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Coelius
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Plebeian gentilicium, also Coilius, in surviving manuscripts often confused with Caelius (Schulze 155; ThlL, Onom. 2, 523-525). Bearers of this name are documented since the 2nd cent. BC, usually belonging to the Tribus Aemilia.

I. Republican period

[German version]

[I 1] C. Antipater, L. Historiographer, late 2nd cent. BC

Possibly the brother of the senator C. Coelius C.f. [1; 2. 16], a highly educated scholar of law and rhetoric (Cic. Brut. 102; Dig. 1,2,2,40)…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Kierdorf, Wilhelm (Cologne) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Coelius”, 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 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e302690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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