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Cornelia

(Encyclopedia)Cornelia krn?ly? [key], fl. 2d cent. BC, Roman matron, daughter of Scipio Africanus Major. She was the wife of Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and mother of the Gracchi. She refused to remarry afte...

Sorabji, Cornelia

(Encyclopedia)Sorabji, Cornelia s?rbj? [key], c.1870?1954, Indian lawyer and author. She took a law degree at Oxford in 1893. She served (1904?23) as a special legal adviser to the Court of Wards of Benga...

Skinner, Otis

(Encyclopedia)Skinner, Otis, 1858?1942, American actor, b. Cambridge, Mass. Skinner made his New York debut in 1879. After years as supporting player to Booth and Barrett, he toured with Augustin Daly and later w...

Cinna

(Encyclopedia)Cinna (Lucius Cornelius Cinna)s?n? [key], d. 84 BC, Roman politician, consul (87 BC?84 BC), and leader of the popular party. Shortly after Cinna's first election, Sulla left Rome to fight agains...

Gracchi

(Encyclopedia)Gracchi gr?k? [key], two Roman statesmen and social reformers, sons of the consul Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus and of Cornelia. The brothers were brought up with great care by their mother. Tiberi...

Scipio

(Encyclopedia)Scipio s?p?? [key], ancient Roman family of the Cornelian gens. They were patricians. During the 3d and 2d cent. BC they were distinguished by their love of Greek culture and learning. Their weal...

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

(Encyclopedia)Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn or Ryn r?mbr?nt, Du. r?mbrnt hrm?ns?n vn r?n [key], 1606?69, Dutch painter, etcher, and draftsman, b. Leiden. Rembrandt is acknowledged as the greate...

Caesar, Julius

(Encyclopedia)Caesar, Julius (Caius Julius Caesar), 100? BC?44 BC, Roman statesman and general. Rise to Power Although he was born into the Julian gens, one of the oldest patrician families in Rome, Caesar was al...

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