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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Pompeius Magnus or Pompeius the Great or Cn. Pompeius (search)
for the consul L. Lucullus, who then had great influence with the senate, feared that Pompey might execute his threat of returning to Italy, and then deprive him of the command of the Mithridatic war. Of the campaigns of the next three years (B. C. 74-72) we have little information; but Sertorius, who had lost some of his influence over the Spanish tribes, and who had become an object of jealousy to M. Perperna and his principal Roman officers, was unable to prosecute the war with the same vif the war against Mithridates. The rapidity with which he had crushed the pirates, whose power had been so long an object of dread, formed a striking contrast to the long-continued struggle which Lucullus had been carrying on ever since the year B. C. 74 with the king of Pontus. Nay more, the victories which Lucullus had gained at first had been forgotten in the disasters, which the Roman armies had lately experienced, and in consequence of which Mithridates was now once more in possession of hi
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
family had held any of the higher offices of the state before him, and we do not know how he rose into distinction. He must, at all events, have been far advanced in years when he attained the consulship. The year of his praetorship is not mentioned; but after his praetorship he received the province of Achaia, with the title of proconsul; and during his government he offered, in mockery, his mediation to the rival philosophers of Athens, to reconcile their disputes (Cic. de Leg. 1.20). In B. C. 74 he defended the cause of M. Octavius Ligur, whose adversary was unjustly favoured by the praetor Verres (Cic. Ver. 1.48). In B. C. 72 Gellius was consul with Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus. The two consuls carried on war against Spartacus. Gellius at first defeated Crixus, one of the principal generals of Spartacus, near mount Garganus in Apulia, and Crixus lost his life in the battle. The two consuls then marched against Spartacus, who was attempting to escape across the Alps into Gaul.
Qui'ntius 3. L. Quintius, tribune of the plebs, B. C. 74. is characterised by Cicero as a man well fitted to speak in public assemblies (Cic. Brut. 62). He distinguished himself by his violent opposition to the constitution of Sulla, and endeavoured to regain for the tribunes the power of which they had been deprived. The unpopularity excited against the judices by the general belief that they had been bribed by Cluentius to condemn Oppianicus, was of service to Quintius in attacking another of Sulla's measures, by which the judices were taken exclusively from the senatorial order. Quintius warmly espoused the cause of Oppianicus, constantly asserted his innocence, and raised the flame of popular indignation to such a height, that Junins, who had presided at the trial, was obliged to retire from public life. L. Quintius, however, was not strong enough to obtain the repeal of any of Sulla's laws. The consul Lucullus opposed him vigorously in public, and induced him, by persuasion in pr
L. Rabo'nius was one of the sufferers from the unrighteous decisions of Verres, in his praetorship, B. C. 74. (Cic. Ver. 1.50, 51.)
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Scae'vola, P. Septi'mius a Roman senator, condemned in the praetorship of Hortensius, B. C. 72, on a charge of repetundae, but in reality because he had been one of the judices who were bribed by Cluentius, in B. C. 74, to condemn Oppianicus. (Cic. Verr. Act. 1.13, pro Cluent. 41.
Scamander the freedman of C. Fabricius, was accused, in B. C. 74, of having attempted to administer poison to Cluentius. He was defended by Cicero in a speech which is lost, but was condemned. (Cic. Clu. 16-20.)
t. Mirab. 15, where we should read *Sku/mnos instead of *Skuti/nos). Works A brief Periegesis, written in Iambic metre, and consisting of nearly one thousand lines, has come down to us. This poem, as appears from the author's own statement, was written in imitation of a similar work in iambic verses, composed by the Athenian Apollodorus [see Vol. I. p. 234b.], and is dedicated to king Nicomedes, whom some modern writers suppose to be the same as Nicomedes III., king of Bithynia, who died B. C. 74; but this is quite uncertain. Editions A portion of this poem was first published by Hoeschel, under the name of Marcianus Heracleotes, along with other Greek geographers, Augsburg, 1600, 8vo.; and again by Morell, also under the name of Marcianus, Paris, 1606, 8vo. But Lucas Holstenius and Is. Vossius maintained that this poem was written by Scymnus Chius, and is the work referred to in the passages of the ancient writers quoted above. Their opinion was adopted by Dodwell, in his disser
leave Spain, and Sertorius would come after them. (Frag. Hist. Sallust. lib. iii.) The letter reached Rome before the end of the year B. C. 75, but nothing was done upon it until the following year. The last battle had procured Metellus the title of Imperator, and he was as proud of it as any silly child would have been. He was received in Nearer Spain with flattering entertainments, and all the pomp of rejoicings after victory. Pompeius was better employed in looking after his troops. In B. C. 74 he received from Italy money and two legions, for which he was indebted as much to the jealousy of his enemies at Rome as to his friends. The consul L. Lucullus was afraid that if Pompeius returned from Spain, he would get the command in the war against Mithridates, king of Pontus. Mithridates now sent proposals to Sertorius to form an alliance, and they were accepted with some modifications. The terms are stated by Plutarch (Sertor. 24) : Metellus had already offered a great reward for the
Servi'lia 3. The sister of No. 2, was the second wife of L. Lucullus, consul B. C. 74, who married her on his return from the Mithridatic War, after he had divorced his first wife, Clodia. She bore Lucullus a son, but, like her sister, she was faithless to her husband; and the latter, after putting up with her conduct for some time from regard to M. Cato Uticensis, her half-brother, at length divorced her. On the breaking out of the civil war in B. C. 49, she accompanied M. Cato, with her child, to Sicily, and from thence to Asia, where Cato left her behind in Rhodes, while he went to join Pompey. (Plut. Luc. 38, Cat. 24, 54 ; Drumann, Geschichte Roms, vol. iv. p. 174.)
C. Staie'nus called in many editions of Cicero C. STALE'NUS, one of the judices at the trial of Oppianicus in B. C. 74. It was believed that he had at first received money from the accused to acquit him, but afterwards voted for his condemnation, because he had received a still larger sum from the accuser Cluentius. (Cic. Ver. 2.32, with the note of Zumpt.) Cicero, in his oration for Cluentius, in B. C. 66, in which he is anxious to remove from the minds of the judges the bad impressions that existed against his client, dwells at length upon the fact that Oppianicus had bribed Staienus, and also represents the latter as the agent employed by Oppianicus to bribe the other judges. According to Cicero, Staienus was a low-born contemptible rascal, who called himself Aelius Paetus, as if he had been adopted by some member of the Aelia gens, and who had assumed the cognomen Paetus, in preference to that of Ligur, another cognomen of the Aelii, because the latter would have reminded the peop
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