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Gabinius
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Roman family name, probably related to Gabii (Schulze 532f.), widespread in Latium, and documented from the 3rd cent. BC; during the 2nd cent. BC, the family gained senatorial rank.

I. Republican Period

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[I 1] G., A. People's tribune 139 BC

Allegedly the grandson of a slave (Liv. Per. Oxyrhynch. 54; cf. Cic. Leg. 3,35), in 146 BC envoy to the Achaeans; as people's tribune he introduced the secret ballot with voting tablets (tabellae) for the election of officials in 139 (1. lex tabellaria, Ci…

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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Portmann, Werner (Berlin), “Gabinius”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e417250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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