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Kastor

(373 words)

Author(s): Geus, Klaus (Bamberg) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
(Κάστωρ). [English version] [1] einer der Dioskuren s. Dioskuroi Geus, Klaus (Bamberg) [English version] [2] K. von Rhodos griech. Historiker, 1. Jh. v. Chr. Griech. Gesch.-Schreiber der 1. H. des 1. Jh.v.Chr., dessen Vita in Suda s.v. mit der des gleichnamigen galatischen Dynasten verwechselt ist, Verf. von Chroniká in 6 B. von Belos (Baal) und Ninos (2123/2 v.Chr.) an bis zur Neuordnung Vorderasiens durch Pompeius (61/0 v.Chr.), mit Königs- und Beamtenlisten von Assyrien, Sikyon, Argos, Athen, Alba und Rom. Das Gerüst seines mehrsträngige…

Firmus

(277 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Köln) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin)
[English version] [1] Senator zur Zeit Verspasians Der Senator ist in einer fragmentarischen Inschrift aus Arretium bezeugt, CIL XI 1834 = ILS 1000. Nach [1], der sich auf AE 1967, 355 stützt, soll der Name C. Petillius C. f. Pom. Firmus lauten. Als tribunus der legio IV Flavia hat er an einem Feldzug teilgenommen und dann dona militaria erhalten. Er war quaestor Vespasiani und wurde vom Senat mit ornamenta praetoria ausgezeichnet. Vielleicht ein Sohn des Petillius Cerialis [2. 81ff.]. Eck, Werner (Köln) Bibliography PIR2 F 159. 1 Bosworth, in: ZPE 39, 1980, 267ff. 2 T. Franke, Die Leg…

Faustinus

(274 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Markschies, Christoph (Heidelberg)
[English version] [1] s. Faustulus s. Faustulus Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [2] Begüterter Freund des Dichters Martial Begüterter Freund des Dichters Martial, der ihm B. 3 (3,2) und 4 (4,10) widmete; er besaß Villen in Baiae (3,58), Tibur (4,57), Tarracina (10,51,8) und Trebula (5,71). PIR2 F 127. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [3] Wahrscheinlich 273 n.Chr. Statthalter der Provinz Belgica unter Esuvius [1] Tetricus Wahrscheinlich 273 n.Chr. Statthalter der Provinz Belgica unter Esuvius [1] Tetricus, gegen den er nach Polemiu…

Sabinianus

(308 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Tinnefeld, Franz (München)
[English version] [1] 240 n. Chr. von den Karthagern zum Kaiser ausgerufen Wurde im J. 240 n. Chr. von den Einwohnern Karthagos zum Kaiser ausgerufen, doch wenig später durch den Statthalter Mauretaniens besiegt und von den eigenen Anhängern an Gordianus [3] III. ausgeliefert (Zos. 1,17,1; SHA Gord. 23,4). Franke, Thomas (Bochum) Bibliography Kienast 1, 197. [English version] [2] s. Vettius Sabinianus s. Vettius Sabinianus Portmann, Werner (Berlin) [English version] [3] 359-360 n. Chr. magister equitum per Orientem 359-360 n. Chr. in höherem Alter unter Constantius [2] II. magist…

Maecenas

(1,274 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
(Μαικήνας; Maikḗnas). Etruscan family name (cf. mehnate, mehnati and similar); the family is recorded in inscriptions for Perusia (modern Perugia) and was probably originally settled there. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [1] Friend and counsellor of Octavian (Augustus), 1st cent. BC Father of M. [2], mentioned as early as 44 BC among the friends and counsellors of Octavian ( Augustus) (Nicolaus of Damascus, Vita Caesaris 31,133). Schmidt, Peter L. (Constance) [German version] [2] Patron of literature, 1st cent. BC M., less often - with the family name of the…

Volusianus

(331 words)

Author(s): Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover)
[German version] [1] Roman emperor AD 251-253 Imp. Caes. C. Vibius Afinius Gallus Veldumnianus V. P. F. Invictus Aug. (RIC 4,3, 173-189). Roman emperor from the middle of AD 251 until the middle of 253. Born c. 230 in Perusia (?), the son of Trebonianus Gallus and Afinia Gemina Baebiana. After the battle of Abritus against the Goths and the death of Decius [II 1], the legions proclaimed him and his father emperor in June 251 (Eutr. 9,5; Zon. 12,21 D.); at the same time, he was appointed Caesar by his father (Aur. Vict. Caes. 30)…

Valentinus

(500 words)

Author(s): Holzhausen, Jens (Bamberg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
[German version] [1] Christian theologian and poet, 2nd cent. Christian theologian, probably from Egypt, taught in c. AD 140-160 in Rome ( cf. Iren. adv. haereses 3,4,3). He wanted, possibly, to become episcopus ( epískopos ), but was turned down (Tert. adv. Valentinianos 4,1 ff.); afterwards, he must have lived in Cyprus (Epiphanius, Panarion 31,7,2). Besides a few extant fragments from sermons and letters, a work entitled 'On the three natures' ( Perì triôn phýseōn) is known to have existed. V. apparently wrote psalms in verse form; a fragment (in Hippolytus, Refutatio omnium haer…

Tribunus

(1,975 words)

Author(s): de Libero, Loretana (Hamburg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main)
(Formed from the word tribus with the suffix - unus, which indicates a person of superordinate authority); the administrative and/or military leader of a tribus ; pl.: tribuni. [German version] [1] Tribunus aerarius Presumably originally aides to the Roman magistrates, charged by the state treasury ( aerarium ) with paying the wages of the soldiers of their tribus  (Soldiers' pay). Tribuni aerarii were perhaps also headmen of their tribus. They may have been active in financial matters into the 1st cent. BC, and were subject to distraint ( pignus ), which indic…

Herennius

(1,606 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
Common Italian proper name (associated with the praenomen Herennus that is often confused with H.), which however is not documented as a surname among the Roman upper class until the 1st cent. BC. It frequently appears with epithets showing place of origin ( Etruscus, Gallus, Picens, Siculus). In the Imperial period it is the name of Caesar Q.H. [II 3] Etruscus, son of emperor  Decius [II 1], of the historian H.  Dexippus [2], and of the jurist H.  Modestinus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I Republican Period [German version] [I 1] H. Centurio and murderer of Cicero Centurio, who at the…

Fulvius

(3,286 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
Roman plebeian gentes name, derived from fulvus (‘reddish yellow, brownish yellow’ [1. 1,561], probably named after hair colour); further evidence: [2. 170], inscriptions also Folvius (ILLRP 124 et passim). The Roman gens probably came from Tusculum (Cic. Planc. 20; cf. Cic. Phil. 3,16; Plin. HN 7,136), where F. [I 15] also had put up works of art from the spoils of war. The most important branches are initially the Centumali, Curvi and Paetini, since the 3rd cent. BC the Flacci and Nobiliores. Genealogical tree: [3. 231f.]. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] F. Bambalio…

Marcianus

(1,758 words)

Author(s): Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich)
[German version] [1] Greek geographer from Heraclea, between AD 200 and 530, Marcianus I Greek [1] (Μαρκιανός; Markianós). Geographer from Heraclea [7] between AD 200 (he used the geographer Protagoras) and 530 (he is often quoted by Steph. Byz.), possibly after 400 (GGM 1, CXXX; [2. 272; 3. 997; 6. 156f.]) or even closer to Steph. Byz. [1. 46]. Personal information about him is not available. Only 21 quotes from his Epitome of the eleven books of the Geōgraphía by Artemidorus [3] of Ephesus have been handed down by Steph. Byz. and one as Schol. Apoll. Rhod. 3,859 (GGM 1,…

Castor

(571 words)

Author(s): Geus, Klaus (Bamberg) | Ameling, Walter (Jena) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt)
(Κάστωρ; Kástōr). [German version] [1] see Dioscuri see  Dioscuri Geus, Klaus (Bamberg) [German version] [2] C. of Rhodos Greek historian, 1st cent. BC Greek historiographer of the first half of the 1st cent. BC, whose vita in Suda s.v. is confused with that of the homonymous Galatian dynast, author of Chronicle in six books from Belus ( Baal) and  Ninus (2123/2 BC) on until the restructuring of the Near East by Pompey (61/0 BC), with lists of kings and officials from Assyria, Sicyon, Argus, Athens, Alba and Rome. The structure of his many-stra…

Timolaus

(536 words)

Author(s): Beck, Hans (Cologne) | Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) | Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
(Τιμόλαος/ Timólaos). [German version] [1] From Corinth, politician, c. 400 BC Leading politician of Corinth. At first on the side of the Spartans, he managed to convince Thasos in 411/10 BC to secede from Athens [1. 216-231]. Later, he changed course for personal reasons [2. 83 against 3. 73 f.]: in 395 BC, he advocated an alliance with Argos and due to his expertise [4. 411] became a moving force in the Corinthian Alliance (Stv 2, 225), for which he is claimed to have received plenty of funds from Timocr…

Helvius

(995 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Wiseman, T. P. (Exeter) | Eck, Werner (Cologne) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
Roman proper name, possibly derived from the first name Helvus. I. Republican period [German version] [I 1] H., C. Praetor in 198 BC in Gallia Cisalpina In 199 BC plebeian aedile, in 198 praetor in Gallia Cisalpina (Liv. 32,7,13), in 189 legate of Cn.  Manlius Vulso in the campaign against the Galatians of Asia Minor (Pol. 21,34,2-4; Liv. 38,14,4f. etc.). MRR 1,327; 330; 364. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [German version] [I 2] H., M. Praetor in 197 BC in Hispania Citerior In 198 plebeian aedile, in 197 praetor in Hispania citerior. Kept there until 195 because of an illne…

Maximinus

(1,433 words)

Author(s): Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
[German version] [1] M. Daia Roman emperor, AD 305-313 Roman emperor, AD 305-313. The son of Galerius' [5] sister and like Galerius born in Dacia ripensis, possibly in Šarkamen (modern Serbia), he rose from protector to tribunus (Lactant. De mort. pers. 19,6); as Galerius' adoptive son he became Caesar in the change of rulers of 305 (thereafter: Galerius Valerius Maximinus). As co-ruler over the diocese Oriens he continued the persecutions of Christians (Euseb. Hist. eccl. 8,14,9). Like Constantinus [1] not content with the title …

Maximinus

(1,331 words)

Author(s): Bleckmann, Bruno (Straßburg) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Portmann, Werner (Berlin) | Tinnefeld, Franz (München) | Wermelinger, Otto (Fribourg)
[English version] [1] M. Daia röm. Kaiser 305-313 n.Chr. Röm. Kaiser 305-313 n.Chr. Als Sohn der Schwester des Galerius [5] und wie dieser in der Dacia ripensis geboren, vielleicht in Šarkamen (h. Serbien), stieg er vom protector zum tribunus auf (Lact. mort. pers. 19,6) und wurde Caesar im Thronwechsel von 305 als Adoptivsohn des Galerius (seither: Galerius Valerius Maximinus). Als Teilherrscher über die Diözese Oriens führte er die Christenverfolgung fort (Eus. HE 8,14,9). Wie Constantinus [1] gab sich M. nicht mit dem Titel eines…

Marcianus

(904 words)

Author(s): Eck, Werner (Köln) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum) | Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover) | Tinnefeld, Franz (München)
[English version] [1] s. Icelus s. Icelus Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [2] Proconsul der Baetica, etwa 22 n.Chr. Proconsul der Baetica etwa 22 n.Chr., dessen voller Name wohl M. Granius M. lautete (CIL IX 2335 = ILS 961 = AE 1990, 222). Eck, Werner (Köln) [English version] [3] General des Gallienus, ca. 262/3 n.Chr. M. besiegte als General des Gallienus ca. 262/3 n.Chr. mehrfach die Goten in Achaia und war 268 an der Verschwörung gegen den Kaiser bei Mediolanum beteiligt (Zos. 1,1,40,1f.; SHA Gall. 6,1; 13,10; 14,1; 14,7; 15,2; SHA Claud. 6,1; 18,1; AE 1965, 114 = 1975, 770c). PIR2 M …

Helvius

(926 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Wiseman, T. P. (Exeter) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
Röm. Eigenname, möglicherweise abgeleitet vom Praenomem Helvus. I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] H., C. Praetor 198 v. Chr. in Gallia Cisalpina 199 v.Chr. plebeischer Aedil, 198 Praetor in Gallia Cisalpina (Liv. 32,7,13), 189 Legat des Cn. Manlius Vulso beim Feldzug gegen die kleinasiatischen Galater (Pol. 21,34,2-4; Liv. 38,14,4f. u.a.). MRR 1,327; 330; 364. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) [English version] [I 2] H., M. Praetor 197 v. Chr. in Hispania Citerior 198 plebeischer Aedil, 197 Praetor in Hispania Citerior. Durch eine Krankheit bis 195 dort …

Petronius

(2,681 words)

Author(s): Groß-Albenhausen, Kirsten (Frankfurt/Main) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Habermehl, Peter (Berlin) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
[English version] [1] Hoher Amtsträger E. 4./Anf. 5. Jh. n. Chr. 395-397 n.Chr. vicarius Hispaniarum, ab 398 am Hof in Mediolanium [1] (Mailand), zusammen mit seinem Bruder Patroinus Adressat zahlreicher Briefe des Symmachus; 401 erhielt er ein unbekanntes Amt ( comes rerum privatarum?). In den J. 402-408 war P. praef. praet. per Gallias; er richtete dort einen jährlich in Arelate (Arles) tagenden Landtag der sieben Prov. ein (Zos. epist. 8 = MGH Epp 3, p. 14). Vielleicht wurde er im Zusammenhang mit der Usurpation des Constantinus [3] III. abberufen. PLRE 2, 862f. Nr. 1. Groß-Albenhaus…

Herennius

(1,428 words)

Author(s): Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) | Frigo, Thomas (Bonn) | Eck, Werner (Köln) | Franke, Thomas (Bochum)
Weitverbreiteter ital. Eigenname (verbunden mit dem Praenomen Herennus, das mit H. oft verwechselt wird), der aber in der röm. Oberschicht erst ab dem 1. Jh. v.Chr. als Familienname bezeugt ist. Zu ihm treten häufig Beinamen als Herkunftsbezeichnungen ( Etruscus, Gallus, Picens, Siculus). In der Kaiserzeit Name des Caesars Q.H. [II 3] Etruscus, Sohn des Kaisers Decius [II 1], des Historikers H. Dexippos [2], des Juristen H. Modestinus. Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) I. Republikanische Zeit [English version] [I 1] H. Centurio und Ciceromörder Centurio, der Ende 43 v.Chr. Cice…
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