Metelli sentence example

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  • Athens has Fabii and Claudii, but no Catuli or Metelli; Venice has Catuli and Metelli, but no Fabii or Claudii.
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  • The Catuli and Metelli, among the proudest nobles of Rome, were plebeians, and as such could not have been chosen to the purely patrician office of interrex, or of Jupiter.
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  • Besides his attack on the Metelli and other members of the aristocracy, the great Scipio is the object of a censorious criticism on account of a youthful escapade attributed to him.
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  • But his attacks upon the Roman aristocracy, especially the Metelli, were resented by their objects; and Naevius, after being imprisoned, had to retire in his old age into banishment.
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  • His mother was Caecilia, of the family of the Metelli, and sister of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus.
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  • Originally a slave, he assumed the name of Caecilius from his patron, probably one of the Metelli.
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