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Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus

Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus  

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(RE 72)descendant of M. Aemilius Lepidus (1), whose Gallic connections he inherited. After serving under Cn. Pompeius Strabo, he was probably aedile in Sulla's absence, joined Sulla (divorcing a ...
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.
Catiline

Catiline  

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(c. 108–62bc),Roman nobleman and conspirator. In 63 bc his planned uprising was discovered by Cicero, and Catiline fled from Rome. In the suppression of the uprising his fellow conspirators were ...
Cornēlius Sulla Fēlix, Lūcius

Cornēlius Sulla Fēlix, Lūcius  

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B. c.138 bc of an old patrician family, after a dissolute youth inherited a fortune from his stepmother, which enabled him to enter the aristocratic career. Chosen by Marius as his quaestor (107) he ...
Crassus

Crassus  

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Son of Publius Licinius Crassus (consul 97 bc, escaped from Cinna to Spain, joined Sulla after Cinna's death, played a prominent part in regaining Italy for him, and made a fortune in Sulla's ...
imagines

imagines  

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Wax portrait‐masks of Romans who had held the higher magistracies (see magistracy, roman), were prominently displayed in the family mansion (see houses, italian), with lines of descent and ...
Iulius Caesar, Gaius

Iulius Caesar, Gaius  

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(RE 131)born 100 bc (Suetonius Divus Iulius 88. 1), of a patrician family without social equals, as descendants of Venus and Aeneas, but with little recent political success. His ...
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar  

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(100–44 bc),Roman general and statesman. He established the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus (60), and became consul in 59, obtaining command of the provinces of Illyricum, Cisalpine Gaul, ...
Latin epigram

Latin epigram  

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The use of metrical inscriptions in Latin is attested from the second half of the 3rd cent. bc. The two oldest epitaphs in the tomb of the Scipios are in Saturnians, and limit themselves to a sober ...
Licinius Crassus, Marcus

Licinius Crassus, Marcus  

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Escaped from Cornelius Cinna to Spain, joined Sulla after Cinna's death, played a prominent part in regaining Italy for him, and made a fortune in Sulla's proscriptions. After his praetorship he ...
Marius Gratidianus, Marcus

Marius Gratidianus, Marcus  

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(RE 42)son of a sister of C. Marius (1) and adopted by his brother; as tribune 87 bc supported L. Cornelius Cinna (1) and, after Cinna's capture of Rome ...
Palatine

Palatine  

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The chief of the seven hills of Rome, traditionally the site of the oldest settlement there. Tradition assigns fortifications to the hill, and this seems to be confirmed by archaeology. Early ...
Pompey

Pompey  

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(106–48bc),Roman general and statesman, known as Pompey the Great. He founded the First Triumvirate, but later quarrelled with Julius Caesar, who defeated him at the battle of Pharsalus. He then fled ...
Sergius Catilina, Lucius

Sergius Catilina, Lucius  

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Of patrician, but not recently distinguished, family, served with Pompey and Cicero under Pompeius Strabo in the Social War. He next appears as a lieutenant of Sulla both in the fighting after ...

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