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Furius
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Name of an ancient Roman patrician lineage (on inscriptions also Fourios), derived from the praenomen Fusus and also occurring occasionally in the original form Fusius in the literary tradition; the family perhaps came from Tusculum (cf. the family grave of the Furii ILLRP 895-903). The numerous members of the gens from the early Republic in the 5th/4th cents. BC are scarcely tangible as historical persons, and their history is in part later annalistic invention.…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Courtney, Edward (Charlottesville, VA), Richmond, John A. (Blackrock, VA), Eder, Walter (Berlin), Giaro, Tomasz (Frankfurt/Main), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Furius”, 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 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e416550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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