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Among many more general meanings these words refer to a specific duty inhering in a regular office; thus Cicero (Legatio pro Christianis 3. 7) defines the aediles as curatores of ...

cura(tio)

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Ernst Badian

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...(tio) , curator , In Roman public law, cura(tio) means the responsibility for a particular area of public administration, normally inhering in a magistrate. Cicero , in his description of the ideal (Roman) Republic, makes the aediles curatores of the city, the food supply, and the traditional games ( Leg. 3.7). (He avoids the term for the other magistrates, probably for literary reasons.) In 3.10 he stipulates, in his affected pseudo-archaic language, that if anything outside the sphere of the magistracies needs to be attended to ( coerari oesus est ),...

cūra(tiō), cūrātor

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

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...(tiō), cūrātor Among many more general meanings, these words refer to a specific duty inhering in a regular office; thus Cicero defines the aediles as cūrātōrēs of the city (i.e. its buildings, sanitation , policing , etc.), the annona , and the games ( see ludi ). As Roman commitments expanded, some tasks came to surpass the powers of annual magistrates. In 145 bc the urban praetor Marcius Rex was retained in office in order to complete an aqueduct . This was later avoided by the conferment of special curae , in principle detached from office,...

cura(tio)

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Among many more general meanings these words refer to a specific duty inhering in a regular office; thus Cicero (Legatio pro Christianis 3. 7) defines the aediles as curatores of ...
Vibius Crispus, Lucius Iunius Quintus

Vibius Crispus, Lucius Iunius Quintus  

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(RE 28)from Vercellae (mod. Vercelli) in Transpadane Italy (see Transpadana), was suffect consul ad ? 61, 74, and early 83. He was curator aquarum 68–71 (see cura(tio), curator), probably ...
Ateius Capito, Gaius

Ateius Capito, Gaius  

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(RE 8)a lawyer of modest senatorial family, was a follower of Ofilius, became consul in ad 5 and was supervisor of the water supply (curator aquarum, see cura(tio)) from ...
Victorius Marcellus, Marcus

Victorius Marcellus, Marcus  

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(RE 2)suffect consul ad 105, from Teate Marrucinorum (mod. Chieti), dedicatee both of Quintilian's Institutio (intended as a manual for his son Geta and a son of Quintilian's own) ...
Domitius Afer, Gnaeus

Domitius Afer, Gnaeus  

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(RE 14)of Nemausus (mod. Nîmes), wit and orator, who enjoyed a sinister reputation under Tiberius (Tacitus Annales 4. 52), especially as a prosecutor. After crossing swords with Gaius (1) ...
Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Marcus

Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Marcus  

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(64 bc–ad 8),Roman public figure. He first distinguished himself in the Philippi campaign (43–42), following his hero Cassius. Declining command of the republican army after this defeat, he ...
aediles

aediles  

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Either of two (later four) Roman magistrates responsible for public buildings and originally also for the public games and the supply of corn to the city. The word comes (in the mid 16th century) ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tiber

Tiber  

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A river of central Italy, upon which Rome stands. It figures in the doom-laden prophecy of Virgil's Aeneid, book 6, ‘I see…the Tiber foaming with much blood’, a line referred to by the Conservative ...
cursus honorum

cursus honorum  

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The name given to the ladder of (annual) offices that would-be Roman politicians had to climb. After a prescribed period of military service (though this requirement lapsed in the very late ...
careers

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GreekIn Greek‐speaking areas no cursus honorum on the Roman republican model emerged. Though Thucydides (2) credited the Spartan army with a clear hierarchical command structure, promotions and ...
Appuleius Saturninus, Lucius

Appuleius Saturninus, Lucius  

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Of praetorian family and a good popular orator, as quaestor at Ostia was superseded in his cura annonae by Aemilius Scaurus and turned against the ruling oligarchy. As tribune 103 he sought the ...
Appian Way

Appian Way  

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The principal road southward from Rome in classical times, named after the censor Appius Claudius Caecus, who in 312 bc built the section to Capua; it was later extended to Brindisi.
Roman population

Roman population  

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There are two different kinds of question which historians might wish to ask about the population of the Roman world: how large was it or any of its constituent parts? and what were the patterns and ...
aqueduct

aqueduct  

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[MC]An artificial conduit used to supply water to a city from a source some distance away.
Cassius Dio

Cassius Dio  

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(c. ad 164–after 229),Greek senator and author of an 80‐book history of Rome from the foundation of the city to ad 229. Dio came from a prominent family of Nicaea in Bithynia. He was praetor in 194 ...
Domitius (RE 14) Afer, Gnaeus

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Michael Winterbottom

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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...RE 14) Afer, Gnaeus , of Nemausus (mod. Nîmes), wit and orator, who enjoyed a sinister reputation under Tiberius (Tac. Ann. 4. 52), especially as a prosecutor. After crossing swords with Gaius (1), he was made consul in September 39. Later he was curator aquarum ( see cura(tio) ), dying in ad 59 . Quintilian knew and admired him. PIR Saeculi 2 D 126; M. Schanz and C. Hosius, § 450. 3. Michael...

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