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Aemilius Scaurus, Marcus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Of patrician, but recently impoverished and undistinguished family, acc. to Cicero had to work his way up like a novus homo. He amassed wealth (not always reputably), gained the support of...

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Aurelius Cotta, Gaius

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(RE 96)

brother of the two following and nephew of P. Rutilius Rufus, was a distinguished orator and, with M. Livius Drusus (2) and P. Sulpicius Rufus, one of the ...

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Aurelius Opillus

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(RE 176) (late 2nd–early 1st cent. bc),

a freedman who taught philosophy, rhetoric, and grammar, and accompanied P. Rutilius Rufus into exile at Smyrna (Suetonius De grammaticis...

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Caecilius Metellus Numidicus, Quintus

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(RE 97)

son of Calvus (above) and brother of Delmaticus (above). Elected consul 109 bc to finish the war against Jugurtha, he won two battles and stormed several towns, with ...

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Cicero

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(106–43 bc)

Roman statesman, orator, and writer. A supporter of Pompey against Julius Caesar, in the Philippics (43 bc) he attacked Mark Antony, who had him put to death. As an...

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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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Licinius Crassus, Lūcius

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 outstanding orator and master and model of Cicero, who idealizes him, esp. in his On the Orator, where he is the chief speaker. Born 140 bc, he studied law under Publius Mucius Scaevola...

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Livius Drusus, Marcus

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Eldest of a circle of ambitious young nobles around Licinius Crassus, to whom he owed his oratorical training and some of his ideas. A brilliant, hard‐working, and arrogant man, he became...

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Lucilius

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Friend of Seneca 2 the Younger and the recipient of his On Providence, Natural Questions, and Ethical Epistles; b. in Campania, without wealth or prospects. Talent, literary style, and...

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Metellus Numidicus

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Son of Calvus and brother of Delmaticus. Elected consul 109 bc to finish the war against Jugurtha, he won two battles and stormed several towns, with the help of his legates Marius and...

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