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Ammaedara

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A Roman city in western Tunisia on the Carthage–Theveste trunk road, 36 km. (22 mi.) north-east of the latter. The first fortress of the Legio III Augusta was established here ...

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Carteia

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A town near San Roque on the coast of southern Spain in Baetica. It was a naval base in the Second Punic War and, in 171 bc it was made ...

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Carvilius Maximus, Spurius

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(RE 9)

of non-senatorial origins, was consul twice (293; 272 bc) with L. Papirius Cursor (2). Both secured triumphs for decisive victories in northern central Samnium (293) and for...

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classical antiquity

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

(see also classical literature). Medieval illustrations of the siege of Troy show a walled town (sometimes with a drawbridge) and battles between knights in armour . Modern readers of...

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Domitian

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Younger son of Vespasian, b. ad 51, remained in Rome during his father's campaign against Vitellius. Surrounded on the Capitol with his uncle, he managed to escape and on Vitellius' death...

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elections and voting

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Greek

In the Greek states voting was used in councils, assemblies, and lawcourts; appointments were made by election or by allotment (see sortition) or sometimes by a combination...

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Fides

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The Roman personification of good faith. Although her temple (on the Capitol, near that of Jupiter, with whom she is closely connected) is no older than 254 bc (see A. ...

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Flavius Sabinus

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(RE 166; Suppl. 12) (suffect consul ?47),

born ad 8 at latest, elder brother of the emperor Vespasian. Like him he took part in the invasion of Britain (ad 43). ...

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forum

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In Roman civic architecture it was a central open space, a general place of rendezvous, usually surrounded by public buildings and colonnades. It was similar to the Greek agora, but more...

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forum Boārium

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The area of ancient Rome bounded by the Capitol, Palatine, and Aventine hills, near Tiber island, named after the city's cattle market (See markets). Its importance as a commercial and port...

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