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acclamation

acclamation  

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Vocal expressions of approval and good wishes in ritual form were an important part of Roman life, both private (e.g. at weddings) and public (for actors and the presiding magistrate at public ...
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.
biography

biography  

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A narrative history of the life of some person; or the practice of writing such works. Most biographies provide an account of the life of a notable individual from birth to death, or in the case of ...
Eutropius

Eutropius  

The historian, probably from Gaul, who took part in Julian's Persian campaign (ad 363) and was magister memoriae of Valens, published a survey of Roman history (Breviarium ab urbe condita) ...
limitanei

limitanei  

[De]A Latin term used to describe the troops stationed on the frontiers of the Roman Empire in the 4th century ad, as opposed to the higher status comitatenses of the mobile field army.
Marius Maximus

Marius Maximus  

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(RE 48)biographer of twelve emperors from Nerva to Elagabalus, continuator and imitator of Suetonius. He is probably the Marius Maximus who governed Syria, Africa, and Asia, was praefectus urbi ...
pseudepigrapha

pseudepigrapha  

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Spurious or pseudonymous writings, especially Jewish writings ascribed to various biblical patriarchs and prophets but composed within approximately 200 years of the birth of Christ.
Quintus Marcius Turbo

Quintus Marcius Turbo  

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From Dalmatia, is first recorded as centurion in legion II Adiutrix and rose through the primipilate, becoming tribune in the vigiles and urban cohorts at Rome, and commander of the imperial horse ...
Roman biography

Roman biography  

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Roman biography did not wholly derive from its Greek equivalent: their own political and family customs led Romans to value the recording of the deeds of their great men. We hear of dirges at ...
Roman historiography

Roman historiography  

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Presentation of the Roman past was firmly rooted in the Roman present. Historians proclaimed a desire to help and inspire contemporary readers in their public life, and the past was often moulded to ...
Suetonius

Suetonius  

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(c. 69–c. 150 ad)Roman biographer and historian. His surviving works include Lives of the Caesars, covering Julius Caesar and the Roman emperors who followed him, up to Domitian.
Thirty Tyrants

Thirty Tyrants  

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Upon Athens' defeat in the Peloponnesian War (April 404 bc) Spartan support gave Athenian oligarchs the upper hand. Under the peace terms imposed by Lysander 30 men were chosen to run the government ...

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