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Commodus, Lucius Aurelius

(161—192)

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Acts of the Pagan Martyrs

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Is the name given by modern scholars to about a dozen fragments of Alexandrian nationalist literature, preserved on papyri mostly written in the 2nd or early 3rd cent. ad. The ...

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Aemilius Laetus, Quintus

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Praetorian prefect ad 190–3, from Thaenae in Africa. Appointed after the downfall of M. Aurelius Cleander, Laetus was responsible for L. Septimius Severus becoming governor of Upper...

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Alexander of Abonuteichos

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In Paphlagonia. He was a contemporary of Lucian whose bitterly hostile account, Alexander or the False Prophet, remains the most important source of information, although it must now be...

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Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla

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(RE ‘Annius’ 123)

daughter of M. Aurelius and Annia Galeria Faustina (2), was born on 7 March ad 150 and betrothed in 161 to L. Verus, whom she married at ...

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Annia Galeria Faustīna

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Younger daughter of Antoninus Pius, was betrothed at Hadrian's wish to the future Lucius Verus in ad 138; this was set aside by Antoninus after Hadrian's death in favour of his wife's...

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Antonines

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A Roman imperial dynasty beginning with Titus Aurelius Antoninus (86–161ad). He succeeded Hadrian in 137 and was entitled ‘Pius’ (Latin, ‘the Devout’) by the Roman Senate. His reign was...

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Athenaeus

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(fl. c.ad 200),

of Naucratis. His only extant work, Deipnosophists (‘Doctors at Dinner’), was probably completed soon after the death of Commodus in 192. It belongs to the learned...

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Athenagoras

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(2nd cent.),

Apologist. His ‘Apology’ or ‘Supplication’, addressed c.177 to Marcus Aurelius and his son, sought to rebut the current calumnies against the Christians, namely...

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Aurelius Cleander, Marcus

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A freedman of Phrygian origin, chamberlain (a cubiculo) of Commodus in succession to Saoterus, exercised effective power over the emperor from ad 185, when the praetorian prefect Perennis...

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Bruttius Praesens, Gaius

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A senator from Lucania, was a friend of Pliny (2). His career began under Domitian but languished under Trajan until a successful legionary command in the Parthian War (ad 115–16 ...

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