Plebeian family name (on coins also Cornuficius, RRC 509); in origin probably the name of a trade (Schulze, 417), historically attested from the 1st cent. BC.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Kugelmeier, Christoph (Berlin) and Kaster, Robert A. (Princeton), “Cornificius”, 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 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e307010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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