In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2(in ancient Rome)cónsul masculine
- Even monarchy, which was replaced by two consuls jointly holding the imperium of the royal office, retained a vestigial presence in the form of a religious official called the rex sacrorum.
- Elected consul for 205, Scipio wanted to carry the war to Africa.
- Furious, he drove both consuls and the Senate from Rome.
- So, in 216, once again Roman consuls led Roman armies against Hannibal.
- The campaign worked, and he was elected consul for 108.
- The Assembly of Centuries (comitia centuriata), which conducted annual elections of consuls, was composed of all members of the army.
- So the Senate sent both consuls north to meet the Carthaginian.
- A spokesman stepped forward to offer a compromise: Octavian would remain consul, but a second consul would be elected annually, as of old, so that he could share the burden.
- It is dated by the name of the consul serving in Rome under Trajan in AD 98.
- Together Pompey, Crassus and Caesar succeed in getting Caesar elected consul and in passing legislation that mainly benefited them.
- Cicero and Antonius were elected consuls, and Catiline, secretly encouraged by Caesar and Crassus, prepared for a rising.
- In place of the monarchy they set up a republic with power vested in a senate and two annually elected consuls.
- It is on the site of the Laterani family palace, seized by the emperor Nero when a consul of that ancient family was accused of treason.
- Returning to Rome, Marius was elected consul for five years consecutively and given command against the migrating Cimbri and Teutones, who had inflicted a series of defeats on the Romans and were threatening Italy.
- In 205, Scipio ran for consul on the platform that he could defeat Carthage and bring the long war to a close.
- In fact, they argued so vociferously, over everything from the dates of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah to those of the consuls of ancient Rome, that their quarrels became proverbial.
- Like the ‘Centuriata ‘it was convened by consuls or praetors and became the main legislative body and elected most of the lower magistrates.’
- They used bribery to get him elected consul for 59 (this pact is known as the ‘first triumvirate’ - a term without ancient authority).
- They have taken to heart, perhaps overly so, lessons from the ancient Roman Republic, where the consuls were to serve for no more than a single year.
- After his return from a successful year administrating Spain Caesar was elected consul for 59 BC through political alliance with Pompey and Crassus.
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