n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - P. Ventidius - from novus homo to 'military hero'
|Article Title||P. Ventidius - from novus homo to 'military hero'|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||129 - 141|
Of all the novi homines of his time, P. Ventidius seems to have puzzled the Romans most (Gell. 15.4.1). Thrown up in a period of political and military strife, he was a meteoric figure - springing from nowhere, vanishing again and again to reappear at a higher altitude, then, at his zenith, blinking out for ever.
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