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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Antonius (RE 20), Gaius

Antonius (RE 20), Gaius   Reference library

Geoffrey Walter Richardson and Barbara M. Levick

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 20), Gaius , second son of M. Antonius (Creticus) . Caesar 's legate in 49 bc , he was blockaded by a Pompeian fleet ( see pompeius magnus (1), cn. ), on Curicta in the Adriatic and forced to surrender. After his praetorship in 44 he went to Macedonia; the senate rescinded the appointment late in that year. He was besieged and captured in Apollonia by Brutus (March 43); Cicero urged Brutus to execute him. He tried to incite Brutus' troops to mutiny and was put under guard; when Brutus heard of the proscriptions , he was executed (early...

Sextius (RE 20) Calvinus, Gaius

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Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 20) Calvinus, Gaius , as consul in 124 bc and proconsul fought successfully in Transalpine Gaul, triumphing ( see triumph ) over Ligurians, Vocontians, and Salluvians c. 122 . He founded Aquae Sextiae as a Roman garrison post. Ernst...

Quinctilius (RE 20) Varus, Publius

Quinctilius (RE 20) Varus, Publius   Reference library

Ronald Syme and Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 20) Varus, Publius of a patrician family that had been of no importance for centuries. He owed his career to the favour of Augustus . He was consul 13 bc with the future emperor Tiberius ; like him, Varus was at the time the husband of a daughter of M. Vipsanius Agrippa . Later he married Claudia Pulchra , the grand-niece of Augustus, and was able to acquire some political influence (his two sisters made good marriages, cf. Syme , AA , Table XXVI). Varus became proconsul of Africa (7–6 bc ; see africa, roman ), and then legate ( see...

Domitius (RE 20) Ahenobarbus (2), Gnaeus

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E. Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 20) Ahenobarbus (2), Gnaeus , as consul ( 122 bc ) and proconsul ( see pro consule ) in Gaul (Transalpine) defeated the Allobroges and Arverni in two major battles, once with the help of Q. Fabius Maximus Allobrogicus . He treacherously seized the Arvernian king Bituitus and led him in his triumph ( c. 120 ). He built stone trophies in Gaul to commemorate his victories and began the via Domitia , perhaps establishing a garrison at Narbo to guard it; and he probably made treaties with the defeated tribes. His censorship ( 115 ,...

Octavius (2) (RE 20), Gnaeus

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Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...(2) ( RE 20), Gnaeus failed to be elected aedile, but became consul 87 bc with L. Cornelius Cinna (1) , whose attempt to reverse Sulla's legislation he opposed, finally driving Cinna and his supporters out of Rome after a massacre in the Forum and thus starting what Cicero calls the bellum Octavianum . He had Cinna deposed and the flamen Dialis ( see flamines ) L. Cornelius Merula elected in his place, thus assuring himself of sole power. Cinna collected an army, was joined by C. Marius (1) , Cn. Papirius Carbo and Q. Sertorius ....

Scribonius (RE 20) Libo, Lucius

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Theodore John Cadoux and Barbara M. Levick

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 20) Libo, Lucius , born c. 90 bc (moneyer 62 ), of praetorian family, father-in-law of Sextus Pompeius , probably as plebeian tribune supported Pompey's pretensions to an Egyptian command in 56 bc and later was in charge of part of his fleet in the Adriatic ( 49–48 ). By the end of 46 he was reconciled with Caesar , but must have been proscribed in 43 : in 40 , as one of Sextus' adherents, he was sent to Mark Antony ( M. Antonius (2) ) to arrange an alliance against Octavian ( see augustus ). However, he agreed to Octavian's...

Porcius (RE 20) Cato (2), Marcus

Porcius (RE 20) Cato (2), Marcus (95–46 bc)(‘of Utica’)   Reference library

Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver and Miriam T. Griffin

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 20) Cato (2), Marcus , ‘of Utica’ (‘Uticensis’) ( 95–46 bc ) , great-grandson of Cato (Censorius) (see preceding entry), nephew of M. Livius Drusus (2) , and brought up in the Livian household with the children of his mother's marriage to Cn. Servilius Caepio . Quaestor probably in 64 , in 63 he became tribune-designate in order to check Q. Caecilius Metellus Nepos , supported L. Licinius Murena 's prosecution, and intervened powerfully in the senate to secure the execution of the Catilinarians ( see sergius catilina, l. ). As...

Acanthus

Acanthus  

(family Acanthaceae)A genus of shrubs and perennial herbs, most of which are xeromorphic and have spiny leaves. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals. The upper lip of the corolla is lacking. ...
John of Salisbury

John of Salisbury  

(1115/20–1180)English churchman and diplomat. A student of Abelard, John was one of the most learned of early medieval writers on moral and political matters. He was secretary to Theobald, archbishop ...
aspect ratio

aspect ratio  

Of a fin or wing, the ratio of length to width. A high-aspect-ratio fin or wing tends to be long and thin, producing a high lift- or thrust-to-drag ratio.
assart

assart  

1 To grub up the trees and underwood of forest land in order to convert the area to arable or pasture use.2 Land cleared in this way.3 Private farmland formed by the clearance of part of a wood, ...
freestone

freestone  

A building stone; poorly jointed sandstone or limestone which can be worked easily in any direction. Compare dimension stone.
parapet

parapet  

[Co]An outer wall protecting soldiers moving along a walkway around the top of a fort or town defences.
citizen

citizen  

[Ge]A member of a politically or administratively defined community, having both rights and duties associated with that membership.
eel

eel  

A long thin fish, Anguilla spp.; the European eel is A. anguilla, the conger eel is Conger myriaster. Eels live in rivers but go to sea to breed; to date, although elvers (young eels) have been ...
quatrefoil

quatrefoil  

An ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or clover leaf.
Nellie Stewart

Nellie Stewart  

(1858–1931)Australian actor and singer, daughter of actors Richard Stewart and Theodosia Yates Stirling. She made her debut aged 5 with Charles Kean in The Stranger in Melbourne in 1864 ...
West Point

West Point  

A U.S. military reservation on the Hudson River in Orange county, New York, United States. West Point Academy, also known as the U.S. Military Academy, has been on the site since 1802.[...]
chimera

chimera  

A wild fancy. In Greek mythology, a fire-breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands  

Oceania, or the Pacific Islands region, includes Melanesia (the islands of black peoples), Polynesia (many islands), and Micronesia (small islands) over a vast area covering one third of the globe ...

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