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A Murder on the Appian Way is a historical novel by American author Steven Saylor, first published by St. Martin's Press in 1996.
In the common law tradition, an acquittal formally certifies that the accused is free from the charge of an offence, as far as the criminal law is concerned.
In ancient Rome, adoption of boys was a fairly common procedure, particularly in the upper senatorial class.
Aedile (Aedilis, from aedes, "temple building") was an office of the Roman Republic.
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Andrew William Lintott (b. 9 December 1936) is a British classical scholar who specialises in the political and administrative history of ancient Rome, Roman law and epigraphy.
The Appian Way (Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic.
Appius Claudius Pulcher (Latin: APP•CLAVDIVS•C•F•APP•N•PVLCHER) was a Roman politician of the 2nd century BC.
Appius Claudius Pulcher (c. 139 BC – 76 BC) was a Roman politician of the 1st century BC.
Augustus (Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus;Classical Latin spelling and reconstructed Classical Latin pronunciation of the names of Augustus.
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Aurelia Cotta or Aurelia (May 21, 120 BCE – July 31, 54 BCE) was the mother of Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BCE – 44 BCE).
A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security guard or government agent who protects a person or people — usually public, wealthy, or politically important figures — from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, assassination, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences.
Bona Dea ("The Good Goddess") was a divinity in ancient Roman religion.
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The Caecilii Metelli were one of the most important and wealthiest families in the Roman Republic.
Caesar: Let the Dice Fly is the fifth historical novel in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series.
Caesar's Women is the fourth historical novel in Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, published in 1996.
Lucius Sergius Catilina, known in English as Catiline (108–62 BC), was a Roman Senator of the 1st century BC best known for the second Catilinarian conspiracy, an attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic, and in particular the power of the aristocratic Senate.
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Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis (95 BC, Rome – April 46 BC, Utica), commonly known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) to distinguish him from his great-grandfather (Cato the Elder), was a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy.
Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 – 54 BC) was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote in the neoteric style of poetry.
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Christian Settipani (born 31 January 1961) is the Technical Director of an IT company in Paris and a genealogist and historian.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (Κικέρων, Kikerōn; 3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist.
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In antiquity, Cilicia or less often Kilikia (Կիլիկիա; Κιλικία; Middle Persian: Klikiyā, Parthian: Kilikiyā, Kilikya), was the south coastal region of Asia Minor, south of the central Anatolian plateau.
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The gens Claudia, sometimes written Clodia, was one of the most prominent patrician houses at Rome.
Clodia (born Claudia, c. 95 BC or c. 94 BC), nicknamed Quadrantaria, and often referred to in scholarship as Clodia Metelli ("Clodia the wife of Metellus"), was one of three known daughters of the ancient Roman patrician Appius Claudius Pulcher and either Caecilia Metella Balearica, or her cousin, Caecilia Metella daughter of Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus.
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A cognomen (Latin plural cōgnōmina; con- "together with" and (g)nōmen "name") was the third name of a citizen of ancient Rome, under Roman naming conventions.
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Colleen Margaretta McCullough (married name Robinson, previously Ion-Robinson;. Retrieved 2 February 2015 1 June 193729 January 2015) was an Australian author known for her novels, her most well-known being The Thorn Birds.
Consul (abbrev. cos.; Latin plural consules) was the highest elected office of the Roman Republic and an appointive office under the Empire.
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A curia, plural curiae, is an assembly, council, or court, in which public, official, or religious issues are discussed and decided.
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The Curia Hostilia was one of the original senate houses or "curia" of the Roman Republic.
The cursus honorum (Latin: "course of offices") was the sequential order of public offices held by aspiring politicians in both the Roman Republic and the early Empire.
Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
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Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger is a fictional character created by author John Maddox Roberts, the protagonist of Roberts's ''SPQR'' series of historical mystery novels.
The Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1849, originally published 1844 under a slightly different title) is an encyclopedia/biographical dictionary.
An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents.
Exile means to be away from one's home (i.e. city, state or country), while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return.
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Extortion (also called shakedown, outwrestling, and exaction) is a criminal offense of obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, through coercion.
The First Triumvirate was an unofficial political alliance known as an Amitica, between three prominent Roman politicians (triumvirs) which included Gaius Julius Caesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great) and Marcus Licinius Crassus.
Fulvia (c. 83 BC – 40 BC) was an aristocratic Roman woman who lived during the Late Roman Republic.
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Gallia Narbonensis (Latin for "Gaul of Narbonne", from its chief settlement) was a Roman province located in what is now Languedoc and Provence, in southern France.
In ancient Rome, a gens, plural gentes, was a family, consisting of all those individuals who shared the same nomen and claimed descent from a common ancestor.
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A gladiator (gladiator, "swordsman", from gladius, "sword") was an armed combatant who entertained audiences in the Roman Republic and Roman Empire in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals.
A grace and favour home is a residential property owned by a monarch by virtue of his or her position as head of state and leased, rent-free, to persons as part of an employment package or in gratitude for past services rendered.
Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία) and known since ancient times as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς), is a country located in southeastern Europe.
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A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who control the practice of their craft in a particular town.
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Imperium is a 2006 novel by English author Robert Harris.
Jacques Marie Émile Lacan (13 April 1901 – 9 September 1981), known simply as Jacques Lacan, was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud".
John Maddox Roberts (born June 25, 1947 in Ohio) is an author who has written many science fiction and fantasy novels, including his successful historical fiction, such as the ''SPQR'' series and Hannibal's Children.
Julia Caesaris (101 BC-51 BC) was the second of two daughters of Gaius Julius Caesar III and Aurelia Cotta.
Gaius Julius Caesar (July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman statesman, general and notable author of Latin prose.
A legatus (anglicised as legate) was a general in the Roman army, equivalent to a modern general officer.
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Leges Clodiae ("Clodian Laws") were a series of laws (plebiscites) passed by the Plebeian Council of the Roman Republic under the tribune Publius Clodius Pulcher in 58 BC.
The Lex Aelia et Fufia (the Aelian and Fufian Law) was established in around the year 150 BC in the Roman Republic.
Libertas (Latin for Liberty) was the Roman goddess and embodiment of liberty.
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Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Crus (bef. 97 BCE - 48 BCE) was Consul of the Roman Republic in 49 BCE, an opponent of Caesar and supporter of Pompeius in the Civil War during 49 – 48BCE.
Lucius Licinius Murena was Roman consul in 62 BC.
Lucius Licinius Lucullus (118 – 57/56 BC) was an optimate politician of the late Roman Republic, closely connected with Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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Lustrum (US: Conspirata; 2009) is a historical novel by British author Robert Harris.
A magistrate is an officer of the state.
Marcus Aemilius Scaurus was a Roman politician of the 1st century BC and son of Marcus Aemilius Scaurus and Caecilia Metella Dalmatica.
Marcus Licinius Crassus (Latin: M·LICINIVS·P·F·P·N·CRASSVS; c. 115 BC – 53 BC) was a Roman general and politician who played a key role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
Marie-Louis-Antoine-Gaston Boissier (15 August 1823 – 1908), French classical scholar, and secretary of the Académie française, was born at Nîmes.
Marcus Antonius (Latin:; January 14, August 1, 30 BC), commonly known in English as Mark or Marc Antony, was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic from an oligarchy into the autocratic Roman Empire.
Masters of Rome is a series of historical fiction novels by Australian author Colleen McCullough, set in ancient Rome during the last days of the old Roman Republic; it primarily chronicles the lives and careers of Gaius Marius, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Pompeius Magnus, Gaius Julius Caesar, and the early career of Caesar Augustus.
Maurus Servius Honoratus was a late fourth-century and early fifth-century grammarian, with the contemporary reputation of being the most learned man of his generation in Italy; he was the author of a set of commentaries on the works of Virgil.
Mucia Tertia was a Roman matrona who lived in the 1st century BC.
Mutiny is a criminal conspiracy among a group of people (typically members of the military; or the crew of any ship, even if they are civilians) to openly oppose, change, or overthrow a lawful authority to which they are subject.
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During the Roman Republic, nobilis ("noble," plural nobiles) was a descriptive term of social rank, usually indicating that a member of the family had achieved the consulship.
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An omen (also called portent or presage) is a phenomenon that is believed to foretell the future, often signifying the advent of change.
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The optimates ("Best Men," singular optimas; also known as boni, "Good Men") were the traditionalist Senatorial majority of the late Roman Republic.
A palatine or palatinus (in Latin; plural palatini; cf. derivative spellings below) is a high-level official attached to imperial or royal courts in Europe since Roman times.
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The Palatine Hill (Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus; Palatino) is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city.
The term patrician (patricius, πατρίκιος, patrikios) originally referred to a group of ruling class families in ancient Rome.
The Perusine War was a civil war of the Roman Republic, which lasted from 41 to 40 BC.
The gens Pinaria was one of the most ancient patrician families at Rome.
Plutarch (Πλούταρχος, Ploútarkhos,; later named, upon becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος); c. AD 46 – AD 120) was a Greek historian, biographer and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia.
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A polity is a state or one of its subordinate civil authorities, such as a province, prefecture, county, municipality, city, or district.
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Pompeia (fl. 1st century BC) was the second wife of Julius Caesar.
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (29 September 106 BC – 29 September 48 BC), usually known in English as Pompey or Pompey the Great, was a military and political leader of the late Roman Republic.
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The Pontifex Maximus (Latin, literally: "greatest pontiff" or "greatest bridge-builder") was the high priest of the College of Pontiffs (Collegium Pontificum) in ancient Rome.
Populares ("favoring the people", singular popularis) were leaders in the late Roman Republic who relied on the people's assemblies and tribunate to acquire political power.
Praetor was a title granted by the government of Ancient Rome to men acting in one of two official capacities: the commander of an army (in the field or, less often, before the army had been mustered); or, an elected magistratus (magistrate), assigned various duties (which varied at different periods in Rome's history).
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A privative, named from Latin privare, "to deprive", is a particle that negates or inverts the value of the stem of the word.
The Pro Tito Annio Milone ad iudicem oratio (Pro Milone) is a speech made by Marcus Tullius Cicero on behalf of his friend Titus Annius Milo.
Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit.
The Ptolemaic dynasty (Πτολεμαῖοι, Ptolemaioi), sometimes also known as the Lagids or Lagidae (Λαγίδαι, Lagidai, after Lagus, Ptolemy I's father), was a Macedonian Greek royal family which ruled the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt during the Hellenistic period.
Ptolemy of Cyprus was the king of Cyprus c. 80-58 BC.
Ptolemy Neos Dionysos Theos Philopator Theos Philadelphos (117–51 BC; Πτολεμαῖος Νέος Διόνυσος Θεός Φιλοπάτωρ Θεός Φιλάδελφος, spoken Ptolemaios Néos Diónusos Theós Philopátōr Theós Philádelphos ≈ New Dionysus, God Beloved of his Father, God Beloved of his Brother), more commonly known as "Auletes" (Αὐλητής, Aulētḗs.
Publius Claudius Pulcher (c. 62-59 BC – aft. 31 BC) was a son and homonymous of Publius Clodius Pulcher.
Puer may refer to.
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A quaestor was a type of public official in the "cursus honorum" system who supervised the financial affairs of the state and conducted audits.
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Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer (before 103 BC or c. 100 BC – 59 BC) was a Consul in 60 BC and son of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos, or, according to some, the son of Tribune Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer while the latter is the son of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos.
Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos Iunior (c. 100 BC – 55 BC) was a son of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Nepos.
Quintus Marcius Rex was a consul of the Roman Republic.
Quintus Servilius Caepio the Elder was a Roman statesman and general, consul in 106 BC, and proconsul of Cisalpine Gaul in 105 BC.
Quintus Tullius Cicero (102 BC – 43 BC) was the younger brother of the celebrated orator, philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero.
The Regia was a two-part structure in Ancient Rome lying along the Sacra Via at the edge of the Roman Forum that originally served as the residence or one of the main headquarters of kings of Rome and later as the office of the Pontifex Maximus, the high priest of Roman state religion.
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A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turn around") is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.
Richard Billows is a professor of history at Columbia University.
Roma Sub Rosa is the title of the series of historical mystery novels by Steven Saylor set in ancient Rome and populated by noteworthy denizens thereof.
The Roman Assemblies were institutions in ancient Rome.
The Roman calendar changed its form several times between the founding of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire.
The censor was an officer in ancient Rome who was responsible for maintaining the census, supervising public morality, and overseeing certain aspects of the government's finances.
A consul was the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic, and the consulship was considered the highest level of the cursus honorum (the sequential order of public offices through which aspiring politicians sought to ascend).
Roman law is the legal system of ancient Rome, including Roman Military Jurisdiction and the legal developments spanning over a thousand years of jurisprudence, from the 12 Tables (c. 449 BC), to the Corpus Juris Civilis (AD 529) ordered by Eastern Roman emperor Justinian I. The historical importance of Roman defication is reflected by the continued use of Latin legal terminology in legal systems influenced by it.
Over the course of some fourteen centuries, the Romans and other peoples of Italy employed a system of nomenclature that differed from that used by other cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean, consisting of a combination of personal and family names.
The Roman Republic (Res publica Romana) was the period of ancient Roman civilization beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom, traditionally dated to 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC with the establishment of the Roman Empire.
The Roman Senate was a political institution in ancient Rome.
Rome (Roma, Rōma) is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy.
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Sir Ronald Syme, (11 March 1903 – 4 September 1989) was a New Zealand-born historian and classicist.
Saffron is a color that is a tone of golden yellow resembling the color of the tip of the saffron crocus thread, from which the spice saffron is derived.
Senatus consultum ultimum ("Final decree of the Senate" or Final Act, often abbreviated SCU), more properly senatus consultum de re publica defendenda ("Decree of the Senate about defending the Republic") is the modern term (based on Caesar's wording at Bell. Civ. 1.5) given to a decree of the Roman Senate during the late Roman Republic passed in times of emergency.
The gens Servilia was a patrician family at Rome.
Sicilia was the first province acquired by the Roman Republic, organized in 241 BC as a proconsular governed territory, in the aftermath of the First Punic War with Carthage.
The SPQR series is a collection of historical mystery stories by John Maddox Roberts set in the time of the Roman Republic.
Steven Saylor (born March 23, 1956) is an American author of historical novels.
Syria (سوريا or سورية, Sūriyā or Sūrīyah), officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia.
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Timothy Peter Wiseman FBA (born 3 February 1940), who usually publishes as T.P. Wiseman and is named as Peter Wiseman in other sources, is a classical scholar and professor emeritus of the University of Exeter.
Terentia (98 BC – 4 AD) was the wife of the renowned orator Marcus Tullius Cicero.
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The Ides of March is an epistolary novel by Thornton Wilder that was published in 1948.
Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη), also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Greek Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace.
The Third Mithridatic War (73–63 BC) was the last and longest of three Mithridatic Wars fought between Mithridates VI of Pontus and his allies and the Roman Republic.
Thomas Stangl (1854–1921) was a German classical scholar and text critic.
Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist.
Titus Annius Milo Papianus was a Roman political agitator, the son of Gaius Papius Celsus, but adopted by his maternal grandfather, Titus Annius Luscus.
Tribunus, in English tribune, was the title of various elected officials in Ancient Rome.
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Tusculum is a ruined Roman city in the Alban Hills, in the Latium region of Italy.
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Valerius Maximus was a Latin writer and author of a collection of historical anecdotes.
In ancient Rome, the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis) were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth.
Virtus was a specific virtue in Ancient Rome.
Sir William Smith (20 May 1813 – 7 October 1893) was an English lexicographer.