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Acilius Glabrio, Manius

Acilius Glabrio, Manius  

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(RE 40; Suppl. 1)patrician and member of Domitian's consilium (council of advisers); as consul in ad 91 he had to fight in the arena at Domitian's Alban estate (see ...
Adamklissi

Adamklissi  

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The site of three Roman monuments in the Dobrudja plain (South Romania): (1) an altar (16.2 m. (53 ft.) square and c.6 m. (20 ft.) high) recording legionary and auxiliary ...
adlection

adlection  

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A man acquired the right of speaking in the Roman senate on election as quaestor; he became a full member when his name was placed on the senatorial roll. Caesar, dictator or overseer of public ...
Agricola

Agricola  

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[Na]Gnaeus Julius Agricola was governor of Britain between ad 78 and ad 84. Thanks to the biography by his son‐in‐law Tacitus, we know a good deal about his life. He was born in the colonia of Forum ...
Albanus lacus

Albanus lacus  

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‘Alban Lake’, a crater lake in the Albanus mons near Rome. Its wooded banks in imperial times were studded with villas, e.g. Domitian's. Lacking natural outlets, its waters reach the ...
Antonius Saturninus, Lucius

Antonius Saturninus, Lucius  

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(RE 96; Supp. 1)suffect consul ad ?82, commander of the army of Upper Germany, revolted at Mogontiacum (probably 1 January ad 89). Hearing the news Domitian marched north from ...
Apollonius of Tyana

Apollonius of Tyana  

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(d. c.98), Neopythagorean philosopher. Anti-Christian writers composed biographies of him which consciously paralleled the Gospel life of Christ.
Apollyon

Apollyon  

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Greek for ‘the Destroyer’ (so REB) in Rev. 9: 11, and therefore a subtle attack not only on the Greek God Apollo but also on the persecuting emperor Domitian who regarded himself as Apollo on earth.
Aquilius Regulus, Marcus

Aquilius Regulus, Marcus  

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(RE 34)of aristocratic background, recouped his family fortunes after his father's exile by securing under Nero the conviction of three consulars on capital charges, receiving seven million sesterces ...
Aquincum

Aquincum  

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On the Danube at Budapest, was the centre of the Illyrian-Celtic Eravisci, whose settlement lay on the Gellért hill, later the provincial capital of Lower Pannonia. Throughout the Roman period ...
Arria

Arria  

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(RE 40)the Younger, daughter of Arria (1), was wife of P. Clodius Thrasea Paetus, mother of Fannia (who became the wife of Helvidius Priscus), and relative of Persius. She ...
Arruntius Stella, Lucius

Arruntius Stella, Lucius  

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(RE 26)suffect consul ad 101 or 102 (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 6. 1492; Martial 12. 3. 10). Born in Padua (Patavium), he became quindecimvir sacris faciundis and was in charge ...
Balbus

Balbus  

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Wrote a surveying treatise on measurements and geometrical shapes. He undertook military surveying during the Dacian campaigns of an emperor, either Domitian or Trajan. See gromatici.John Brian ...
Bruttius Praesens, Gaius

Bruttius Praesens, Gaius  

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A senator from Lucania, was a friend of Pliny (2). His career began under Domitian but languished under Trajan until a successful legionary command in the Parthian War (ad 115–16 ...
Caesar

Caesar  

The word was virtually a title of the Roman emperors in the 1st–3rd cents. ad. To the inhabitants of Palestine and the provinces it denoted the imperial throne rather than the person occupying it.
Campus Martius

Campus Martius  

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In ancient Rome, a park and recreation ground (the ‘field of Mars’) outside the city walls which was where the Roman legions exercised. It was originally the site of an altar to Mars.
Capitol

Capitol  

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[Ge]The principal hill in Rome, site of the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, that served as a citadel and religious centre.
circus

circus  

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In Roman times a place of exhibition for chariot racing and athletic and gladiatorial contests. In its modern sense it dates from the mid-18th century. Mainly itinerant, it is performed ...
Claudius, Atticus Herodes, Tiberius

Claudius, Atticus Herodes, Tiberius  

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(‘Atticus’), Athenian magnate, the first Roman consul of old Greek stock, father of Claudius Atticus Herodes (2). Son of the vastly rich Hipparchus disgraced by Domitian, he recovered part of ...
Claudius Etruscus

Claudius Etruscus  

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(RE 143)the wealthy son of Tiberius Claudius and (Tettia?) Etrusca, possibly nephew of Domitian's general L. Tettius Iulianus (consul 83), was probably made a knight by Vespasian. He obtained ...

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