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Encyclopedia > Publius Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 97 BC)

Publius Licinius Crassus Dives was a member of the respected and prominent Crassi branch of the plebeian Licinius family (see Licinius (gens)). His father was Marcus Licinius Crassus Agelastus and brother Marcus Licinius Crassus, who served as a praetor. Dives is a nickname in Latin for ‘the richest’. In Ancient Rome, the plebs was the general body of Roman citizens, distinct from the privileged class of the patricians. ... Licinius was the nomen of the gens Licinia of ancient Rome. ... // Definition According to Cicero, Praetor was a title which designated the consuls as the leaders of the armies of the state. ...


Publius became a financial backer of the Roman Colony of Narbo Gaul (modern Narbonne, Spain). Before his consulship, he proposed a law regulating expenses of the table, which was approved. He became consul in 97BC. In his consulship, the senate abolished practice of magic arts and human sacrifice. Between 97-93BC, he served in Hispania Ulterior as Governor and won a battle over the Lusitani which he was awarded and honored with a triumph. Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (from Latin Gallia, c. ... Cathedral in Narbonne. ... During the Roman Republic, Hispania Ulterior was a region of Hispania roughly located in Baetica and in the Guadalquivir valley of modern Spain. ... The Lusitanians (or Lusitani in Latin) were a tribe, or various tribes, from the western Iberian peninsula (province of Lusitania), who spoke a Lusitanian language until the conquest of their territory by the Romans. ...


He served as a censor in 89BC. As a censor, he banned foreign wines and unguents. Later became an electorate officer dividing new citizens into voting districts. His colleague was long-time friend Lucius Julius Caesar III. For omission and secrecy, see censorship. ... There were five Romans who had the name Lucius Julius Caesar of Julii Caesares family. ...


Publius had a small house and married (his wife is unknown). His sons were Publius Licinius Crassus Dives, Lucius Licinius Crassus Dives and Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives, the triumvir. Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (Latin: M·LICINIVS·P·F·P·N·CRASSVS·DIVES¹) (ca. ... The term triumvirate (Latin for rule by three men) or troika in Russian, is commonly used to describe an alliance between three equally powerful political or military leaders. ...


Throughout the years, he elder 2 sons married, lived with them and their families long with themselves ate meals together. He lived long enough to see his first grandchildren.


Publius and his eldest son in 87BC, were killed in the power struggles between Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Gaius Marius (Latin: C·MARIVS·C·F·C·N) (157 - January 13, 86 BC) was a Roman general and politician who was mostly known for his reform of Roman armies. ... Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (Latin: L·CORNELIVS·L·F·P·N·SVLLA·FELIX) ¹ (ca. ...


Sources:

  • Plutarch - Fall of the Roman Republic, Crassus
  • http:www.1911encyclopedia.org/C/CB/CRASSUS.htm
  • http://www.livius.org/jo-jz/julius/lucius_julius_caesar.html
  • http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/people/AO8113939.html


Category: Licinius (gens) The word category (plural categories; from Greek κατηγορια meaning assertion or accusation, hence categorical denial) has several meanings: it is used informally to mean a class of things, as in the category of all living things. See categorization. ... Licinius was the nomen of the gens Licinia of ancient Rome. ...


 
 

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