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legions. He was engaged two whole years in the subjugation of the island, and did not return to Rome till the third. The difficulty of the conquest was much increased by the unwarrantable interference of Ponpey; for after Cydonia, Cnossus, and many other towns had fallen into the hands of Metellus, and the war seemed almost at an end, the Cretans sent to offer their submission to Pompey, from whom they hoped to obtain more favourable terms than from Metellus. By the Gabinian law, passed in B. C. 67, which gave to Pompey the conduct of the war against the pirates, the supreme command in the whole of the Mediterranean was also assigned to him; he therefore had a pretext for interfering in the affairs of Crete, but it was clearly never intended that he should supersede Metellus. His emissaries had probably persuaded the Cretans to make this offer ; but however this may be, he immediately complied with their request, and sent his legate L. Octavius to receive the surrender of their towns,
Mithrida'tes king of MEDIA (by which we are probably to understand Media Atropatene), was the son-in-law of Tigranes I., king of Armenia, whom he supported in his war against the Romans. His name indeed is only once mentioned in the last campaign against Lucullus, B. C. 67 (D. C. 35.14), but there can be little doubt that he is the third monarch alluded to by Plutarch, as present together with Mithridates the Great and Tigranes, when they were defeated by Lucullus at the river Arsanias in the preceding year. (Plut. Luc. 31.) [E.H.B]
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ral spirit of disaffection, and the people crowded around the standard of Mithridates. Even the Thracian mercenaries in the army of Fabius turned against their general, who was totally defeated by Mithridates, and compelled to shut himself up in the fortress of Cabeira. Triarius, another of the Roman generals, now advanced to his support with a fresh army, and the king retreated before this new adversary, and withdrew to Comana, where he took up his winterquarters. But the following spring (B. C. 67) hostilities were resumed on both sides; and Triarius, who was anxious to engage Mithridates before Lucullus himself should arrive, allowed himself to be attacked at disadvantage, and was totally defeated. The destruction of the Roman army would have been complete had not the king himself been wounded in the pursuit, which was in consequence checked for a time; but even thus the blow was one of the severest which the Roman arms had sustained for a long period : 7000 of their troops fell, am
Nero 7. TIB. CLAUDIUS NERO served under Cn. Pompeius Magnus in the war against the pirates, B. C. 67. (Florus 3.6; Appian, Mithridat. 95.) He is probably the Tib. Nero mentioned by Sallust (Bell. Cat. 50) and by Appian (App. BC 2.5), who recommended that the members of the conspiracy of Catiline, who had been seized, should be kept confined till Catiline was put down, and they knew the exact state of the facts.
Octavius 19. L. Octavius, a legate of Pompey in the war against the pirates, B. C. 67, was sent by Pompey into Crete to receive the submission of the Cretan towns, and to supersede Q. Metellus Creticus in the command of the island. (D. C. 36.1, 2; Plut. Pomp. 29.) For further details see METELLUS, No. 23, p. 1064.
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Otho, L. Ro'scius tribune of the plebs B. C. 67, was a warm supporter of the aristocratical party. When Gabinius proposed in this year to bestow upon Pompey the command of the war against the pirates, Otho and his colleague L. Trebellius were the only two of the tribunes that offered any decided opposition. It is related that, when Otho, afraid of speaking, after the way in which Trebellius had been dealt with [TREBELLIUS], held up two of his fingers to show that a colleague ought to be given to Pompey, the people set up such a shout that a crow that was flying over the forum was stunned, and fell down among them (D. C. 36.7, 13; Plut. Pomp. 25). In the same year Otho proposed and carried the law which gave to the equites and to those persons who possessed the equestrian census, a special place at the public spectacles, in fourteen rows or seats (in quattlordecim yrcrdibus sive ordinibls), next to the place of the senators, which was in the orchestra (Vell. 2.32; Liv. Epit. 99; D. C.
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ed to excite the indignation of the people against the aristocracy by recounting to them the tyrannical and cruel conduct of Verres; and to produce a still greater impression upon their minds he brought before them a Roman citizen whom Verres had scourged. (Cic. in Verr. 1.47, 2.41; Schol. Gronov. in Cic. Verr. p. 386.) Such steady opposition, united with a humble origin, made him a special object of hatred to the aristocracy; and accordingly when he became a candidate for the consulship in B. C. 67, the consul Piso, who presided at the comitia, positively refused to announce his name if he should be elected (V. Max. 3.8.3). In B. C. 64, it was expected that he would again come forward as a candidate (Cic. Att. 1.1); but though he seems to have been very popular, he had not distinguished himself sufficiently to counterbalance his lowly birth, and to overcome the formidable opposition of the aristocracy. The last time he is mentioned is in B. C. 60, when he is said to have been abusing
Piso 12. C. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, a son of No. 11, married Tullia, the daughter of Cicero, in B. C. 63, but was betrothed to her as early as B. C. 67 (Cic. Att. 1.3). In Caesar's consulship, B. C. 59, Piso was accused by L. Vettius as one of the conspirators in the pretended plot against Pompey's, life. He was quaestor in the following year, B. C. 58, when he used every exertion to obtain the recal of his father-in-law from banishment, and for that reason would not go into the provinces of Pontus and Bithynia, which had been allotted him. He did not, however, live to see the return of Cicero, who arrived at Rome on the 4th of Septem>ber, B. C. 57. He probably died in the summer of the same year. He is frequently mentioned by Cicero in terms of gratitude on account of the zeal which he had manifested in his behalf during his banishment. (Cic. Att. 2.24, in Vatin. 11, pro Sest. 24, 31, ad Q. Fr. 1.4, ad Fam. 14.1, 2, post Red. in Sen. 15, post Red. ad Quir. 3.)
Piso 17. C. Calpurnius Piso, was consul B. C. 67, with M'. Acilius Glabrio. He belonged to the high aristocratical party, and, as consul, led the opposition to the proposed law of the tribune Gabinius, by which Pompey was to be entrusted with extraordinary powers for the purpose of conducting the war against the pirates. Piso even went so far as to threaten Pompey's life, telling him, "that if he emulated Romulus, he would not escape the end of Romulus," for which imprudent speech he was nearlyiline. Piso must have died before the breaking out of the civil war, but in what year is uncertain. Cicero ascribes (Brut. 68) to him considerable oratorical abilities. (Plut. Pomp. 25, 27; D. C. 36.7, 20-22; Ascon. in Cic. Cornel. pp. 68, 75, ed. Orelli; Cic. Att. 1.1, 13, pro Fllcc. 39; Sal. Cat. 49) He may be the same as the L. Piso, who was judex in the case of Q. Roscius, B. C. 67 (Cic. pro Rose. Corn. 3, 6), and as the L. Piso, who defended Aebutus against Caecina in 75 (pro Cacein. 12
Piso 21. Cn. Calpurnius, PISO legatus and proquaestor of Pompey in the war against the pirates, commanded a division of the fleet at the Hellespont, B. C. 67. He afterwards followed Pompey in the Mithridatic war, and was present at the surrender of Jerusalem in 63. (Appian, App. Mith. 95, who erroneously calls him Publius; J. AJ 14.4.2.) The following coin commemorates the connection of Piso with the war against the pirates. The obverse contains the legend CN. PISO. PRO . Q., with the head of Numa (on which we find the letters NVMA), because the Calpurnia gens claimed descent from Calpus, the son of Numa [CALPURNIA GENS]; the reverse represents the prow of a ship with the legend MAGN. (P)RO . COS., i. e. (Ponpeius) Magnus proconsul. (Eckhel, vol. v. p. 160.)
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