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Roman gentile name (older form epigraphically Foslius, InscrIt 13,1,37,  folius [3]), attested in the early Republic solely for the family of the patrician Folii, which died out at the end of the 4th cent. BC; later common proper name of non-senatorial families.

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[1] Pontifex maximus, killed by the Celts in 387 BC

Pontifex maximus, remained in Rome with other old men when Rome was taken by t…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), “Folius”, 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 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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