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Africanus
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Originally the epithet of a victor, first assumed by P. Cornelius Scipio A. (Maior) after the victory over Carthage in 201 BC (Liv. 30,45,6), then assumed by his adoptive son P. Cornelius Scipio A. (Minor), cos. 147; later as surname also in other families [1]. In the imperial era surname of the emperors Gordian I and II, Justinian I and Flavius Mauricius.

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[1] Greek doctor 2nd or 1st cent. BC

Greek doctor of the 2nd or 1st ce…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Nutton, Vivian (London) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Africanus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e106660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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