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84 AHENOBARBUS. AHENOBARBUS.

ancestors the victory of the Roma,ns over the Latins black hair and beard, which immediately became

at lake Regillus (b. c. 496), and, to confirm the truth of what they said, that they stroked his

red. (Suet. Ner. 1 ; Plut. A emit. 25, CorioL 3j Dionys. vi. 13 ; Tertull. Apol. 22.)

stemma ahenobarborum. 1. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. b. c. 192.

2. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. Suff. b. c. 162.

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3. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. b. c. 122.

4. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. b. c. 96.

5. L. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. b. c, 94.

6. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus. Probably son of No. 4. Died b. c. 81. Married Cornelia, daugh­ter of L. Cornelius Cinna, Cos. b. c. 87. .

7. L. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. B. c. 54. Married Porcia, sister of M. Cato.

8. Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. b. c. 32.

9. L. Domitius Ahenobarbus, Cos. b. c. 16. Mirried Antonia, daughter of M. Antonius and Octavia.

11. Domitia. Mar­ried Crispus Pas-sienus.

10. Cn. Domitius Alienobarbtis, Cos. A. P. 32. Married Agrippina, daughter of Germanicus.

12. Domitia Lepida. Married M. Vale­rius Messala.

13. L. Domitius Ahenobarbus, the emperor nero.

1. cn. domitius L. p. L. n. ahenobarbus, plebeian aedile b. c. 196, prosecuted, in conjunction with his colleague C. Curio, many pecuarii., and with the fines raised therefrom built a temple of Faunus in the island of the Tiber, which he dedi­cated in his praetorship, b. c. 194. (Liv. xxxiii. 42, xxxiv. 42, 43, 53.) He was consul in 192, and was sent against the Boii, who submitted to him; but he remained in their country till the following jrear, when he was succeeded by the consul Scipio Nasica. (xxxv. 10, 20, 22, 40, xxxvi. 37.) In 190, he was legate of the consul L. Scipio in the war against Antiochus the Great, (xxxvii. 39; Plut. ApopUJi. Rom. Cn. DomiL} In his consulship one of his oxen is said to have uttered the warning "Roma, cave tibi." (Liv. xxxv. 21; Val. Max. i. 6. § 5, who falsely says, Bella Punico secundo.)

2. cn. domitius cn. f. L. n. ahenobarbus, son of the preceding, was chosen pontifex in b. c. 172, when a young man (Liv. xlii. 28), and in 169 was sent with two others as commissioner into Macedonia, (xliv. 18.) In 167 he was one of the ten commissioners for arranging the affairs of Ma­cedonia in conjunction with Aemilius Paullus (xlv. 17) ; and when the consuls of 162 abdicated on account of some fault in the auspices in their elec­tion, he and Cornelius Lentulus were chosen con­suls in their stead. (Cic. de Nat. Deor. ii. 47 de Div. ii. 35; Val. Max. i. 1. § 3.)

3. cn. domitius cn. f. cn. n. ahenobarbus, son of the preceding, was sent in his consulship, b. c. 122, against the Allobroges in Gaul, because they had received Teutomalius, the king of the Salluvii and the enemy of the Romans, and had laid waste the territory of the Aedui, the friends of the Romans. In 121 he conquered the Allo­broges and their ally Vituitus, king of the Arverni, near Vindalium, at the confluence of the Sulga and

the Rhodanus ; and he gained the battle mainly through the terror caused by his elephants. He commemorated his victory by the erection of tro­phies, and went in procession through the province carried by an elephant. He triumphed in 120. (Liv. Epit. 61 ; Floras, iii. 2; Strab. iv. p. 191 ; Cic. pro Font. 12, Brut. 26 ; Vellei. ii. 10, 39 ; Oros. v. 13; Suet. Ner. 2, who confounds him with his son.) He was censor in 115 with Caeci-lius Metellus, and expelled twenty-two persons from the senate. (Liv. Epit. 62; Cic. pro Cluent. 42.) He was also Pontifex. (Suet. I. c.) The Via Domitia in Gaul was made by him. (Cic. pro Font. 8.)

4. cn. domitius cn. f. cn. n. ahenobarbus, son of the preceding, was tribune of the plebs b. c. 104, in the second consulship of Marius. (Ascon. in Cornel, p. 81, ed. Ortlli.) When the college of pontiffs did not elect him in place of his father, he brought forward the law (Lex Domitict), by which the right of election was transferred from the priestly colleges to the people. (Diet, of Ant. pp. 773, b." 774, a.) The people afterwards elected him Pontifex Maximus out of gratitude. (Liv. Epit. 67; Cic. pro Deiot. 11; Val. Max. vi. 5. § 5.) He prosecuted in his tribunate and afterwards several of his private enemies, as Aemilius Scaurus and Junius Silanus. (Val. Max. L c.; Dion Cass. Fr. 100; Cic. Div. in Caecil. 20, Verr.il 47, Cornel. 2, pro Scaur. 1.) He was consul b. c. 96 with C. Cassius, and censor b. c. 92, with Licinius Crassus, the orator. In his censorship he and his colleague shut up the schools of the Latin rhetori­cians (Cic. de Oral. iii. 24 ; Gell. xv. 11), but this was the only thing in which they acted in concert. Their censorship was long celebrated for their dis­putes. Domitius was of a violent temper, and was moreover in favour of the ancient simplicity of liv­ing, while Crassus loved luxury and encouraged

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