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Furnius
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Plebeian family name, perhaps connected with Etruscan furnial (Schulze 217, with epigraphical evidence).

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[1] F., C. People's tribune 50 BC, orator

Like his son F. [2], a famous Roman orator (Furnii ... clari oratores; Jer. Chron. ad annum 1980-81). People's tribune in 50 BC, legate in 44-43, praetor in 42 (?), envoy in 40 and 39, promagistrate in Asia in 36-35, consul designatus for 29 (MRR 2, 249, 331, 353, 359, 376, 389, 402, …

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Will, Wolfgang (Bonn) and Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Furnius”, 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 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e416970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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