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Antipater

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Of Sidon, author of about 75 mainly funerary or ecphrastic epigrams in the Greek Anthology (see anthology). Anthologia Palatina 9. 151 commemorates the sack of Corinth (146 bc). An...

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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 ...

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Furius Antias, Aulus

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(RE 34) (fl. 100 bc),

friend of Q. Lutatius Catulus (1) (Cicero Brutus 132), epic poet influenced by Ennius and in turn influencing Virgil. From his Annales, a historical poem ...

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Gaius Marius

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(c. 157–86 bc)

Roman general and politician. Consul for the first time in 107, he established his dominance by victories over Jugurtha and invading Germanic tribes. He was...

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Hellenistic poetry at Rome

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The influence of Hellenistic Greek poetry on Roman poetry can hardly be overestimated. Latin poetry is from its beginnings based on scholarly appreciation of the literary production of the...

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Iulius Caesar, Lucius

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(RE 142)

brother of C. Iulius Caesar Strabo Vopiscus (below) and half-brother of Q. Lutatius Catulus (1), probably governed Macedonia c.94 bc, was consul 90 and in charge of the ...

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Iulius Caesar Strabo Vopiscus, Gaius

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(RE 135)

brother of Lucius Iulius Caesar (1) and half-brother of Q. Lutatius Catulus (1), supported C. Marius (1), who married Iulia (1), and was land commissioner under a law ...

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Latin elegiac poetry

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Ennius introduced the elegiac couplet (see metre, greek, 3, 4) into Latin. The careers of Catullus and Ovid bound the elegiac genre's most concentrated and distinctive period of Roman...

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laudātiō fūnebris

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The funeral speech praising the accomplishments and virtues of the deceased. Because of the public nature of funerals, the speech offered an opportunity to display the family's status, to...

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Marius Gratidianus, Marcus

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(RE 42)

son of a sister of C. Marius (1) and adopted by his brother; as tribune 87 bc supported L. Cornelius Cinna (1) and, after Cinna's capture of Rome ...

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