Postumus


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Postumus

(Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus) (pŏs`tyo͞oməs), d. 269?, Roman commander. Governor of Gaul under Gallienus, he revolted (257) and established an independent empire there. Although defeated (263) by Gallienus, Postumus escaped and continued to maintain his state until murdered by his own men. Postumus' measures weakened the authority of Rome, but in a sense he saved the West by creating a strong state that was able to check the barbarians.
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Longus might well be a useful comparandum here, especially in connection with the panels in the Red Room of the Villa of Agrippa Postumus at Boscotrecase.
Sur les insinuations attribuant la responsabilite de la mort d'Auguste a Livie, qui serait coupable d'avoir empoisonne son mari pour ecarter toute possibilite de voir Agrippa Postumus reintegrer le jeu politique et pour ainsi faciliter la succession en faveur de son propre fils, cf.
22) Tacitus draws memorably on the rhetorical type of the stepmother/bad mother in his savage portraits of Livia Augusta and Agrippina, described as matres impotentes with regard to their sons and saevae novercae to their stepchildren (Agrippa Postumus and Britannicus).
12, addressed to Postumus (senator and proconsul, a relative), the poet pits the fidelitas, pudicitia and castitas of a lonely wife pining at home against the avaritia and virtus of her husband who, lured by the promise of spoils, follows Augusti fortia signa to Parthia.
She presents Emperor Charles IV's use of the personal memoir to legitimize his claim to the empire over Ludwig of Bavaria; Friedrich III's account of the political upheavals in the early years of his reign when much of Austria, Bohemia, and Hungary were wrenched from his control; the famed memoirs of the noblewoman Helene Kottanner and her apologia of the disputed rule of Ladislaus Postumus in Hungary; and Maximilian l's fragmentary records of his claim to the Hapsburg throne.
Postumus, 'Nota over den toestand van de Amsterdamsche handelshuizen in het jaar 1854', Economisch Historisch Jaarboek, 7 (1921): 204; Bram Oosterwijk, Koning van de koopvaart: Anthony van Hoboken (1756-1850) (Amsterdam: De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1983), pp.
Dick Postumus, who trailed by 13 points in the final Detroit Free Press poll, only lost by 4 points to Attorney General Jennifer Granholm, thanks to strong Republican turnout in the party's home bases and weak Democratic turnout in Detroit.
There is Postumus, who exploited Gallienus' weakness to establish a secessionist so-called Gallic empire in Spain, Gaul and Britain.
00 and senior Eric Postumus, who earned the win against Camarillo, gave up just two hits in six shutout innings.
He paraphrases the opening of Horace's Ode to Postumus (Ode 14, Book ii), in which the ancient poet addresses his friend with bitterness and solemnity: 'Eheu fugaces, Postume, Postume, | labuntur anni' ('Alas, my Postumus, our years | glide away silently').
41) Finally, another member of the imperial family, Agrippa Postumus, whose ferocia is mentioned by both Suetonius and Tacitus, was ejected from the family by Augustus, perhaps because he did not live up to the virtuous character demanded of full members of the domus Augusta.