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Patiscus

(126 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] A Roman senator, who caught leopards in Cilicia and sold them on to organisers of games in Rome ( Munera ), for instance ten of them to C. Scribonius Curio (Cic. Fam. 8,9,3) in 51/50 BC, whereas M. Caelius [I 4] Rufus missed out on them (Cic. Fam. 2,11,2). P. is probably the Q. Patisius said to have assembled troops in Cilicia in 48/7 for Caesar, who was besieged in Alexandria [1] (B Alex. 34,5). In March 44, P. was among the assassins of Caesar (App. B Civ. 2,300). He led a fleet …

Teidius

(57 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] Roman gens name. Most important bearer: S. T., a senator, who in 52 BC found the body of P. Clodius [I 4] on the via Appia and took it to Rome; in 49 T., although elderly and one-legged, fled from Italy with Cn. Pompeius [I 3] (Ascon. 32 C on Cic. Mil. 28; Plut. Pompeius 64,7). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)

Tacfarinas

(175 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] Numidian, deserter from the Roman auxilia ; leader of an uprising against Roman power in Africa (Africa [3]) from c. AD 17 until AD 24. T. led the Musulamii in raids, petty wars and even sieges. In the West, the Moors under Mazippa, who were dissatisfied with Iuba [2] II, followed T. (Tac. Ann. 2,52; [1. 89, 104-106, 127]); even the Romans came to terms with him (Tac. Ann. 4,13). After victories celebrated prematurely by the pro-consuls M. Furius [II 2] Camillus and L. Apronius [II 1], T. recovered q…

Maevius

(112 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Rare Italian proper name, variant of Mevius . [German version] [1] Accomplice of Verres in Sicily Accomplice of Verres in Sicily (Cic. Verr. 2,3,175), perhaps the scribe who received gifts from Verres (2,3,176; 181; 185; 187). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) [German version] [2] Centurio of Octavian Centurio of Octavian, caught in 30 BC at Alexandria by Mark Antony, urged in vain to change sides and released out of respect (Val. Max. 3,8,8). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) [German version] [3] M., M. Fell in battle as military tribune in 203 BC Fell in battle in upper Italy in 203 BC as military tribu…

Tigellius

(115 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] Rare Latin gens name (ILS 1687; CIL VI 27412 f.; FiE III 8; AE 1975,788; SEG 29,1105 f.; 33,179). The freedman [2. 269 f.] M. T. Hermogenes from Sardinia (Cic. Fam. 7,24) was a musician, singer and patron of the arts famous for his wealth and extravagance (Hor. Sat. 1,3,1-19; 1,3,129 f.). C. Licinius [I 31] Calvus ridiculed him; Cicero, who was an enemy because of T.'s uncle(?) Phamea (Cic. Att. 13,49), was fearful of his influence with Caesar (which extended to Cleopatra [II 12] VII and Octavianus [1]: Porph. in Hor. Sat. 1,2,1; 1,3,4). T. ([1. 862] et al. dis…

Pomptinus

(198 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] Italic nomen gentile formed out of pomp-, documented in inscriptions [1. 553]. The most important bearer: C. P. (born 103 BC), a typical homo militaris (Sall. Catil. 45,2), in 71 he was the legate of M. Licinius [I 11] Crassus in the slave wars (MRR 2,166). As praetor in 63 (MRR 2,167) P. got Cicero evidence against the supporters of Catilina when he attacked the delegates of the Allobroges at the Pons Mulvius (Cic. Cat. 3,5 f.; Sall. Catil. 45,1-4). In 62-59 P. administered Gallia Narbonensis as propra…

Toranius

(139 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Italian gens name, primarily in Latium (cf. [2. 98]; AE 1980,588). [German version] [1] T., C. In 73 BC quaestor of P. Varinius, defeated by Spartacus (Sall. Hist. 3,96 M.; Flor. Epit. 2,8,5); c. 64 aed. pl. with C. Octavius [I 2] and in 62 (or 60-58: [1]) praetor (otherwise: MRR 3,63). After the death of Octavius in 59 BC he became the guardian of the later Augustus. A moderate Pompeian in the Civil War, T. waited until c. 45 (on Corcyra?: Cic. Fam. 6,20 f.) for a pardon from Caesar. His own ward had him proscribed in 43 BC (Suet. Aug. 27,1; hushed up in Nicolaus of…

Tarrutius

(74 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] T., L. from Firmum Picenum, an accomplished astrologer (author of Greek technical works: Plin. HN Index 18) and philosopher in the 1st cent. BC. For his friend M. Terentius Varro [2] T. drew up the horoscope of Romulus [1] and calculated the day of the founding of Rome, the future fate of which he prognosticated (Cic. Div. 2,98; Plut. Romulus 12,3-6; Manil. 4,773; Solin. 1,18;  Lydus, Mens. 1,14). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)

Mamurra

(148 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[English version] Seltener ital. Eigenname, bekannt durch den röm. Ritter M. aus Formiae (Catull. 43,5 u.a.; Hor. sat. 1,5,37), einen Geschäftspartner von Pompeius ca. 66 v. Chr, von Caesar in Spanien 61 und dessen praefectus fabrum in Gallien seit 58 (Catull. 29,18-24). Etwa 55/4 hielt M. sich zeitweise in Rom auf, wo sein Luxushaus Furore machte (Plin. nat. 36,48). Als skandalöser Kriegsgewinnler und (angeblich mit Caesar liierter: Catull. 57) Schürzenjäger (Catull. 41) erscheint er bei seinem Rivalen in eroticis Catullus [1]. Caesars Umgang mit M. er…

Philotimos

(84 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[English version] (Φιλότιμος). Freigelassener von Ciceros Frau Terentia, Vermögensverwalter der beiden - trotz Ciceros Verdacht, Ph. habe ihn in den Jahren 51/50 betrogen (Cic. Att. 5,8,2f.; 7,1,9) - bis zur Scheidung 47/6 v.Chr. Auch als Leiter von Ciceros Botendienst erregte er bei diesem Anstoß (Cic. Att. 5,17,1; Cic. fam. 4,2,1). 46 wurde Ph., der selbst Sklaven besaß (Cic. Att. 10,15,1) und zuvor ein eifriger Pompeianer gewesen war (Cic. Att. 9,7,6; 10,9,1), unter die Luperci (Lupercalia) kooptiert (Cic. Att. 12,5,1). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)

Orcivius

(68 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Italischer Gentilname, belegt v.a. in Praeneste (ILS 3684; CIL I2 1460; 2439); zu weiteren Trägern vgl. [1. 68; 364; 397] und AE 1983, 173. [English version] [1] O., C. Praetor 66 v. Chr. Praetor 66 v.Chr. zusammen mit Cicero, leitete den Gerichtshof für Unterschlagungen ( peculatus) (Cic. Cluent. 94; 147; vgl. Cornelius [I 87]) und wurde 65 von Cicero verteidigt (Q. Cicero, Commentariolum petitionis 19). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) Bibliography 1 Schulze.

Masintha

(99 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[English version] Junger adliger Numider, der sich den Tributforderungen König Hiempsals [2] II. durch Flucht nach Rom entzog. Caesar vertrat ihn vor Gericht gegen Hiempsals Sohn Iuba [1], versteckte M. später und nahm ihn 61 v.Chr. mit nach Spanien; man vermutete wohl sexuelle Motive (Suet. Iul. 71). Laut einer Lesart von Vitr. 8,3,25 [1. 31-33] besaß M. das Gebiet um Ismuc, unweit von Zama, und kämpfte 46 mit seinem Sohn C. Iulius auf Caesars Seite gegen Iuba. Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) Bibliography 1 K. Jeppesen, Vitruvius in Africa, in: H.Geertman, J.J. de Jong (Hrsg.), Munus non in…

Pomptinus

(163 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[English version] Aus Pomp- gebildeter ital. Gentilname, auch inschr. belegt [1. 553]. Wichtigster Träger: C. P. (geb. 103 v. Chr.), ein typischer homo militaris (Sall. Catil. 45,2), 71 Legat des M. Licinius [I 11] Crassus im Sklavenkrieg (MRR 2,166). Als Praetor 63 (MRR 2,167) verschaffte er Cicero Beweismaterial gegen die Catilinarier, als er am Pons Mulvius die allobrogischen Gesandten überfiel (Cic. Catil. 3,5 f.; Sall. Catil. 45,1-4). 62-59 verwaltete P. als Propraetor Gallia Narbonensis; ein Sieg über die durch…

Mamurra

(173 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] Unusual Italic personal name, known through M., a Roman equestrian from Formiae (Catull. 43,5 etc.; Hor. Sat. 1,5,37), who was an associate of Pompey in c. 66 BC, was in Spain with Caesar in 61, and served as the latter's praefectus fabrum in Gaul from 58 (Catull. 29,18-24). Around 55/4, M. was periodically at Rome, where his luxurious house caused a furore (Plin. HN 36,48). His rival in eroticis, Catullus [1], depicts him as a scandalous war profiteer and a philanderer (Catull. 41) (allegedly in cahoots with Caesar, Catull. 57). Caesar's associat…

Staius

(235 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Oscan nomen gentile, documented on Delos since the late 3rd cent. BC [1. 186 f.]. [German version] [1] S. Murcus, L. Possibly a Marsus (but not the S. mentioned in ILS 885), legate of Caesar in the Civil War in Oricum in 48 BC (Caes. B Civ. 3,15,6; 3,16,2), in Africa in 46 (Cic. Att. 12,2,1). A praetorship in 45 is speculation (MRR 2,307). In 44 S. took the side of  Caesar's assassins, became pro-consul of Syria (MRR 2,330) and thanks to Q. Marcius [I 10] Crispus surrounded his opponent Q. Caecilius [I 5] Bassus i…

Petreius

(260 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
Rare Italian nomen gentile [1. 306]. [German version] [1] P., M. Roman general, then Praetor in around 64 BC In c. 110-46 BC a Roman general with many decades of experience, perhaps the son of a primipilus (cf. Plin. HN 22,11) from the Volscan area [2. 316]. From c. 93 onwards, P. was tr. mil. or praef. legionis (Sall. Catil. 59,6) for 30 years; in about 64 he became praetor (MRR 2, 161) and at the end of 63 he went as legate to the consul C. Antonius [I 2] for whom he destroyed Catilina's army at Pistoria in January 62 (Sall. Catil. 59,4-60,5). In …

Theomnastus

(96 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)
[German version] (Θεόμναστος; Theómnastos). Prominent citizen of Syracuse, an adherent 73-71 BC of C. Verres, for whom he had honorary decrees declared and taxes collected (Cic. Verr. 2,2,50 f.; 2,3,101); in thanks T. became (by cheating in the drawing of lots: 2,2,126 f.) a priest of Zeus in Syracuse and was allowed to enrich himself in the purple trade (2,4,59). In 70 BC, after a short-lived resistance against investigations by Cicero, who presents T. as mad, T. lost nerve and handed over to him a list of valuable objects in Verres' possession (2,4,148 f.). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn)

Salvidienus

(370 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Ital. Gentilname, aus Salvidius entwickelt. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] Q. S. Rufus Salvius Vor Agrippa wichtigster Feldherr des Octavianus (zweites Cogn., Indiz einer Adoption oder normalisierte Form von S.? [1. 375]), röm. Ritter (Vell. 2,76,4; legendär Cass. Dio 48,33,2), Jugendfreund und vor Agrippa wichtigster Feldherr des jungen Octavianus (Augustus). S., vielleicht Offizier in Caesars Armee [1. 398], war 45-44 v. Chr. mit Octavian in Apollonia und beriet ihn nach Caesars Tod (Vell. 2,59,5;…

Pedius

(278 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main)
Röm. Gentilname, prominent seit dem 1. Jh. v.Chr.; auch auf Delos belegt. [English version] [1] P., Q. Consul suffectus 43 v. Chr., Sohn von Caesars Schwester Iulia Ca. 90-43 v.Chr., Sohn (nicht Enkel wie in Suet. Iul. 83,2) von Caesars Schwester Iulia [1. 687] und Legat Caesars in Gallien 58-55 (Caes. Gall. 2,2,1; 2,11,3). Als Praetor 48 unterdrückte P. die Revolte von T. Annius [I 14] Milo (Caes. civ. 3,22). 46/5 begann P. als Legat Caesars mit Q. Fabius [I 22] Maximus den Feldzug in Spanien (Bell. Hisp. 2,2; Cass. Dio 43,31,1) und triumphierte am 13.12.45 illegal ex Hispania (InscrIt …

Lucceius

(543 words)

Author(s): Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Köln)
Italischer Gentilname, aus Lucius erweitert. Viele Träger sind bekannt [1. 359; 426], darunter seit dem 1. Jh.v.Chr. auch Prominente. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] L., Cn. Besuchte M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus 44 v. Chr. mehrfach in Puteoli Besuchte M. Iunius [I 10] Brutus häufig während des Sommers 44 v.Chr. in Puteoli (Cic. Att. 16,5,3); stammte wohl aus einer Aristokratenfamilie in Cumae (CIL X 3685-3690). Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) [English version] [I 2] L., L. Senator und Geschäftsmann, evtl. Vertrauter des Pompeius Senator mit Geschäftsinteressen in Italien…
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