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(10 bc — 54 ad) Roman emperor

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acta

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Means ‘things done’ and has two specialized, overlapping senses in Roman history; one is a gazette, the other is official acts, esp. of an emperor.

The Acta diurna was a gazette,...

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adlection

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A man acquired the right of speaking in the Roman senate on election as quaestor; he became a full member when his name was placed on the senatorial roll. Caesar, dictator or overseer of...

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Aemilius Paullus, Lucius

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(RE 115)

younger son of Paullus Aemilius Lepidus and Cornelia, daughter of Scribonia and a Scipio, and husband of Iulia (4), was consul in ad 1. Towards ad 8 he ...

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Afrānius Burrus, Sextus

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Equestrian procurator of Livia Drusilla, Tiberius, and Claudius, came from Narbonensis (see gaul (transalpine)). As favourite of Iulia Agrippina, he was appointed sole praetorian prefect by...

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Agrippa

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1. Herod Agrippa I, grandson of Herod the Great; the name ‘Agrippa’ was assumed on account of a friendship with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, son-in-law of the emperor Augustus. In...

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Agrippina the Younger

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(ad 15–59),

eldest daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, was born on 6 November ad 15 at Ara Ubiorum. In 28 she was betrothed to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, to whom she...

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Annaeus Seneca, Lucius

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Was born at Corduba (mod. Córdoba) in southern Spain between 4 bc and ad 1. He was born into a wealthy equestrian family of Italian stock, being the second son ...

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Antiochus

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Eight Seleucid kings, notably Antiochus III and Antiochus IV. Antiochus III (known as ‘Antiochus the Great’) (c. 242–187bc) reigned from 223 to 187bc. He restored and expanded the Seleucid...

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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...

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Antonia

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Younger daughter of Marcus Antonius (Mark Antony) and Octavia, b. 36 bc, married Nero Claudius Drusus; their children were Germanicus, Livilla (Livia Iulia), and Claudius. After Drusus'...

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