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Cornelius
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Name of one of the oldest and most celebrated Roman patrician families; during the Roman Republic the largest and most extensive gens, giving its name to the tribus Cornelia. Its patrician branches probably stem from the Maluginenses, frequently attested in the 5th cent. BC (C. [I 57-58]); the sequence was probably as follows: in the 5th cent. the Cossi [I 20-22]; in the 4th cent. the Scipiones [I 65-85], Rufini [I 62] and Lentuli [I 31-56]; from the 3rd cent. the Do…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eder, Walter (Berlin), Frateantonio, Christa (Gießen), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Stroh, Wilfried (Munich) and Courtney, Edward (Charlottesville, VA), “Cornelius”, 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e305350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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