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alcoholism, Roman  

John Maxwell O'Brien and Barney Rickenbacker

The ancient Romans were as interested in the harmful effects of excessive drinking and chronic intoxication as their Greek counterparts. In On the Nature of Things, *Lucretius writes that wine's fury ... More

annals and annalists  

Tim Cornell

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Dec 2015
The Latin word annales (‘yearbooks’, ‘annals’) became the standard term for historical records in a general sense, and was frequently used by historians as a title for their works, probably in ... More

Asinius Quadratus, Gaius  

Howard Hayes Scullard and Antony Spawforth

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Dec 2015
Asinius Quadratus, Gaius, author of the Thousand Years (Χιλιετηρίς), a fifteen-book history of Rome from the beginnings to Severus Alexander with a Greek slant (it was written in Ionic Greek and ... More

Cincius Alimentus, Lucius, Roman senator and historian  

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Lucius Cincius Alimentus, Roman senator and historian, was praetor in Sicily in 210/9 bce, and was captured by Hannibal (Livy 21. 38. 3). His history of Rome, written in Greek, set the foundation of ... More

Claudius Atticus Herodes (2), Tiberius, 'Herodes Atticus'  

Ewen Bowie and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Tiberius (Lucius Vibullius Hipparchus Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes) Claudius Atticus Herodes (2), ‘Herodes Atticus’ (c. 101–77 ce), celebrated Athenian sophist and benefactor of Greek cities, ... More

Claudius Balbillus, Tiberius, Roman tribunus militum and author, 43 CE  

Howard Hayes Scullard and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Probably a son of Tiberius *Claudius Thrasyllus and shared his astrological lore. (See astrology.) He was ADC (praefectus fabrum, see fabri) to *Claudius and tribune of Legio XX in the invasion of ... More

Cornificius, Quintus  

Theodore John Cadoux and Robin Seager

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Mar 2016
Quintus Cornificius, of recent senatorial family, was an orator and poet and a friend of *Catullus and *Cicero (cf. Catull. 38. 1, Cic.Fam. 12. 17–30). He wrote a lost *epyllionGlaucus. As quaestor ... More

Cremutius Cordus, Aulus  

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Barbara Levick

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Mar 2016
Aulus Cremutius Cordus, the historian, writing under *Augustus (Suet.Tib. 61. 3) and *Tiberius, treated the period from the Civil Wars to at least 18 bce (Suet. Aug. 35. 2). Refusing to ... More

Dexippus, Publius Herennius, Athenian notable and historian, 3rd cent. CE  

Alexander Hugh McDonald and Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Athenian notable and historian (3rd cent. CE), author of (1) an account of the Successor-period (Τὰ μετὰ Ἀλέξανδρον), lost; (2) a History from mythical times to ce 269/70 in twelve books ... More

education, Roman  

J. V. Muir

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Dec 2015
There is very little reliable evidence bearing upon formal education in the early period. Education was then certainly centred on the family and was probably based upon apprenticeship supervised by ... More

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