Supposedly an ancient Latin praenomen (Liber de praenominibus 4), but historically only attested (with meaning ‘The Fortunate’) for F. Cornelius [I 87] Sulla, the son of the dictator Sulla and his descendants ( Cornelius [II 57] and [II 60]). Epithet of the Anicii ( Anicius [II 2-6]); also a favourite name for slaves.
Cite this pageElvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Johne, Klaus-Peter (Berlin), Uthemann, Karl-Heinz (Amsterdam) and Savvidis, Kyriakos (Bochum), “Faustus”, 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 21 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e410420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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