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album

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

An album was a whitened board or tablet on which information could be published in writing. Such tablets were widely used in Roman public life, e.g. to publicize the praetors' edicts. Albumnull...

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annals

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(from Latin annus, ‘year’) The yearly records kept by the priests in Rome from the earliest times. They noted ceremonies, state enactments, and the holders of office. The high priest...

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archive

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.

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Ennius

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(239–169 bc),

the father of Roman poetry, an Italian from Calabria. His Annals, of which 550 lines survive, show him to have achieved a rugged grandeur. Dryden mentions him in his...

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fastī

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The calendar of diēs fasti, dies comitiālēs, and dies nefastī, which indicated when a specific legal process organized by the urban praetor and when assemblies might or might not take...

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Mucius Scaevola, Publius

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(RE 17)

brother of P. Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus whom he succeeded as pontifex maximus. As tribune in 141 bc he instituted a tribunal to try the corrupt ex-praetor L. ...

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Roman historiography

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Presentation of the Roman past was firmly rooted in the Roman present. Historians proclaimed a desire to help and inspire contemporary readers in their public life, and the past was often...

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