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Rutilius Rufus, Publius

B. c.160 bc, studied philosophy under Panaetius (becoming a firm Stoic), law under Mucius Scaevola (becoming an expert jurist), and oratory under Sulpicius Galba (without becoming an ...

Rutilius Rūfus, Publius

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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... Rūfus, Publius , b. c. 160 bc , studied philosophy under Panaetius (becoming a firm Stoic), law under Mucius Scaevola (becoming an expert jurist ), and oratory under Sulpicius Galba (without becoming an effective speaker), then served as military tribune under Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus at Numantia . He was defeated for the consulship of 115 by Aemilius Scaurus , prosecuted him, and was in turn prosecuted by him (both unsuccessfully) for ambitus . In 109–108 he and Marius served with distinction as legates under Caecilius Metellus...

Rutilius Rufus, Publius

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Ernst Badian

Who's Who in the Classical World

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... Rufus, Publius , born 160 bc or soon after, studied philosophy under Panaetius (becoming a firm Stoic), law under Publius Mucius Scaevola (becoming an expert juris-consult), and oratory under Servius Sulpicius Galba (without becoming an effective speaker), then served as military tribune under Scipio Aemilianus at Numantia. His wife was a Livia, probably a sister of Livius Drusus (1) , and his sister married a Cotta, to whom she bore Gaius, Lucius , and Marcus Aurelius Cotta . Despite his connections, he was defeated for the consulship of...

Rutilius (RE 34) Rufus, Publius

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Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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... ( RE 34) Rufus, Publius , born 160 bc or soon after, studied philosophy under Panaetius (becoming a firm Stoic), law under P. Mucius Scaevola (becoming an expert jurisconsult), and oratory under Ser. Sulpicius Galba ( 1 ) (without becoming an effective speaker), then served as military tribune under P. Cornelius Scipio Aemilianus at Numantia . His wife was a Livia, probably a sister of M. Livius Drusus (1) , and his sister married a Cotta, to whom she bore C. , L. , and M. Aurelius Cotta . Despite his connections, he was defeated for...

Rutilius Rufus, Publius

Rutilius Rufus, Publius  

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B. c.160 bc, studied philosophy under Panaetius (becoming a firm Stoic), law under Mucius Scaevola (becoming an expert jurist), and oratory under Sulpicius Galba (without becoming an effective ...
Aurelius Cotta, Gaius

Aurelius Cotta, Gaius  

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(RE 96)brother of the two following and nephew of P. Rutilius Rufus, was a distinguished orator and, with M. Livius Drusus (2) and P. Sulpicius Rufus, one of the ...
Aurelius Opillus

Aurelius Opillus  

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(RE 176) (late 2nd–early 1st cent. bc),a freedman who taught philosophy, rhetoric, and grammar, and accompanied P. Rutilius Rufus into exile at Smyrna (Suetonius De grammaticis 6). He was ...
Valerius Flaccus, Lucius

Valerius Flaccus, Lucius  

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(RE 176)flamen Martialis (priest of Mars; see flamines); as consul 100 bc with C. Marius (1), he was, according to P. Rutilius Rufus, ‘more his slave than his colleague’. ...
Metellus Numidicus

Metellus Numidicus  

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Son of Calvus and brother of Delmaticus. Elected consul 109 bc to finish the war against Jugurtha, he won two battles and stormed several towns, with the help of his legates Marius and Publius ...
Caecilius Metellus Numidicus, Quintus

Caecilius Metellus Numidicus, Quintus  

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(RE 97)son of Calvus (above) and brother of Delmaticus (above). Elected consul 109 bc to finish the war against Jugurtha, he won two battles and stormed several towns, with ...
Numantia

Numantia  

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A strategic site on the upper Durius in Spain. It played a pivotal role in the Celtiberian resistance to Rome, repelling attacks by successive commanders, starting with Porcius Cato (195). The ...
Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

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 ...
Mucius Scaevola, Quintus

Mucius Scaevola, Quintus  

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(RE 22)(cf. preceding article), son of P. Mucius Scaevola, whom he surpassed both as an orator and a lawyer. In his most famous case, the causa Curiana (Cicero De ...
Licinius Crassus, Lūcius

Licinius Crassus, Lūcius  

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 outstanding orator and master and model of Cicero, who idealizes him, esp. in his On the Orator, where he is the chief speaker. Born 140 bc, he studied law under Publius Mucius Scaevola and Quintus ...
Scaurus

Scaurus  

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Of patrician, but recently impoverished and undistinguished family, according to Cicero had to work his way up like a novus homo (first man from his family to reach the consulship). He amassed wealth ...
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 ...
Tullius Cicero

Tullius Cicero  

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LifeThe first of two sons of a rich and well‐connected equestrian of Arpinum, b. 106 bc. His father gave his two sons an excellent education in philosophy and rhetoric in Rome and later in Greece. ...
Gaius Marius

Gaius Marius  

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(c. 157–86 bc)Roman general and politician. Consul for the first time in 107, he established his dominance by victories over Jugurtha and invading Germanic tribes. He was subsequently involved in a ...
Lucilius

Lucilius  

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Friend of Seneca (2) the Younger and the recipient of his On Providence, Natural Questions, and Ethical Epistles; b. in Campania, without wealth or prospects. Talent, literary style, and ...
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In ancient Roman and biblical times, a collector or farmer of taxes. The word is used chiefly in biblical translations and allusions, as in reference to Matthew 11:9, ‘Why eateth your Master with ...
Sallust

Sallust  

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(86–35 bc),Roman historian and politician. As a historian he was concerned with the political and moral decline of Rome after the fall of Carthage in 146 bc. His chief surviving works deal with the ...

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