Agrippa



Marcus Vipsanius
[vip-sey-nee-uh s] /vɪpˈseɪ ni əs/ (Show IPA), 63–12 b.c, Roman statesman, general, and engineer: defeated Antony and Cleopatra at Actium.
Historical Examples

Euen so agreing with Agrippa, if the Members grudge, and disobey against their chiefe, the state must grow to ruine.
The Palace of Pleasure William Painter

However, they escaped at length, and king Agrippa forgave them their offenses.
The Life of Flavius Josephus Flavius Josephus

Puffed up by their victory261 over Agrippa’s troops, Menahem and his satellites broke out into acts of shameful cruelty.
History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

Agrippa had a demon who waited upon him in the shape of a dog.
The Phantom World Augustin Calmet

Agrippa has been tersely described as a “meteor of philosophy.”
Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery Robert Means Lawrence

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself.
The Ontario High School Reader A.E. Marty

But Agrippa had influence with the emperor and secured the degradation of the governor.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4 Various

Agrippa showed less power of endurance than his friend and master.
Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani

So it was that Agrippa joined the household and sought to prey upon twittering sparrows.
Anthony Trent, Master Criminal Wyndham Martyn

Agrippa said to Festus, “I should like to hear the man myself.”
The Children’s Bible Henry A. Sherman

noun
Marcus Vipsanius (ˈmɑːkəs vɪpˈseɪnɪəs). 63–12 bc, Roman general: chief adviser and later son-in-law of Augustus

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