Military and political activity of Marcus Agrippa during his governorship in Gaul, 40–38 BC
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Military and political activity of Marcus Agrippa during his governorship in Gaul, 40–38 BC
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The subject of the article is the first governorship of Marcus Agrippa in Gaul. It is suggested to date the beginning of the governorship to the end of 40 BC. At this time Gaul played an especially important role for the power of Octavian, but the previous governor Salvidienus Rufus was accused of treason and put to death. His army was passed to Antonius. Agrippa was granted a triumph for the victory over the Aquitanians in 38 BC but he refused to celebrate it. The analysis of the political situation shows that the reason of his refusal is correctly stated in the sources: Agrippa didn’t want to celebrate a triumph when Octavian failed. It is also suggested to date Agrippa’s campaign in Germany to the winter of 38—37 BC and, possibly, at that time Agrippa settled the Ubii at the western bank of the Rhine.
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Gallia, Governorship, Decline of Triumph, Settlement of the Ubii, Aquitani, Octavian, Emperor
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21.10.2012
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31.12.2012
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