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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 XXX. REMEDIES DERIEVED FROM LIVING CREATURES., CHAP. 6.—THE SUBTERFUGES PRACTISED BY THE MAGICIANS. (search)
an adept must not be de- ficient in any of his limbs. nothing deficient in them. And then, besides, he was at liberty to make choice of the days prescribed by the magic ritual: it was an easy thing for him to make choice of sheep whose colour was no other than perfectly black: and as to sacrificing human beings, there was nothing in the world that gave him greater pleasure. The Magian TiridatesAfter being conquered by the Roman general, Corbulo, he received the crown of Armenia from Nero, A.D. 63. was at his court, having repaired thither, in token of our triumph over Armenia, accompanied by a train which cost dear to the provinces through which it passed. For the fact was, that he was unwilling to travel by water, it being a maxim with the adepts in this art that it is improper to spit into the sea or to profane that element by any other of the evacuations that are inseparable from the infirmities of human nature. He brought with him, too, several other Magi, and went so far as to ini
pulence—so pleasant is the task of stigmatizing this insatiate cupidity—we have known of many manumitted slaves, since his time, much more wealthy than he ever was; three for example, all at the same time, in the reign of the Emperor Claudius, Pallas,Originally the slave of Antonia, the mother of Claudius. Agrippina, the wife of Claudius, admitted him to her embraces, and in conjunction with her he for some time ruled the destinies of the Roman Empire. He was poisoned by order of Nero, A.D. 63. Callistus,C. Julius Callistus, the freedman of Caligula, in whose assassination he was an accomplice. The physician Scribonius Largus dedicated his work to Callistus. and Narcissus.A freedman of the Emperor Claudius, whose epistolary correspondence he superintended. He was put to death on the accession of Nero, A.D. 54. But to omit all further mention of these men, as though they were stillIn which case it would be dangerous to speak of them. the rulers of the empire, let us turn to C. Cæcili
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, CONCORDIA, AEDES, TEMPLUM (search)
e copyist of the inscriptions in the Einsiedeln Itinerary. After the restoration by Opimius, this temple was frequently used for assemblies of the senate (Cic. Cat. iii. 21: pro Sest. 26; de domo 111; Phil. ii. 19, 112; iii. 31; v. 18; Sall. Cat. 46,49 ; Cass. Dio lviii. II. 4; Hist. Aug. Pert. 4; Alex. Sev. 6; Max. et Balb. 1, cf. Herod. ii. 10; Prob. 11; Hermes, 1875, 290-291; Willems, Le Senat romain ii. 159), and as a meeting-place for the Arval Brethren (see Henzen, p. 5, for list from 63 A.D.; DE i. 176). Tiberius compelled the Rhodians to sell him a statue of Vesta for this temple (Cass. Dio lv. 9. 6), and it evidently became a sort of museum, for Pliny mentions many works of art that were placed in it-statues of Apollo and Juno by Baton (xxxiv. 73), Latona with the infant Apollo and Diana by Euphranor (77), Aesculapius and Hygeia by Niceratus (80), Mars and Mercury by Piston (89), Ceres Jupiter and Minerva by Sthennis (90), paintings of Marsyas by Zeuxis (xxxv. 66), Liber by N
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, FECUNDITAS, TEMPLUM (search)
FECUNDITAS, TEMPLUM a temple voted by the senate in 63 A.D. on the occasion of the birth of the daughter of Nero and Poppaea (Tac. Ann. xv. 23). It is possible that there is a reference to offerings made to Fecunditas at this time in the Acta of the Arval Brethren (CIL vi. 2043. ii. 9). There is no certainty whatever that this temple was ever built, although this is frequently assumed (Rosch. i. 1471-1472; RE vi. 2098; Gilb. iii. 136; WR 336), in fact the contrary is far more probable, as the child died within four months.
Samuel Ball Platner, Thomas Ashby, A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome, Chronological Index to Dateable Monuments (search)
r the Via Lata, 29, 35. 52Anio Novus completed, 11. Aqua Claudia dedicated, 22. Porta Praenestina (Maggiore), 412. 54-68Reign of Nero: before 64 A.D. Nero builds Domus Transitoria, 194 ff.; removes Euripus in Circus Maximus, 116, 203; Agrippina begins Temple of Claudius, 120. 58Ficus Navia withers, 208. 58-62Arch of Nero on Capitol, 41. 59Macellum Magnum, 323. 62Trophies of Nero, 542. Gymnasium of Nero built and burnt in the same year, 249. 62 or 64Thermae Neronianae, 531. 63Temple of Fecunditas vowed (probably not built), 206. 64The great fire of Nero: destroys Circus Maximus, 117: Ara Maxima Herculis, 253: Temple of Luna, 320: of Vesta, 558: Amphitheatre of Statilius Taurus, 11. After the fire Nero builds Domus Aurea, 166 ff., 195: Temple of Fortuna Seiani in Domus Aurea, 219: Colossus of Nero, 130: Porticus on the Sacred Way, 166, 423: Sacra Via, 458; Porticus Miliaria, 424; destroys or transforms Temple of Claudius, 120; re
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
lla, who throughout his education seems to have watched with great care and to have exerted great influence over him. He studied philosophy (the usual education of a Roman of higher rank) from his earliest youth at Marseilles. His first military service was under Suetonius Paulinus in Britain (A. D. 60), in the relation of Contubernalis. (See Dict. of Ant. p. 284a.) Hence he returned to Rome, was married to Domitia Decidiana, and went the round of the magistracies; the quaestorship in Asia (A. D. 63), under the proconsul Salvius Titianus, where his integrity was shewn by his refusal to join the proconsul in the ordinary system of extortion in the Roman provinces; the tribunate and the praetorship,--in Nero's time mere nominal offices, filled with danger to the man who held them, in which a prudent inactivity was the only safe course. By Galba (A. D. 69) he was appointed to examine the sacred property of the temples, that Nero's system of robbery (Sueton. Ner. 32) might be stopped. In t
Albi'nus procurator of Judaea, in the reign of Nero, about A. D. 63 and 64, succeeded Festus, and was guilty of almost every kind of crime in his govenrment. He pardoned the vilest criminals for money, and shamelessly plundered the provincials. He was succeeded by Florus. (J. AJ 20.8.1; Bell. Jud. 2.14.1.) The LUCEIUS ALBINUS mentioned below may possibly have been the same person.
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), or Vologeses I. (search)
length besieged him in his winter-quarters. Paetus, alarmed at his situation, agreed with Vologeses, that Armenia should be surrendered to the Romans, and that he should be allowed to retire in safety from the country, A. D. 62. Shortly after this, Vologeses sent another embassy to Rome; and Nero agreed to surrender Armenia to Tiridates, provided the latter would come to Rome and receive it as a gift from the Roman emperor. Peace was made on these conditions; and Tiridates repaired to Rome, A. D. 63, where he was received with extraordinary splendour, and obtained from Nero the Armenian crown. (Tac. Ann. 15.1-18, 25-31; D. C. 62.20-23, 63.1-7.) In the struggle for the empire after Nero's death, Vologeses sent ambassadors to Vespasian, offering to assist him with 40,000 Parthians. This offer was declined by Vespasian, but he bade Vologeses send ambassadors to the senate, and he secured peace to him. (Tac. Hist. 4.51.) Vologeses afterwards sent an embassy to Titus, as he was returning
Armenia, and proclaim him king. Tiridates advanced upon Tigranocerta, took this city and Artaxata, and compelled Rhadamistus to fly. Rhadamistus was subsequently killed by his father Pharasmanes. (Tac. Ann. 12.44-51, 13.6, 37.) TIRIDATES I. The brother of Vologeses I., king of the Parthians, was driven out of Armenia by Corbulo, who appointed in his place Tigranes IV., the grandson of king Archelaus, A. D. 60. [TIGRANES IV.] Tiridates subsequently received the crown as a gift from Nero, A. D. 63. [ARSACES XXIII., TIRIDATES I.] Exedares (Ardashes Iii.) An Arsacid (of the younger Armenian branch), was driven out by Chosroes or Khosrew, king of the Parthians. (D. C. 68.17.) According to Moses Chorenensis (2.44-57), Exedares, who is called Ardashes III., was a mighty prince, who humbled the armies of Domitian, but was finally driven out by Trajan. Chosroes placed on the throne in his stead Parthamasiris, a Parthian prince. Exedares reigned during forty-two years, from A. D. 78 to 12
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Bola'nus, Ve'ttius commanded a legion under Corbulo in the war against Tigranes in Armenia, A. D. 63, and was appointed governor of Britain in 69, in the place of Trebellius Maximus. In the civil war between Vespasian and Vitellius, Bolanus did not declare in favour of either; and, during his government of the province, he attempted nothing against the Britons, and allowed his troops great licence. But, as his administration was marked by integrity, he was popular in the province. The praises which Statius bestows upon Bolanus in the poem (Silv. 5.2. 34, &c.), addressed to his son Crispinus, must be set down to flattery. (Tac. Ann. 15.3, Hist. 2.65, 97, Agric. 3, 16.)
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