Bibliotheca Classica or a Classical Dictionary, on a Plan Entirely New

Bibliotheca Classica or a Classical Dictionary, on a Plan Entirely New

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...Procillne, f. was the wife of Julius Grarlnus, by whom she became the mother of Cn. Julius Agrlcola. Tacitus gives her an excellent character, which is all of her history that has been transmitted to modern times, except that a descent from Otho's fleet, in quest of spoil, plundered her estate, murdered herself, and carried off a considerable quantity of booty (Tac. Agric. 4-7). Julia Sotemla, Jiilla Sotemla?, /. a daughter of Julius A Vitus, a man of consular rank, and Julia Meesa, was married to Varius Marcellus, by whom she had Hellogabalus, the Roman emperor. Her mother appears to have been an unprincipled woman, who, in order to induce the soldiers to receive her grandson, Hellogabalus, as their emperor, declared that he was not the son of alius Marcellus, her daughter's husband, but of Caracal la, thereby making her daughter an adulteress, and her grandsmi a bustard. S6rcmla displayed an intrepidity and courage unusual in her sex; and the measures which she adopted and executed, in order to secure the empire to her son, prove that she possessed a vigorous mind, as well as personal courage. To female purity she can have no claim, since she acquiesced in her mother's declaration, and, whether true or false, it must be received as satisfactory evidence, that she disregarded the character of a chaste and faithful wife. Soamila perished with her son, in the year-222, and her head was cut off, either in contempt, or in proof that the assassins had executed their duty. Eutrupius calls her Soa?mla Syra (viii. 22). The name is variously written, Sowinis, Soemea, Seuila, Syuila, Semiamira, &c. Ou ancient coins, the name is Sotemla. Jullanus, i, m. son of Constantlus, brother of G alius, and nephew of Constant in us Magnus. The infancy of these two...show more

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  • 9781236578792