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Balbus

(Lucius Cornelius Balbus) (băl`bəs), fl. 1st cent. B.C., Roman statesman, b. Gades (now Cádiz, Spain). He won notice for brilliant service against Sertorius, and Pompey brought him to Rome and had him made a citizen. Balbus helped to bring about the creation of the First Triumvirate (Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus) in 60 B.C. and thereafter was a friend and protégé of Julius Caesar. In 56 B.C. the conservative party, to embarrass Pompey and Crassus in Caesar's absence, charged Balbus with obtaining citizenship illegally. When the case came to trial, CiceroCicero
(Marcus Tullius Cicero) or Tully,
106 B.C.–43 B.C., greatest Roman orator, famous also as a politician and a philosopher. Life

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, at Pompey's request, made a brilliant oration in Balbus' defense and secured an acquittal. Balbus at first was neutral, then openly favored Caesar in the struggle with Pompey. After Caesar's death he supported Octavian (later Augustus) and in 40 B.C. was made the first foreign-born Roman consul.
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The uncle of Balbus wished him to tend sheep in the Colonies
Sir Henry followed suit with a verse out of the Old Testament, and something about Balbus building a wall, in Latin, whilst Good addressed the Queen of Night in a volume of the most classical bad language which he could think of.
Freddy's power of stating in Latin that Balbus built a wall and that Gaul was divided into three parts did not carry with it the slightest knowledge of accounts or business: Colonel Pickering had to explain to him what a cheque book and a bank account meant.
long High Mast in Balbus Garden, Sector 23, Chandigarh.
Rashi uses the Old French term balbus, to explain that Moses was afflicted with stammering.
In drawing its main attention away from individual offenders, radical criminology concentrates on the social structure through its recognition of the criminal justice system as a class phenomenon; that is, as an instrument of the ruling elite to maintain asocial system that is class-biased, racist, and sexist (see Balbus 1973; Wolfe 1973).
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The inflammation is cumulative--the longer the pollen season goes on the more symptomatic a person can get," says John Balbus, senior advisor for public health with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences who leads agency efforts on climate change and human health.
2) Instead, I aim to offer an interpretation of the speech of the Stoic character Balbus in Cicero's DND.
The oldest book in the library is Catholicon by Joannes Balbus, printed in Germany in 1469.
Balbus, MD, MPH Damu Smith Environmental Achievement Award: Vernice Miller-Travis Past Chair Recognition Award: Rebecca Head, PhD, MS