Optimates


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Op`ti`ma´tes


n. pl.1.The nobility or aristocracy of ancient Rome, as opposed to the populares.
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When one of the factions is extinguished, the remaining subdivideth; as the faction between Lucullus, and the rest of the nobles of the senate (which they called Optimates) held out awhile, against the faction of Pompey and Caesar; but when the senate's authority was pulled down, Caesar and Pompey soon after brake.
But the fusty old men in London's Optimates Club don't believe Sir Lionel's tales of Nessies or sasquatches or yetis.
There are numerous examples from De Bello Gallico in which Caesar describes a battle in ways that highlight his skills as a leader of men--and as a leading politician of the populares, those Romans who championed the common people and equestrian class against the optimates, the oligarchic Senatorial party.
Estos son aquellos que ejercen la autoridad, los magistrados inferiores al rey coparticipes del poder, como "los diputados de provincia, de asambleas ordinarias y extraordinarias, el Parlamento u otro congreso, los principes, los patricios, los grandes senores, los notables, los optimates ..." que en conjunto son superiores al rey.
After that he and his spoke, and in front of the multitude of bishops and optimates he told and informed his son, in the first place to honor and be afraid of the omnipotent God, to serve his commandments in total, to govern the God's churches and to defend them from bad men (THEGANUS 1995, cap.
La patria se encuentra por encima de los senores, vistos como meros optimates (1), poderosos que podian emplear sus opes (riquezas, clientelas, recursos personales) en el servicio de la comunidad.
Como un politico de primera linea, tambien, cuya vision e imaginario republicano se construye sobre los antagonismos entrecruzados de optimates y plebeyos que hormiguean la historia romana.
Catulus versus Lepidus: an optimates versus populares affair>>, in Beck, H., Dupla, A., Jehne, M.
In a struggle not dissimilar to the battle between optimates and populares in the late Republic in Rome, the oligarchs split in Carthage on the idea of whether to support this body, an anti-representative body in their view, or to democratize the political institutions of Carthage.
"Thus," writes Myers, "largely through the workings of the public land system, the Roman people had become divided into two great classes, which are variously designated as the Rich and the Poor, the Possessors and the Non-Possessors, the Optimates, the 'Best,' and the Populares, the 'People.' We hear nothing more of the patricians and plebeians."
211, y Julio ALONSO ASENJO, Optimates loetificare: la Egloga in Nativitate Christi de Joan Baptista Anyes o Agnesio, en Criticon, 66-67 (1996), pp.