Agaclytus


Agaclytus

Agaclytus was the name of two separate people in Classical history:

*Agaclytus was a freedman of Marcus Aurelius, said to have had great influence over Aurelius and his co-emperor, Lucius Verus.cite book
last =Unknown
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =Anthony R. Birley (trans.)
title =Lives of the Later Caesars
publisher =Penguin Classics
date =1976
location =
pages =123, 146-147
url =
doi =
id =
isbn = 0-14-044308-8
] He was given in marriage the widow of Marcus Annius Libo (whose name is unknown), first cousin to the emperor, by Verus, over the objections of Aurelius, who declined to attend the wedding banquet. [cite book
last =Birley
first =Anthony R.
authorlink =Anthony Birley
coauthors =
title =Marcus Aurelius: A Biography
publisher =Routledge
date =1993
location =London
pages =243
url =http://books.google.com/books?id=kVwbT7VKt8sC&pg=PA131-IA16&dq=agaclytus&sig=rhyxAs1UnAPo4gJh6PWYeDhM2Hg#PPA243,M1
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isbn = 0-415-17125-3
] It is one of the few--if not only--examples in ancient Rome of a freedman marrying someone from the senatorial class. [cite book
last =McGinn
first =Thomas A.J.
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome
publisher =Oxford University Press
date =1998
location =Oxford
pages =103
url =http://books.google.com/books?id=BmH31IK-OgEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=agaclytus#PPP1,M1
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] Agaclytus's son by this marriage, Lucius Aurelius Agaclytus, went on to become the second husband of Vibia Aurelia Sabina, the youngest daughter of Aurelius. The Augustan History reports a rumor that a plot against Marcus Aurelius fomented by Lucius Verus and Aurelius's wife, Faustina the Younger, was quashed when Agaclytus reported its existence to Aurelius. It should be noted, however, that there were numerous rumors of Faustina's misbehavior, and Aurelius vigorously denounced them all as untrue. [cite book
last =Duff
first =Arnold Mackay
authorlink =
coauthors =
title =Freedmen in the Early Roman Empire
publisher =University of Michigan Press
date =1958
location =Michigan
pages =
url =http://books.google.com/books?id=wRkDAAAAMAAJ&dq=agaclytus&pgis=1
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]

*Another Agaclytus (Gr. polytonic|Ἀγακλυτός) was the author of a work about Olympia (polytonic|περὶ Ὀλυμπίας), which is referred to by the Suda and Photius. [Suda, "s.v." polytonic|Κυψελιδῶν] [Citation
last = Smith
first = William
author-link = William Smith (lexicographer)
contribution = Agaclytus
editor-last = Smith
editor-first = William
title = Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
volume = 1
pages = 57
publisher =
place = Boston
year = 1870
contribution-url = http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/0066.html
]

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  • AGACLYTUS — libertus Veri, auctoritate et potentiâ pollens. Iul. Capitolin. in Marco Antonino Philos. c. 15. Multum sane potuerunt liberti sub Marco et Vero, Geminas et Agaclytus: cui Patronus dedit, invitô Marcô, Libonis uxorem. Idem Capitolin. in Vero. c.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Marcus Annius Libo — (Greek: Μαρκου Αννιου Λιβωνος, died 162) was a Roman who lived in the 2nd century. He was the son of Roman consul Marcus Annius Verus and Rupilia Faustina. He was consul in 128 and suffect consul in 161. Libo’s father was Spanish, but was of… …   Wikipedia


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