His111c - 1. Scipio Nasica: Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica...

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Scipio Nasica: Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica (b. 227 BC fl. 171 BC) a consul of ancient Rome in 191 BC. At the request of the Senate, he journeyed with the Roman matrons to receive the statue of Magna Mater in 204 when it arrived from Anatolia at Ostia. He was later aedile in 197. As praetor in Hispania Ulterior (194), he defeated the Lusitanians at Ilipa, and as consul subjugated the Boii. He was not chosen as censor despite standing in both the elections of 189 and 184, a failure marking the decline of the influence of the Scipiones in Rome. He went on to help found Aquileia in 181, and appears in an inquiry of 171. 2. Cannae: It is primarily known for the Battle of Cannae, in which the numerically superior Roman army suffered a disastrous defeat by Hannibal in 216 BC during the Punic Wars 3. Cato the Elder: 234 BC-149 BC Roman statesman dedicated to agriculture. He repaired the aquaducts and built the first basilica in the Forum. He was elected Consul during the Punic Wars. He ended his career as a Censor. Cato was also opposed to the spread of Hellenic culture, which he believed threatened to destroy the rugged simplicity of the conventional Roman type. It was in the discharge of the censorship that this determination was most strongly exhibited, and hence that he derived the title (the Censor) by which he is most generally distinguished. 4. Cursus Honorum: The cursus honorum was the sequential order of public offices held by aspiring politicians in both the Roman Republic and the early Empire. It was designed for men of senatorial rank. The cursus honorum comprised a mixture of military and political administration posts. Each
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course HIS 111c taught by Professor Sparydakis during the Spring '05 term at UC Davis.

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His111c - 1. Scipio Nasica: Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica...

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