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Dolabella

(Publius Cornelius Dolabella) (dŏləbĕl`ə), c.70 B.C.–43 B.C., Roman general, notorious for his unscrupulousness. He divorced his wife Fabia and married (50 B.C.) Tullia, daughter of CiceroCicero
(Marcus Tullius Cicero) or Tully,
106 B.C.–43 B.C., greatest Roman orator, famous also as a politician and a philosopher. Life

Cicero studied law and philosophy at Rome, Athens, and Rhodes.
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, to gain the support of that statesman. He transferred allegiance from PompeyPompey
(Cnaeus Pompeius Magnus) , 106 B.C.–48 B.C., Roman general, the rival of Julius Caesar. Sometimes called Pompey the Great, he was the son of Cnaeus Pompeius Strabo (consul in 89 B.C.), a commander of equivocal reputation.
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 to CaesarCaesar, Julius
(Caius Julius Caesar), 100? B.C.–44 B.C., Roman statesman and general. Rise to Power

Although he was born into the Julian gens, one of the oldest patrician families in Rome, Caesar was always a member of the democratic or popular party.
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, fought at Pharsalus, and accompanied Caesar to Africa and Spain. On the assassination of Caesar he at first favored the conspirators, then, with AntonyAntony
or Marc Antony,
Lat. Marcus Antonius, c.83 B.C.–30 B.C., Roman politican and soldier. He was of a distinguished family; his mother was a relative of Julius Caesar.
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's help, seized the consulship. He was commander of an army sent against Parthia and Syria, but he murdered the Roman proconsul Caius TreboniusTrebonius, Caius
, d. 43 B.C., Roman politician. When tribune (55 B.C.) of the plebs he proposed the Lex Trebonia by which Pompey obtained Spain, Crassus obtained Syria, and Caesar obtained Gaul and Illyricum. As Caesar's protégé he became praetor (48 B.C.
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 at Smyrna to get possession of the town treasure. As a result he was outlawed by the senate. Dolabella was captured in Syria and, in despair, ordered one of his soldiers to kill him.
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Steffler LM, Marteis LS, Dolabella SS, Cavalcanti SC, dos Santos RL.
Despite the connection that Grady makes with the later Antony and Cleopatra, in the later play the aesthetic is much more clearly signaled in Cleopatra's powerful imaginative poetic rejoinder to the prosaic Dolabella than the golden statue suggests in Romeo and Juliet.
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Then, to deflect blame for the appointment of Silanus, Cornelius Dolabella pointed out the difficulties in choosing provincial leaders and suggested that no one from a "disgraceful life and notorious infamy" be eligible to lead a province.
Yet how might we gain entry to the lovers' play world, a world where we receive their claims as truthful, rather than inflated--where, when she tells Dolabella that she has raised Antony "past the size of dreaming" (5.
Cornelius Dolabella, but Crassus could have been governor of Citerior, preceding T.
The central character in this pseudoautobiographical novel is writing about a love affair between him and a beautiful girl named Dolabella.
The chief difference is that whereas his predecessors had, whatever their original intentions, forged unorthodox political and personal partnerships with Egypt's Queen, Octavian is unswerving in his intention to remove her utterly as a political force and to humiliate her before his supporters in Rome (as Dolabella makes clear, 5.
He says his group is several weeks from synthesizing the five-unit peptide that naturally occurs in the sea hare, Dolabella auricularia, which resembles a large snail.
32) See, for example, Paul Yachnin's analysis of the disjunction between Caesar's language of command and the loyalty of followers like Dolabella in "Shakespeare's Politics of Loyalty: Sovereignty and Subjectivity in Antony and Cleopatra," SEL 33 (1993): 343-63.
60), but is struck with the idea that Cleopatra might kill herself and sends Proculeius, Gallus, and Dolabella to prevent it; (11) only then does he issue his invitation to view his "Writings.