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Cassius
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Name of a plebeian gens (cf. Tac. Ann. 6,15,1), the representatives of whom have been known historically since the middle of the 3rd cent. BC. The most important family, especially in the 1st cent. BC, are the Cassii Longini. A patrician C. (around 500 BC, C. I 19) is rare.

I. Republican age

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[I 1] C., C. Governor of Asia 89-88 BC

Praetor 90 BC (?), in 89-88 governor of the province of Asia whence he, with M'. Aquillius [I 4], induced Nicomedes of Bithynia to attack  Mithridates (MRR …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eder, Walter (Berlin), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf), Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), Krasser, Helmut (Gießen), Nutton, Vivian (London), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Walde, Christine (Basle), “Cassius”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e228030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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