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Polybius, Histories, book 2, War with Insubres and Boii and Gaesatae (search)
new-comers, they put their own two kings Atis and Galatus to death, and cut each other to pieces in a pitched battle. Just then the Romans, alarmed at the threatened invasion, had despatched an army; but learning that the Gauls had committed this act of self-destruction, it returned home again. In the fifth year after this alarm, in the Consulship of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, the Romans divided among their citizens the territory of Picenum, from which they had ejected the Senones when they conquered them: a democratic measure introduced by Gaius Flaminius, and a policy which we must pronounce to have been the first step in the demoralisation of the people, as well as the cause of the next Gallic war. B. C. 232 For many of the Gauls, and especially the Boii whose lands were coterminous with the Roman territory, entered upon that war from the conviction that the object of Rome in her wars with them was no longer supremacy and empire over them, but their total expulsion and destruction.
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 21 (ed. Benjamin Oliver Foster, Ph.D.), chapter 63 (search)
Of the consuls designate, Flaminius, toB.C. 217 whom the legions wintering at Placentia had been assigned by lot, dispatched an edict and a letter to the consul, commanding that these troops should be ready in the camp at Ariminum on the Ides of March. It was here, in his province, that he designed to enter on the consulship, for he remembered his former controversies with the senators, which he had waged when a tribune of the plebs,In the year 232 B.C. he had carried a law in the Comitia Tributa providing that certain Picentine and Gallic lands should be divided among the poorer citizens. and later as consul —in the first place about his consulship, which they tried to annul, and againB.C. 217 concerning his triumph.In 223 B.C. the senate commanded the consuls Furius and Flaminius, who had marched against the Insubrian Gauls, to return to Rome and resign their magistracies on the ground that unfavourable auguries had been reported. But Flaminius refused to return, foug
Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome, Book 22 (ed. Benjamin Oliver Foster, Ph.D.), chapter 3 (search)
fused to abdicate his command because of an alleged flaw in his election, and had conquered the Insubres and triumphed in virtue of a popular decree (223 B.C.). See Summary of Book XIX, and xxi. Ixiii. 2. and lacked all proper reverence, not only for the laws and for the senate's majesty, but even for the gods. This native rashness had been nourished by the success which Fortune had bestowed on him in political and military enterprises.Livy has in mind the passage of an agrarian law in 232 B.C., the continuation of the Via Flaminia to Ariminum, the erection of the Circus Flaminius, and the victory over the Insubres. It was therefore sufficiently apparent that, seeking no counsel, either divine or human, he would manage everything with recklessness and headlong haste; but to make him incline the more towards his characteristic faults, the Phoenician planned to provoke and exasperate him. Leaving the enemy therefore on his left,See Map 4. and looking out for an opportunity
Ba'rbula 3. M. Aemilius Barbula, L. F. Q. N., son of No. 2, was consul in B. C. 230, and had in conjunction with his colleague the conduct of the war against the Ligurians. (Zonar. 8.19.) Zonaras says (l.c.), that when the Carthaginians heard of the Ligurian war, they resolved to march against Rome, but that they relinquished their design when the consuls came into their country, and received the Romans as friends. This is evidently a blunder, and must in all probability be referred to the Gauls, who, as we learn from Polybius (2.21), were in a state of great ferment about this time owing to the lex Flaininia, which had been passed about two years previously, B. C. 232, for the division of the Picentian land.
Le'pidus 2. M. Aemilius Lepidus, M. F. M. N., probably a grandson of No. 1, was augur and twice consul. He died in the year of the battle of Cannae, B. C. 216; and his three sons exhibited in his honour funeral games which lasted for three days, and in which twenty-two pairs of gladiators fought in the forum. (Liv. 23.30.) His first consulship was in B. C. 232, when the agrarian law of C. Flaminius was passed (Plb. 2.21; Zonar. viii. p. 401c); but the date of his second consulship is uncertain. Some have supposed that he was consul suffectus in B. C. 220. (Pighius, ad Ann.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Ma'lleolus, Publi'cius 1. M. Publicius Malleolus, L. F. L. N., consul B. C. 232 with M. Aemilius Lepidus, was sent with his colleague against the Sardinians. (Zonar. viii. p. 401c.) It was this M. Publicius and his brother L. Publicius who built in their aedileship the temple of Flora, instituted the Florales Ludi, and also built the beautiful clivus (Publicius Clivus) which led up the Aventine. They executed these works with the money obtained from the fines which were exacted from the persons who had violated the agrarian laws. Varro and Ovid call them plebeian, but Festus curule aediles. (Tac. Ann. 2.49; Festus, p. 238, ed. Müller; Ov. Fast. 5.279, &c.; Varro, L. L. 5.158, ed. Müller.) Their aedileship must have fallen in B. C. 240, as we learn from Velleius Paterculus (1.14) that the Florales Ludi were instituted in that year. (Compare Pighius, Annal. vol. ii. p. 72
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
the Sardinians: according to the Fasti Capitolini he obtained a triumph over the latter people. (Zonar. 8.18.) he was consul a second time in B. C. 228 with Q. Fabius Maximus Verrucossus, in which year, according to Cicero (Cato, 4), he did not resist, like his colleague, the agrarian law of the tribune C. Flaminius for the division of the lands in Cisalpine Gaul. Polybius (2.21), however, places the agrarian law of C. Flaminius four years earlier, in the consulship of M. Aemilius Lepidus, B. C. 232. Carvilius is not mentioned again till the year of the fatal battle of Cannae, B. C. 216, when he proposed, in order to fill up the numbers of the senate and to unite the Latin allies more closely to the Romans in this their season of adversity, that the vacancies in the senate should be supplied by electing two senators from each one of the Latin tribes, but his proposition was rejected with the utmost indignation and contempt. He died in B. C. 212, at which time he was augur. (Liv. 23.
Publi'cia 2. The wife of Lentulus, the flamen Martialis. (Macr. 2.9.) PUBLI'CIA GENS, plebeian. The ancient form of the name was Publicius. which we find on coins and in the Fasti Capitolini. This gens rose into importance in the time between the first and second Punic wars, and the first member of it who obtained the consulship was M. Publicius Malleolas, in B. C. 232. During the republic it was divided into two families, that of MALLEOLUS, which was the most important, and that of BIBULUS, which has been accidentally omitted under that head, and is therefore given below. Besides these names, there are a few cognomens of freedmen and of persons in the imperial period, which are likewise given below. The cognomen Malleolus is the only one that appears on coins of this gens, and there are also other coins which bear no surname. Of the latter we subjoin a specimen. The obverse represents a female head covered with a helmet, the reverse Hercules strangling a lion, with the legend C. P