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Lucullus

(Lucius Licinius Lucullus Ponticus) (lo͞okŭl`əs), c.110 B.C.–56 B.C., Roman general. He served in the Social War under Sulla, who made him his favorite. He fought in the East (87 B.C.–85 B.C.), always loyal to Sulla, who made him curule aedile (79 B.C.) and praetor (78 B.C.). Lucullus was made consul (74 B.C.) and obtained for his proconsulship the province of Cilicia. With his colleague, Caius Aurelius Cotta, he went to the East to attack Mithradates VIMithradates VI
(Mithradates Eupator) , c.131 B.C.–63 B.C., king of Pontus, sometimes called Mithradates the Great. He extended his empire until, in addition to Pontus, he held Cappadocia, Paphlagonia, and the Black Sea coast beyond the Caucasus.
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, who was advancing steadily through Asia Minor. Mithradates defeated Cotta, but Lucullus camped behind the Pontic king, drew him out, and annihilated his army. Mithradates withdrew into Pontus but the following year (72 B.C.) was forced by Lucullus into Armenia, where he took refuge with King Tigranes. Lucullus then applied himself to the establishment of order in Asia, provoking great unpopularity in Rome by reforming the provincial finances. Pompey had always been Lucullus' enemy, and now his party joined with the capitalists in urging the recall of Lucullus. They also sent out emissaries to stir up discontent in Lucullus' army, which had never been devoted to him. In 69 B.C., Lucullus invaded Armenia and took the capital, Tigranocerta. This was the climax of his career, for mutiny then became an almost daily occurrence in his army. In 66 B.C. he was recalled, and Pompey replaced him. Lucullus retired to Rome. He kept out of state affairs and spent huge sums sponsoring public shows and improving his estates. The term Lucullan derives from his extravagant standard of living.

Lucullus

Roman epicure chiefly remembered for his enormous consumption of food. [Rom. Hist.: Payton, 406]

Lucullus

Timon’s false friend; forgets all too easily his generosity. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]

Lucullus

Lucius Licinius . ?110--56 bc, Roman general and consul, famous for his luxurious banquets. He fought Mithradates VI (74--66)
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With Brecht's Lucullus, Calico interrogates the role of the opera in the nation-building project of the young GDR (chapter 4).
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Chard at a Glance Type Comments Varieties White-stemmed Broad white stems, 'Fordhook Giant' often flattened, with 'Lucullus' glossy green leaves.
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His reason for writing a Life of Lucullus is driven by patriotism (Cimon 2.3), and he derides Herodotus for his denigration of the Boeotians (On the Malice of Herodotus 854E) and also prefers, as Jones states, "patriotism to impartiality" (1971, 88).
In Cicero's Academica, Lucullus, who derides the sceptical system of arguing both sides of a question, asks: '"Why do you conceal your own opinions as though they were something dishonourable?" "In order", he says, [the sceptical Academic] that our listeners may be guided by reason rather than authority."' (31) That answer would appear to be part of Castiglione's methodology.
While I have grown asparagus from seed, that takes fives years before the first harvest, it is better, although more expensive, to plant one-year-old male crowns of either Lucullus or Franklim in April after soaking them in water for an hour.