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Caecillius Metellus Dossier Essay

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Part OneDossier of sources for L. Caecilius Metellus Diadematus, first sentence or relevant section providedAppian:Illyrian Wars III, II'[119] At a later period, in the consulship of Caecilius Metellus, war was declared against the Dalmatians, although they had been guilty of no offense, because he desired a triumph. They received him as a friend and he wintered among them at the town of Salona, after which he returned to Rome and was awarded a triumph.'Cassiodorus:Chronica(names of Consuls For the year 117):'L.Caecilius et Q. Mucius'(for the year 115, Cassidorus offers):'M. Metello et M. Scauro consulibus, L. Metellus et Cn. Domitius artem ludicram ex urbe removerunt, praeter Latinum tibicinem cum cantore, ludum talarium.''When M. Metellus and M. Scaurus were the consuls, the censors L. Metellus et Cn. Domitius removed from the city (of Rome) the ars ludicer (the "sportive" spectacles - i.e., either theatrical events in toto, or just obscene theatre, and additionally Latin flute-players with singers and "ankle-theatre(?)".'Cicero:The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero III'... or Lucius Diadematus, a man of consular rank and of the greatest authority;'Post Reditum Ad Quirites II, V("Lucullus" is a known error that appears in this work of Cicero's, Lucius was the intended name)'...nor, as was that of Quintus Metellus, by a son whose years did not detract from the respect he inspired, by the influential Lucullus Diadematus, an ex-consul, by the ex-censor Gaius Metellus...'Post Reditum in Senatu (15.),37' was not in my case, as in the case of Quintus Metellus, a most admirable and most illustrious man, a youthful son of proved virtue who strove for me; it was not Lucius and Caius Metellus, men of consular rank...'Pro Roscio Amerino (50), 147'...Caecilia was a daughter of Q. Metellus, who as consul B.C. 123 and 124 subdued the Balearic Isles and received the agnomen Balearicus. Her uncles were L. Metellus Diadematus, consul B.C. 117...'C. Rabirio reo perduellionis (7.), 21'...Quintus Scaevola, consumed by old age, wasted by disease, crippled, stricken in arm and leg, and disabled, leaned on his spear and displayed the strength of his mind and infirmity of his body, after Lucius Metullus, Servius Galba, Gaius Serranus, Publius Rutilius, Gaius Fimbria, Quintus Catulus and all who at the time were former consuls had taken up weapons for the common safety, after all the praetors, the entire nobility and youth were on the run...'CIL:Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum I, II, 2.584'In person at Rome, the Minucii made a report by the resolution of the Senate on the thirteenth day of December in the consulship of Lucius Caecilius son of Quintus and Quintus Muucius (sic), son of Quintus.'I, II, 2.661 (=661)(possible inscriptional reference to Diadematus, cannot be sure which year is signified)L. Caecili. Q.f. Metel. Cos.meaning "in the consulship of L. Caecilius Metellus, son of Quintus"I, II, 2501 = ILLRP 476(boundary stones)L(ucius) Caicilius Q(uinti)...

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