The Collaborative International Dictionary
__NOTOC__ Merula may refer to:
Merula was a cognomen of the gens Cornelia at Rome. It signifies an ouzel or blackbird.
Cornelii Merulae in the historical record include:
- Lucius Cornelius Merula (consul 193 BC), ancient Roman politician and general of the 2nd century BC
- Gnaeus Cornelius Merula, ancient Roman envoy to Cyprus, Crete and Asia Minor in the 2nd century BC
- Lucius Cornelius Merula (consul 87 BC), ancient Roman priest and politician of the 1st century BC
Usage examples of "merula".
Thwarted in doing his military duty to his country, Lucius Cornelius Merula had taken to attending the Senate assiduously.
Senate clerks entered the chamber, deserted now save for Scaurus and Merula, who had fallen behind.
Scaurus Princeps Senatus gave the sheet to Merula and stumbled to a seat on the bare bottom tier.
Cornelius Merula, the censor Publius Licinius Crassus, the banker and merchant Titus Pomponius, the banker Gaius Oppius, Quintus Mucius Scaevola Pontifex Maximus, and Marcus Antonius Orator, just returned to the Senate after a protracted illness.
House began to buzz, thinking Merula was finished, but quietened when he began to speak again.
Octavius and Merula were eventually forced to come to the conclusion that the real reason was that he preferred to outnumber his opponent in a battle situation, whereas in fact Cinna outnumbered him.
So Octavius and Merula sent a deputation to see the Piglet before Aesernia, beg him to conclude a peace treaty with the beleaguered Samnites and come to Rome as quickly as he could.
Cornelius Merula never saw his note from Catulus Caesar, as it found him already dead.
Great God in his temple, Merula went home, got into a hot bath, and opened his veins with a bone knife.
The mage, Merula the Marvelous, perched at the edge of his seat, bejeweled hands folded atop the silver pommel of his walking cane.
Tanalasta quickly chased from her thoughts all memory of the vision itself, instead picturing Merula the Marvelous trussed naked on a spit and roasting over a slow fire.
She sent the company captain ahead with two scouts and instructed the rest of the company to follow twenty paces behind, but she could not quite make her getaway before Merula the Marvelous came puffing up from behind.
With the Harvestmaster expounding about the benefits of mountain life, Merula would find it impossible to eavesdrop on her conversation-or her thoughts.
Only Merula and Owden continued to climb, the wizard more eager than ever to eavesdrop, and the priest just as determined to fill his ear with valuable nature lore.
On the journey back, perhaps you would be kind enough to tell Merula and me what you have learned about this beggar and his blight.