Sulla Felix

  title={Sulla Felix},
  author={J. P. V. D. Balsdon},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={1 - 10}
Livy wrote of the great Scipio at the conclusion of the second Punic war ‘primus certe hic imperator nomine victae ab se gentis est nobilitatus’. But already more than half a century earlier M'. Valerius Maximus, consul of 263 B.C., who captured Messana and was honoured with the cognomen ‘Messalla’, had received a title from a conquest in war. In the century and a half after Scipio became Africanus, many such honourable cognomina were acquired by others. In only six cases is there evidence of… 
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Praeneste: A Study for its Restoration

  • H. Bradshaw
  • History
    Papers of the British School at Rome
  • 1920
This study forms part of my work as Rome Scholar in Architecture, 1913, and was undertaken in accordance with the Memorandum of the Faculty of Architecture of the British School at Rome. In

Grueber ad loc. explains the reference as recalling the feast of Venus on 1st April (cf

  • CIL

Sulla 35, 5 ff

    Grueber ad loc. considers that the type refers to the earlier successes of Norbanus' father in Sicily, and the cult of Venus there

    • BMC(R.Rep)

    1, 357, with Grueber's note ad loc. 82 Plutarch, Sulla 29, 11 ; Frontinus

      ix, 3, 8; Tacitus, Hist, HI, 72 ; Pliny, NHvn

        Velleius 11, 25, 4 ; CIL x, 3828. 87 For some sensible remarks on this point, see Passerini

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