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Under great financial stress, he resigned his consulship and returned to New York, where he managed a Brooklyn-based weekly newspaper and became a leader in the National Colored People's Protective Association.
His insistent mockery of the "voices" that the people have to grant or deny him consulship suggests that he wishes above all to deprive the people of their "voices" He resents the tribunes' role as the voices of the people; they are but "the horn and noise o'th'monsters" (3.
Poplicola, after successfully leading Rome in a series of wars instigated mostly by the vindictive Tarquins, stepped down from the consulship and died, having lived a life that "so far as human life may be, had been full of all that is good and honorable," in Plutarch's admiring terminology.
The unpublished "Annali dell'Accademia degli Umidi," 24r-26v, record that during his consulship in 1545 only Varchi gave lessons; this is a departure from normal practice.
597-98), Levick (note 1) 19-20, argues plausibly that Vespasian may have expected the consulship earlier on the basis of his military achievements, but that the eclipse of Narcissus explains the delay.
His career naturally culminated in the consulship, AD 142, (10) but this was a brief two-month stint as consul suffectus over the summer.
2), saying only that Crassus went where he had been before with his father, as 'praetor', and does not refer to the elder Crassus's consulship.
10) At a later date, politicians incurred considerable debt in pursuing a public career, but usually only in the quest for the higher offices: praetorship and consulship.
Matching an event with the time of the consulships of X and Y is therefore a very solid way of dating that event.
Neruda, on the other hand, used political positions as another aspect of his role--during his life he held a number of political positions including a number of honorary consulships that took him to a range of destinations around the globe.
1) "The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things--bread and circuses," complained the first-century Roman writer Juvenal.
He seemed not to know that the office he holds is as powerless as it is expensive to gain, rather like elections to the Roman consulships, which were retained to the end of the empire while Caesars did the ruling.