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Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Lucius

Rapidly rose to the consulship, which he held in 58 bc (with Gabinius ) after marrying his daughter to Caesar (consul 59). He refused to support Cicero against Clodius Pulcher, and as a ...

Calpurnius Pīsō Caesōnīnus, Lūcius

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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... Pīsō Caesōnīnus, Lūcius , rapidly rose to the consulship, which he held in 58 bc (with Gabinius  ) after marrying his daughter to Caesar (consul 59 ). He refused to support Cicero against Clodius Pulcher , and as a reward was given the province of Macedonia by a law of Clodius. His administration there ( 57–55 ) was attacked by Cicero in two speeches. He was censor ( 50 ) and remained neutral in the Civil War, which he did his best to prevent. After Caesar's death he again tried to prevent civil war (against Marcus Antonius ), but died...

Calpurnius (RE 90) Piso Caesoninus, Lucius

Calpurnius (RE 90) Piso Caesoninus, Lucius   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( RE 90) Piso Caesoninus, Lucius , in his youth probably served in Greece and rapidly rose to the consulate, which he held in 58 bc (with A. Gabinius (2) ) after marrying his daughter to Caesar (consul 59 ). He refused to support Cicero against P. Clodius Pulcher , and as a reward was given the province of Macedonia by a law of Clodius. His administration there ( 57–55 ) was attacked by Cicero in two speeches ( Prov. cons. and, after his return, Pis. ). He was censor ( 50 ) and remained neutral in the Civil War, which he did his best to...

Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Lucius

Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Lucius  

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Rapidly rose to the consulship, which he held in 58 bc (with Gabinius ) after marrying his daughter to Caesar (consul 59). He refused to support Cicero against Clodius Pulcher, and as a reward was ...
Calpurnius Piso, Lucius

Calpurnius Piso, Lucius  

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(RE 99) (consul 15 bc)was called ‘the pontifex’ to distinguish him from ‘the augur’, L. Calpurnius Piso (1). Born in 48, son of L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Piso inherited ...
Valerius Flaccus, Lucius

Valerius Flaccus, Lucius  

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(RE 179)son of (3), served under his father and on the latter's death fled to his uncle C. Flaccus in Gaul. He was military tribune under P. Servilius Vatia ...
Calpurnia

Calpurnia  

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Daughter of Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, married Caesar in 59 bc, cementing an alliance between her husband and father. Though Caesar considered divorcing her to marry Pompey's daughter in 53, her ...
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 ...
Aulus Gabinius

Aulus Gabinius  

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Was military tribune under Sulla and later his envoy to Mithradates VI. As tribune of the plebs 67 bc, he passed a law setting up a command with wide powers against the pirates, intended for Pompey. ...
Philodemus

Philodemus  

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(c.110–c.40/35 bc),b. at Gadara in Syria, d. probably at Herculaneum; he came to Rome c.75 and eventually enjoyed the favour and powerful friendship of the Pīsōnēs. One of them, Calpurnius Piso ...
Clodius Pulcher, Publius

Clodius Pulcher, Publius  

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Youngest of six children of Claudius Pulcher, b. c.92 bc. In 68 he incited the troops of his brother‐in‐law Licinius Lucullus to mutiny in Armenia. On his return to Rome he had been apparently ...
Martial

Martial  

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[Na]Roman writer, born at Biblius, Spain, in c.ad 43, who moved to Rome in ad 66. The majority of his writings are epigrams which afford valuable information on every aspect of life at the time. He ...
Pīso

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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... 1. Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesonī'nus Roman consul in 58 bc ; his daughter Calpurnia married Julius Caesar . He refused to support Cicero against Clodius , and was rewarded by the latter with the governorship of the province of Macedonia. His administration there ( 57–55 ) was attacked by Cicero in two speeches, De provinciis consularibus and In Pisonem ( see Cicero (1) 4 ). After Caesar's assassination in 44 bc he tried to prevent civil war, but died within a short time. He was an Epicurean and a friend and disciple of the Greek Epicurean...

Calpurnia

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Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver and Robin J. Seager

Who's Who in the Classical World

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... (1), daughter of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus , married Julius Caesar in 59 bc , cementing an alliance between her husband and father. Though Caesar was prepared to divorce her to marry Pompey 's daughter in 53 , her affection for him was great, and she attempted to keep him from the senate on the Ides of March (Plut. Caes. 63). After the murder she handed his papers and 4,000 talents to Mark Antony . Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver ; Robin J....

Calpurnius (RE 99) Piso (2), Lucius

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Ronald Syme and Robin J. Seager

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( RE 99) Piso (2), Lucius (consul 15 bc ) was called ‘the pontifex’ to distinguish him from ‘the augur’, L. Calpurnius Piso (1) . Born in 48 , son of L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus , Piso inherited a prudent nature and philhellenic tastes: he was the patron of the poet Antipater (5) of Thessalonica. According to Porphyrio on Horace, Ars P. 1, that poem was dedicated to the sons of Piso. The cognomen ‘Frugi’ often attached to this Piso derived from two errors in the ancient evidence; and, as concerns the Ars P. , it is not possible to...

Valerius (RE 179) Flaccus (4), Lucius

Valerius (RE 179) Flaccus (4), Lucius   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...Lucius , son of (3), served under his father and on the latter's death fled to his uncle C. Flaccus in Gaul. He was military tribune under P. Servilius Vatia Isauricus in Cilicia, quaestor in Spain under M. Pupius Piso , legate of Q. Caecilius Metellus (Creticus) in Crete, then under Pompey in Asia. As urban praetor ( 63 bc ), he assisted Cicero against Catiline and, after governing Asia ( 62–61 ), was successfully defended by him repetundarum in a largely extant speech ( 59 ). He was legate ( see legati ) of L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus in...

Philodemus

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Piero Treves and Dirk Obbink

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...he came to Rome c. 75 bc and eventually enjoyed the favour and powerful friendship of the Pisones. One of them, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus (consul 58), was especially attached to him and was perhaps the owner of the magnificent villa at Herculaneum. Cicero 's somewhat ironical praise of Philodemus ( Pis. 28. 68 ff.) shows that he was already well known to a Roman audience for his poetry in 55 bc . His connections with Piso brought Philodemus the opportunity of influencing the brilliant young students of Greek literature and philosophy who...

Clodius Pulcher, Publius

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Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver and Andrew William Lintott

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization (2 ed.)

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2014
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...from Rome, but in the event he was elected tribune for 58. His measures included free corn for the plebs , restoration of collegia (private clubs), repeal or modification of the leges Aelia et Fufia , grant of new provinces to the consuls Aulus Gabinius and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a bill exiling those who had condemned Roman citizens to death without popular sanction, a bill confirming the exile of Cicero (who departed in late March), the dispatch of Cato the Younger to Cyprus , and grant of title of king and control of Pessinus (central ...

Clodius

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Guy Edward Farquhar Chilver and Andrew William Lintott

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...event he was elected tribune for 58 . His measures included free corn for the plebs , restoration of collegia (private clubs), repeal or modification of certain legislation (the Leges Aelia et Fufia ), grant of new provinces to the consuls Aulus Gabinius and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, a bill exiling those who had condemned Roman citizens to death without popular sanction, a bill confirming the exile of Cicero (who departed in late March), the dispatch of Cato the Younger to Cyprus, and grant of title of king and control of Pessinus to...

Philodemus of Gadara

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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...Umm Qays, Jordan), Philodemus became a student of Zeno of Sidon ( c.150–72 ), head of the Epicurean school in Athens. In the 70s Philodemus went to Italy, joining the retinue of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, Caesar's father-in-law, with whom—according to Cicero's invective against Piso ( 55 bce )—Philodemus lived as his constant companion. To a young relation of Piso's Philodemus dedicated his book On the Good King according to Homer , which discusses examples of good kingship found in Homer; the fourth book of Philodemus’ On Rhetoric is...

Julius Caesar

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Ernst Badian

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... Pompey and Crassus , satisfied (especially) with his assuming the onus for his methods, now joined him in an open alliance (sometimes erroneously called the ‘First Triumvirate’). Pompey married Julia and Caesar married Calpurnia (1) , whose father, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus , was made consul 58 , with Pompey's aide Gabinius as colleague. For further insurance, Clodius was allowed to become a plebeian and tribune 58 . Caesar's reward was a law of Vatinius, giving him Illyricum and Cisalpine Gaul for five years. The senate...

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