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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 OptiMate 4-1A can save a battery that's on its last legs and pre- and postcharging testing tells you the battery's condition in an instant.
Maintenance and development in C + + simulator Antares (and prototype Optimate setting up production facilities):
OptimATE tests are optimised to check individual specifications and additional circuit faults that aren't necessarily reflected in a single test specification parameter.
Michael Camp, CEO of FlexLight Networks, Inc., added, "FlexLight's Optimate system provides SDH-like quality and assurance of service availability at a fraction of the capital cost of deploying SDH equipment in the access layer.
Caelius and Milo, both well practiced in the use of violence as a political weapon, appealed to popularis traditions to win support, even though they were easily remembered and identified as `anti-Clodian' optimates.(9) They fought against the proclaimed popularis, Caesar, who had just invaded Italy `in order to defend tribunician rights', but once they were beaten, this `popularis' dictator commended Isauricus, an ex-optimate who joined him to gain a consulship, for using direct force and traditional means such as the senatus consultum ultimum to re-establish his domination.
"FlexLight's Optimate 2500 has undergone extensive evaluation of its advanced feature set, especially in terms of Bandwidth (2.488/1.244 Gbps) and other GPON-specific parameters, including BW efficiency, bit rates and TDM support," said Gary Lee, FlexLight's CEO.
New York City rents its uniformed police officers ($27 an hour plus handling charges) to any uptown optimate seeking to provide a private dance or dinner party with an atmosphere of stately and reassuring calm.
In short, the author moves between the insider's and outsider's point of view, revealing himself as a humanist, optimate, and bureaucrat, but also as a face in the crowd, dismayed like many others by the Sack of Prato, the portents of monstrous births, or the arrogance of the Medici regime.
Of the remaining two men on Fronto's list, Aelius is clearly Lucius Aelius Praeconinus, an equestrian who traveled in high optimate circles, and who, according to Suetonius, acquired his cognomen Stilo, `because he wrote speeches for eminent senators'.(48) Plautius is perhaps Lucius Plotius Gallus, the Latin rhetor whose teachings were officially disapproved by censors in 92 B.C.
OPTIMATE A Excellent vision B Member of aristocracy C Extreme who am I?
Consequently, despite their loyalty to mos maiorum, the young men of the 50s could perceive no future (of the type to which they aspired) in service to the optimate cause.
But the fusty old men in London's Optimates Club don't believe Sir Lionel's tales of Nessies or sasquatches or yetis.