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Cornēlius Sulla, Faustus

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 ...

Cornēlius Sulla, Faustus

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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... Sulla, Faustus , 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 threatened with prosecution. Serving as military tribune under Pompey , he was the first to scale the walls of the Temple in Jerusalem. On his return, he gave magnificent games in his father's memory ( 60 bc ), was made augur , and in 56 issued coins chiefly celebrating his father and Pompey. He was quaestor 54 and supported his...

Cornelius (RE 377) Sulla, Faustus

Cornelius (RE 377) Sulla, Faustus   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( RE 377) Sulla, Faustus , son of L. Cornelius Sulla Felix and of Caecilia Metella (1) . His praenomen and that of his twin sister, Fausta, were given to symbolize their father's good fortune. As his father's heir he was repeatedly threatened with prosecution. Serving as military tribune under Pompey, he was the first to scale the walls of the Temple in Jerusalem. On his return, he gave magnificent games in his father's memory ( 60 bc ), was made augur, and in 56 issued coins chiefly celebrating his father and Pompey ( RRC 426 ). He was...

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 ...
Sittius Publius

Sittius Publius  

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(RE 3),of Nuceria, a wealthy eques (see equites) and a friend of Sulla and of Cicero (see Cicero Epistulae ad familiaries 5. 17), had extensive business interests in Spain ...
Aemilius Lepidus, Manius

Aemilius Lepidus, Manius  

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(RE 63)probably a grandson of M. Aemilius Lepidus (3), the triumvir, and of Faustus Cornelius Sulla and Pompeia, daughter of Pompey, was consul ad 11, defended his sister Lepida ...
Cornelius Cinna, Lucius

Cornelius Cinna, Lucius  

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(RE 107)son of L. Cornelius Cinna (1), took part in the revolt of M. Aemilius Lepidus (2), joined Q. Sertorius in Spain, and was allowed to return, along with ...
Timagenes

Timagenes  

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Of Alexandria (1), Greek rhetor and historian, came to Rome as a captive in 55 bc with A. Gabinius (2), was ransomed and subsequently set free by Sulla's son Faustus ...
Bocchus I

Bocchus I  

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King of Mauretania and father‐in‐law or son‐in‐law of Jugurtha. His offer of alliance, early in the Jugurthine War, was rejected by Rome. He later joined Jugurtha, receiving western Numidia as his ...
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 ...
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 ...
Marcus Petreius

Marcus Petreius  

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(RE 3)probably son of a Marian primipilaris (senior centurion), had already had thirty years' military experience in 63 bc (Sallust Bellum Catilinae 59. 6) when, as legate of C. ...
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 ...
Licinius Lucullus, Lucius

Licinius Lucullus, Lucius  

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Served in the Social War under Sulla and, as quaestor (88 bc), was the only officer who supported his march on Rome. As proquaestor in the east, he was Sulla's most reliable officer, charged with ...
Cūria

Cūria  

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[MC]Roman senate house or council chamber of the governing body of a civitas peregrina, or of a community of high status.
Lucullus

Lucullus  

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Grandson of Lucius Licinius Lucullus (consul 151 bc), nephew of Metellus Numidicus, for whose return from exile he pleaded. He served in the Social War under Sulla and, as quaestor (88 bc), was the ...
ager publicus

ager publicus  

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Public land, comprised lands acquired by Rome by conquest from her enemies or confiscation from rebellious allies. By tradition there was, as early as the 5th cent. bc, dispute between patricians and ...
libraries

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By the end of the 5th cent. bc, books were no rarity, even if some regarded them as a fad of intellectuals like Euripides; Athens had booksellers, and exports reached the Black (Euxine) Sea. ...
Caecilia (RE ‘Caecilius’ 134) Metella

Caecilia (RE ‘Caecilius’ 134) Metella (1)   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE ‘Caecilius’ 134) Metella (1) , 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 ( 88 bc ), to whom she bore twins, Faustus Cornelius Sulla and Fausta, later wife of T. Annius Milo . In 86 they all joined him in Greece. In his dictatorship ( 81 ), when she was dying of a disease probably caught from him, he divorced her and had her carried out of the house, to avoid ritual contamination. Ernst...

Bocchus I

Bocchus I ((RE 1), king of *Mauretania and father-in-law or son-in-law of *Jugurtha.)   Reference library

Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...he twice nearly defeated C. Marius (1) , but was finally induced by Sulla to surrender Jugurtha. He became a ‘friend of the Roman People’ and retained part of Numidia. The surrender of Jugurtha to Sulla, with whom Bocchus maintained a close connection, was depicted on Sulla's signet ring, to Marius' irritation, and in a controversial group of statues dedicated by Bocchus on the Capitol in 91 bc ( Plut. Mar. 32. 4). It is shown on a coin of Faustus Cornelius Sulla , Sulla's son. (See RRC 426/1.) Sall, Iug. , is the main source. For the coins...

Aemilius (RE 63) Lepidus, Manius

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Theodore John Cadoux and Robin J. Seager

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...( RE 63) Lepidus, Manius , probably a grandson of M. Aemilius Lepidus ( 3 ) , the triumvir, and of Faustus Cornelius Sulla and Pompeia, daughter of Pompey , was consul ad 11 , defended his sister Lepida in 20 and was appointed proconsul of Asia ( 21–2 ) despite objections on the score of his poverty and inactive disposition. His daughter Lepida married Galba , the future emperor. R. Syme , as cited under Aemilius Lepidus (5), M. R. Syme , as cited under Aemilius Lepidus (5), M. Theodore John Cadoux / Robin J....

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