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Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

(RE 141) son of M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) and Caecilia Metella (1), hence stepson of L. Cornelius Sulla. Quaestor under Pompey c.65 bc, he intervened in Judaea and Nabataea, ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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... Scaurus, Marcus , of patrician, but recently impoverished and undistinguished family, acc. to Cicero had to work his way up like a novus homo . He amassed wealth (not always reputably), gained the support of the Caecilii Metelli, and became consul (with a Metellus) 115 bc , defeating Rutilius Rufus . As consul he triumphed over Ligurian tribesmen and was made princeps senatus by the censors (one a Metellus) although probably not the senior patrician. Increasingly powerful in the senate, he married Caecilia Metella and became the leader of the...

Aemilius (RE 141) Scaurus (2), Marcus

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Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( RE 141) Scaurus (2), Marcus , son of M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) and Caecilia Metella ( 1 ) , hence stepson of L. Cornelius Sulla . Quaestor under Pompey c. 65 bc , he intervened in Judaea and Nabataea, chiefly for his personal profit. As aedile 58 he issued coins ( RRC 422 ), together with his colleague P. Plautius Hypsaeus , commemorating his inglorious campaign against the king of the Nabataeans as a victory. He also gave extravagant games, spending his enormous wealth. As praetor 56 he presided over the trial of P. Sestius , then governed...

Aemilius (RE 140) Scaurus (1), Marcus

Aemilius (RE 140) Scaurus (1), Marcus   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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... ( RE 140) Scaurus (1), Marcus , of patrician, but recently impoverished and undistinguished family, according to Cicero had to work his way up like a novus homo . He amassed wealth (not always reputably), gained the support of the Caecilii Metelli, and became consul (with a Metellus) 115 bc , defeating P. Rutilius Rufus . As consul he humiliated the praetor P. Decius Subulo , triumphed over Ligurian tribesmen, and was made princeps senatus by the censors (one a Metellus) although probably not the senior patrician alive. He also began building a...

Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

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(RE 141)son of M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) and Caecilia Metella (1), hence stepson of L. Cornelius Sulla. Quaestor under Pompey c.65 bc, he intervened in Judaea and Nabataea, chiefly ...
Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

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Of patrician, but recently impoverished and undistinguished family, acc. to Cicero had to work his way up like a novus homo. He amassed wealth (not always reputably), gained the support of the ...
Cornelius Dolabella, Gnaeus

Cornelius Dolabella, Gnaeus  

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(RE 135)praetor 81 bc. As proconsul he plundered Cilicia with the help of his legate C. Verres, who then helped M. Aemilius Scaurus (2) convict him repetundarum. He lost his property and went into ...
Mamilius Limetanus, Gaius

Mamilius Limetanus, Gaius  

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(RE 7)as tribune 109 bc set up three tribunals with equestrian jurors (whom Cicero calls ‘Gracchani’) to investigate culpable collaboration with Jugurtha. (M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) presided over one ...
Plautius Hypsaeus, Publius

Plautius Hypsaeus, Publius  

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(RE 23)of consular family, was quaestor and proquaestor of Pompey in the east and became curule aedile with M. Aemilius Scaurus (2) in 58 bc, when they issued the ...
Caecilia Metella

Caecilia Metella  

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(RE ‘Caecilius’ 134),daughter of L. Caecilius Metellus Delmaticus, married M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) and bore him two children. After his death she married Sulla, marked out for a consulship ...
via Aemilia Scauri

via Aemilia Scauri  

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Highway built by M. Aemilius Scaurus (1), censor 109 bc, linking the via Aurelia and via Postumia. It ran from Vada Volaterrana through Pisae, Genua, and Vada Sabatia and thence ...
Varius Severus (?) ‘Hybrida’, Quintus

Varius Severus (?) ‘Hybrida’, Quintus  

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(RE 7)of Sucro (near Valentia), called by Cicero a good orator but an evil man. As tribune 90 bc he unsuccessfully attacked M. Aemilius Scaurus (1) and, when the ...
Decius Subulo, Publius

Decius Subulo, Publius  

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(RE 9+Suppl. 3. 327)a dissolute man but a good orator, moved in Gracchan circles and as tribune 120 bc unsuccessfully prosecuted L. Opimius. Accused repetundarum, he was acquitted, no ...
Mens

Mens  

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Personified Roman deity of good counsel (gnōmē or euboulia in Greek), whose temple on the Capitoline (see Capitol) was vowed after the disaster at Trasimene (217 bc) and dedicated in ...
Cornēlius Sulla, Faustus

Cornēlius Sulla, Faustus  

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Son of Cornelius Sulla Felix and of Caecilia Metella. His praenōmen and that of his twin sister, Fausta, were given to symbolize their father's good fortune. As his father's heir he was repeatedly ...
pons Mulvius

pons Mulvius  

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Carried the via Flaminia across the Tiber north of Rome; it is first mentioned in 207 bc. The existing bridge, the modern Ponte Milvio, was first built by M. Aemilius ...
Livius Drusus, Marcus

Livius Drusus, Marcus  

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(RE 17)probably a descendant of L. Aemilius Paullus (1) and M. Livius Salinator, as tribune (122 bc) combined with the consul C. Fannius in exploiting the people's reluctance to ...
Servilius Caepio, Quintus

Servilius Caepio, Quintus  

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(RE 50)relative of (1), brother-in-law and friend of M. Livius Drusus (2). As quaestor 103 bc (or possibly 100: see Appuleius Saturninus, L.), he opposed Saturninus' grain law and ...
princeps senatus

princeps senatus  

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The senator whose name was entered first on the senate list compiled by the censors. Once selected, he held his position for life (subject to confirmation by each new pair of censors), and longevity ...
Livius Drusus, Marcus

Livius Drusus, Marcus  

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Eldest of a circle of ambitious young nobles around Licinius Crassus, to whom he owed his oratorical training and some of his ideas. A brilliant, hard‐working, and arrogant man, he became tribune 91 ...
Domitius Ahenobarbus, Gnaeus

Domitius Ahenobarbus, Gnaeus  

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(RE 21)son of (2), with L. Licinius Crassus concerned in founding the colony of Narbo (cf. Roman Republican Coinage no. 282), kept up his inherited Gallic connections. Tribune 104 ...

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