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GAIUS SULPICIUS GALLUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 427 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GAIUS SULPICIUS GALLUS, Roman general, statesman and orator. Under Lucius Aemilius Paulus, his intimate friend, he commanded the 2nd legion in the campaign against Perseus, king of Macedonia, and gained great reputation for having predicted an eclipse of the moon on the night before the battle of Pydna (r68 B.e.). On his return from Macedonia he was elected September 1893 he lived in retirement. No Canadian statesman has had sounder or more abundant ideas, but a certain intellectual fickleness made him always a somewhat untrustworthy colleague in political life. (W. L. G.)
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