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  Pertinax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Alba, the son of a freedman Helvius Successus, originally Pertinax made his way as a grammaticus or teacher of grammar, but he eventually decided to find a more rewarding line of work and through the help of patronage he was commissioned an officer in a cohort.
In 175 he received the honor of a suffect consulship and until 185, Pertinax was governor of the provinces of Upper and Lower Moesia, Dacia, Syria and finally governor of Britain.
Pertinax must have been aware of the danger he faced by assuming the purple, for he refused to use imperial titles for either his wife or son, thus protecting them from the aftermath of his own assassination.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR Pertinax
Pertinax was born 1 August 126 in the Ligurian town of Alba Pompeia (modern Alba), roughly 35 miles southeast of Turin in northwest Italy.
Pertinax also refused to allow his children to live at the imperial residence on the Palatine and instead had the pair reside at the home of their grandfather, Flavius Sulpicianus.
Pertinax was a prudent manager, and he found that there was not enough money in the treasury to give the soldiers as a large a donative as they were wont to receive.
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Pertinax was horrified when the healer instead brought them back as mindless, bloodthirsty zombies and had them attack the boy.
Pertinax fought the two off (receiving, in the process, the distinctive scar across his face) and eventually destroyed the shambling corpses.
Pertinax is consistently amazed by Dee's ability to deal death in a spectacular fashion, all the while maintaining a cool detachment.
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 Pertinax, Emperor Elvis
Pertinax was actually the son of a former slave, who had made a fortune as a commodity trader (timber or wool -- stories vary) and who probably sold supplies to the army, everybody's biggest customer.
Pertinax's career suffered for a short time, but he was one of the army's best generals, and so he was called up again to suppress a revolt in Britain, an assignment which, not incidentally, also sent him far from the Roman political scene.
Pertinax got wind of the plot and rushed back to Rome where he addressed the Senate, saying that it was the fault of palace freedmen that the treasury cupboard was bare and that the Praetorians were attempting a coup.
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 Pertinax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His father was a freed slave, who allegedly named his son Pertinax to commemorate his own perseverance in the timber or wool trade in which he appeared to achieve some success.
Being a well-educated man, Pertinax was not to start as a simple soldier, but as the commander of a cohort of Gallic soldiers in Syria.
Pertinax then, in the same night, made his way to the praetorian camp where he offered the guardsmen the large sum of 12'000 sesterces per man as a bonus.
www.roman-empire.net /decline/pertinax.html   (1189 words)

 Pertinax: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Publius Helvius Pertinax (August 1, 126 (additional info and facts about 126) - March 28, 193 (additional info and facts about 193)) was proclaimed Roman Emperor (Sovereign of the Roman Empire) the morning following the assassination of Commodus (additional info and facts about Commodus) on December 31, AD 192 (additional info and facts about 192).
He attempted to emulate the restrained practices of Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome; nephew and son-in-law and adoptive son of Antonius Pius; Stoic philosopher; the decline of the Roman Empire began under Marcus Aurelius (121-180)), and made an effort to reform the alimenta but he faced antagonism from many quarters.
Pertinax is a brand name for a composite material (Strong lightweight material developed in the laboratory; fibers of more than one kind are bonded together chemically) of phenol formaldehyde resin (additional info and facts about phenol formaldehyde resin) laminated paper, used for electronic circuit boards.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pe/pertinax.htm   (556 words)

Publius Helvius Pertinax was born in Alba Pompeia in Liguria, during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, on 1 August 126, as the son of a former slave, Successus, who is said to have owned a cloth-maker's shop.
Pertinax studied literature, became a teacher, and later tried to obtain a position in the Roman army as centurio in one of the legions.
He often praised Pertinax, and seems to have regretted making him a senator - as a knight, Pertinax could have occupied the very important position of praetorian prefect (commander of the imperial guard; senators were not allowed to occupy this office).
www.livius.org /he-hg/helvius/pertinax1.html   (1353 words)

 Pertinax, the roman emperor from 192-193 a.d.
It is believed that it is highly unlikely that Pertinax was unaware of the plot to kill Commodus; therefore he was also unaware of the conspirator’s ideals of him to succeed as emperor.
While, Pertinax had gone away to Ostia, where he was overseeing the arrangements for some grain shipments, the praetorians tried to set up one of their consuls, Quintus Sosius Falco to overthrow him.
Pertinax was beheaded and placed on a spear to be paraded through the streets of Rome.
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After the strangling of Commodus, Pertinax was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers at the suggestion of Lætus, prefect of the prætorian guard.
Pertinax had himself elected as head of the State once more by the senators and revived the title "Princeps Senatus"; on the first day of his reign he assumed the title "Pater Patriæ".
This incited the others who fell upon Pertinax; the emperor's head was put on a lance and carried through the streets of the city to the camp.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11732a.htm   (527 words)

 193: Severus and Traditional Auctoritas
Pertinax, the son of a freedman, at first sight would seem to be unlikely man to become emperor.
Though the guard had hailed Pertinax emperor, the approval and grant of the imperial powers by the senate were the traditional steps that officially made a man the emperor.
Pertinax was certainly popular with troops but this also speaks to how much he was perceived as legitimate throughout the empire and his image could hopefully be tapped as a source of auctoritas for Severus.
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In 175, Pertinax had been consul, and after new military commands in the northern war, he had been governor of Syria and supreme commander of the Roman forces in the east.
After his governorship, Pertinax was briefly appointed as prefect of the state welfare payments to children, a tranquil civil office that may have been meant as a reward for a lot of hard work.
Pertinax was buried in the family tomb of his family-in-law, and was enrolled among the gods.
www.livius.org /he-hg/helvius/pertinax2.html   (1929 words)

 The French Rats and the Sinking Ship by CLR James 1944   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
And when at the end Pertinax says that what is needed now is a break with the past as clean as was the break of 1789, he appears as the avenging enemy of the old society and the harbinger of a new.
Pertinax shows that the Germans were aware of this and trembled for the success of their enterprise.
Pertinax is a symbol of the democratic “anti-fascists,” Daladier, Reynaud and Blum.
www.marxists.org /archive/james-clr/works/1944/09/french-rats.htm   (4913 words)

Pertinax was born Publius Helvius Pertinax on 1st August AD126 at Alba Pompeia in Liguria, now known as Alba on the Tanaro River in the Piemonte district of northern Italy.
Pertinax tried to do too much, too soon, with the result that he was alienated by both the praetorians and the imperial freedmen, and thus, his hold on power quickly became tenuous.
Pertinax, the son of a freedman, had been the sole emperor of the entire Roman empire for a total of 87 days.
www.roman-britain.org /people/pertinax.htm   (877 words)

 The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pertinax, who modestly represented the meanness of his extraction, and pointed out several noble senators more deserving than himself of the empire, was constrained by their dutiful violence to ascend the throne, and received all the titles of Imperial power, confirmed by the most
Pertinax found a nobler way of condemning his predecessor's memory; by the contrast of his own virtues with the vices of Commodus.
Falco was on the point of being justly condemned to death as a public enemy, had he not been saved by the earnest and sincere entreaties of the injured emperor; who conjured the senate, that the purity of his reign might not be stained by the blood even of a guilty senator.
www.ccel.org /g/gibbon/decline/volume1/chap4.htm   (6052 words)

 The reign of Septimius Severus
Pertinax ruled only for a short time before another coup was pulled, putting up another emperor in his place.
Dio describes that while Pertinax was away from Rome investigating the corn supply ("corn" meaning some kind of grain, the corn we know today is a crop native to the Americas), Laetus, the man who had set Pertinax up as emperor, was plotting against him.
Pertinax stopped them, saying that no senator would be put to death "even for a just cause" while he was emperor (Dio 74, 8).
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 Pertinax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the Parthian war that followed, he was able to distinguish himself, which resulted with a string of promotions, and after postings in Britain and along the Danube, he served as a procurator in Dacia.
Afterwards he was governor of the provinces of Upper and Lower Moesia, Dacia, and Syria, as well as receiving the honor of a suffect consulship around the year 175.
Pertinax must have been aware of the danger he faced by assuming the purple, for he refused to imperial titles for either his wife or son, thus protecting them from from the aftermath of his own assassination.
www.explainthis.info /pe/pertinax.html   (660 words)

 Roman Empire In Turmoil 180-285 by Sanderson Beck
Pertinax was probably chosen, because he had held more high offices than anyone; he may have survived, because he had gained less wealth than anyone.
Pertinax treated the Senate democratically, and he was declared its chief according to ancient practice.
City prefect Sulpicianus, father-in-law of Pertinax, aimed to take the throne; but he was outbid by the wealthy Didius Julianus, who promised the praetorian guards 25,000 sesterces and gave them 30,000 each, saying he would restore the honor of Commodus.
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Pertinax chided them lovingly, stroking their crests while avoiding their sharp beaks.
Pertinax wetted a finger, raised it to gauge the wind's direction, then directed his vision upward and to the north, anticipating the direction from which his mail would arrive.
Large as one of the windows in Pertinax's hutch, the cloud halted its progress at this level, and its surface began to acquire a sheen.
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 Encyclopedia: Pertinax
Publius Helvius Pertinax (August 1, 126 - March 28, 193) was proclaimed Roman Emperor the morning following the assassination of Commodus on December 31, AD Pertinax, Roman emperor ((Archaeological museum, Antakya) This image is copyrighted.
Pertinax, Roman emperor ((Archaeological museum, Antakya) This image is copyrighted.
Pertinax is a brand name for a composite material of phenol formaldehyde resin laminated paper, used for electronic printed circuit boards.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pertinax   (1807 words)

 Scenario 28   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pertinax now had only once choice he must kill himself as a sacrifice to the Gods.
Pertinax put it in his last will, as the executioners were coming for him.
Pertinax revealed that Cassia Augustina, Verius' wife, was an adultress, and must be executed as one.
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 Bioline International Official Site (site up-dated regularly)
pertinax and 12 113 (87.58%) of the associated entomofauna (Table III), 6 939 (57.29 %) of them belonging to the family Hydropsychidae, the most abundant, while Simuliidae were the least abundant (46 specimens, 0.38%).
pertinax to Bti at the concentration applied during the present evaluation had already been expected, as this is the chief control agent in use for abatement of simuliid populations in areas where the target is mainly represented by S.
Concerning the statistical non-significance in the reduction observed in the simuliid abundance, this may be related to both their low occurence during the course of the study.
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The careers of Pertinax and Macrinus, the two non-Severan emperors of the Severan period, reflect two competing ideals of the emperor's role as father within his biological family.
Pertinax is commended by Dio for refusing the titles of Augusta for his wife and Caesar for his son, and for sending his son and daughter to live with their grandfather, where he would visit them from time to time as their father, not as the emperor.
Septimius and Caracalla, by contrast with Pertinax, used propaganda and policy to promote all three types of family and, within them, the role of the father; I have attempted to show a connection between these two emperors' emphasis on family and their autocratic, anti-senatorial approach to government.
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 Pertinax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Publius Helvius Pertinax was born on 1 August 126 at Alba Pompeia in Liguria.
He lasted a mere three months until the Praetorian guard mutinied, broke into the palace on 28 March AD 193, and murdered Pertinax, paraded his head through the streets on a pike, and offered the imperial throne to the highest bidder.
Pertinax was deified 1 June 193 - small compensation for his brief reign.
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 Gibbon Chapter V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the first news of the murder of Pertinax, he assembled his troops, painted in the most lively colours the crime, the insolence, and the weakness of the Prætorians guards, and animated the legions to arms and to revenge.
The acclamations of the army immediately saluted Severus with names of Augustus, Pertinax, and Emperor; and he thus attained the lofty station to which he was invited by conscious merit and a long train of dreams and omens, the fruitful offspring either of his superstition or policy
Pertinax, who governed Britain a few years before, had been left for dead, in a mutiny of the soldiers.
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A desperate Senate pleaded for the august Pertinax, a retired general, Roman prefect, and senator, to come to his country’s aid.
Pertinax immediately embarked on a vigorous campaign of reform.
Emperor Pertinax offers Arnold Schwartenegger the sort of movie role that he might relish playing, a role that pits a single man of courage and integrity against a snake’s nest of brutes, cowards and rogues.
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