Talk:Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa

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i used this for my social studies report! a+! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 17:02, 29 March 2006 (UTC).

BC missing, maybe[edit]

in the sentence

At any rate, Caesar regarded him highly enough to send him with Octavius in 45 to study in Apollonia with the Macedonian legions, while Caesar consolidated his power in Rome.[6]

is the BC missing after the number 45? What does 45 mean? --16:43, 8 September 2007 (UTC) --Click me! write to me 16:43, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

You're correct that it's a date. I've added the BC for clarity. EALacey 16:49, 8 September 2007 (UTC)


What evidence there is that Agrippa was born to an equestrian family? all the ancient sources that I know of say he was of an humble birth (see Suetonius,The Life of Caligula, 23; Seneca the Elder, Controversiae, 2.4.12-13; Tacitus, Annals, 1.3.1; Velleius Paterculus, Roman History, 96) and modern historian aslo came to this coclusion (see Reinhold, Meyer's Marcus Agrippa: A Biography and Zvi Yavetz's Augustus The Victory of Moderation).

The only source who mention he was of equestrian rank is Jona Lendering article[1] but I think that his source to that fact is dubious[2].Ingsoc 17:18, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Good question. I see I left that statement unchanged when revising that part of the article, which I probably shouldn't have done without a source. Agrippa presumably possessed the senatorial property qualification before his tribunate, but I concede his parents' status can't be inferred from that with certainty. EALacey 17:42, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Reinhold seem to think that Agrippa was elevated to equestrian status by Augustus during or immediatly after the Perusian War and to Patrician after Actium.Ingsoc 18:25, 23 October 2007 (UTC)


The article seems to be attracting a large number of trivial references, which I have deleted according to Wiki guidelines. Peterlewis (talk) 15:47, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Origins of the Pantheon[edit]

While the Pantheon bears Agrippa's name on the architrave, it was built by Hadrian in the second century CE on the site of an Augustan temple that was struck by lightning and burned down in 110 CE. The inscription was probably meant to aggrandize his predecessors, and by extension, himself. This seems odd to our contemporary way of thinking--why wouldn't Hadrian want to take credit for something he built?--but it was a common practice established by Augustus. (see Nancy Boatwright's Hadrian and the City of Rome, p. 43) ZoomaBaresAll (talk) 20:10, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Indeed. Augustus made a great song and dance about keeping Pompey's name on his theatre after some restoration. Derekpatterson (talk) 11:51, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

The recent tags[edit]

I recently placed these 2 tags for the simple fact that these sections need them. One spot in particular stood out to me-- "However, if one places the events in the context of the crisis in 23 BC it seems unlikely that, when facing significant opposition and about to make a major political climb down, the emperor Augustus would place a man in exile in charge of the largest body of Roman troops. What is far more likely is that Agrippa's 'exile' was actually the careful political positioning of a loyal lieutenant in command of a significant army as a backup plan in case the settlement plans of 23 BC failed and Augustus needed military support."

This seems to be synthesis, supposition or just complete OR speculation. This definitely needs to be addressed. I will simply delete this particular example if no verifiable sourcing is provided in say... 2 weeks. That should be more than enough time for an author/editor to find the needed references. This isn't one of my specialty topics so I will leave that to the author/editor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pudge MclameO (talkcontribs) 08:05, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

SUper Dinner[edit]

Why did it say Marcus SUper Dinner above his portrait? Changed it anyway. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:44, 30 April 2012 (UTC)