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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 4 4 Browse Search
Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.) 1 1 Browse Search
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Pliny the Elder, The Natural History (ed. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S., H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A.), BOOK II. AN ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD AND THE ELEMENTS., CHAP. 113.—THE HARMONICAL PROPORTION OF THE UNIVERSE. (search)
CHAP. 113.—THE HARMONICAL PROPORTION OF THE UNIVERSE. That harmonical proportion, which compels nature to be always consistent with itself, obliges us to add to the above measure, 12,000 stadia; and this makes the earth one ninety-sixth part of the whole universe. Summary.—The facts, statements, and observations contained in this Book amount in number to 417. Roman Authors Quoted.—M. VarroMarcus Terentius Varro. He was born B.C. 116, espoused the cause of Pompey against Cæsar, and served as his lieutenant in Spain. He afterwards became reconciled to Cæsar, and died in the year B.C. 26. He is said to have written 500 volumes, but nearly all his works are lost (destroyed, it is said, by order of Pope Gregory VII.). His only remains are a Treatise on Agriculture, a Treatise on the Latin Tongue, and the fragments of a work called Analogia., Sulpicius GallusC. Sulpicius Gallus was Consul in the year 166 B.C. He wrote a Roman History, and a work on the Eclipses of the Sun and Moon., Titus
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Geta, C. Lici'nius consul B. C. 116, was expelled from the senate by the censors of the following year, who at the same time degraded thirty-one of the other senators. Geta was restored to his rank at a subsequent census, and was himself censor in B. C. 108. (Cic. Clu. 42; V. Max. 2.9.9.) [W.B.D]
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Ma'ximus, Fa'bius 12. Q. Fabius Maximus Eburnus, was city praetor in B. C. 118, when he presided at the impeachment of C. Papirius Carbo, accused of majestas by L. Crassus. (CARBO, PAPIRIUS, No. 2.; Cic. de Orat. 1.26.) Fabius was consul in B. C. 116. He condemned one of his sons to death for immorality; but being subsequently accused by Cn. Pompeius Strabo of exceeding the limits of the " patria potestas," he went into exile, and probably to Nuceria. (Cic. pro Balb. 11; V. Max. 6.1.5; Oros. 5.16.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
he had already obtained great influence in the state; and he is mentioned by Sallust as one of the leading men at Rome, when Adherbal came to the city, about B. C. 117, to solicit assistance against Jugurtha. He was one of the few Roman nobles who abstained on that occasion from receiving the bribes of Jugurtha, but more through fear of the odium that was likely to accrue from such an act, than from any abhorrence of the thing itself. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the consulship for B. C. 116, but obtained it for the year B. C. 115, when he had M. Caecilius Metellus as his colleague. In his consulship he brought forward a sumptuary law, and another respecting the manner in which the libertini were to vote in the comitia. He likewise carried on war with success against several of the Alpine tribes, and obtained a triumph for his victories over them. Aurelius Victor says that he triumphed over the Ligures and Gantisci, the Capitoline Fasti make him triumph over the Galli and the
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Varro, M. Tere'ntius whose vast and varied erudition in almost every department of literature earned for him the title of the " most learned of the Romans" (Quint. Inst. 10.1.95 ; Cic. Ac. 1.2, 3; Augustin. de Civ. Dei, 6.2), was born B. C. 116, being exactly ten years senior to Cicero, with whom he lived for a long period on terms of close intimacy and warm friendship. (Cic. Fam. 9.1-8.) He was trained under the superintendence of L. Aelius Stilo Praeconinus, a member of the equestrian order, a man, we are told (Cic. Brut. 56), of high character, familiarly acquainted with the Greek and Latin writers in general, and especially deeply versed in the antiquities of his own country, some of which, such as the hymns of the Salii and the Laws of the Twelve Tables, he illustrated by commentaries. Varro, having imbibed from this preceptor a taste for these pursuits, which he cultivated in after life with so much devotion and success, completed his education by attending the lectures of Anti
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