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Optimates

 

a political group in the Roman republic during the late second century and the first century B.C.. The optimates reflected the interests of the nobilitas and were opposed to the populares.

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The Optimates fought back, killing Caesar in a desperate attempt to save Rome from tyranny and restore the republic.
The ownership of large tracts of land dictated that the optimates hire more labour in order to augment their wealth.
Ja o partido dos optimates teria interesse em manter o status quo na Berberia, seja em razao do poder dos reis indigenas de arregimentar tropas; seja por interesses economicos--o comercio dos cereais nas maos dos negotiatores na Numidia e o comercio de produtos de luxo na Mauritania (Fentress 1982: 330).
Optimates (op-tim-AH-teez) *: the party of the oligarchy.
Other roles placed students as an individual member of a group or class: optimates and populares, a centurion loyal to Caesar or Pompey, a mother of a slain soldier, and a slave in Rome, for example.
Ya en los tiempos de la republica romana, durante los siglos II y I antes de la era cristiana, el partido de los populares, los "demagogos", que representaban o afirmaban representar al pueblo, se oponia en el Senado a los Optimates, que defendian los intereses de la aristocracia o decian promover el bienestar de la sociedad en su conjunto.
concordia ordinum Acuerdo entre los grupos politicos; por ejemplo, entre los optimates, aristocratas, con los populares.
Worse, each represented a major faction in the ongoing political struggle of the day--Marius, the populares, who wanted political power distributed more widely throughout society; and Sulla, the optimates, who wanted power held firmly in the hands of the old patrician families.
More theatrical in character than our own corporate optimates, not as anxious as our Hollywood celebrities about the keeping up of bourgeois appearances, they found time in their busy schedules to poison their husbands, banish their wives, torture their slaves.
The men who also defined themselves as primores, optimates, primates or magnates were a group of trusted advisors to the monarch, his close companions, and they assumed a right to intervene in the affairs of the kingdom and to rule their own fiefs.
Tuae mihi pergratae fuerunt litterae), and an overlooked version of Filelfo's Oratio ad exules optimates (fols.
Wattenbach and Dummler (Berlin: Weidmann, 1873), 303-5; and "Alcuinus Aethelredum regem Northanhumbrorum eiusque optimates propter ecclesiam S.