Fabii

Fabii

 

members of a patrician gens in ancient Rome. The Fabii took part in nearly all the leading events in Roman history. At Veii in 477 B.C., for example, 306 of them perished in the battle against the Etruscans. Among the foremost members of the gens were the military commander Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator and the historian Quintus Fabius Pictor.

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The earliest technique for changing the rear decoration in the Italian Renaissance productions at the Florentine Medici court appears to have been the use of a large periaktos for the 1568 production of Il Fabii, designed by Baldassare Lanci da Urbino, in the Salone dei Cinquecento of the Palazzo Vecchio.
Las marcas impresas en el barro fresco muestran que Aemilii, Antonii, Cornelii, Fabii, Flavii, Fulvii, Iunii, Licini, Torii, Valerii y Vlpii estuvieron implicados, en distintos grados, en la fabricacion de anforas para la exportacion de la produccion oleicola propia y, en ocasiones, para la de otros productores y/o cosecheros (37), pero no poseemos datos positivos que confirmen la participacion directa de sus cogentiles italicenses en esta actividad.
El Senado reconoce el error de los Fabii y los reprende.
Here Ovid praises his addressee Fabius Maximus: Hercules was the legendary ancestor of the Fabii (cf.
Fabii Quintiliani, en su Institutionis Oratorie, Librii XII (5) (1997, edicion bilingue, 305) se manifiesta de esta forma tan rotunda respecto a lo que es materia de la retorica: Ego (neque id sine auctoribus) materiam esse rhetorices iudico omnes res.
Fray Luis confiesa, agarrandose a un dicho de Quintiliano y trayendolo a su molino; <<cuius lectio, ut Fabii verbis utar, non scholarum temporibus, sed vitae spatio terminatur>> (20).
Having "made" the Fabii arouse the Gauls' ire by violating the ius gentium (law of nations) and then "ordained" an atypical Roman passivity in the face of their attack, Fortune showed that she had "decided .
265-7 the poet criticizes matronae who perform as gladiators -- something a ludia would never do ('dicite vos neptes Lepidi caecive Metelli/Gurgitis aut Fabii, quae ludia sumpserit umquam/hos habitus, quando ad palum gemat uxor Asyli').
What is more, the Romans who held these high offices and dominated debates in the Senate came from a very limited number of families, whose names were famous and recurred from generation to generation in the records - the Fabii, the Cornelii, the MeteIli.
If you call up the Metelli, the Fabii, and Cicero as great patriots, I can give you Cinna, Mario, and Caesar as parricides.