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Cornu'tus 2. M. Cornutus, a praetorian, served, in B. C. 90, as legate in the Marsic war, and distinguished himself as an experienced officer. (Cic. Font. 15.) He is in all probability the same person with the Cornutus who, in B. C. 87, opposed Marius and Cinna, and was saved from destruction through the artifice of his slaves. (Appian, App. BC 1.73 ; Plut. Mar. 43.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Crassus, Clau'dius 15. P. Licinius Crassus Dives, son of No. 14, by Venuleia. (Cic. Att. 12.24.) In B. C. 87, he was put to death by the horsemen of Fimbria, who belonged to the party of Marius, and, according to Florus (3.21.14), was massacred before his father's eyes. Appian (B. C. i. p. 394) differs from other historians in his account of this transaction. He relates that the father, after slaying his son, was himself slaughtered by the party in pursuit.
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Crassus, Clau'dius 16. LICINIUS CRASSUS DIVES, a younger brother of No. 15. His praenomen is unknown, and the only particulars of his history which have been recorded are the fact of his marriage in the lifetime of his parents, and his escape from the massacre of the year B. C. 87. (Plut. Crass. 1, 4.)
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Crassus, Clau'dius 17. M. LICINIUS CRASSUS DIVES, P. F. M. N., the younger son of No. 14. The date of his birth is not precisely recorded, but it is probable that he was born about the year B. C. 105, for Plutarch states, that he was younger than Pompey (Plut. Crass. 6), and that he was more than sixty years old when he departed (in the year B. C. 55) to make war against the Parthians. (Ib. 17.) In the year B. C. 87, when his father and brother suffered death for their resistance to Marius and Cinna, he was not considered of sufficient importance to be involved in the same doom; but he was closely watched, and after some time he thought it prudent to make his escape to Spain, which he had visited some years before, when his father had the command in that country. How he concealed himself in a cavern near the sea upon the estate of Vibius Paciaecus, and how he passed his life in this strange retreat, is related in detail by the lively and amusing pen of Plutarch. After a retirement o
. In B. C. 91, the celebrated tribune of the plebs, M. Livius Drusus [DRUSUS, No. 6.], meeting Granius, asked him " How speeds your business? " "Nay, Drusus," rejoined the auction-clerk, "how speeds yours ?" Drusus being at the time unable to perform his promises to the Italian allies and subjects of Rome. Catulus, Crassus, and Antonius, and the leading men of all parties at Rome in the seventh century of the city, were in turn the objects of Granius' licence of speech. (Cic. pro Planc. 14.) 2, 3. CN. and Q. GRANII, two brothers of senatorian rank at Rome in B. C. 87. One of them was step-son to C. Marius. The two Granii were proscribed with Marius on Sulla's first occupation of Rome in that year. One of these brothers, the step-son, accompanied Marius in his light form the city, was separated from him in the neighbour hood of Minturnae, escaped to the island of Aenaria, on the coast of Campania, and afterwards accompanied him to Africa. (Plut. Mar. 35, 37, 40 : App B. C. 1.60, 62.)
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Hadria'nus, C. Fa'bius was legatus, praetor, or propraetor in the Roman province of Africa, about B. C. 87-84. His government was so oppressive to the Roman colonists and merchants at Utica, that they burnt him to death in his own praetorium. Notwithstanding the outrage to a Roman magistrate, no proceedings were taken at Rome against the perpetrators of it. For besides his oppressions, Hadrianus was suspected of secretly instigating the slaves at Utica to revolt, and of aspiring, with their aid, to make himself independent of the republic, at that time fluctuating between the parties of Cinna and Sulla. (Cic. in Verr. 1.27, 5.36; Pseud. Ascon. in Verr. p. 179, Orelli; Diod. fr. vat. p. 138, ed. Dind.; Liv. Epit. 86; V. Max. 9.10.2.) Orosius (5.20) gives Hadrianus the nomen Fulvius. [W.B.D]
on. (Plut. Luc. 1; Cic. Acad. pr. 2.1.) While yet quite a young man, he served with distinction in the Marsic or Social War; and at this time attracted the attention of Sulla, whom he afterwards accompanied as his quaestor into Greece and Asia on the breaking out of the Mithridatic war, B. C. 88. During the prolonged siege of Athens, Sulla found himself labouring under the greatest disadvantage from the want of a fleet, and of he in consequence despatched Lucullus in the middle of winter (B. C. 87-86), with a squadron of only six ships, to endeavour to collect assistance from the allies of Rome. With considerable difficulty he raised a fleet, and expelled the forces of the king from Chios and Colophon. These operations extended far on into the summer of 85 : meanwhile, Fimbria, who had assumed the command of the army in Asia, which had been sent out by the Marian party at Rome, had expelled Mithridates from Pergamus, and was besieging him in Pitane, where he had taken refuge. Had Luc
Ma'gius 4. P. Magius, tribune of the plebs B. C. 87, is mentioned by Cicero (Cic. Brut. 48) in the list of orators of that time. Cicero speaks of him as the colleague of M. Virgilius, but Plutarch (Plut. Sull. 10) calls his colleague Virginius.
nce of Hiempsal, had been detained by the Numidian king, but had escaped by the assistance of one of the concubines of Hiempsal, who had fallen in love with him, and joined his father just at this time. They forthwith got on board a small fishing-boat, and crossed over to the island of Cercina, as some Numidian horsemen were riding up to apprehend them. During this time a revolution had taken place at Rome, which prepared the way for the return of Marius to Italy. The consuls for the year B. C. 87 were Cn. Octavius and L. Cornelius Cinna, of whom the former belonged to the aristocratical and the latter to the Marian party. Sulla, however, had made Cinna swear that he would not attempt to make any alteration in the state; but as soon as the former had left Italy to prosecute the war against Mithridates, Cinna, paying no regard to the oaths he had taken, brought forward again the law of Sulpicius for incorporating the new Italian citizens among the thirty-five tribes. The two consuls h
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), C. Ma'rius or M. Ma'rius (search)
C. Ma'rius or M. Ma'rius 3. C. or M. MARIUS, whom Appian calls the other (e(/teros) C. Marius, was a relation of the great Marius, and fled to Cinna, when the latter was driven out of Rome by his colleague Octavius, B. C. 87. (Appian, App. BC 1.65.) As Appian calls this C. Marius a senator, he is probably the same as the M. Marius who settled some of the Celtiberi in a town not far from Colenda, because they had assisted him in a war against the Lusitanians. This happened about the year B. C. 99, when Marius was probably quaestor. (Appian, App. Hisp. 100.)
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