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Mae'nius 9. M. Maenius, tribune of the soldiers, fell in battle against Mago, in the country of the Insubrian Gauls, B. C. 203. (Liv. 30.18.)
dly urged by messages from Carthage to prosecute the war with vigour, and more than once strengthened with considerable reinforcements, he did not effect anything of importance, and the alarm at first excited at Rome by his arrival in Liguria gradually died away. Meanwhile, the successes of Scipio in Africa compelled the Carthaginians to concentrate all their forces for the defence of their capital, and they at length sent messengers to recal Mago as well as his brother Hannibal from Italy B. C. 203. Just before these orders arrived Mago had at length encountered in Cisalpine Gaul the combined forces of the praetor Quiuctilius Varus and the proconsul M. Cornelius. The battle, which was fought in the territory of the Insubrians, was fiercely contested, but terminated in the complete defeat of the Carthaginians, of whom 5000 were slain. Mago himself was severely wounded, but effected his retreat to the seacoast among the Ingaunes, where he received the pressing summons of the senate to
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Marcelli'nus, Bae'bius aedile B. C. 203, was unjustly and for a ridiculous reason condemned to death in that year. (D. C. 76.8, 9.)
s well as to reward him for his obedience, Scipio now bestowed on Masinissa the title and insignia of royalty, and the possession of his hereditary dominions, holding out to hint the prospect of eventually obtaining those of his rival also; and these honours were immediately ratified by the senate at Rome. (Liv. 29.34, 30.3-9, 11-17; Plb. 14.3, 4, 8 9; Appian, App. Pun. 14-22, 26-28; Zonar. 9.12, 13.) On the commencement of the negotiations for peace between Scipio and the Carthaginians (B. C. 203), Masinissa quitted the Roman camp to establish himself in the possession of his newlyacquired dominions. But the rupture of the treaty, and the landing of Hannibal in Africa, caused Scipio again to summon him in all haste to his assistance. Hannibal it is said made an attempt to detach him from the alliance of the Romans, but without effect, and he joined Scipio, with a force of 6000 foot and 4000 horse, just before the battle of Zama (B. C. 202). In that decisive action he commanded the
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Matho, Pompo'nius 3. MATHO. M. POMPONIUS, probably son of No. 2. plebeian aedile B. C. 206. gave, with his colleague in the aedileship, a second celebration of the plebeian games. Next year, B. C. 205, he was one of the ambassadors sent to Delphi to make an offering to the god from the booty obtained by the victory over Hannibal; the following year, B. C. 204, he was elected praetor. He obtained Sicily as his province, and was ordered by the senate to inquire into the complaints made by the inhabitants of Locri against P. Scipio. The province was continued to Matho for another year (B. C. 203), and he was appointed to the command of the fleet, which was to protect Sicily, while P. Scipio was prosecuting the war in Africa. (Liv. 28.10, 45, 29.11, 13, 20-22, 30.2, 31.12.)
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Ma'ximus, Fa'bius 6. Q. Fabius Maximus, Q. F. Q. N., second son of No. 5, was elected augur in the room of his father, B. C. 203 (Liv. 30.26), although he was then very young, and had borne no office previously. He died in B. C. 196. (Liv. 33.42.)
r, B. C. 205. Octavius obtained Sardinia as his province, and captured off the island eighty Carthaginian ships of burden. In the following year, B. C. 204, he handed over the province to his successor Tib. Claudius, but his imperium was extended for another year, and he was commanded by the senate to keep watch over the coasts in those parts with a fleet of forty ships. He was also employed in this year in carrying to the Roman army in Africa supplies of provisions and clothes. Next year. B. C. 203, his command was again prolonged, and the protection of the coasts of Sardinia was again entrusted to him; and while he was employed, as he had been in the preceding year, in carrying supplies to Africa, he was surprised off the coast of Africa by a fearful storm, which destroyed the> greater part of his fleet, consisting of 200 transport vessels and 30 ships of war. Octavius himself, with the ships of war, obtained shelter under the promontory of Apollo. Octavius was present at the battle
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), (search)
Paetus, Ae'lius jurists. 1. P. Aelius Paetus, was probably the son of Q. Aelius Paetus, a pontifex, who fell in the battle of Cannae. (Liv. 23.21.) Publius was plebeian aedile B. C. 204, oraetor B. C. 203 (Liv. 29.38), magister equitum B. C. 202, and consul with C. Cornelius Lentulus B. C. 201. Paetus held the urbana jurisdictio during his year of office as praetor, in which capacity he published an edict for a supplicatio at Rome to commemorate the defeat of Syphax. (Liv. 30.17.) On the departure of Hannibal from Italy in the same year, Paetus made the motion for a five days' supplicatio. The year of the election of Paetus to the consulship was memorable for the defeat of Hannibal by P. Cornelius Scipio at the battle of Zama. (Liv. 30.40.) Paetus during his consulship had Italy for his province; he had a conflict with the Boii, and made a treaty with the Ingauni Ligures. He was also in the same year appointed a decemvir for the distribution of lands among the veteran soldiers of S
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith), Sci'pio Africanus (search)
r the enemy [see HANNO, No. 23], but was unable to obtain possession of Utica, where he was anxious to establish his quarters for the winter. He was therefore obliged to pass the winter on a projecting headland, which he fortified. Meantime the Carthaginians had collected a powerful army which they placed under the command of Hasdrubal, son of Gisco, Scipio's old opponent in Spain, and Syphax came to their assistance with a great force. Towards the close of the winter, in the early part of B. C. 203, Hasdrubal and Syphax meditated a general attack upon the land and sea forces of Scipio; but the latter, who was informed of their plan by some Numidians, anticipated them by an attack upon their two encampments in the night. With the assistance of Masinissa, his enterprise was crowned with success; the two camps were burnt to the ground, and only a few of the enemy escaped the fire and the sword. Among these, however, were both Hasdrubal and Syphax; the former fled to Carthage, where he p
Se'rgius 2. L. Sergius, one of the three ambassadors sent by P. Scipio to Carthage, in B. C. 203. (Liv. 30.25.)
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