Roman cognomen (‘the fool’) of the Iunii. Its most important bearers are: the (fictitious) founder of the Republic, the first consul of 509 BC -- L. Iunius B. -- (for the role of the cognomen cf. Liv. 1,56,8), C. Iunius Brutus (thrice consul, in 317, 313, and 311 BC), D. Iunius B. Callaicus (cos. in 138), as well as two of Caesar's murderers in 44 BC, namely D. Iunius B. Albinus and M. Iunius B.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Brutus”, 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 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e220810>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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