Balbus


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Balbus

(Lucius Cornelius Balbus) (băl`bəs), fl. 1st cent. B.C., Roman statesman, b. Gades (now Cádiz, Spain). He won notice for brilliant service against Sertorius, and Pompey brought him to Rome and had him made a citizen. Balbus helped to bring about the creation of the First Triumvirate (Pompey, Caesar, and Crassus) in 60 B.C. and thereafter was a friend and protégé of Julius Caesar. In 56 B.C. the conservative party, to embarrass Pompey and Crassus in Caesar's absence, charged Balbus with obtaining citizenship illegally. When the case came to trial, CiceroCicero
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, at Pompey's request, made a brilliant oration in Balbus' defense and secured an acquittal. Balbus at first was neutral, then openly favored Caesar in the struggle with Pompey. After Caesar's death he supported Octavian (later Augustus) and in 40 B.C. was made the first foreign-born Roman consul.
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'The uncle of Balbus wished him to tend sheep in the Colonies
'Balbus said that England was good enough for him ( placeo ).'
'Balbus sent a story (versus) to Maecenas, who replied that he hoped to use it in due course.'
'Balbus is a great man,' he wrote on the blackboard.
Sir Henry followed suit with a verse out of the Old Testament, and something about Balbus building a wall, in Latin, whilst Good addressed the Queen of Night in a volume of the most classical bad language which he could think of.
Freddy's power of stating in Latin that Balbus built a wall and that Gaul was divided into three parts did not carry with it the slightest knowledge of accounts or business: Colonel Pickering had to explain to him what a cheque book and a bank account meant.
Do mesmo modo, nos EUA ha alguns representantes--Isaac Balbus, por exemplo--, e la ha tambem por assim dizer algumas escolas e outros defensores [das ideias de Pachukanis].
Additionally, extreme weather events associated with climate change may threaten physical infrastructure, making it challenging to provide continuous care in cases where buildings are damaged or destroyed (Balbus et al.
Crimmins, A., Balbus, J., Gamble, J.L., Beard, C.B., Bell, J.E., Dodgen, D., ...
Bjornskov and Foss (2008), outline the contribution of historically wealthy entrepreneurs who have played a major role in societal development: Julius Caesar's friend Balbus, who worked his way up to amass great wealth, reinvested it back into society by building theatres and public baths.
The example from Herculaneum is particularly intriguing because it belonged to the senator Marcus Nonius Balbus, one of the leading members of the local community during the Augustan period (27 B.C.-A.D.