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Aelius Gallus  

Ronald Syme and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Aelius Gallus, prefect of Egypt after C. *Cornelius Gallus and before C. Petronius (see egypt (Roman)). Influenced by prevalent and exaggerated reports of the wealth of Arabia Felix, ... More

Aelius Promotus, physician  

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Dec 2015
From Alexandria (1), probably belonging to the period between Hadrian and Pertinax (ce 138–93). He wrote a book on curative methods called Potency (Δυναμερόν), sections of which remain, ... More

Aelius Seianus, Lucius, d. 31 CE  

John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon and Barbara Levick

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Dec 2015
Aelius d. ce 31, of *Volsinii (mod. Bolsena). Sejanus' father was an eques, L. Seius Strabo, his mother the sister of Q. *Iunius Blaesus, suffect consul ce 10, and connected with Aelii Tuberones and ... More

Aelius Tubero, Lucius  

Ernst Badian

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Dec 2015
Aelius Tubero, Lucius, boyhood friend and relative by marriage of Cicero and legate of Q. *Tullius Cicero (1)61–58 bce. At some point (perhaps before this) he was praetor. Assigned Africa by the ... More

Aelius, Lucius  

R. A. Kaster

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Dec 2015
(also called ‘Stilo’ and ‘Praeconinus’: Suet. Gram. 3; Plin. HN 33. 39, 37. 9), the first important Roman scholar, born at Lanuvium about 150 bce, of equestrian rank and a professed Stoic. ... More

Aelius Antipater, Sophist  

Anthony R. Birley

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Dec 2015
Aelius Antipater sophist, of Phrygian Hierapolis, ab epistulis Graecis (‘secretary for Greek correspondence’) of *Severus, teacher of the emperor's sons, was made a senator with consular ... More

Aelius Caesar, Lucius  

Anthony R. Birley

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Dec 2015
Aelius Caesar, Lucius, *Hadrian's first choice as successor, formerly L. Ceionius (RE 7) Commodus, son and grandson of the homonymous consuls of ce 78 and 106, was himself consul in 136, ... More

Aemilius Aemilianus, Marcus, Roman emperor, 253 CE  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Against imperial policy, while governor of Moesia he dealt harshly with the *Goths, and was proclaimed emperor by his army. He marched on Italy, overthrew *Trebonianus Gallus, but was soon ... More

Aemilius Lepidus, Manius  

Theodore John Cadoux and Robin Seager

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Dec 2015
Aemilius Lepidus, Manius, probably a grandson of M. *Aemilius Lepidus (3), the triumvir, and of Faustus *Cornelius Sulla and Pompeia, daughter of *Pompey, was consul ce 11, defended his sister Lepida ... More

Aemilius Lepidus, Marcus (1), Roman consul, pontifex maximus, censor, 179 BCE  

John Briscoe

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Dec 2015
Aemilius, Marcus, was a member of the embassy sent to the east in 201–200 bce, during the course of which he delivered the Roman ultimatum to *Philip (3) V at Abydos; the story (Val. Max. 6. 6. 1; ... More

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