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(37—68 ad) Roman emperor 54–68

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Afrānius Burrus, Sextus

Afrānius Burrus, Sextus  

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Equestrian procurator of Livia Drusilla, Tiberius, and Claudius, came from Narbonensis (see gaul (transalpine)). As favourite of Iulia Agrippina, he was appointed sole praetorian prefect by Claudius ...
agōnĕs

agōnĕs  

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1 The term agōn and its derivatives can denote the informal and extempore rivalries that permeated Greek life in the general fight for survival and, success esp. philosophical, legal, and public ...
Agrippa

Agrippa  

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1. Herod Agrippa I, grandson of Herod the Great; the name ‘Agrippa’ was assumed on account of a friendship with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, son-in-law of the emperor Augustus. In 37 ce he was given the ...
Agrippina the Younger

Agrippina the Younger  

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(ad 15–59), eldest daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, was born on 6 November ad 15 at Ara Ubiorum. In 28 she was betrothed to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, to whom she bore one son, the ...
Alans

Alans  

[CP]Nomadic people of southeastern Russia, who migrated eastwards as their lands were taken over by the Goths during the 3rd century ad. The advance of the Huns caused a movement westwards. Some ...
Alps

Alps  

Of Celtic origin, the word “Alps” means “high summit”, “rock”, and designates the largest and highest of the European mountain ranges, extending in the form of an arc 1000 kilometres ...
Anicetus

Anicetus  

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(RE ‘Aniketos’ 5),freedman and tutor of Nero, who used him when prefect of the fleet at Misenum to murder Iulia Agrippina. Subsequently induced to confess himself the paramour of ...
Annaeus Lucanus, Marcus

Annaeus Lucanus, Marcus  

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Lucan (ad 39–65),was born at Corduba (mod. Córdoba), 3 November ad 39. His father, M. Annaeus Mela, was a Roman knight and brother of L. Annaeus Seneca (2). Mela ...
Annaeus Seneca, Lucius

Annaeus Seneca, Lucius  

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Was born at Corduba (mod. Córdoba) in southern Spain between 4 bc and ad 1. He was born into a wealthy equestrian family of Italian stock, being the second son ...
Annius Vinicianus

Annius Vinicianus  

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(RE 98)son of L. Vinicianus who conspired in ad 42, and son-in-law of Cn. Domitius Corbulo, was legate (see legatus) of Legio V Macedonica under him in 63 when ...
Antichrist

Antichrist  

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A great personal opponent of Christ, expected by the early Church to appear before the end of the world. The name is recorded from Old English and comes via Old French or ecclesiastical Latin from ...
Antistius Vetus, Lucius

Antistius Vetus, Lucius  

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(RE 53)of a patrician family from Gabii, consul with Nero in ad 55, was legate of Upper Germany (55–6), but was recalled when planning a waterway to connect the ...
Antium

Antium  

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In Latium. It was occupied from at least the 8th cent. bc by people with a material culture resembling that of Rome itself. It was certainly Latin in the 6th ...
Antonia

Antonia  

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(RE ‘Antonius’ 115),daughter of Claudius and Aelia Paetina, married in ad 41 Cn. Pompeius Magnus and afterwards Faustus Cornelius Sulla. Her first husband was put to death by Claudius ...
Antonia

Antonia  

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Elder daughter of Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and Octavia, b. 39 bc, was the wife of Domitius Ahenobarbus. Their children were Gnaeus, consul ad 32 (father of Nero), Domitia and Domitia Lepida ...
Antōnius Pallas, Marcus

Antōnius Pallas, Marcus  

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Freedman of Antonia 2 the Younger and financial secretary of her son Claudius. His wealth, success, and arrogant temper made him unpopular. Devoted to Iulia Agrippina and alleged to be her lover, he ...
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.
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 ...
Atrium Vestae

Atrium Vestae  

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The whole ancient precinct next to the Regia, east of the forum Romanum, including the temple and sacred grove of Vesta and the house of the Vestal virgins, although the ...
Atticus

Atticus  

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Name given to the Roman writer and businessman Titus Pomponius (110–32 bc), friend and correspondent of Cicero; the name Atticus reflected his long residence in Athens.

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