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, […]
- Agrippa i.
agrippa i. the grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus and Bernice. The Roman emperor Caligula made him governor first of the territories of Philip, then of the tetrarchy of Lysanias, with the title of king (“king Herod”), and finally of that of Antipas, who was banished, and of Samaria and Judea. Thus […]
- Agrippa ii.
agrippa ii. son of the foregoing, was born at Rome, A.D. 27. He was the brother of Bernice and Drusilla. The Emperor Claudius (A.D. 48) invested him with the office of superintendent of the Temple of Jerusalem, and made him governor (A.D. 50) of Chalcis. He was afterwards raised to the rank of king, and […]
a.d. 16?–59? mother of the Roman emperor Nero and sister of Caligula. Historical Examples Here agrippina waited in fear and agitation the return of her messenger. Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) Charles Morris To love like this was of the gods, and he had never loved anything so but agrippina. The Art of Disappearing […]