, at the moment Domitian was murdered at Rome, is said to have run across the market-place, and to have exclaimed, "That is right, Stephanus, slay the murderer!" There are few rulers who better deserve the name of a cruel tyrant than Domitian. The last three years of his reign forn one of the most frightful periods that occur in the history of man; but he cannot be called a brutal monster or a madman like Caligula and Nero, for he possessed tal
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
g this name to be correct, and the MSS. here vary much, we cannot tell whether we ought to fix upon Appius Junius Sabinus, consul A. D. 84, or upon Q. Junius Rusticus, consul A. D. 119. We have, however, fortunately evidence more precise. 1. We know from Dio Cassius (67.3) that Paris was killed in A. D. 83, upon suspicion of an intrigue with the empress Domitia. 2. The fourth satire, as appears from the concluding lines, was written after the death of Domitian, that is, not earlier than A. D. 96. 3. The first satire, as we learn from the forty-ninth line, was written after the condemnation of Marius Priscus, that is, not earlier than A. D. 100. These positions admit of no doubt or cavil, and hence it is established that Juvenal was alive at least 17 years after the death of Paris, and that some of his most spirited productions were composed after the death of Domitian. Hence, if the powerful " histrio " in the biography of the pseudo-Suetonius be, as we should naturally conclude,
Marcella was a wife or mistress of the poet Martial, to whom he has addressed two epigrams (12.21, 31). She was a native of Spain, and brought him as her dowry an estate. As Martial was married previously to Cleopatra (Ep. 4.22, 11.43, 104), he espoused Marcella probably after his return to Spain about A. D. 96. [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 thish 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 emperor at Rome by the people and the soldiers, and his administration at once restored tranquillity to the state. He stopped proceedings against those who, under the system of his predecessor, had been accused of treason (ma
1 2