Favonius


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Favonius

ancient Roman personification of west wind. [Rom. Myth.: Howe, 103]
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He bred and owned the winners of seven Classics, four of them in 1871 - the Derby with Favonius and the fillies' Triple Crown with Hannah, whom he had named after his only child.
Second place in the last race was more than enough to secure overall victory for the Swan 80 Favonius. Third place went to Rainer Wilhelm's Astro (AUT), which finished fourth overall.
Favonius's speech announces that Jupiter has sent him to display the 'Six brave virtues masculine' to 'prove' by their 'moving' (presumably the quality of their dancing) that the audience ('This glad presence') is in 'virtues Sphear'.
(Here the scene opens & discovers six women maskers at which Favonius wondering says:)
Beside the rubric 'supplicatio a Ciceron' she gives the following list: Cato, Hirrus, Balbus, Lentulus (Spinther?), Domitius (Ahenobarbus or Calvinus), Scipio, Favonius. She also notes that Pompey spoke at a session late in the year (App.
tantum Catoni adsensus est, qui <de> te locutus honorifice non decrerat supplicationes, tertius ad hos Favonius accessit.
May 24, 1871 Favonius, a maiden, won the Derby on his second start, and only just after being named.
Favonius was trained at Newmarket by Joe Hayhoe for owner-breeder Baron Meyer de Rothschild and the pair also won the fillies' Triple Crown that year with Hannah.
but he didn't do that." A small consolation for the Australians in the one-sided contest came back at the dock when, in a display of great sportsmanship, they were given a standing ovation by the crew of Roland Pieper's fourth placed Favonius (NED).
Maecenas, too, owned vast estates, including one previously owned by Marcus Favonius that came with Sarmentus, the entertaining scurra of Horace Sat.
Favonius a praetor of 50, and Sumner maintained that his praetorship "is not assured,"(1) Favonius has been assigned a praetorship in 49 by a consensus so overwhelming that his service in that post in that year is no longer considered controversial.(2) Yet Bonnefond--Coudry includes Favonius in her list of senators who spoke in debate in 49.(3) Since magistrates were not allowed to deliver a sententia in the interrogatio during their year of office,(4) Favonius could not have fulfilled both the functions which historians attribute to him.
We may begin by setting out the evidence for the praetorship of Favonius. Only two texts have been thought to bear on the question.