Online Encyclopedia

GAIUS MAENIUS

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 298 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
GAIUS MAENIUS, Roman statesman and general. Having completed (when consul in 338 B.C.) the subjugation of Latium, which with Campania had revolted against Rome, he was honoured by a triumph, and a column was erected to him in the Forum. When censor in 318, in order that the spectators might have more room for seeing the games that were celebrated in the Forum, he provided the buildings in the neighbourhood with balconies, which were called after him maeniana. See Festus, s.v. Maeniana; Livy viii. 13, ix. 34; Pliny, Nat. Hist. xxxiv. 11 (5).
End of Article: GAIUS MAENIUS
[back]
MAENADS (Gr. MatvaSes, frenzied women)
[next]
JACOB VAN MAERLANT (c. 1235-c. 1300)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.