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Saturninus

(Lucius Appuleius Saturninus) (săt'ərnī`nəs), d. 100 B.C., Roman statesman. He was quaestor in 104 B.C. and later tribune of the people. He was violently opposed to the senatorial party and allied himself with MariusMarius, Caius
, c.157 B.C.–86 B.C., Roman general. A plebeian, he became tribune (119 B.C.) and praetor (115 B.C.) and was seven times consul. He served under Scipio Africanus Minor at Numantia and under Quintus Metellus against Jugurtha.
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 to procure the banishment of Metellus Numidicus (see under MetellusMetellus
, ancient Roman family of the plebeian gens Caecilia. Lucius Caecilius Metellus, d. c.221 B.C., consul (251 B.C.), fought in the First Punic War. He was pontifex maximus (from 243) and was said to have been blinded (241) in rescuing the Palladium from the burning
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, family), the passage of a grain law, and the establishment of new colonies in Sicily, Achaia, and Macedonia. With the demagogue Glaucia he instigated the murder of Caius Memmius, Glaucia's rival for the consulship; for this the senate proscribed them. He and Glaucia fled from the Forum to the Capitol, where they surrendered to Marius after the water supply was cut off. While they were being held for security, the mob stoned them to death with roofing tiles.

Saturninus

connives and plots politically; kills Titus. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
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Saturninus, bishop of Toulouse, France, who evangelized in the Roman colony of Pamplona.
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Lavinia's own desires are irrelevant; she is silent while Saturninus and Titus contend with Bassianus and her brothers over who may claim rightful ownership.
To the spirits of the departed; Cornelius Victor, served for 26 years, a Pannonian tribesman and son of Saturninus, a senior centurion, and lived for 55 years, 11 days.
Saturninus, quod libertatem urbis tyrannide opprimere nitebantur, a nobilissimis fortissimisque civibus cede occisi sunt.
Shakespeare's Saturninus becomes Saturnius [110-17]).
Saturninus tells Titus he will take Lavinia as his wife as a way to advance the Andronici family, to which Titus agrees.
Before the first act is over, the world has turned upside down: Saturninus has rejected Lavinia, taken Tamora as his wife, and the Andronicus family has fallen out of favor, in spite of Titus's many years of military heroism.
224, for Cicero's comments on Lucius Appuleius Saturninus and Gaius Servilius Glaucia; cf.
Neglecting the consideration and love every father should have and acting heartlessly against the wishes and desires of a young girl, silencing her and subjecting her to patriarchal oppression, Titus, like Juliet's father, has arranged to marry Lavinia to the Emperor Saturninus.
The rather limp character of Roman Emperor Saturninus, wonderfully performed by John Hopkins, delivers some comedic scenes, including a moment where his bath time is interrupted by a shower of arrows.
If the plate before Saturninus blurs human and non-human animals as consumable commodities, no less does the act of cannibalism blur the ontological status of the cannibal.