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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 ...
Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus

Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus  

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(RE 73) (the triumvir),younger son of M. Aemilius Lepidus (2). As praetor 49 bc, he supported Caesar, then governed Hither Spain (48–7), intervening in the dissensions in Further Spain ...
Claudius

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(10 bc–54 ad)Roman emperor (41–54 ad). He spent his early life engaged in historical study, prevented from entering public life by his physical infirmity; he was proclaimed emperor after the murder ...
general

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See dux; imperator; imperium; pro consule, pro praetore; stratēgoi; and names of individual generals.
Iūlius Caesar, Germānicus

Iūlius Caesar, Germānicus  

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Elder son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia (2) the Younger, was born in 15 or 16 bc and adopted in ad 4 by his uncle Tiberius. As Tiberius was immediately adopted by Augustus, Germanicus became a ...
Iunius Blaesus, Quintus

Iunius Blaesus, Quintus  

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(RE 41)probably a novus homo of municipal origin, suffect consul ad 10. As legate (see legati) of Pannonia he failed to quell the mutiny which Tiberius' son Drusus Iulius ...
Iūnius Brūtus, Marcus

Iūnius Brūtus, Marcus  

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Son of another Marcus Iunius Brutus (put to death by Pompey in 77 after a promise of safe conduct) and of Servilia, b. (probably) 85 bc. Brought up by Porcius Cato (2), he was educated in oratory and ...
princeps

princeps  

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When Augustus selected ‘princeps’ as the word which best indicated his own constitutional position, he chose a word which had good republican associations. It was not an abbreviation of princeps ...
Tacfarinas

Tacfarinas  

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A Numidian (see Numidia), formerly an auxiliary trooper, took to brigandage and stirred up insurrection in Africa (ad 17; see Africa, Roman). Despite the victories of successive proconsuls, Furius ...
Titus

Titus  

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(ad 39–81),Roman emperor, son of Vespasian. In 70 he ended a revolt in Judaea with the conquest of Jerusalem; he fell in love with the Jewish Queen Berenice, daughter of Herod Agrippa, who ...
triumph

triumph  

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The processional entry of a victorious general with his army and spoils of the campaign into ancient Rome, permission for which was granted by the senate in honour of an important achievement in war. ...

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