Appius Claudius


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Appius Claudius:

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ancient Roman gens. Appius Claudius Sabinus Inregillenis or Regillensis was a Sabine; he came (c.504 B.C.) with his tribe to Rome.
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, Roman gens.
References in classic literature ?
You must except, nevertheless, Marcus Antonius, the half partner of the empire of Rome, and Appius Claudius, the decemvir and lawgiver; whereof the former was indeed a voluptuous man, and inordinate; but the latter was an austere and wise man: and therefore it seems (though rarely) that love can find entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified, if watch be not well kept.
Three men, or triumvirs, would oversee the redistribution; they were to be Tiberius Gracchus himself, his younger brother Caius, and his father-in-law Appius Claudius.
She also has more to say about the caryatids from the City Eleusinion that Miles deals with in her volume, and points out that the only firmly dated sculptures of this period are the cistophoroi that framed the inner entrance of the Lesser Propylaea at Eleusis (later Clinton also discusses Appius Claudius Pulcher's benefaction).
Led by the charismatic and ambitious Appius Claudius, the Decemvirs refused to step down and attempted to usurp government power.