4) As seen in (1), Menus' purpose is to persuade Pompey to let him kill the triumvirs
, and he starts this attempt at persuasion by asking questions, namely he performs speech acts, to bring about a change in Pompey's mind.
proscribed (executed) three hundred senators (half of the Senate membership) and another two thousand equestrians in order to sell their lands to fill the war chest.
The young African made his serious way along the various steps of the normal cursus honorum, with a tour of duty as triumvir
capitalis, later quaestor of Sicily, aedile plebis and finally, praetor.
Simply put, the Rome of the first-century BC triumvirs
was not the Rome of the sixth-century barbarian kings; the range of attitudes and political realities can not be overlooked.
Lesser ordinary magistrates were urban quaestors, aerarii, (69) plebian aediles, curulial aediles, (70) administers, (71) leaders of the different tribes, triumvirs
, quatuorvirs, quinquevirs, decemvirs, (72) and the like.
14) Kiernan rightly emphasizes the rhetorical function of the scene as impugning the characters of the triumvirs
, like many of their associates and subordinates, are or have been members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
85) A similar approach to "The Second Triumvirate" might perhaps have shown how the triumvirs
divided the Roman world among themselves.
The period of the triumvirs
is the topic of the next chapter.
The first act of the Triumvirs
was to draw up a list of political enemies to be eliminated.
Modern historians, recognizing the "campaign of mutual vilification" waged by the triumvirs
at the time of their final break, have commented on the difficulty of arriving at a fair estimate of Antony, who was, they assert, "not the indolent drunkard portrayed in Octavian's propaganda" (Boak and Sinnigen 254).